57%
would repurchase
4.1/5
package quality

price range

description

Good Genes deeply exfoliates the dull surface of the skin for instant glow and radiance. As dull, dead surface cells are removed, clarity and smoothness are restored. Good Genes visibly brightens the appearance of dark spots and discolorations and instantly plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes. This multi-tasking, targeted lactic acid treatment rapidly exfoliates and boosts naturally youthful radiance, while visibly reducing the look of lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. High potency, purified grade lactic acid exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, to instantly clarify and reveal smoother, clearer skin. Together with skin brightening licorice, this super-concentrated treatment visually reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration caused by exposure to the sun, for naturally brighter, even-toned skin.

ingredients

BOTANICAL BLEND [WATER/EAU/AQUA, OPUNTIA TUNA FRUIT EXTRACT, ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CYPRIPEDIUM PUBESCENS EXTRACT, OPUNTIA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT, AGAVE TEQUILANA LEAF EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE (YEAST) EXTRACT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE], CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SQUALANE, LACTIC ACID, PPG-12/SMDI COPOLYMER, PROPANEDIOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, STEARIC ACID, DIMETHICONE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, DISILOXANE, CETEARETH-20, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, STEARYL GLYCYRRHETINATE, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT, CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, XANTHAN GUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CHLORPHENESIN, SODIUM PHYTATE

Reviews

Reviews


4.0
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8 months ago

When it comes to Alpha Hydroxy Acids my skin prefers Lactic over Glycolic any day, as it's gentler, and this formula containing Lactic plus Licorice and a host of botanicals is good stuff! I try...

About reviewer (766 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown



2.0
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a year ago

I don’t really understand the fuss. First, there was a packaging failure and this very pricey serum treated my other products in my bag and not my actual face. So for the price, this is...

About reviewer (131 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Other

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


1.0
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2 years ago

Not only does this serum contain pore clogging ingredients, it also contains lemongrass oil which is a known skin irritant. What exactly is the point of this serum? To burn and irritate the skin...

About reviewer (3574 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairOther, Straight, Fine

EyesOther


5.0
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2 years ago

I finished up a sample of good genes and had to get the full size. The results overnight are undeniable. My skin looks vibrant and smooth in the morning. I use it 3x a week with no moisturizer on...

About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


4.0
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2 years ago

Expensive - but saved my first trimester pregnancy skin that was going absolutely nuts (acne, sensitivity, you name it). No smell that I notice which I like. I use it every other night now that my...

About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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2 years ago

I know this is expensive, but it is a HG product for me. I use it 2-3 times a week at night, alternating with Retin-A. It helps clear the dead skin cells from the Retin-A turnover and keeps my skin...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


5.0
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2 years ago

I love this stuff! no fragrance, a drop of this goes a loooong way, it really does the trick I'm 64, so the lines are getting deeper, and this cream softens the lines. highly recommend!

About reviewer (373 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry

HairRed

EyesBlue


5.0
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3 years ago

This isn't a miracle worker, but this is a pretty good substitute. I'm nearly 50 and I've got dull skin and wrinkles, and this treatment softens up my skin and makes it look like I've got some...

About reviewer (8 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairRed, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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3 years ago

At 27, there isn't much in the way of aging or fine lines that I have to combat, but I do have dark spots and texture from acne that I can do away with. Heard great things about Good Genes and...

About reviewer (475 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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3 years ago

I have always wanted to try SR's products. Thanks to Boxy Charm I finally received this and the CEO vitamin C cream. I'm not fond of Lactic acid on its own. I thought it was because of the brand or...

About reviewer (1072 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


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4 years ago

Would I buy it again? No, I'd rather exfoliate my face with a brillo pad than this. My skin is not usually reactive and I have used strong glycolic acid products with no issues. This BURNED...

About reviewer (133 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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4 years ago

I love this, it makes my skin look better. More youthful, more glowing and even healthier. Like I can't exactly put my finger on what it's doing precisely but it's especially nice under makeup......

About reviewer (202 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Curly, Fine

EyesGray


4.0
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4 years ago

Oh wow, I used it every other night, alternating with Retin-a. On nights when I used it, woke up next morning and my skin actually looked brighter. Subtle, but did actually see a difference. Light,...

About reviewer (191 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


2.0
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4 years ago

It is SO CONFUSING that the same product has two different version - an US one with lactic acid and European one with Glycolic acid instead. I've purchased mine during a trip to Chicago, so I'm...

About reviewer (263 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel


3.0
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4 years ago

This is definitely a nice exfoliating serum, but I personally do not think it’s worth the money. I find that I get very subtle results from this, which is not what I’m looking for if I’m spending...

About reviewer (337 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesGreen


4.0
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4 years ago

Sigh, it's so good but it's so expensive. I hate when really expensive products prove their worth, and you find yourself trying to rationalize the ridiculous cost. All cuz you want what you want...

About reviewer (700 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Oily, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


3.0
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4 years ago

I got this as a Sephora sample so I only used it for about 10 days. It's a thick, viscous cream that sits on top of your skin and feels slightly tacky. I don't know the brand other than it's...

About reviewer (630 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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4 years ago

**I recently read the beauty industry standard for repurchase is less than 30%. ** Ouch! I think for everyone on MUA it is likely less since we love makeup and skincare and all related things. Ive...

About reviewer (238 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Relaxed, Medium

EyesGreen


1.0
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4 years ago

I'm so disappointed in Good Genes. Various beautubers had hyped me up about this products, so when it finally became available in my country, I didn't hesitate and bought it. Only to find out it...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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4 years ago

This will be my review on the European Version of Good Genes ( Glycolic Acid Formula). I really love it and works great on my skin. It really evens out my skin tone. It didn't break me out or...

About reviewer (38 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium Brown, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown