Before You Buy: SUNDAY RILEY Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

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Product: SUNDAY RILEY Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
Price: $122
Where to BuySephora

Using It:

Cleanse your face and use a few drops at night all over the face as a serum, before your moisturizer. Sensitive skin can apply and rinse off the product after 10 minutes before following the usual skincare routine.

SUNDAY RILEY Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment Review:

This skincare OG made the brand famous in the beauty space for its amazing results. When I got the sample, I fully expected the world from it, and it didn’t disappoint. Upon application, the skin was immediately smooth and glowing, with just a mild tingling sensation.

The texture is lightweight, and while there’s a very slight medicinal scent to it, it’s not overpowering. The glow was unreal! I didn’t anticipate such a payoff in one use. The results fade by morning, though my skin looked brighter. The ultimate reward comes with continual use of the formula. Like many other skin products, the effects last while you continue to use them.

Among the promised results that many testers experienced? Visibly reduced acne scars, reduced pore visibility and diminished fine wrinkles.

Unfortunately, the price is prohibitively expensive for some, including myself, so you might want to try a lactic acid alternative such as the one from The Ordinary.

Notable Ingredients

Ingredients: Extract Blend [Water/ Eau/ Aqua, Opuntia Tuna Fruit (Prickly Pear) Extract, Agave Tequilana Leaf (Blue Agave) Extract, Cypripedium Pubescens (Lady’s Slipper Orchid) Extract, Opuntia Vulgaris (Cactus) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract & Saccharomyses Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract] Lactic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Ppg-12/ Smdi Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Glyceryl Stearate,Peg-100 Stearate, Arnica Montana (Flower) Extract, Peg-75 Meadowfoam Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Triethanolamine, Xantham Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-20, Dmdm Hydantoin.

  • Sunday Riley is a fully cruelty-free brand!
  • Dmdm Hydantoin is a controversial preservative that has formaldehyde-releasing properties.
  • Yeast extract is a great skin hydrator.
  • Lactic acid is the key gentle exfoliator in this product, which promotes cell turnover and reveals a healthy glow.

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SUNDAY RILEY Good Genes Review
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The Good

Lots of good ingredients


Works effectively

The Bad

Very pricey

Nataliya Ogle


Nataliya Ogle likes making sure others live to their full potential. She publishes articles on her primary website and works as a freelance writer for other women's interest sites. Her physical body is in New York but her presence can almost always be found online. The internet is her first love.


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