Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment

Sunday Riley - Good Genes Treatment
Effectiveness
Efficacy
30 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
30 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Exfoliation
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What does the product description say?
"The skin-loving blend is able to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation to leave skin even and uniform."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"Smoothing and refreshing skin, the facial treatment is enriched with Lactic Acid, which performs a gentle yet exfoliating action."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
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WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: cyclomethicone, lactic acid.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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