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Acne Pore Saviour - Sunday Riley

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lilyz
Sometimes I don’t understand why I like to buy so many facial oils and oil essences during summer and it’s very difficult to apply. And no wonder why I easily breakout during this season. Sunday Riley, I have used two of them. love both So Very Much!. Good genes has a great texture, ufo is really a bit unpleasant, but in the morning, my face is fresh and clean, and the acne marks are also light. I love it. I applied both sides of the nose, because I had to use this without taking salicylic acid home. Sometimes I feel I can rub something out. SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
It’s a great option for those who usually staying up late and have dullness and uneven pigmentation. It would brighten the skin tone evenly. People who stay up late can find that their skin is obviously whitening the next day. The other effects are of course the smooth skin of acids. It is said that the content of lactic acid is very high, but it is not uncomfortable to use it every day after using it on a daily basis. SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil
I'm not acne skin. But I do have terrible breakout experiences which took me a long time to recover. I mentioned that I have hormone acnes 3 years ago and it took almost 18 months to get my skin back to normal.I know how depressing and frustrating it can be. The first year is about acne curing. and the following 6 months was on scars and dark spots. This is a pricey oil (I got 1 oz for $105 at sephora). I use this oil mostly for my recovery stage toward dark spots and acne scars. I saw a lot of youtubers recommending this and decided to give it a try. It is said as an improved level of retinol works to reduces pore sizes and improve appearance of damaged skin. I was surprised by the results! My discoloration has changed visually after 4 weeks of using it. I can feel my skin tighter the next morning I guess because of the anti-aging feature of retinols. Maybe this is also why some say that their pores gett smaller which is not on me. There was a time in the second week when I had a lot of whiteheads all over my forehead (I'm not sure if I use with the other acid products) I stopped for 3 days and stay on single items after that. Girls, if you are trying on retinols, make sure you do some studies first and avoid mix products.Overall this is a nice oil, probably will not repurchase of it but recommended for pores and acne skins.
Jun. 27
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YCdo you apply the luna retinol oil directly after cleansing? do you use any toners or serums before you apply ?
Jul. 3
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laurenpizani@YC I believe you apply Luna directly to dry clean skin, then follow with good genes. I saw a video from the brand owner describing the order of applying the products on the sephora app
Jul. 25
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TWO WEEK DIFFERENCE!
I’m thrilled to share my Before & After of just TWO WEEKS of progress after switching to an almost all Sunday Riley routine (and face masking 5-6 times a week!). I took these in the same room with the same lighting, no products or makeup on my face. I thought maybe one was in the morning and one at night, but just checked the time stamps and they were within 5 minutes of each other! AM: 1)SUNDAY RILEY - Ceramic Slip Cleanser 2)SUNDAY RILEY - Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence 3)SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 4)SUNDAY RILEY - CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum 5)SUNDAY RILEY - Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream 6) SPF (SR supposed to be dropping one next spring, but I will share another post about my current favorite SPFs soon!) PM: 1)SUNDAY RILEY - Blue Moon Clean Rinse Cleansing Balm (usually leave on for 20-30mins) 2)SUNDAY RILEY - Ceramic Slip Cleanser 3)SUNDAY RILEY - Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence 4)SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum 5)SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil 6)SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment 7)GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask 8)SUNDAY RILEY - Saturn Sulfur Spot Treatment Mask(if needed) 9)PETER THOMAS ROTH - Un-Wrinkle Night 10)SUNDAY RILEY - Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil (if needed for extra hydration)
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reeeebekah
The Hype is Real with This Product!
I have been using the SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment for a year now and my skin has never been clearer, glowier or more even. If you are looking for a product that will give you near instant results this is it! I love the Lactic Acid version of this because not only is it a gentler chemical exfoliant (my skin does NOT like glycolic acid), but it’s super effective at giving you great results. The first time I used this, I could barely believe how soft and glowy my skin looked the next morning. Please remember, if you are going to use any kind of AHA/BHA’s and m/or Retinols that you are applying sunscreen every 👏🏻 day 👏🏻 Let me know if you have any questions down below and I’ll do my best to help you out 💘
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biancaehill
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TWO WEEK DIFFERENCE!
