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The Unicorn Acne Product – Sunday Riley Good Genes

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I’m calling it a unicorn, because it is truly unbelievable.
At a whopping $135 dollars for a bottle the size of a my little pony happy meal toy, this product has managed to change the life of my skin.

Side Note: This is why celebrities don’t have acne. Because they can afford the unicorn shit.

I’ve suffered with acne my whole life, if you’ve been here before, you know that.
As I’m entering my mid-twenties, I’m no longer suffering from hormonal acne.

I’ve moved onto a different monster.

Left over scarring, and consistent breakouts that can only be justified by my accepting I’m just an acne prone person.
Pimples live here.

I’ve managed to keep it at bay with my regular routine, but I’ve never reached full skin happiness (which some would argue is impossible for acne sufferers)

How it Happened

I recently received a Sunday Riley Good Genes sample in my Sephora bag that I decided to try.

The funniest part of all of this, is that I hardly ever try Sephora samples. I end up tossing them, or giving them to friends.
Partly because I’m scared of trying new things on my skin, and partly because I can never afford Sephora.

But, the ‘lactic acid’ label on this sample seemed intriguing so I thought I’d give it a try.
With one use, I woke up with both visibly and tangibly softer skin– the difference was truly whack.

After this experience, I rushed to Sephora to grab myself a bottle of liquid gold.
Without even looking at the price, I grabbed a bottle and headed over to the cash register.

This resulted in an embarrassing moment of the cashier telling me the total (200 + tax), and me slowly walking away uttering ‘Oh. No no’ over and over again.

Normally I would laugh at these prices, and boycott the brand simply because the price pissed me off.


So I decided it was time to try one more sample before committing to the investment.
Of course, my second sample impressed just as much, if not more than the first and I decided the purchase needed to happen.

After I broke the bank

I’ve been using Good Genes for two weeks now, and I wake up every morning with smoother skin than I had the day before.
I took a picture of my face the first day I started using the big bottle, and I will continue to take pictures throughout this month so I can share with you guys my true thoughts and opinions on the products.

My first week thoughts 

I’ve done microdermabrasion before, and this product makes me feel like I don’t have to. The purpose of lactic acid is to exfoliate, while healing and rebuilding your skin cell walls (a simple google will tell you that). Therefore, when I’m using the product I feel like it’s removing the top dead layer of skin and revealing the fresh skin underneath.

Am I making sense?

I apply it under my moisturizer in the morning and before I go to bed, and the first differences I’ve noticed are a general reducing of acne scarring and fine lines.

I will end this blog by promising to keep you updated.
I know the price is a little steep, but I can’t tell you how much money I’ve invested into clearing my skin (especially in high school).

So at the end of the day, if a product is visibly showing me results then I’m willing to pay the price.

Felix Felicis. 

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