Oh so Good Genes

Good Genes has been in my life for just over a year now and for me, it’s a very unique product unlike anything else I have tried. I always find it generates a lot of questions whenever I post about it on Instagram so thought I would share my experiences of the product with you all.

Good Genes is a lactic acid treatment which can be used daily or occasionally as a mask. It claims to boost your complexion, plump fine lines and even help to reduce hyper-pigmentation over time. Generally it helps to exfoliate your skin with pretty quick results.

Its consistency is cream-like and after months of racking my brain, trying to remember what its smell reminds me of, I can now smugly say it’s Refresher chew bars! Next time you use it, you’ll see what I mean! For those not familiar with this childhood favourite of mine, it has a quite a distinct citrus smell. Not something I was a fan over in the beginning but the more I’ve used it, the less I’ve noticed it.

When I first started using this product, I applied it consecutively for around 4 nights. That’s when the burning started to set in. It would hit around 5 seconds after applying, a really irritating, itchy burning sensation – like when someone is tickling your feet and you just cant get away!

I was initially really disappointed but then I realised I had just been over killing it. The pH of the product is pretty low which means it’s acidic and therefore can be quite irritating to the skin, especially if you have sensitive skin or use it frequently. I would advise that you don’t use this product daily. I now use it 1-2 times a week (which also means it lasts a lot longer).

So the reason why I think a lot of people love this product is because it has visible results which are seen very quickly. I find this product works best for me if I apply it at bedtime with my serum. When I wake up in the morning my skin has a visible glow about it. I’ve also noticed that with time, chronic scarring that I had around my chin is beginning to fade. I don’t suffer with hyper-pigmentation so I can’t comment on this.

I think the slight sticking point with this product is its price tag. At £85 for a 30 ml bottle, it’s not something you would buy without doing a little bit of research first. I’ve recently bought my second bottle after a brief pause to see if I could cope without it (obviously not). As I said in the intro, I haven’t been able to find a cheaper alternative that has the same effects. I see it the same as an investment piece for my wardrobe. It’s there when I need to get my skin looking good quickly!

Have any of you tried it? What did you think?

Love Sophie x

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