I’ve never been one to take skin care as seriously as I should. I spent my early twenties going to sleep in a face full of makeup and thankfully never suffered any serious consequences. But with an impending wedding and the second anniversary of my 25 birthday around the corner (yikes!) I decided I need to start taking better care of my skin. I hope this will be the first of many skin care reviews on my blog.
I had been wanting to try Sunday Riley’s products for quite some time. In particular I really wanted to try the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. When I saw that Sephora had a boxed Sunday School Skincare Set with sample sizes of quite a few products including the Luna Sleeping Night Oil I knew I had to order it.
My first order, which I placed online, was a dud. The C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil broke in the box and leaked all over the other products. Luckily when I went to return my first Sunday School Set I was able to pick up a new one on the same day in the store.
The Sunday Riley Sunday School Skincare Set comes with four sample sized products; the C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil, C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer, Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, and the Luna Sleeping Night Oil (not pictured). I think the samples are a great size and will get you at least two months of consistent use.
As I already mentioned, I was most excited to try the Luna Sleeping Oil. Luna Sleeping Oil is a retinol oil that should increase plumpness and decrease the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores. The product is also supposed to help achieve a more evened skin tone. I have a few light blemishes I’ve been trying to get rid of and I thought the Luna Sleeping Night Oil could help.
The oil has an usual but pleasant smell and although it’s blue it goes on clear. Even though I primarily bought the kit to try this product, I wasn’t really a fan. I have naturally oily skin and this product made me feel greasy. Most importantly I didn’t think the oil did much for my skin. I eventually lost it after about a month of use (unfortunately, I lost it before I could take pictures for my blog lol).
The C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil, is supposed to be used to dissolve makeup and “pollution” (their word not mine) from the skins surface. It has a weird smell and when I used it on a bare face I honestly didn’t feel like it did anything for my skin. I occasionally still use it but I probably wouldn’t purchase it again.
Although I wasn’t impressed with the C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil and the Luna Sleeping Night Oil, I had better luck with the other products in the set. The C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer and Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment may have become holy grails.
C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer is for dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. The moisturizer has a pleasant fragrance and is very moisturizing without being too oily. The C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturize is the only product that I have used every day (and night) since I’ve purchased the Sunday Riley Sunday School Skincare Set.
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is the product I loved the most in the entire set, I could see and feel the effect it was having on my skin. The Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment remedies dullness, dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. It can be applied as a moisturizer or as a mask, I used it as a moisturizer every day at night.
The product slightly stings (so it may be a little too much for sensitive skin) but I kind of liked the sting, it made me think the product was working! lol The product claims to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles three minutes after use. I felt like I did notice a slight effect minutes after using but more importantly and I woke up with brighter skin every morning. I should note that is product did not do much for my blemishes and I’m still on the search for a product that will get rid of those.
Over all I was pleased with my first Sunday Riley experience. I felt like the Sunday Skincare Set was worth the money and I will likely be buying both the Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment and the C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect when my samples have run out.
I hope this review was helpful! There are so many good skin care products out there I think it’s always great to be able to read a review before you commit to purchasing any of them. If you have any thoughts on the Sunday Riley Sunday School Skincare Set or any recommendations for products I should try next please drop them in the comments below!