I’m thrilled to share my Before & After of just TWO WEEKS of progress after switching to an almost all Sunday Riley routine (and face masking 5-6 times a week!). I took these in the same room with the same lighting, no products or makeup on my face. I thought maybe one was in the morning and one at night, but just checked the time stamps and they were within 5 minutes of each other! AM: 1)SUNDAY RILEY - Ceramic Slip Cleanser 2)SUNDAY RILEY - Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence 3)SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 4)SUNDAY RILEY - CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum 5)SUNDAY RILEY - Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream 6) SPF (SR supposed to be dropping one next spring, but I will share another post about my current favorite SPFs soon!) PM: 1)SUNDAY RILEY - Blue Moon Clean Rinse Cleansing Balm (usually leave on for 20-30mins) 2)SUNDAY RILEY - Ceramic Slip Cleanser 3)SUNDAY RILEY - Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence 4)SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum 5)SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil 6)SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment 7)GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask 8)SUNDAY RILEY - Saturn Sulfur Spot Treatment Mask(if needed) 9)PETER THOMAS ROTH - Un-Wrinkle Night 10)SUNDAY RILEY - Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil (if needed for extra hydration)
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reeeebekah
Comparing Sunday Riley & L’Oréal 🌙🌙
I’ve been a big fan of the Luna sleeping oil. I’ve used it for about a year and have loved it. It works really well and makes my skin glow BUT it’s very expensive. The small 0.5oz is $55 and the full size 1.18 oz is $105! That is super expensive and I didn’t want to be spending so much. I saw L’Oréal come out with a night serum with pure retinol. 1 oz is $36.99. It’s about a third of the price. Decided to get it and compare it to the Luna oil. L’Oréal: On first application it has a serum texture, very slick and soaks into the skin very quickly. This has no scent. Immediately after it soaks in quickly, my skin feels soft. I follow with moisturizer then eye cream. A week into using this and it feels fine. I haven’t seen a huge difference so far. I started using this every other day since the first 3 days of using this my cheeks would get slightly pink. A month of using this every day and I see a very subtle glow. After building up the tolerance of this retinol on my skin I no longer get the pink/red cheeks. My face looks smooth. This hasn’t irritated my skin at all which is a HUGE bonus for me. I’ve seen no bad reactions on my skin. The only thing that I wish it did have is a moisturizing affect. I’ve noticed that immediately after using the serum I have to follow with moisturizer because my skin has felt a little tight. Keep in mind that I have combination dry skin so if I felt a little tight after using the serum, that means that someone with really dry skin has to put moisturizer on quick. Besides that I’ve had no problems with this serum. L'ORÉAL - Revitalift Derm Intensives Night Serum With 0.3% Pure Retinol Sunday Riley: This oil feels really nice on the skin. On immediate application it’s blue but the more I blend into my skin (gently) it becomes transparent and has a slight scent. This smell goes away fairly quick, probably in 15 seconds or less. Since it’s in an oil I would’ve thought it would be slimy and well too oily for me but it’s not the case. You only need a few drops. This gives my skin a moisturizing affect which I love. My forehead is actually pretty oily and this didn’t make my forehead feel gross or make it break out! Using this for a while and I have seen this as a multiple use product. If my face is red or I have an irritation, this helps to get rid of it and helps calm my skin down. I haven’t had anything negative happen to my skin using this product! SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil At the end of using the L’Oréal retinol for a month I’ve got to say this is a pretty great serum. Just wished it gave my skin a bit more moisture, but it was not terrible in any way. This has given my skin a similar feeling to the Sunday Riley oil; in terms of smoothness, softness and helping to prevent dark spots on my face. I would definitely recommend you try this out if you don’t want to spend the whopping $105 for the full size Luna oil.
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katt2729
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My pores DISAPPEARED with this !!
My pores DISAPPEARED with this !!
