Happy Sunday my sassy babes!! I am SOOO excited to share today's post! As many of you may or may not know, I changed up my skincare routine about 4 months ago. I started using Sunday Riley products because I had heard so many good things!! Let me tell you, I am OBSESSED!! I have never been so happy with a skincare line and seen so many positive changes. I have to give a huge shoutout to Lauren Kay Sims for posting about the Sunday Riley products she used and finally pushing me to take the plunge! So, today I am going to share with you all of the changes I have seen in my skin, why I love Sunday Riley, and my step-by-step skincare routine day + night!!
I have been using the products for over 4 months now (morning and night) and can honestly say that my skin has never felt (or looked) better! I have seen so many positive results. It didn't take long for the results to show either! I started seeing changes in my skin almost immediately. Brighter and more hydrated skin, fully cleansed, and rejuvenated...what's not to love?!
I apologize for the video...it's not the best and I get distracted at times LOL
I startwith theCeramic Clay Slip Cleanser (morning and night) : a balancing, deep-clean cleanser, powered with pore-perfecting French green clay and Morrocan rhassoul clay. It purifies the complexion while visibly tightening the appearance of pores for clear, healthy-looking skin. Neroli essential oil balances, calms, and soothes, while antioxidant-rich vitamin C ester helps to brighten the appearance of the skin.
Step 2 is theMattifying Gel Toner : a formula that instantly transforms from a cooling gel to a water toner as it clarifies, removes oil, and visibly tightens pores for clear, matte skin. It is formulated to target oily and acne-prone skin concerns. Skin is mattified and prepped for further skin care or color application. It also helps to keep foundation set all day. (I don't use this product daily. I interchange this with Witch Hazel as my toner).
Step 3 (in the morning) is theUFO Oil : a quick-absorbing, medicated dry oil to clear congested pores, treat and prevent acne, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for clearer, smoother skin. With 1.5 percent salicylic acid, this fast-acting, quick-drying, medicated oil clears acne and blackhead-causing buildup and debris from congested pores for smoother, blemish-free skin. Tea tree oil and black cumin seed oil support clear skin, while hexylresorcinol and licorice naturally brighten the appearance of old acne discolorations for a more even-toned complexion. (I love this stuff!! Also, less is more so 1-2 drops is all you need).
Step 3 (at night) is the Luna Oil : a next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin. Luna works throughout the night to deliver more visibly youthful, luminous, even-toned skin in the morning. Trans-retinoic acid ester (retinol) complex reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles, while visibly improving the signs of premature aging, including fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness.
Step 4 (in the morning) is theC.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum : a highly-potent, fast-absorbing serum infused with 15 percent THD ascorbate (vitamin C) to fight the look of dullness, dark spots, and discolorations, while instantly increasing brightness, radiance, and luminosity. It rapidly brightens the appearance of the skin with immediate radiance, while fighting the look of dark spots and discolorations at the source. Skin looks firmer and plumper, as youthful bounce and an even tone are restored. (I'm OBSESSED with this serum!!)
Step 4 (at night) is theGood Genes Lactic Acid Treatment : a clarifying, line smoothing lactic acid treatment. It is formulated with high potency, purified grade lactic acid that immediately exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. Fine lines appear visually plumped while the skin looks more radiant. (You can also mix 2 pumps of this with 1 pump cleanser for a "flash facial." Leave on for 10 mins. It works!!)
Step 5 is theTidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream : an advanced brightening and refining treatment, infused into a next-generation water cream. Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream delivers an intense water drench with two forms of hyaluronic acid and tamarind extract so your skin looks youthfully hydrated and plumped.
Step 6 is theAuto Correct Eye Serum : an eye cream that instantly delivers a lifted and depuffed look to the eye area while rapidly reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.
I also use the Acne Treatment if I am having a breakout (which I currently am thank you hormones and stress!) Just dab it on the problem area (after cleansing your skin) and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and then I start with my regime!!
I feel like after writing out all of the steps in my routine, it sounds intimidating, but honestly, it's not!! I look forward to my Sunday Riley skincare regime morning and night because my skin feels soooo good afterwards. No, it isn't as easy as using a makeup wipe and jumping into bed, but it's my face, and I only have one so I'm going to take great care of it!! (Especially since I'm now in my 30's!) I love the glowy hydrated look my skin has after I've applied the products.
If you have any questions on any of the Sunday Riley products I use, feel free to ask! I'd love to hear from you. I'd also love to hear what other Sunday Riley products many of you are using so let me know!!