Skin care from Sunday Riley – a closer look
Man, it’s been a big year. I’ve travelled more, met more new people and learned more about myself this year that in any other. And, on the cusp of the year that I turn 30, I’ve also made it my mission to take better care of myself. Which is where Sunday Riley comes in.
Sunday Riley are a premium skin care company who’s products are designed to harness the power of pharmaceuticals. They’ve amassed a loyal following and an arsenal of skin care products, and today I’m trying three of those out…
The first alpha hydroxy acid to touch my skin. Virgin skin, until now.
I know, I’m late to the game. These sorts of acids work away a thin top layer of dead skin cells, to reveal a refreshed face.
I have quite sensitive skin and tends on the dry side, so I’ve been very careful with how I use Good Genes. Sunday Riley say to use it on top of their Luna Sleeping Night Oil, which I think probably might help to soften its effects.
In terms of texture, Good Genes comes out as quite a thin lotion. Personally, I like it best just a couple of nights a week, dabbing it on top of my moisturizer…
C.E.O. Protect + Repair Moisturizer
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Protect + Repair Moisturizer is the newest item in their arsenal, and the first to focus on Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is said to help protect and maintain the skins natural collagen. I’ve been rubbing it in to the lines on my forehead, although it hasn’t yet had a direct effect, I do like how hydrating the cream is.
The C.E.O. Protect + Repair Moisturizer comes housed in a reassuringly heavy tub. Unscrewing this reveals a luxuriously thick cream, that smells like freshly squeezed oranges. Yum.
All in all, a good product. My only reservation is that Sunday Riley say the products best used 3 months after opening, which may or may not be an issue for you depending on how you like to use creams.
Which brings us to…
Ceramic Slip Cleanser
I love this cleanser to get my skin absolutely squeaky clean, and I think its the clay that helps to do that. I find the Ceramic Slip Cleanser can be very tightening too, and so I follow it quite quickly with a serum and moisturizer.
In terms of usage, it comes out very think and slicks on to the skin. It’s definitely non-foaming, which I think would be weird for a cleanser like this.
Have you tried any Sunday Riley products?
This post contains press samples.