The Texas-based Sunday Riley has been fortunate with having a loyal fanbase that very few skin-care brands can pride themselves with. The brand is responsible for a number of Sephora best-sellers, and with any new launch there is almost always an endless wait list. Not unlike their other products, the brand’s upcoming set is one that fans are excited about.
In order to have a better understanding about why this new product has a certain buzz around it, we need to take you back to a product titled “Good Genes”, which is a liquid exfoliator that was described as being an “all-in-one lactic acid treatment”. The product became popular among the skin-care enthusiasts due to its skin-smoothing powers and glow-imparting. Despite its popularity though, earlier this year the brand announced that the product will be discontinued in the United Kingdom as a result of new regulations which were limiting the amount of lactic acid which can be formulated into the skin-care products.
Many fans posted online talking about the products, and in October this year, Sunday Riley released without fanfare a new version of the product which instead of lactic acid the product featured glycolic acid as the main exfoliating ingredient. The new version of Good Genes has been exclusive to the United Kingdom until now.
Allure reported that the brand is bringing the new version of the product stateside in a very limited-edition set which will be titled the Early Access Kit. Plans are for only 1,000 kits to get sold, and in order to make things even more interesting, the kit will include two products that are currently unreleased and won’t be available to the general public anywhere until their official launch in 2019. Besides the Good Genes product, the Early Access Kit will include a product called A+, and another one called C.E.O. Glow.
As stated above, both C.E.O. Glow and A+ are yet-to-be released. A+ has been compared by the brand as a souped-up version of Luna Sleeping Night Oil, which is a best-selling product offered by Sunday Riley. The product contains a high dose of retinoid serum, having a 6.5% concentration of retinol. The formulas for the product have been designed for clients interested in strong formulas that yield fast results – but the brand recommends that customer first build a tolerance to retinol in case their skin is naturally sensitive, and also to use sunscreen. In order to combat peeling or irritation that can sometimes result from the use of products that are retinol-based, the formula of A+ includes botanical ingredients, such as ginger, prickly pear cactus, bisoprolol (which is a derivative of the chamomile flower), and also Hawaiian white honey.
And last but not least, C.E.O. Glow, the third item in the Early Access kit, is a vitamin C as well as turmeric face oil which brings up the best parts of the beloved C.E.O. serum into a face oil that is glow-inducing (side note: the C.E.O. serum was a winner on the Allure Readers’ Choice in 2018). The product is made with antioxidants, soothing vitamin E, THD ascorbate (which is a strong form of vitamin C) and is designed to nourish and brighten the skin.
After reading all of that you must be wondering how much everything is going to cost. The Early Access Kit goes for $185, but it includes $230 worth of products. The brand has not confirmed any plans yet when it comes to carrying the Good Genes product stateside, which means that the Early Access Kit might be the only chance for a lot of customers. As far as A+ and C.E.O. Glow are concerned, they are set to be released in 2019 in January and March respectively.