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Sunday Riley Good Genes Review

My Skin Finally Looks Smooth Again Thanks to This 1 Product

Every time the weather rapidly fluctuates (which is starting to be the norm here in New York City), my skin freaks the f*ck out. I get small bumps all over my skin and break out on my chin. Some parts of my face become dry, while others remain quite oily. Luckily, after searching for a product to solve my skin woes via the Sephora Beauty Insider Community, I found some incredible reviews of the Sunday Riley Good Genes ($105).

Although the price tag made me gasp, I figured that the skin benefits might be worth it. I've long been a fan of chemical exfoliants, and the pretty frosted-glass bottle is packed with 5 percent lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). The lactic acid in the treatment plumps up your skin in three minutes and diminishes the look of fine lines as well as removing dead skin cells from your skin to create a more even surface. Good Genes also contains licorice to battle hyperpigmentation (something I battle with postblemish), lemongrass to boost radiance, and aloe to soothe the skin. Simply put, I had high hopes for this product.

To my delight, Good Genes came through for me. After applying the treatment to my skin at night, I woke up to a clearer, brighter complexion. It might be a splurge, but this little product has earned itself a permanent spot in my overcrowded medicine cabinet.

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