Sunday Riley is one of the brand that I’m really curious to venture yet always hesitant to try because of the really high price tag. Especially when the Good Genes sample was one of the culprit of my dehydration days two years ago. But I’m not put the product into the “bad bin”, because I also know that I didn’t understand the concept of skin care steps, what sort ingredients that will clash with each other, and what to prepare before I jump into the world of chemical exfoliation.
And afterwards, Sunday Riley keep releasing new products that really made me interested, especially the C.E.O line, their U.F.O line, and the oils. But still, I’m really curious to re-try the highly acclaimed, loved by everyone, Sunday Riley Good Genes. Especially when I think I’m ready to step up from The Ordinary Lactic Acid, and I guess I already have enough “experience” to add a higher percentage of chemical exfoliation in my routine. Finally, I decided to purchased Sunday Riley Sunday School Skincare Set that I included on my haul a few months back.
Which skin type is it good for?
What it is:
A highly-active, anti-aging regimen that visibly improves the signs of premature aging—from fine lines and wrinkles to dark spots and uneven texture.
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Uneven skin tone
If you want to know more…
Bringing together the gold standards of anti-aging ingredients—alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), retinol, and vitamin C—the Sunday School Skincare Set delivers a transformative cleanse, treat, and moisturize regimen for an instantly clean, bouncy, refined, and glowing complexion. Pore-clogging dirt, pollution particles, and makeup (including waterproof eye makeup) are instantly washed away with C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil, while Good Genes deeply exfoliates pore-clogging debris and dead skin cells with lactic acid (AHA), leaving skin visibly brighter, smoother, and more even-toned. Luna Sleeping Night Oil contains powerful yet gentle trans-retinol ester (retinol) to promote visibly firmer, more youthful-looking skin with increased luminosity and refinement, while C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer deeply hydrates the skin, delivering highly-stable, powerful vitamin C (5 percent THD ascorbate) for deep antioxidant protection.
This set contains:
– 1 oz/ 30 mL C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil
– 0.5 oz/ 15 g C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer
– 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
– 5 mL Luna Sleeping Night Oil
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
Proven via in-vivo testing (silicone replicas) and expert visual grading on Luna Sleeping Night Oil: – Clinically proven to improve skin radiance, fine lines, and smoothness in 4 weeks
After an independent consumer testing panel used Luna Sleeping Night Oil for 4 weeks:
– 100% felt the product absorbed well into the skin
– 96% of women felt their skin looked brighter and more radiant
– 96% of women felt their skin looked healthier and revitalized
– 92% of women felt their skin tone looked more even, calmer, and smoother
– 92% would recommend Luna to a family member or friend
– 88% felt their pores looked smaller
– 85% felt their fine lines and wrinkles around the forehead were visibly improved
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes; results obtained via profilometry analysis:
– 100% of women said their skin looked and felt significantly smoother and more radiant, with visibly reduced lines and wrinkles after application
– 100% of women said this was the most effective skin-plumping product they have ever used and would definitely recommend this product to a friend
*For more info regarding the ingredients, etc, please do read in here.
1. Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
The product that I continuously mentioned above. The first time I use it again, well, yeah, it stings. But I already take precaution to put it after layers of hydration to “prepare” my skin for the real deal because AHA/BHA meant to be putted into the skin directly before anything. I’m still afraid to use it that way, but, after I step up my game a wee bit and put the product forward after hydrating toner and FTE, especially if I use it together with Luna Oil, I can see a massive difference with my skin. It looked more plump, fine lines went a bit smoother (well, yeah, I’m an expressive person, sooo 😥 ), and small bumps quickly went away. Do I use it on daily basis, well no, maybe just once a week or once per two weeks because I’m still afraid to over exfoliate my skin. However, I can understand the hype, and would use it if I need an instant good skin for an important day! 🙂
2. C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer
Knowing that Vitamin C barely works if it get exposed to the sun, I was a bit skeptical about this product. Will it be just like another moisturizer in the market? Well, the first time I put it on my skin, I love the scent. It’s like putting some citrusy orange juice into my skin, so refreshing! The formulation itself is more on the light side. But surprisingly, it was enough for my dry skin. It’s lightweight and I think it would be loved by oily skin gals for summer. Is it working to lighten my acne scar? Well, I don’t think so, but I think it’s still a great antioxidant moisturizer for the skin.
3. Luna Sleeping Night Oil
There are a lot controversy surrounding this oil because of the blue dye added in the ingredients. Sunday Riley herself already stated that she insisted to add the dye in order to avoid anyone to put the oil on day time. I never find it to be troublesome, to be honest, because the blue dye disappears instantly if we spread it into the skin anyway. However, I’m surprised that from the entire product from the Sunday School Set, this oil is my ultimate favorite. It’s just that good and I’m considering to try another retinol based oil because of this. Since I already love oils to begin with, I can see that this oil really works for anti ageing. If anyone want to try anti ageing product, I think this product is a good investment for you!
4. C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil
I initially thought that I would get the C.E.O Vitamin C serum from the package, not this cleansing oil. Disappointed with the fact, I don’t really interested with this cleansing oil. Especially when not all cleansing oil works for my skin, since I prefer cleansing balm. However, I found that my skin also love this cleansing oil. My skin never broke out from this cleansing oil. It works pretty well to remove basic makeup, smells descent, and pretty lightweight. Is it worth the price? Well, eh, I don’t think so. I think DHC Cleansing Oil works similar if not better from this oil.
Nevertheless, all in all, I think there is no bad product from the whole package of Sunday Riley Sunday School Skincare Set. But if I had the budget, I think I will only repurchase the Luna Sleeping Night Oil because it’s just that good. Why not the Good Genes? Well, because I think I will only emptying the sample size after 5 or 6 months, lol, that’s how I’m scared with chemical exfoliating product. As for the C.E.O Moisturizer and Oil, I think I can have a better replacement with a much more affordable price than them.