Sunday Riley • Good Genes • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had a facial that turned nasty on me. I felt fine after the facial until the next day when my skin turned really red and I broke out everywhere. My face has never broken out that much in my life and it was really painful! I decided to try out Good Genes to treat my skin. OMG! This saved my face! The redness went considerably down the next day and the pimples became less painful. Within several days, my face was healed! I've been using this every 3 nights and take 2 nights off so my face doesn't become immune to the effects of lactic acid. The only thing that bothers me is the packaging. It doesn't come with a lid so some of the product gets dried up and gets stuck in the opening of the pump. But the product works so well, I will have no hesitation in repurchasing this when it runs out. I've been using this for about a month and I've used about one third of the bottle. Yes, it's pricey but it's worth every penny to me. I have also been using Sunday Riley's Ceramic Slip Cleanser, Juno, and Skin Adrenaline. My skin has never been better. I can't wait until the reformulated Stimulant III comes out :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I feel I must preface this review after reading some of the negitive comments. No product is going to work on 100% of people, 100% of the time. Just not going to happen. It doesn't mean the product is bad, everyone has different chemistry, skin type, climate, etc. I know I've said this before, and often, but I can't help thinking it warrents repeating. So as far as the Good Genes goes, and for most of the SR skin care line..Just amazing. It really is. I will start off by saying this stuff is expensive by most peoples standards. The best way in my opinion to start with this line is to get samples. I live nowhere even close to a store, but I was able to get free samples via the mail, and I must say Barneys in particular goes above and beyond the call of duty to accomadate people. I live in FL, and the Barneys in Boston didn't blink an eye when I inquired about the line and possible samples. They are #1 in my book for customer service. I was sent samples of Ceramic Slip, Good Genes, Stimulant 2 (which is magical) and Skin Adreniline. Let me say I ordered every single product exept the Stim 2 because I guess they are being repackaged and there are none at the moment to be had. The samples are generous and you will deffo be able to tell if it's something thats going to work for you before buying. For me these products showed results FAST. I have rosy cheeks and pale skin..so the pink really stands out and I hate it, lol. ONE treatment of Good Genes in the evening and when I woke up the next morning my pink cheeks were gone! My pores were almost impossible to see, my skin had the proverbial glow. I was shocked. We've all read those claims a thousand times over. For me, this was the first product that delivered. My skin is very sensitive and the Good Genes did feel strong on it, but the more I used it, it became a non issue. I don't use a lot of retinols and the like so that is to be expected. Just something to keep in mind when trying. Good Genes is a HG product for me, as is the whole skin care line. Theres nothing I've tried that I haven't loved. The Stim 2 should be a National Treasure for people with skin like mine. It really works like a miracle. (And it should for over 200$) As I said, they are expensive, BUT they last forever, a little goes a long way, and I do feel for how they deliver results, they are worth the hefty price. Good Genes doesn't have what I'd call a good smell, but it doesn't bother me, it quickly fades and again, is worth any displeasure because of the results. I can however, see the smell as possibly being a deal breaker for a select few. Good Genes used in combination with the line only enhances the the effects. The Good Genes makes my skin look plumper, younger, healthier, more even, brighter, softer..so the name is quite accurate. All in all I recomend Good Genes 100%. HG all the way for me. Just get the sample to make sure it's right for you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After one night of use my skin was glowing the next morning. Plus it cleared up a nasty reaction that I had with the Sunday Riley sunscreen. I use this 3 days on and then I take a break and rotate in another serum and moisturizer from another line. Out the entire collection this is the only item that I will re-purchase. It definitely made a difference in my skin within a months time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
A strange product, whose purpose is so across the board, I don't know what to call it. A moisturizer? A mask? An exfoliator? Ironically, it's also become the product I panic about running out of. I have taken to using it at night, in a small amount on areas which are not breaking out and layer more heavily on old marks I want to fade. This stuff is potent, especially on raw/open skin. I learned that the hard way when I smeared it on when my face was freaking out a few weeks ago and it leveled my skin as if I had used a sandblaster. I'm not sure why it's so much more mild on healthy skin, but, the exfoliation is gentle when used that way. On open acne or cuts, prepare for things to get much, MUCH worse before they get better. Aside from that and the sour/acid smell, this really does work great to reduce fine lines and give a beautiful glow to the skin. *edit* Bumping this to a 5. The one product I truly cannot live without!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Another favorite. A citrusy-lemongrass, lactic acid serum which keeps my acne at bay. I can't live without it. $105, but it has lasted me 2 months, using it every day. I use it every night after washing my face with Ceramic Slip cleanser. If I need any more hydration, I just put a little Juno oil on because it is breathable and a dry oil, so it won't clog my pores. Overall, my skin looks like someone else's now - someone who was born with better skin!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm fairly picky about my products. I have combination skin with dark spotting from acne. In the past two weeks, I have without question seen change in the luminosity and texture of my skin. I know the price is hefty, but the product is distinct and I find it is working very well for my skin.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Good Genes is an exfoliater for the face via latic acid. One of the things about this line I do not like is it really doesn't do a good job of explaining the products and how they should be used; there is no brochure explaining products and the wording on the box is not too helpful. Her line really is all about SA and customer relationships. That said...
