One thing has become clearer and clearer over the years, a good skin care routine is indispensable. In fact, it is in the moments that I am applying my face cream, rubbing in my eye moisturizer, or cleaning my face after a long day, that I take a quiet moment to breathe, relax, and just enjoy. Sunday Riley makes it easy to find the delight as their expertly curated products are delicate enough to apply to all skin types and strong enough to target and absolve problem areas. Each treatment I’ve tested (and now use every day without fail), has immediate, as well as time-tested results. There are so many products I love, but for now, here are my top 5 Sunday Riley products.
Reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines around the eyes, I use this Auto Correct cream every morning. I would love to say that I have the secret trick on how to get rid of puffy eyes, but the truth is, whether it’s a long night working in front of the computer, a fun night out with the kids, or a restless sleep, dark circles under my eyes are my reality. However, with this Auto Correct cream, no one knows about my puffy-eye struggle except me!
There are so many cleansers out there on the market, it’s hard to know which ones are good and why. Well, the Ceramic Slip is a clay cleanser that purifies, exfoliates, and brightens. So, what does that mean? It cleans away the dirt and impurities (purifies!), balances the skin as it cleans (exfoliates!), and removes blemishes leaving a healthy glow (brightens!). I use the foaming cleanser daily as a part of my skincare regime. Also, it’s fragrance-free, oil free, silicone-free, and like all Sunday Riley products, it’s cruelty-free. Yes please!
I am absolutely obsessed with this U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil. I feel like it’s the obvious choice when it comes to skincare, because it helps clear congested pores, prevent acne, and smooth out skin for glowing effects. There are amazing medicinal ingredients in the U.F.O. Oil: tea tree oil, black cumin seed oil, and licorice, all of which help to brighten skin and eliminate discolorations. I apply this oil for the salicylic acid clarifying oil infusion to help with my dry skin… with winter underway, this oil is a serious no-brainer!
This treatment exfoliates the skin to give that smooth look. It also just makes me feel so much cleaner. Killing off dead skin cells and creating visibly radiant skin, I use this to help my skin look as young as I feel! Good Genes clarifies and adds texture to the skin, which sounds weird, but our skin is more complex than we know, so I just enjoy the well-researched products and leave the science to Sunday Riley ;)
So many of the Sunday Riley products work instantly, but they also have these long-lasting effects, like Tidal water cream. I apply this cream in the morning and I can feel the moisture locked in for up to 24 hours. Hydrating all day long, my skin feels youthful and plump: two words I love to hear when thinking about my skin! The secret? Papaya! There is an enzyme in papaya that exfoliates and smooths in tandem with alpha-arbutin which brightens the skin, both working together to provide continuous tidal-like moisture.
Sunday Riley has really cornered the market on my skincare routine. From morning to night, I feel the incredible (and glowing) effects from their products. Unlike a lot of what’s out there, Sunday Riley truly delivers on their promise to promote healthy skin by using non-toxic, natural ingredients. They also provide effective tips on how to properly use their products which is a major plus. One more benefit: their packaging is super easy on the eyes, making my bathroom counter insta-perfect!
Photography by Patricia Brochu