The world of expensive skincare can be tough to navigate. No one wants to spend every penny they have on a moisturizer that ends up barely doing anything! We’re here to help, taking you through one of the most luxurious lines, offering up our thoughts on what to try and what to skip. First up: Sunday Riley.
– WORTH THE SPLURGE –
Luna – Sunday Riley’s most talked about oil, Luna, is one of our favorite skincare products we own. The blue oil is, in fact, blue, and will tint your skin a little bit – but don’t worry, it fades by morning! This is the perfect oil for someone who is afraid of oils (it’s not sticky!) or afraid of retinol (the oil keeps it from stripping your skin and drying it out). It’s our favorite all-rounder when we need something that’s going to plump, smooth fine lines, and give a glow that lasts.
Good Genes – If you struggle with any textural issues, Good Genes is the one you need. This serum has lactic acid which works magic for clearing up skin, fading dark spots, and decongesting. This is a bit much for us for everyday use, so we tend to grab it once or twice a week when our skin is especially acting up. We apply Luna (or another oil) first, Good Genes, and then seal it all off with our favorite moisturizer.
Tidal– We’ve tried our fair share of moisturizers, and while this one is certainly one of the priciest, we think it’s worth it. Tidal contains two forms of hyaluronic acid (one of our favorite skincare ingredients!) and taramind extract, which immediately leaves your skin plumped and with a visible hydration that lasts for hours.
– CONSIDER SAVING –
Ceramic Slip – This is in our “consider saving” category as we find it too drying for our combination skin. While we do love it (it truly clears your pores!), we can only use it once a week without getting dry spots, making it kind of a silly purchase for us.
Blue Moon – To be honest, this isn’t our favorite cleansing balm. We’ve used it both to remove makeup and to actually clean our skin as a second cleanse, both of which left us just feeling kind of meh about it. It definitely worked better for us in the traditional second cleanse method, but we’ve found better, more affordable alternatives and haven’t repurchased.
WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO TRY FROM THE LINE NEXT? WHAT OTHER CRAZY EXPENSIVE SKINCARE SHOULD WE TEST?