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.
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.