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


1.0
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7 years ago

A little goes a long way with this product and that's all the good I have to say about it. This has several very comedogenic ingredients in it, and I didn't bother to find that out until a week...

About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesGray



5.0
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7 years ago

I have tried many AHA products by Paula's Choice and Obagi, this one is way better at plumping, exfoliating, giving your face a glow. Love it.

About reviewer (76 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesBlue


3.0
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7 years ago

I've used this straight for two months every night and have seen NO results. I am currently trying out lactic acid by the Ordinary. Will update this product.

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Tan

HairBlack

EyesBlack


5.0
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7 years ago

Sunday Riley good genes is an AHA exfoliant containing lactic acid . I see a drastic improvement in my acne prone skin . Was bit skeptical to try this product bcoz I tend to easily breakout with...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlack


1.0
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7 years ago

I am new to the chemical exfoliant scene and I was hoping to see smoother skin and fine lines disappearing before my eyes. I saw nothing. I used this in conjunction with the blue, stinky dead fish...

About reviewer (70 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

I regret to inform you that this pricy treatment actually works. I put on 1 pump and I could actually see my fine lines immediately plumping. When I woke up the next day, my skin texture was...

About reviewer (62 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

Love this stuff but damn it's pricey!!!

About reviewer (37 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Olive, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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7 years ago

Doesn't work anymore? I was completely new to chemical exfoliants before purchasing this product. I bought this in the set that also has the Luna oil so I felt a little more justified when it came...

About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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7 years ago

I use this when my face feels dull. Not for everyday. I've used other lactic acids that make my nose red. This works well for my skin. But, I'm sure there's a dupe that's less expensive. I stick...

About reviewer (19 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Medium Brown, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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7 years ago

Love this stuff! It has made my skin smoother, softer, and has made me glow! I've been using it for around a month now and I only bought it after trying samples of a bunch of AHAs. This is by far...

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


1.0
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7 years ago

I bought Good Genes based on some online reviews and admittedly because I fell for the marketing hype of the name "good genes". I have used glycolic & lactic acids before with good results. This...

About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

I have an intense love hate with this treatment. Love the results hate the price.. definitely has me by the balls(if I had a set) I instantly see results with this. My complexion is clear and...

About reviewer (53 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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7 years ago

Is it weird to say I absolutely enjoy the process of using this, even if i absolutely loathe the scent? Good Gene smells like sour rotten milk and the scent kind of lingers on your face. What can...

About reviewer (17 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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7 years ago

This stuff made my skin *feel* smooth, which was a huge pro, but didn't appear to do much else like help with redness. The lemongrass scent is really strong and takes a while to fade. This product...

About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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7 years ago

My long-time esthetician and MUA whispered to me in the middle of a facial "have you heard of Sunday Riley products?". While she was applying other products from our spa to my face, she was telling...

About reviewer (38 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

I bought a very small sample size on ebay (for $30!) to see what all the fuss is about. It was pretty great - no irritation to my sensitive, middle-aged but still acne-prone skin, and definite...

About reviewer (177 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Curly, Coarse

EyesGreen


1.0
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7 years ago

Did absolutely nothing for me. Total waste of money.

About reviewer (108 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


1.0
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7 years ago

Too expensive and overrated Tried this Love it so Much hate the price tried alpha h Liquid gold same thing except it's glycolic acid similar results

About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Olive

HairBlack

EyesBrown


3.0
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7 years ago

I had heard so much about this on Youtube but I didn't get much in the way of results. My skin was perhaps a tiny bit brighter but I didn't notice anything significant. It didn't hurt or irritate,...

About reviewer (361 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Dry, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Curly, Other

EyesBrown


2.0
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7 years ago

Smells nice, makes the skin really smooth; however, it breaks me out. Not a repurchase for me. I do like that it's a cream not a greasy serum.

About reviewer (1080 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium Brown, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown