BEST PRODUCT: Sunday Riley – Good Genes Treatment

Best Product Choice for Overnight Anti-aging Treatment

*Jenni reviews one of her all-time favorite products*

I have a serious girl on girl crush with Miss Sunday Riley (I’m pretty sure Sunday is a “Mrs.” But for the purpose of my crush I’m calling her ‘Miss”) Her entire line gives me butterflies in my stomach. Maybe it’s because of her gorgeous packaging – with the black lids, gold trim and sleek yet elegant labels – or maybe it’s just the alluring names of her products – such as: Good Genes, Skin Adrenaline, Bionic, Juno (reviewed here), Liquid Diet, Disrobe, etc.… that makes me feel like I’m a little girl being introduced to the skincare equivalent of “comfort food” for the first time. But all of this girl crush stuff would be for nothing if her products didn’t deliver. I’m here to tell you that her products not only deliver as promised, they produce spectacular results!!!
Good Genes is an amazing treatment that has seriously made my skin look the BEST it’s ever looked. I have been using Good Genes for four months now and I am addicted to it.  It will remain in my secret beauty chest for as long as my skin needs it.

A little background info. on Good Genes, before I get further into my obsession…I mean review…

Product Description: Everyone wants the unmistakable look of having “good genes”. This amazing treatment is formulated with key ingredients which will plump fine lines, reveal brighter, newer skin, and improve circulation, offering a smooth, vibrant complexion. Long term use will restore damaged skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and acne scars, reduce the depth and number of lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, & increase epidermal firmness and thickness.

Unique Properties: Great to use 5 days in a row as an intensive radiance treatment or anytime you want to impress. Can be applied daily for reviving skin which is damaged by excessive UV exposure, aging, acne scars, pollution, lifestyle.
Key Ingredients:

  • Unneutralized Lactic Acid (Line Plumping, Increased Epidermal Firmness and Thickness, Skin Renewal)
  • Licorice (Skin Brightening, Fights Hyperpigmentation, Anti-inflammatory)
  • Squalene (Helps Repair Skin Barrier)
  • Yeast Extract (Encourages Healthier Skin)
  • Lemongrass (Circulation, Antioxidant)
  • Arnica (Anti-Inflammatory, Soothing)

What Makes It Work: Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment secret is the NV-5. NV-5 is a complex combination of 5 Native American Botanicals: Blue Agave, Night Blooming Cactus, Lady’s Slipper Orchid, Pricky Pear, Biofermented Aloe plus Yeast extract. These natural ingredients aid in cell damage repair, prevents aging skin that is cause to inflammation and detoxifies the skin.

*Side Note* I absolutely love the fact that all of Sunday Riley’s packaging is so user friendly.  She makes it very easy for the customer to become fully informed with her products.  The directions are clear and easy to follow, and the full list of ingredients are always included on every box.  Take a look for yourself…

Good Genes Review Continued…
Now that I am the big 3-0 I have been experiencing the horrible condition that is Adult Acne. I eventually got all cleared up thanks to the miracle work of Dr. Jacobs (only the best Dermatologist ever!) However, I initially tried every over-the-counter clearing product under the sun. In the end, I had over processed and over exfoliated my face. It was dry, red, hype-pigmented and extremely tight from lack of moisture. Enter the gift from heaven – GOOD GENES. I first used Good Genes as directed (5 nights in a row) and immediately saw a remarkable difference in the quality of my skin. Over the next couple of months I figured out the best routine for using it with my skin, which is the following:

  • Apply 2-3 pumps every night after cleansing and using a toner.
  • Let it sit alone for a minute or two so that it can fully absorb.
  • Follow with night cream or moisturizer.
  • Take a break from using it for about one week, at least every three weeks to a month.

The Result – I have noticed a significant plumping of fine lines, a marked reduction in sun damage, an improvement in overall clarity, and an a definite increase in firmness. I’m in LOVE!  Even my husband commented on ‘how great my skin is looking lately’.
I should note the reason I take a week or two ‘break’ from using Good Genes is because its’ considered an acid treatment, and so using it TOO much can make your face a little raw.  Additionally, even though Sunday Riley says Good genes is “Lightly Hydrating,” I would still highly recommend always following this treatment with a moisturizer – since it literally peels away the dead skin cells, revealing a newer and fresher layer of skin.

FINAL THOUGHT: I would absolutely, without a doubt recommend this exquisite product, because it actually WORKS! My favorite thing about Good Genes is the fact that it makes all my other products work better – that’s because Good Genes creates a smoother, brighter and firmer canvas (my face). Although, this product is expensive ($105 for 1oz), hopefully you will trust me that it’s worth every penny!

Available at barneys.com or sundayriley.com

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