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I had really fallen in love with Sunday Riley’s Good Genes! It was amazing for my skin, making it smooth reversing acne pigmentation and giving my skin an overall glow. But the price tag was a KILLER at £85 for only 30ml.

That’s crazy but if it’s a miracle worker It’s worth it, but it is not a miracle worker! Don’t get me wrong it’s a very good product but if you’re not a millionaire it is not really worth it but for us, non-rich people is there a dupe out there? Here is my review of The Ordinary Lactic Acid Treatment.

There is a full review of the Sunday Riley’s Good Genes Here so, please read before you finish this blog post.

Let’s compare and see what you think.

Price Tag –

There is a MASSIVE difference in price while the Sunday Riley’s is £85, The Ordinary is only £5.80 that is a very big difference in price so in that sense The Ordinary is a brilliant choice.

Amount –

You get the exact same amount in both bottles 30ml.

Packaging –

Obviously, there’s a big difference here, while the Sunday Riley’s is very fancy, The Ordinary Lactic Acid is in a simple frosted glass bottle with a white dropper and a clear easy to read Label.

Formula –

The formula is just like water and sinks in quickly but isn’t good under makeup so that’s a big difference from good genes as that looks beautiful under makeup.

Smell –

Not going to lie this smells disgusting, but you do get used to it after a while.

Ingredients –

The ingredients that are the same in both products are lactic acid,  Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine and I’m pretty sure that’s it so there is a lot more ingredients in Good Genes. 

What Does It Do –

The Ordinary Lactic Acid exfoliates your skin and reduced inflammation which really helps my acne scars and uneven skin tone.

The Drawback –

You can only use it at night as it is terrible under makeup, if you have sensitive skin this isn’t for you and it makes your skin more susceptible to sunburn so you always need to wear sun cream ( you should anyway)

Is It A Dupe?

I wouldn’t exactly call it a Dupe as Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is brilliant, feels lovely gives you beautiful glowing skin but unless your in your 50 + or money isn’t a problem, you don’t need it but with the lactic acid treatment from The Ordinary it gives you a lot of the same results, in the long run, it’s cruelty free and vegan so I would highly recommend giving it a try.

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