Does ” Good Genes ” deliver ?

Ah Sunday Riley ,  Good Genes what can I possibly add to this conversation that hasn’t been heard , read or seen . Something I hope.

I did not try this until a year ago when one of my friends was selling her bottle as she didn’t enjoy it , so I decided to take the plunge and now I understand why its loved by so many.

As a fan of acid exfoliation for at least a decade I was not convinced it would yield many results , however I’d heard lots about how Lactic Acid is good for a dryer skin type such as mine and also being in my 40’s I need all the help I can get with speeding up that cell turnover. And as I was lucky enough to have purchased a nearly full bottle at half price why the hell not !!!

Product – Good Genes by Sunday Riley

Price –  $154 aud for 30ml

Recommended Use – As a serum , one pump applied after cleansing and before moisturising. As a mask , mix with a milky cleanser and leave on for 10-20 minutes.

How I Use –  I use as a serum in the evenings. After double cleansing , acid toning and a mist I then apply 2 pumps to face and décolletage . Currently using twice a week but am looking at increasing that. Will do an update if increasing use makes a noticeable difference.

Smell – Kind of sour to me.

Texture –  Creamy serum feeling takes a few moments to absorb.

Thoughts – I definitely find this to be an important part of my brightening arsenal . I’ve found this to be the best Lactic Acid based treatment and still get the slightest tingle upon application . My skin when I wake looks bright and glowing and this effect has not subsided at all even after using nearly half a 60ml bottle. This is definitely not a budget option I have tried The Ordinary Lactic Acid in 5% and 10% which didn’t work out for me perhaps as I’m used to stronger acids, Also used Allies of Skin Bright Future Overnight Facial which is also good , will do a review of that soon. I’m just a fan of Good Genes because it works for me and if you were to use it twice a week the 30ml bottle will easily last 4 months.

Repurchase – Yes I’ve already purchased and am nearly halfway through the 60ml bottle.


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 And Ceteareth20, Glyceryl Stearate And 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

Thank you so much for reading !!!!

I do hope you enjoyed and subscribed , If you have any questions please feel free to ask in comments.

Genaya xx



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