Sunday calls for @sundayriley
✨ Good Genes is a lactic-acid treatment. Lactic-acid is a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy-acid, AHA, that is derived from milk, fruit, vegetables, & other plants. It is a gentler form of acid that’s used in skincare products to provide skin-resurfacing & even anti-aging properties.
Lactic-acid has the ability to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin without causing redness or flaking. It’s large molecular structure takes its time penetrating the skin. This way, the skin is not in shock when it is applied topically. The exfoliation properties of lactic-acid helps to soften and smooth the appearance of fine lines or depressions in the surface of the skin, also while lifting away sun damaged or pigmented skin cells. It stimulates collagen production, traveling a more softer, smoother, & plump skin. ✨
Those with sensitive, oily, acne-prone or mature skin will benefit from lactic-acid products. It gently exfoliates without penetrating too deep into the skin. I do understand that everybody will react differently, though. So before applying directly to the skin, always make sure to do a patch test on your hand or forearm first.
I personally use this product very sparingly. Why? Because it was expensive AF. Just kidding😅 (it was pricey though.) But I use this about 1-2 times a week. One pump is enough for me, but directions say 1-2 pumps! After applying the product I let it sit on my skin for 5 minutes to let it sink in & then I apply moisturizer. I do this to prevent drying. Sometimes I do find that if I use just Good Genes alone, my face is a little bit on the dry side if I don’t apply moisturizer.
Although it is good to exfoliate the skin, over exfoliation is a complication, as well. It can cause the skin to become red and irritated. The skin should really be exfoliated 1-3 times a week at most. Make sure to ALWAYS wear a high SPF product the next day after using AHA, because your skin is vulnerable to more sun damage since it has just been exfoliated. ✨
Sadly, Sunday Riley did end up reformulating Good Genes with a glycolic-acid treatment instead of lactic-acid😥Hopefully the new ones works just as well, still