It pains me to say this, but I tried the sample of Sunday Riley’s Good Genes…and my face hated it. *gasps* Honestly, this is why samples are a good thing, especially when it comes to skincare. Try before you buy, dangit! I wanted to love this so badly. I really did. But I only made it through one of the sample packs before I had to give it up. My skin is pretty clear as it is, but I’m always looking to improve the texture and softness and all of that. This looked like it was going to be a winner, and I am so sad that it isn’t. Silver lining: I saved $105. 😉
With that being said, I started out with clear skin, and this is what happened after three days of use:
It’s been a little over a week since I stopped using it, and my skin is finally clearing up and going back to normal. The culprit? Honestly, I generally don’t have any issues with lactic acid, aloe, or most of the ingredients in this. But I don’t recall ever using products with licorice, lemongrass, or, uh, yeast. Maybe one of these caused the breakout. All I know is, I can’t use this product. *tears falling* Given the many reviews online, though, it seems like most people can use Good Genes without any problems, which is great! It is a wonderful product…it’s just not for me.