Sunday Riley's range of her namesake brand's science-based botanical beauty products is beloved by the likes of Lizzo, Victoria Beckham, and Helena Bonham Carter, and it's no secret why. It was founded in 2009 from Riley's fascination with native plants found on her family's land in Texas, USA. Years of experience working with active skincare ingredients have led to a successful company renowned for its face oils and serums.
When asked what are her favourite ingredients to work with, Riley replies: "Alpha hydroxy acid, Vitamin A (retinoids) and Vitamin C. These three ingredients will benefit everyone at any age, be it 19 with oily skin or 90 with dry skin."
According to Riley, many skincare lovers first dipped their toes into the brand with Good Genes, an all-in-one Alpha Hydroxy Acid serum. With two variations of Good Genes, a glycolic or lactic acid formulation, both are great for clarifying the skin; the lactic acid version also provides a boost of hydration.
The last power hero is Vitamin C, which is the key ingredient in the C.E.O. range, which is formulated with tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. a Vitamin C derivative that has an enzymatic reaction to your skin for more effective results.
Tatler Tip: Vitamin C serums should be snow-white or clear as they are the most effective when left unoxidised. Oxidised Vitamin C takes on a yellow or brown colour, and may not be as effective.