I received a bottle via a swap with a super MUAer. That caused me to contact Barneys and I found a fantastic rep at the Boston store. She designed an entire routine for me (day and night) based on a long conversation. Good Genes is not to be used during the day. It's a nighttime treatment used alternately with Serum III (I have dry skin during the winter). It can be used for 5 nights in a row for extra help or layered on heavily and used as a mask once a week.
Did I see results instantly? No. But other than moisturizers, I don't with most products. Weeks later, however, the glow is there. I now use the whole line and will review all the products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I've read raves about Good Genes and so I was eager to get my hands on a bottle when Barneys carried it. It isn't cheap for 1oz, but usually serums can last a while. The bottle is beautiful and looks great on the restroom counter.
The serum itself is a citrus scented gel that absorbed quickly. It is sold as a treatment serum, so it doesn't really moisturize, it just "fixes" skin. With that said, I didn't see drastic changes. Initially, my skin was a little red and tingly with the first week of applications but then it did nothing to my skin. I was disappointed that the product didn't live up to expectations.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this product! I have had it about 6 months. I use it as directed. You can use it 5 nights consecutive when you need some extra help or use it under your makeup when you want your skin to look extra fantastic. It does have a funny smell when you first use it. But, the smell disappears. In the winter you might need to layer something on top. It does say on the box it is lightly moisturizing.
I will keep this in my skincare routine. Please get a sample to try. They are very generous at Barneys NY in sending you samples too try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Decent product. Insanely overpriced. Don't be fooled by the cute names.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I bought this at the Sunday Riley website after having read about it in the instyle magazine. After that, I looked everywhere on the internet for some reviews and found maybe 2 or 3 and they all said it was fantastic.
I paid $105 and received it in 2 days. I used it everyday for a week and my skin became extremely dry and flaky around my cheeks. My skin seemed irritated by this product. My cheeks also became a little red. This may sound contradictory but it IRRITATED my skin where it was red but the actual texture of my skin(swelling) was reduced.. The lotion has a light gel feel to it and has a hint of citrus smell and when you put it on it tingles/burns. I decided to combine it with a moisturizer and try it for another week and I did not see any positive difference in my skin at all.
I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT purchase this product because for the price it doesn't do enough. To put it simply, after 2 weeks of wearing it everyday, my skin did not look different at all. Any time a skin care product makes unrealistic claims such as " will see change over night" or "my skin glows after one use" such as this Good Genes product, you should doubt the authenticity of that statement.
Hope this helps.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Amazing!!! Finally, a product with immediate results. I wore this overnight and my red, broken out skin was clear and glowing in the morning. Love this!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Good Genes is an amazing product and skin changing for me! I have rosaccea (adult on set) and was suffering with swollen, irritated and of course, red skin on my cheeks; unable to use acids until now because of the sensitivity! I was hesitant when I tried this product and sampled it before I purchased it, as it has lactic acid in it. After one night of using Good Gens, the redness was at least 50% improved and by day 5, gone! I could not believe it! I had even tried my dermatologist's regimen of green tea solution and a non detergent soap, but was left with skin so dry and tight, it was truly uncomfortable. I have now purchased my second bottle and have been using it since August 2010 every 2-3 nights. The swollen, rough skin on my cheeks is no longer there! I am now a huge fan of this line and am using Bionic and Juno as well, which I will review separately, but the 3 products together are the "real deal" and a welcome change in the luxury skin care arena where only promises are made. Sunday Riley uses glass pumps to insure efficacy and ingredients like pure retinol, resveratrol, and a multitude of proven antioxidants and collagen builders! LOVE this line! I read Makeup Alley reviews all of the time for "help" choosing good products and have never felt moved enough to review a product. Bravo Sunday Riley!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I adore this product - it's revolutionized my skin. I've only been using it for 3 weeks, but the texture and luminance of my skin has greatly improved. It's also started fading some light sun damage that I have on my cheeks (in spite of being a sunscreen addict!) since moving to California. One of my favorite things is that it plumps my fine lines significantly and makes my skin look a lot more youthful.
It's hydrating, but not heavy. I think you could use it even if you had oily skin. Personally I have dry-normal skin, and I wear it every night under my night cream, but the salesperson told me I could use it as a treatment or as a gel-cream in it's own right.
I also put it on before going out to dinner with my boyfriend the other night and he kept saying how radiant I looked. Of course there was candlelight, but I think the product really helped.
I bought it at Barney's.