Review: Sunday Riley – Tidal


Brand: Sunday Riley

Skin type: I have been looking for a place that tells me the skin types but can’t find one. However, I’d say it would be perfect for dry, sensitive skin.

How to use: Apply to clean skin, twice a day. With continued use, hyperpigmentation spots are brightened. It can be patted on top of makeup to seal in hydration and radiance. For increased brightening power, layer (or alternate) Tidal on top of Good Genes.

Ingredients: Water, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Seed Gum, Ethyl Macadamiate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (and) Lecithin, Isododecane, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Lauryl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Strelitzia Nicolai (Bird of Paradise flower) Seed Aril Extract, Alpha-Arbutin, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) seed extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Papain and Carbome 1, 2-Hexanediol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Algin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract (and) Melia Azadirachta Flower (Neem) Extract (and) Amino Esters-1 (and) Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract (and) Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract (and) Lawsonia Inermis Extract (and) Ocimum Sanctum Leaf (Holy Basil) Extract, Pearl Powder, Fragrance, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

How does it smell? The first thing I thought was cucumbers! It smells exactly like cucumbers to me

How does it feel? Gel like texture but light

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Cost? £20 for 15 g or £50 for 60 g/ $65 for 50 mL

How long did I test for? I got it in early January so around two months

What I liked? If you follow me on Instagram you will know just how much I love this cream. I wasn’t even considering buying it or had even looked into it when Sunday Riley sent this to me (don’t worry this is all honest and not sponsored). When I opened the cool green, light gel it wasn’t what I was expecting and not what I was used to with creams that have hyaluronic acid as one of their main ingredients. Now the reason why this is important for me is because the weight of a chemical affects its distribution, because this has two weights of HA it is more likely to distribute all that hydrating goodness deeper into the skin. I remember the first time I wore this I was amazed at how my skin wasn’t dry after walking almost an hour in freezing weather. That has never, ever happened before! So, in summary this is my Holy Grail product.

What I disliked? I can honestly say nothing, I actually look forward to using this.

Would I buy again? Yes!

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