🎯Claims: An all in one AHA treatment, powered by lactic acid, that clarifies, smooths & retexturizes the appearance of skin. 🎯Solutions for: Fine lines & wrinkles pores, dark spots 🎯My experience: When I started using this product my skin was not as smooth as it is now, this in conjunction with a more concentrated hyaluronic Acid made my skin like porcelain. I use this mainly in my night time routine and I would wake up with the softest skin and zero pores. I would sometimes use this in my routine before makeup application if I didn’t want to use a primer because it makes my pores literally disappear, allowing makeup application to be a dream. This products is definitely on the pricey side but I think it’s worth it. A little goes a long way. 🎯Recommend?: YES 🎯Rate: 8/10 ( because of price) SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
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sineadbutcher
Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
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Dear Lactic Acid,
Dear Lactic Acid,
Dear Lactic Acid, Why do you hate me? 🥺 We all know the wonderful benefits of lactic acid: exfoliation of dead skin cells, stimulating collagen, reducing hyperpigmentation. Loved by so many, the Lactic Acid HATES me. I tried loving this exfoliant but upon giving it many tries (and 💵) I’ve given up. I have taken breaks from using it, completely removing it from my routine, and as soon as I give it a try, I wake up with new bumps on my face that turn into pimples that never come out to surface. So here’s the thing - it just doesn’t work for me, and I have determined one ingredient (out of God knows how many) that breaks me out - yay me 😒 If this only happened before I dropped some serious cash on Sunday Riley Lactic acid treatment. Oh well! While I was trying to treat my PIH and texture, I was breaking out with new additions to the crisis. 🥴 My piece of advice based on this experience - if you are treating your skin concerns but keep breaking out - try to determine if one of the products you are using is breaking you out, hopefully the reaction reveals itself the next day so the damage can be limited. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA I really wanted to love this like so many users do, halfway through the bottle I realized it’s breaking me out. Difficult to say if it’s helped out my hyperpigmentation as the new breakouts were showing up pink SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment no luck with this guy either. I was so excited to try this, I had high hopes this product would transform my skin. I find that I was developing ‘under the skin’ acne when using this product. I have gone back to basics - Salicylic acid toners and every so often Professionally done peels. I find that using gentle products at home and avoiding harsh acids has helped me keep my breakouts in check. Anyone else not being able to get along with Lactic Acid? 😄 What is your favourite exfoliant?
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SabinaG
Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
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Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum
Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum
What is it? Niacinamide is an antioxidant that can be used for sebum control and refinement of pores. Marketed to improve the look of pores, uneven skin tone, texture, and dullness. Also supposed to strengthen the skin barrier and reduce any moisture loss in the skin. It is a slightly thick serum but absorbs great and makes your skin feel matte (not like siliconey matte, but like tight). This formula has 10% niacinamide. My thoughts 💭 I have oily skin and this is the first niacinamide product I have ever tried, not sure what took me so long because this product sold me! Niacinamide is such a wonderful active and I am so happy to have learned more about it. Definitely made me feel less oily, pores appeared smaller, and my skin tone definitely looked less dull with lighter hyperpigmentation spots. I have been usng this every other day for 2 months and I am almost finished with the bottle. I got this product because it is suitable for my skin type and the brand gifted it to me! One minor problem is the dropper, I’m not sure if it is my specific bottle; but the dropper is defective and doesn’t work sometimes. I have other Good Molecules products and their droppers work fine though. Final takeaways 🗣 If oil control is a goal in your skincare routine you need to try niacinamide. Thjs serum has blew me away and I am sold on it now! It only took a month to start seeing notable changes in my skin, so the price/time to see results are so worth it! $6!!!! $6 for 1oz and the brand is ethical, cruelty-free, and environmentally conscious! *product gifted but my opinions only
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kalen.loves
Niacinamide Serum
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Two bad boys from Sunday Riley!
Two bad boys from Sunday Riley!
As a skincare junkie, I’d love to buy all kinds samples from sephora . And these two bad boys are definitely worthy to buy the full size!🥳 Sunday riley good genes serum: Best for anti- aging. Lactic acid is famous for regeneration , anti aging and anti acne. I don’t have too many breakouts so I tested it on my finelines under eye area. It really works! After using for three weeks , my finelines become invisible and my face is smooth😯 I hate the strange smell but I will run out of this sample! Sunday Riley C.E.O. serum. Best for antioxidants. You know , antioxidants is essential for everyone . I have used tons of antioxidants products but this one is best. C.E.O concentrate on using VC, one of the strongest ingredients for antibiotics. It’s not greasy or sticky. Just like an orange juice, I apply it every morning to keep my face luminous . Meanwhile, it make difference on my hyperpigmentation, too. 😛 Highly recommend these two serum and I will go on try new products 🤩 Worth to repurchase!
