Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I purchased the Sunday Riley's Power Couple kit during the Sephora VIB Rouge sale after having my eye(s) on it for the longest time. Well, I couldn't decide whether I wanted to jump in and purchase both products full size or this starter kit - not difficult to figure out as to which I ended up getting!! *wink*

The powerful couple kit consists of the Good Genes (all-in-one lactic acid treatment) and Luna (retinol sleeping night oil). Good Genes, as described, is a high potency, pharmaceutical grade lactic acid, which instantly plumps surface lines and smooths the appearance of deeper wrinkles, while fighting hyperpigmentation for an even, toned complexion. Enhanced with licorice for brightening, and aloe and arnica to soothe irritation, Good Genes helps to clarify, exfoliate, plump lines, and correct uneven skin tone for immediate radiance.
Luna is an advanced retinol ester combined with soothing blue essential oils, for an overnight, transformative facial. The cutting-edge trans-retinol ester reduces the appearance of pores, lines, and sun damage, while blue tansy and German chamomile calm redness and irritation, for flawless, youthful, porcelain skin.

In this kit, Good Genes comes in a 0.5 fl. oz. glass, pump bottle, while Luna is 0.5 fl. oz. in a glass, droplet bottle. The kit retails for $78 at Sephora. The full size products, sold separately, are 1 fl. oz. for $105/each.

For the past few weeks, I can honestly say that I have been using the products religiously, with a couple of occasional skips <forgive me>. Luna is a blue tint oil, but once applied on the skin, becomes sheer. The odor is manageable and not terribly strong; it becomes nonexistent after a few seconds of application.

Directions are to use both products at night. Luna to be applied first on a clean skin, and once let to soak for about 5 min, you are to apply the Good Genes afterwards. You can choose to use Good Genes on its own in the morning as well, after you cleanse your skin.

My skin has become smoother with a slight firmness and the little redness that I had around my cheeks has become less with usage. I know that the word "miracle" gets thrown around the beauty world quite often, but this duo has surely achieved that status to date!! I've kicked myself several times for not taking the initiative of starting them way sooner.

My darlings, have you given these a try? If so, what are your thoughts?