First of all, I’d like to start this blog post by saying that I have never been so happy to dislike a product, but more of that to come…
I received a sample of Sunday Riley’s Good Genes in my last Play! box from Sephora. The Sunday Riley brand has a huge cult following right now. Skincare addicts of all sorts are absolutely obsessed with this brand, and I was so happy to see this was in my Play! box so that I could see what all the hype was about!
This product is supposed to be a powerhouse in the skincare world. It claims to be anti-aging while fading dark spots. I was excited to try this product because AHA acids (like lactic acid – a main ingredient in this product) are supposed to be great for fading and filling in acne scars. I, unfortunately, have quite a few acne scars on my face, and I’m desperate for them to disappear.
I said earlier that I was so glad that this product didn’t work for me. That is because it is $105 for just 1 oz of product. That is really expensive, and it does not fit comfortably in my skincare budget. So, I was just a little pleased when I experienced an unpleasant stinging sensation each time I put this on my face. I was also just a little excited to see clusters of red bumps and a few zits on my chin and cheeks the day after using this product. I tried it on four occasions and each morning, my skin looked worse.
Now, this may still be an amazing product for some. I’m sure there’s a reason this product and brand have such a huge following. I think the most likely scenario is that this is made for skin that is more mature than my own. Still, $105 for 1 oz of product is hefty for most budgets. I’m just afraid that had this been the miracle product I’ve been looking for, I would have given up other things (like food and extra lipstick) in order to buy a steady supply. My wallet and fiance are both very glad I dodged that bullet!