Smartly crafted formulas that are clinically backed, nontoxic ingredients, beautiful graphic packaging, and clever product names are just a few of the qualities that have earned skincare brand Sunday Riley its cult status. Consistently a Sephora best seller, the results-driven luxury line is always generating hype and flying off shelves. But are Sunday Riley’s buzzy moisturizers, serums, and oils (which aren’t exactly cheap, mind you) worth all the attention and dough?
Who What Wear Beauty Director Erin Jahns and I were skeptical (as we always are of skincare brands whose products have unabashed cult followings and high price tags), so we put nine of its best sellers to the test. For context, Erin has sensitive, acne-prone skin, and I’m a true combo skin type. (I’ve got both congested pores and dryness to navigate.) Keep scrolling for our in-depth reviews of Sunday Riley’s Good Genes treatment, C.E.O. serum, Saturn mask, Luna oil, and more.