You may or may not of heard of the skincare brand Sunday Riley, but if you have you know that it is one of the most talked about skincare brands at the minute. Sunday Riley has an almost cult like following and is loved by celebrities such as the super model Jordan Dunn, Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham to name but a few. Sunday Riley (who’s name is actually Sunday Riley) launched the brand in 2009 and really wanted to focus on balancing science-based active ingredients with botanicals. All the formulas are designed to provide a visible, measurable improvement and the range is cruelty-free. No wonder it is one of the most talked about skincare brands online!
When we found out that Glossybox was doing a limited edition box with Sunday Riley’s range, we literally freaked! Although the brand isn’t horrendously priced especially when you take into consideration the well developed formulas, it isn’t cheap either. For us, looking after and spending money on our skin is a priority, but it can sometimes be difficult to justify spending hundreds of pounds on different formulas in order to find one that really works for you. For this reason we are completely head over heels with the concept of the Glossybox subscription, it gives you the opportunity to try brands and products (which are often full size) to see how they work specifically on your skin type.
Bearing all this in mind, we were not surprised in the slightest that this limited edition box sold out in hours!
Glossybox Sunday Riley Limited Edition – what do you get?
The limited edition is jam-packed with goodies including:
C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum (Deluxe Mini £20 )
C.E.O C E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer (Deluxe Mini £12 )
Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (Deluxe Mini £12)
Luna Sleeping Night Oil – (Deluxe mini £15)
Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm – (Full size £46)
C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
This powerful formula is said to even out skin tone and tackle the visible signs of ageing. It helps to minimise the appearance of hyper pigmentation whilst tackling the five signs of ageing – dullness, sensitivity, wrinkles, dehydration, uneven tone and premature fine lines.
The serum has a very subtle citrus smell, and although the product feels rich it is absorbed into the skin quickly and does not feel greasy in the slightest. You can feel the difference after just a few uses as the serum leaves your skin refreshed and silky smooth.
Top Tip! The Brightening serum works well in combination with the Luna Sleeping oil so we would recommend using both after cleansing the skin, before going to bed.
C.E.O C E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer
This repairing moisturiser is packed with skin loving properties and is designed to provide intense hydration and contains anti-ageing qualities. The advanced formula combines specially formulated oil-soluble Vitamin C, known as THD ascorbate. With gentle exfoliating and refining lime pearl extract to penetrate the skin creating instant results, it also protects the skin from dryness caused by environmental pollutants.
We found that even though this product provides intense hydration, it does not feel greasy and is suitable for acne prone skin.
My skin (Emelie) is prone to spots and breakouts and I have used the cream for 5 days now, I have not had any issues in the areas where I have applied the cream. Though I cannot comment or advise to use it in areas that are hyper prone to spots such as the chin area and T-zone.
Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
This water-based formula is said to provide deep hydration as well as creating an effective moisture barrier against environmental hazards, such as air pollution and other free radicals that damage our skin. This is the perfect moisturising cream for anyone living in the city! The formula is easily absorbed into the skin without feeling sticky or oily, leaving your skin feeling amazing. This quality is featured in all of the Sunday Riley’s formulas.The Brightening water cream smoothes and fights all visible signs of ageing, and the formula incorporates both hyaluronic and tamarind acids which will leave your skin plump and feeling refreshed.
The products also contain naturally derived papaya enzymes which gently exfoliate and brighten your skin after each application.
Luna Sleeping Night Oil
This is quickly becoming one of our favourite products ( perhaps ever?!). With a distinct blue hue this sleeping oil is said to rejuvenate tired looking skin, whilst fighting wrinkles while you sleep. The true definition of beauty sleep perhaps? The Luna sleeping night oil formula uses the latest in retinoid oil research to target the visible signs of skin damage caused by age and environmental factors. The formula is enriched with cold-pressed avocado, chia and grape seed oil which will hydrate and restore the skins balance and give your skin a plump and fresh appearance. Even though this is an oil it absorbs fast into the skin, and we are really enjoying combining this product with the C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum before heading to bed. If you are a fan of waking up looking like you have had a solid 8-hour sleep (even though you may just have had a mere 6 ) this combination is a godsend and will leave your skin looking radiant and fresh.
Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm
Oh how we love a good multi-purpose cleanser! We were so excited to try this product and it really did not disappoint. The Blue Moon Tranquillity Cleansing Balm is a luxurious cleanser which melts into a silky, milky texture and promises to cleanse the residue makeup and pollutants alike. This cleanser is perfect for anyone with sensitive, dry and even spot prone skin. It contains calming ingredients such as chamomile, natural bees-wax in a cocoa and moringa butter base, it’s also enriched with a blend of essential oils. The calming formula is the perfect way to remove makeup and dirt at the end of the day and will help reduce any redness on sensitive skin.
Disclamer – This product is not vegan as it contains beeswax
We are super excited to see and report about the longer term benefits of the incredible formulas developed by Sunday Riley.
This exclusive collection is worth £105 but by ordering it from www.glossybox.co.uk, you will receive all these incredible products for just £30 which is an absolute steal! The box is currently sold out but we are really hoping (and praying) that it will be back in stock again soon as we think this is an incredible collection for such a superb price. We would like to get our hands on a few more to give away to our loved ones as gifts!
That’s all from us today but please let us know in the comments below if there are any products you would like us to review 🙂 Until next time,