SUNDAY RILEY| Power couple

Phew! It’s been a hot minute since I posted last… My PhD sometimes get’s in the way 😁

Anyway, finally, I am going to talk about the Sunday Riley power couple. If you remember, I bought this about two months ago when I was at Mecca Maxima.


These are probably two of the most hyped products in the cybersphere. So, I was pretty excited to try these together for a much affordable price of $126.

Good Genes:  Gently exfoliates the skin to even out skin. claims to transform the skin look plump, reduce fine lines and reveal brighter, smoother, firmer clear complexion. Consists of anti-aging lactic acid, lemongrass and licorice.

Luna Oil: A retinol treatment for an anti-aging effect. Consists of trans-retinol ester, cold pressed avocado, chia and concord grapeseed oils. Claims to leave the skin looking smoother, firmer and clearer.


People who used these items claimed to have had visible results in few days. However, the items claim to show results within a week. Before writing this article, I used mine for over a month, until they are completely used up (15ml each).

Before using

Good Genes is intended to be used day and night. If using with conjunction with the Luna Oil, it says to wait five minutes after applying Luna to go ahead with Good Genes. The first night I applied them together, it gave me breakouts. So, I used Good Genes only in the morning.

I took pictures before and after to see if there was any difference in my face. (Pls ignore the red eye in my ‘before’ picture. I was having allergies).

After one-month use

Apart from the differences in lighting, I don’t see any other difference, to be honest, in my complexion. I don’t feel different either. You can still see the hyperpigmentation around my mouth, and the texture of my skin is still the same as it used to be.

Overall, I was quite disappointed with the products because it did not work on my skin and they were not cheap in NZ.

But it does not mean, it may not work for you.

As for myself, I will be looking for other alternatives in future. Please let me know if you know of any alternatives that I should try.

Did these products work differently for you? Let me know in the comments section below.

Until next,



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