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My review of Sunday Riley: Good Genes

My review of Sunday Riley: Good Genes

I have been obsessed with skin care recently. Maybe it's another approaching birthday or maybe it's just me trying to get my pre-babies glow back. Any other mamas in the same dull-skinned boat? As soon as I finished breastfeeding Addie I resumed my normal skin care routine (retinol, I missed you!), but I have taken it up a notch or two on the anti-aging front. Two pregnancies in three years, a toddler + a newborn and returning to my demanding job with very little sleep has left me searching high and low for products that work as hard as I do. Today I'm sharing my new holy-grail face product with you, because I'm all about spreading the skincare love.

Have you heard of Sunday Riley? Sunday's namesake brand is taking the beauty world by storm, one life-changing product at a time. I've been using Good Genes - the brand's best-selling lactic acid treatment - for about 6 weeks now, and I can honestly say it has changed my skin. I have noticed tremendous brightening, an evening of my skin tone, and the lightening of one pesky sun spot. But don't just take it from me - have a look at the thousands of glowing reviews here and here

The brand recommends you use Good Genes in the morning, followed by your Vitamin C treatment, sunscreen and then makeup. (I use Drunk Elephant C-Firma but recently got a sample of SR's CEO Flash Treatment and can't wait to try it). Start out using the Good Genes every other day until your skin gets acclimated and then you can use it everyday

If you want the best bang for your buck, you can get the value size HERE for 20% off through Feb 21 (a rare deal!) or try out the smaller, cheaper travel size (which comes with the equally amazing clay cleanser) here. I stocked up on the travel sets during the Sephora holiday sale so I have a smaller size to take on trips. I never want to be without this product!  It's earned a top spot in my everyday skincare routine and BONUS her products are 99% natural and non-toxic.

PS: I've just ordered the highly-reviewed Juno oil (also on sale with code FRIEND) and can't wait to pair it with my Good Genes. I'll let you know what I think!  

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