Skincare Sunday – Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment

Hello lovelies!

I had used a few deluxe samples up of this wondrous treatment throughout the course of last year. Like most Sunday Riley products, this comes with hefty price tag (£85) which really put me off picking up a full sized bottle when I ran out completely.

Fortunately, in my wonderful (but ridiculously generous) Christmas gifts, I was very lucky to find a bottle of the Good Genes Treatment under the tree on Christmas morning.

Everyone wants to look like they simply have “good genes” when it comes to their skin and usually it takes quite a number of products to achieve this look. Enter Sunday Riley Good Genes….


This amazing lactic acid based treatment is an instantaneous complexion booster with a two fold benefit –

(1) reverse damage/scarring caused by sunlight, pollution etc.; and

(2) promote skin’s appearance by smoothing, plumping fine lines and exfoliating to reveal bright, new skin.

The ingredient list is impressive, a lot of which I don’t claim to understand. Liquorice helps uneven skin tone and reduces hyper-pigmentation while lemongrass increases circulation for immediate radiance as well as protecting the skin from environmental aggressors.

Sunday Riley claims that long term use will help restore damaged skin, reduce hyper-pigmentation and scars, reduce the depth and number of lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and increase epidermal firmness – what else is there?!

The treatment can be used as a serum under moisturiser or as a mask. I tend to use it 2-3 times per week, at night after cleansing and before moisturising. It’s lightweight and sinks into the skin easily. Sometimes there is a gentle tingling sensation, particularly if you have a blemish. The only thing I’m not a fan of is the scent. It’s meant to be citrusy, but it smells very chemical to me. Not for me.

Results can be seen almost instantly. I notice a difference after using it the following morning and my skin really does look smoother and brighter.

I would recommend this product for any body who is concerned with textural issues with their skin or who for someone who worries about hyper pigmentation or scarring as that is where I see the most benefits. I damaged my skin quite badly years ago by not wearing SPF on holiday (I KNOW!) and I find that this really brightens the areas in which I experience hyper pigmentation.

I wouldn’t recommend this for anybody with really sensitive skin due to its 40% lactic acid content. I also wouldn’t recommend wearing this during the day, as the exfoliating nature can cause make up to look a little patchy.

I know the price point is pretty high, but for the results it gives and for the longevity of the product, I’d say that it is worth the splurge.

Have you tried anything from Sunday Riley yet?

Lynsey xox

2 responses to “Skincare Sunday – Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment”

  1. I had a deluxe 15ml sample of this & finished at the end of last year. I haven’t repurchased yet but definitely will because I miss it!! xx

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    1. It’s so good isn’t it? I grimace when I think of the cost, but it really does make a huge difference to my skin!! xx


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