Sephora is having a skin care event right now. If you're a Beauty Insider member, you can earn double the points on every skin care product you buy! Being a VIB I couldn't resist the temptation. I ended up bringing home a few products by the new it skin care line Sunday Riley.
If you're looking to try a new product but not ready to hand over your paycheck for it, buy it in travel size.
You can try it for 4 or 5 uses as opposed to the free sample size that gets you 1 maybe 2 uses.
Sunday Riley Cermamic Slip
This face wash uses two types of clay (French & Morrocan) to deep clean normal to oily skin. It claims to reduce pores, nix excess shine, & lift impurities without over drying your skin.
After two washes, I have to agree with them. I use it strictly in my morning routine to wake my face up.
Pros: Balanced skin skin, smaller pores, even brightness in tone.
Cons: Earthy smell, Pricey.
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
This one promises reduced fine lines, wrinkles, & an overall plump,youthful look in the skin. As a beginner in retinol, I didn't take the instructions seriously. Instead of using it every other night (recommended), I used it back to back without taking breaks. I paid the price with break outs and irritated skin.
This isn't an ideal oil for beginners. I'm not sure I'll be investing the $$$ for the full version.
The instructions say to apply to clean skin before using your night time cream. I had to start applying my cream liberally because of how drying this oil is by itself. Make sure to layer up.
Pros: Aesthetically pleasing packaging, smaller pores, more youthful skin.
Cons: Not for every night usage, funny smell, pricey.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All In One Lactic Acid Treatment
I have one word to describe this serum. INCREDIBLE. I'm so obsessed with the outcome. I slathered on a few drops to my face & let it sink in on its own. My complexion was brighter after 1 use & stayed visible through my make up.
With the full size version being a staggering $105, the product backs up the price tag. I WILL be splurging for this in the future.
For a quick detox facial, I mixed together 2 pumps of Good Genes & 1 pump of Ceramic Slip. Let it sit for 10 minutes & rinse. Voila!
Pros: Instantly brightens complexion, great for all skin types/ages, lasting results, smaller pores
From what I can tell, this high end botanical line has a lot of hits & a few misses. I'm excited to see this brand expand into other beauty avenues. You can find the full product line at Sephora.com until their website is up & running. Until next time...