What Sunday Riley's Good Genes Did to Our Skin
When it comes to trying new products, it can be a little scary to mess with your skin's routine. But when trying to incorporate a rumored "miracle product" like Sunday Riley's Good Genes serum, we were more than willing to shake up our routine. We used Good Genes morning and night for three weeks, and here's what we found.
Didn't Even Out Skin Tone
Although it claims to give you skin that is even and flawless, we found that our skin actually looked more red than usual, and caused rosacea to flare up. Instead of a smooth, even skin tone, our skin looked splotchy and red.
On top of redness, this serum also dried out our skin extremely, causing flaky patches and left our skin lackluster and matte. For girls with dry or normal to dry skin, this serum will probably be too drying and cause flaking in trouble spots. Although it claims to "remove dead skin cells revealing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin" we found that our skin looked dryer than usual, and the excess skin that needed to be exfoliated was actually building up and creating flaky patches on the skin.
So will it work for me?
Like we always say, everyone's skin is different. Oily girls may find that this serum is perfect for them to help control oils and clear pores, whereas girls with sensitive skin may find what we did: that it's just too harsh of a serum on their skin. We recommend you always try a sample of a product for yourself before writing it off, but for us this was a major miss in the skincare category.