Instagram Beauty Secret | Good Genes Lactic Acid Serum

When this image graced my Instagram feed, my eyes immediately fell on the bottle of Sunday Riley's Good Genes serum.  The only reason why I was even aware of this product is because Beauty Editor Ashley Weatherford mentioned it as the product that gives her skin an "instant glow."

Immediately, I scanned the comments to see what others had to say about the products in the image.  The first comment, left by @alxgaliero, really caught my attention.  "Adore Sunday Riley. Good Genes is a God send."  

That's quite a testimony. So I hopped over to her profile to see if her skin bore the fruits of this amazing product.

The girl's skin is amazing. But could it all be the  result of careful editing and deceitful filters?  Click on the video below and you'll see her skin in action.

Why would a person with beautiful, healthy skin need a product like Good Genes?  I mean, she looks like she was born with good genes herself.   I think the better question to ask is whether Good Genes contributed to the natural glow that both she and Ashley seem to have in common.  Since she referred to the serum as a "God send," one can only assume that it's had a tremendous impact on her skin.  I read a couple other reviews where people raved how they experience skin transformation within days (or after first use).

This product ain't cheap.  In fact, be prepared to invest just over $100.00 for 1 ounce of product. I gotta admit, I cringed a little at the price....actually I cringed a lot.  So I went hunting for a cost effective alternative.  Sadly, I couldn't find one. Apparently, there aren't that many lactic acid serums on the market.  Based on the reviews I've come across, this serum might be worth the investment.  Even the person who gave a mediocre review on Youtube said that she would still repurchase because she noticed the change in her skin after she stopped using it.   Someone else called it addictive!

They way I look at it, this product is the same as investing in 2-4 basic facial treatments. A single exfoliating treatment at a spa will easily go for more than $100.00.   I'd love to use Good Genes as part of my nightly facial regimen.  If I do purchase, I'll make sure to share my thoughts.


  1. The good genes serum works for me but it defiantly isnt 'special' in comparison to much cheaper glycoyic acid face creams I have used. The Olay regenerist serum and reviva labs Glycolic cream are both a wopping effective 10% AHA at an appropriate acidic pH of 3.0-4.0, which for me works just as well as the good genes serum and all for a fraction of the price (the reviva labs one is all natural too!) Trust me sometimes the price tag isn't an indication of performance!

  2. Totally agree with the comment above...I buy my skin care products from a natural wholesaler located in the USA, i live in Europe.Among others, they have this AMAZING lactic acid lotion that i use all over even my face, they have different strengths: 15%, 12%, 5%.
    100 dollars 30 ml? when i get 32 oz of this God send lotion from almost a 1/4 of the cost of that Good genes stuff. I'm not making any publicity just stating the fact that not money sucker, great quality products exist. By the way: your stress on how important is to drink PLENTY of water a day, has changed my life in terms of good quality of my skin, which was already good but now is upgraded, thank you! Since this is the place where i found out the importance of drinking a gallon a day, i give the props to you. We can invest in good skin care products as i was doing and still do but if we're lacking in the water intake department we're not completing effectively,is just like doing half of what we must do.

  3. Anonymous 2, could you share what lactic acid lotion you use?

    I also don't think price is necessarily an indication of performance.


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