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Liliamoon
CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Sunday Riley Favorites
Sunday Riley Favorites
SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Acne Treatment Face Oil SUNDAY RILEY - Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil I honestly hate that Sunday Riley had drama with fake reviews because there’s plenty of people like me who have nothing but great things to say about her line of skincare. At the same time ,what works for me may not work for someone else, but my favorite is thing about Sunday Riley is the consistency amongst her products and how they make me feel luxurious❤️🌸⭐️ Good genes - was my first introduction into lactic acid and I consider it an “old faithful” . I’m definitely open into trying different treatments but I know I can always throw good genes back into my routine without any adverse affects . I love how when using this at night, when I wake up in the morning my skin is visibly smoother ,plump, and left feeling moisturized but I can definitely see a difference in the size of my pores Luna sleeping night oil - I love this retinol oil because at least for my skin it really works without over drying like other retinol formulas I’ve used. The blue tansey oil in this also has “balancing” and “soothing” properties. All I know is that whether I use it in conjunction with good genes treatment , or use it on its own , it doesn’t make my skin oily and when I wake up in the morning my skin is more plump and I can see a difference with the few fine lines I’m starting to develop . CEO glow face oil- for me this is a morning routine favorite . After toning I can apply this and instantly see brighter more “youthful” skin , as with the other face oils it’s moisturizing without leaving me oily and I’m able to use a light moisturizer on top without my face or pores feeling suffocated . I’ve also noticed the dark spots on my face fading and getting lighter since I’ve started using this . Juno superfood face oil- I love that I can use this morning or night when my face is reeling a little worn out and needs some moisture and tender love and care as opposed to a treatment . It doesn’t leave me oily absorbs pretty fast just like the rest of these oils ,and leaves my skin feeling happy 😊 UFO face oil - so ufo is the newest addition to my Sunday Riley collection but it’s already impressed me . I love that it is clarifying and after applying it at night I can see a difference in the size of my pores and the redness of the pimples I may be experiencing. I don’t use it every night , maybe 2/3 times a week but I think it’s working at liking the amount of new pimples/breakouts . Although it claims to lighten past acne scars I can’t honestly say if it works or not for that. Thanks for checking out my post❤️❤️ I love that Sunday Riley has worked for me and the products just make me happy 😊
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skinwithArizombie
C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil
SUNDAY RILEY-C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil
{AHA/BHA serum} Farmacy Honeymoon Glow
{AHA/BHA serum} Farmacy Honeymoon Glow
🍯 The what: This is the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA resurfacing night serum. This is available at online retailers and Sephora. 🍯 The details: This serum contains a 14% AHA/BHA/flower acid blend to exfoliate dead skin, reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, and target pesky hyperpigmentation. This serum also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump your skin while preventing moisture loss. As the name suggests, this also contains honey to soothe and provide antioxidants. This serum is recommended for use up to 3x/week but NOT in combination with other acids. Those with sensitive skin should patch test, but is suitable for all skin types. 🍯 My thoughts: THIS SERUM! It’s the 🐝’s knees. All jokes aside, this is a great product. I use this serum 1-2x/week because I do rotate other acid products in my PM routine. I had no problem acclimating this product into my routine. It took a few uses to notice that my skin’s appearance was brighter, my small big of hyperpigmentation has reduced, and a reduction in enlarged pores. This product is easy to spread, and has a slight chemical-y scent. I always take care to never apply over any irritated areas/broken skin/open acne because it will STING. There is always a slight sting when applying but it subsides quickly. After applying, I follow up with a light face oil and moisturizer. In the morning, my face is bright, smooth, and hydrated. This product has made a big difference in my routine and, although it is pricey, it’s worth the money and you do not need a lot. I’ve been using this for months and am still not yet 1/2 through the bottle. This will be a repurchase in the future. 🍯 The price: $58 for 1 oz. Mine came in a Boxycharm, but this product had been on my wishlist and I would have purchased anyways. Check out Farmacy’s holiday sets to score this and other things! 5/5⭐️
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