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Sunday Riley

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A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

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Product Attributes

Paraben-free

Sulfate-free

Allergen-free

Cruelty-free

Fragrance-free

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26 Reviews

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Lalilulelo

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| 31 January, 2022

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Since I start incorporated retinol 1 year ago, this so far my best retinol serum 🤌 Texture is chef kiss. Lotion like serum with yellow color and has minimal to zero artificial scent. ☺ Has a very fast result in helping the skin texture. Since I am not developing any wrinkle yet, I can't speak for the anti wrinkle benefit, but as the primary function of retinol is to help your skin cycle turnover, I notice less and less pimple since I put this in my skin care regimen. 👌 For me personally it doesnt sensitize or drying my skin. 🌜 Only use this at night and always always use sunscreen day after.... Read more
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❌ Sunday Riley is not a cruelty free brand, so it is something you might want to consider if you are vegan. 💸💸💸💸 very pricey! I personally alter this serum with another cheaper retinol since this is my most expensive skin care product. ... Read more
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NicoleDoedli

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| 5 November, 2021

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This is by far the best retinol I have ever used. This is my go to my holy grail of retinol. It goes on light and smooth no weird smell. Its not cakey or sticky on your skin. You see major results within 1 week. This is hands down the best retinol ever!!!!... Read more
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Nothing bad about this product... Read more
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GlowyGail

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| 9 July, 2021

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Let’s face it we are all aging, but hopefully gracefully 🥰 I wish I started using retinol in my 20s but oh well, now I’m catching up and have been using retinol for a bit. Although, I am cautious due to my dry skin. I got this @sundayriley from a set at @dermstore. Company features from site: 🔵Advanced-strength retinoid serum delivers a 6.5% solution of stabilized retinoid blends and botanical, retinol-alternative extracts into the skin.  🔵Combining 5% retinoid ester blend, 1% liposomal-encapsulated retinol blend, and 0.5% blue-green algae with natural, retinoid-alternative activity, this serum fights the signs of aging and improves the look of congested and UV damaged skin. 🔵Encapsulated CoQ10 helps to improve the appearance of aging or damaged skin, 🔵while rare, Hawaiian white honey, bisabolol, cactus extract, and ginger balance and soothe the skin for the appearance of a calmer, even-toned complexion My experience: 🔵50ml $122 / 30ml $85 😬 🔵light yellow color 🔵light serum like texture 🔵quite mild despite label of high potency 🔵didn’t cause any dryness or reaction 🔵recommend to those who are starting out I cannot tell you if it’s effective in addressing fine lines or wrinkles yet, will update more later.... Read more
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A bit on the pricier side of product line.... Read more
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Chu88

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| 14 December, 2020

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The first time I tried this is when I got a mini sample from #SephoraPH together with #SundayRiley 's Lactic Acid. The reason why I never hesitated to purchase the full-sized version because I have seen results. This product does deliver. I use this daily in the evening, and the Good Genes Lactic Acid in the morning to sweep away dead skin cells. And even though #SundayRiley has received so many negative feedbacks because of their issue at #Sephora, that didn't stop me from loving their products. This one is by far my favorite.... Read more
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Nothing really bad, it's just that, this doesn't come cheap. Hihi... Read more
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MummahDarlingReviews

Dry/Resilient

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| 25 March, 2022

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I was actually part of a group that got to try this & the Vitamin C + Tumeric Oil for free, before it was even available anywhere, years ago though when it first came out! I LOVE the formula, very gentle but also effective! Did not purge my skin too bad, evened out & brightened my skintone, while also smoothing out any "texture" on my face! VERY happy with the results, only downfall w/ S.R. products are the general prices! HOWEVER, with that being said, their products, like many high end brands, when used as directed, last much longer than JUST 1 month!! Overall, this was definitely a great working product with a good score on EWG! I also think that this would be great for a beginner or regular user like me! The retinol serum itself doesn't have a particular smell to it, is thin in consistency & has a light yellow tone to it! It absorbs fantastically & doesn't leave my skin greasy at all! I use this in the evenings & in the morning I switch it up to my "Miss Spa Clock Stopper Bakuchiol Serum"! On a personal note, even though I do love this product, I do find that there are many alternatives with a cheaper price tag with the exact same benefits! But, if I do see it on sale anywhere then I will pick it up!!! I would recommend this product, but only if you don't mind the price!... Read more
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Nothing at all, but personally, it's the price tag that took 1 star off for me!... Read more
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taylersei

Oily/Resilient

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| 4 December, 2021

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This serum is easy to apply. I am starting retinol in my early 20’s so i dont notice a HUGE difference. It helped with my acne and also helped to balance my skin tone.... Read more
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Pretty pricey for a smaller bottle.... Read more
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Sonyareviews

Oily/Resilient

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| 3 February, 2022

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Sunday Riley A+ serum contains a 6.5 percent blend of retinoid-like botanical extracts, including retinoid ester complex (5%), a stabilized retinol blend (1%). It also has Healing Hive Honey, Bisabol, Ginger and Prickly Pear Cactus. It has fewer side effects like flaking, redness and irritation. I apply one or two pumps of A+ at night to clean, dry skin and a little goes a long way. It easily spreads, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel greasy. If you have sensitive skin try using this once week. See how your skin reacts and builds up tolerance by using it a few times a week, then every other night and then every night. Always layer moisturizer after using this to make sure dryness doesn’t become an issue. You should see improvements in a few weeks. It takes around 12 weeks to see visible results. Make sure to wear sunscreen because retinol can cause sun sensitivity. I can promise you it’s worth the wait. A good skincare routine and consistent use goes hand in hand.... Read more
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The thing that annoys me about Sunday Riley A+is that it is so expensive. It also has Phenoexythenol that is used in insect repellents. ... Read more
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SPMaria

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| 25 November, 2021

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It works great for me as a preventative measure. I'm 34 years old and just started getting the first signs of aging. This serum is good to fix it on the early stages.... Read more
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Sometimes my skin likea to act up and reacs to retinol. For that reason, I don't use the serum every day or after prolonged sun exposure. ... Read more
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Jenn1981

Oily/Resilient

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| 7 February, 2021

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I love this product! After one use my skin just looked healthier. Great for congested skin.... Read more
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Some people react to retinol, start slow with this product.... Read more
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DR81

Dry/Sensitive

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| 25 December, 2020

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First of all I LOVE LOVE LOVE SUNDAY RILEY’S SKINCARE & I OWN A LOT OF HER PRODUCTS AND, I am perplexed by the negative reviews. I have sensitive skin and I absolutely love this product. I am 39 years-old and I put this product on at nighttime before I go to bed under my SUNDAY RILEY LUNA SLEEPING OIL and I awake to soft, dewy skin. I am a SKINCARE PRODUCT JUNKIE..... and this is one of my favorite serum and I have many skincare products especially SERUMS, but it is a RETINOID SERUM SO YOU DO NEED TO WORK YOUR WAY UP TO USING IT EVERY NIGHT, I started with her LUNA SLEEPING OIL THEN GRADUALLY started using this 3x a week then 4x a week now I use it 5x a week and I GIVE MY SKIN A BREAK ON THE WEEKENDS!!!! Hope this helps!!!! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask I LOVE SKINCARE AND OWN ABOUT EVERY SERUM OUT THERE 🤦🏻‍♀️!!!... Read more
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Nothing Sunday Riley makes amazing products .... yes the smell sometimes arent the best but its only because they dont use ANY Fragrance which is a good thing!!!!... Read more

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