Sunday Riley Good Genes

2nd March 2017
Sunday Riley Good Genes

After much deliberation I picked up Sunday Riley’s Luna retinol oil. I’ve never regretted it. It’s the most expensive skincare product I’ve purchased and despite looking longingly at all the reviews of their other cult products, I pushed them from my mind. That was until I got given the Sunday Riley Good Genes serum from a friend with sensitive skin it didn’t agree with.

There’s a lot of hype around these products but I rate them both. I thought I would follow up my Luna review with my thoughts on Sunday Riley Good Genes.

Sunday Riley Good Genes Claims

This treatment is designed to exfoliate the skin, getting rid of dull skin and making it look younger through clarifying and brightening. Long term It claims to improve mild to moderate hyper pigmentation. Short term it plumps skin, reducing the harshness of wrinkles and fine lines.

I’m probably not the target market for this product. I have some very slight fine lines on my forehead and in the corner of my eyes. However on the whole I use this product preventatively and for it’s redness reducing qualities.

Sunday Riley Good Genes

This treatment can be used either before moisturising or as a mask. As with Luna it’s a potent product so I prefer to use it carefully as part of my AM skincare routine.

I have noticed a few negative points with this product. For one, there’s a strong medicinal scent which takes some getting used to. Also I have found it can make my skin oily if too much is used.

Now I have the hang of how to use it, I am finding it’s reducing the redness on my cheeks. Skin appears brighter and plumped after using, which makes this perfect for using in the morning.

As Sunday Riley Good Genes does make my skin slightly oilier, I find makeup doesn’t apply as well over it. If I’m in a rush in the morning I avoid using this treatment. Although as it’s an exfoliating product I only use it a few times a week anyway.

Would I repurchase?

All the Sunday Riley products come with a hefty price tag. As my skin currently isn’t reaping the full benefits of this product it’s not one I will be repurchasing. It’s another great product from the brand though and one I’ll be reaching for in future.

In conclusion I love the reduction in redness I’ve achieved through using this product. If it were a more affordable product I would keep it in my arsenal permanently.

  • Gemma (Miss Makeup Magpie)
    2nd March 2017 at 10:39 am

    It sounds amazing claims wise but the price is insane xx

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 11:24 am

      They are super expensive. I love Luna though and would repurchase, but besides retinoids which are all extortionate I wouldn’t splash out so much.

  • Jacquard Flower
    2nd March 2017 at 10:45 am

    Sounds like it’s been mostly good for you. I would love to try it. Gemma x

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 11:25 am

      It’s worth trying for sure!

  • Allure La Vie
    2nd March 2017 at 11:22 am

    I totally agree with you, the price is just to much. Xx

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 11:26 am

      Their range is really expensive, but effective x

  • Mammafulzo
    2nd March 2017 at 3:43 pm

    This is a brilliantly honest review, thank you so much, the price tag is just too much for me, I have been using some really affordable but really amazing products recently for a tiny percentage of the price xxx

    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Those sound fab! x

  • Laura Louise
    2nd March 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I do love my Good Genes and have been using it for 6years +! My skin seems to love it better than yours which is why I can justify the price – I don’t use it every day, maybe once a week for a boost. I try and use one bottle a year so not tooooooo bad!! xx

    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:21 pm

      That’s my logic with Luna, as it worked really well but lasts SO long. It’s not so bad when you look at it that way x

  • leah rachel
    2nd March 2017 at 4:36 pm

    This does sound really good but based off the fact you said it causes oil skin I don’t think i get this myself. Ir does sound like a lovely product though!

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    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:22 pm

      It did for me at least, but I think to be honest you’re too young to see any real benefits for now! Enjoy your lovely skin and spend the money on more awesome outfits 🙂

  • Laura
    2nd March 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I would love to try this, but expensive! X

    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Yeah I don’t think I would have jumped in and purchased x

  • Roxie Ferguson
    2nd March 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I wish the Sunday Riley range wasn’t so expensive. It’s a shame this makes your skin a little more oily than usual, otherwise it sounds like a great product.

    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:23 pm

      It is a shame!

  • Makeup Musings
    2nd March 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this xx

    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:23 pm

      I think it’s a much loved one 🙂

  • Ela
    2nd March 2017 at 11:55 pm

    My favorite Youtuber Stephanie Nicole keeps talking about these Sunday Riley products, and I have never wanted a skincare product more in my life. Sadly, these are not available where I live. I’m still on the hunt for a great, affordable retinol.
    Ela |

    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:23 pm

      I love Stephanie Nicole but haven’t seen her SR videos! Ah that’s a shame, I hope you find one you love!

  • Cassandra Myee
    3rd March 2017 at 1:39 am

    I would love to try Sunday Riley but it’s the price tag that puts me off, because I’d be worried it wouldn’t perform for me!

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    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:24 pm

      They are at the pricier end of things!

  • Beautyqueenuk
    3rd March 2017 at 8:24 am

    I love the sound of this especially the redness part but a product has to wow me if I am to splash out x

    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Yeah same here x

  • Georgia Hathaway
    3rd March 2017 at 9:46 am

    This sounds great, I love the sound of the brightening effect!

    Georgia x

    • Amy
      3rd March 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Can’t beat bright skin!

  • Georgia
    3rd March 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I always hear great things about Sunday Riley products. I just wish I could afford them! I just worry that I will like an expensive skincare product too much and then have to keep buying it haha x

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    • Amy
      9th March 2017 at 9:57 am

      Ha, I kind of wish I hadn’t enjoyed Luna as much for that reason!

  • Karen Williams
    5th March 2017 at 9:56 am

    I would love to try this brand. Shame about the scent.

    Karen x

    • Amy
      9th March 2017 at 9:57 am

      They are great! It was a bit of a strange one.

  • Makeup Musings
    8th March 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I have heard such good things about this!

    • Amy
      9th March 2017 at 9:58 am

      It’s a cult product for sure <3

  • Amy
    14th March 2017 at 3:53 pm

    I love the products I’ve tried x

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