30 April 2016

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review

I was incredibly lucky to be sent this latest Sunday Riley release to review prior to the UK launch.

An avid fan of the Ceramic Slip Cleanser (I'm on my third bottle to date!) I hadn't explored many other products other than this one in the Sunday Riley range and I'm not sure why to be honest, I've definitely been missing out that's for sure!

I was sent a full size pot of the new Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream along with a mini Luna Sleeping Night Oil and I wanted to test it out properly prior to sharing my thoughts with you, hence the delay!

I've been using it consistently for the past month and in different climates, so you could say it's been put through it's paces! I used just the cream for the first two weeks and then incorporated the oil into my routine later on just so I could see how the cream performed by itself first of all.

I'm quite often skeptical and disappointed with hyped up skincare products, often finding them to be a huge and expensive disappointment.


I am pleased to say that the Tidal cream does not fall into this category though.  Oh happy days!

Ok, so let's go into a bit more detail....

The Tidal cream interested me initially because it offers two benefits not often seen together in your usual 'moisturiser'.  Hydration and exfoliation.  For me, someone who has true 'combination skin' this ticks both of my main skincare 'needs'.  Something that will moisturise and brighten? I'm all over that shiz!

So, what the Sunday Riley Tidal Cream offers...

  • An intense water drench
  • A significant increase in hydration of the skin
  • Two forms of Hyaluronic Acid
  • It will hydrate and visibly plump the skin
  • Papaya Enzymes to smooth and exfoliate
  • Alpha-arbutin and giant white bird of paradise extract (say what?!) to brighten hyper pigmentation spots and illuminate 

The texture of the cream is not your traditional 'cream' moisturiser, in fact it has a sort of gel / serum type consistency that is very pleasant and refreshing to apply.  It quickly absorbs into the skin and you certainly don't need a lot of it.  The smell is fresh and can be likened to the Estee Lauder Daywear scent.  However, if you do prefer something that is more 'creamy', you are probably not going to get on with this. 

For use during the day it's perfect for applying under foundation, leaving a fresh even canvas to apply make up to.

Used in the evening, I woke up with very plump and moisturised skin, however when paired with the Luna Oil is when it really comes into it's element! I loved the effect of using the two products together and if you are thinking of buying the Tidal cream, I'd recommend you also get the Luna Oil. (but beware, it's blue and you will look like a Smurf going to bed!) 

Over time, I did see evidence of my skin brightening and hyper pigmentation (of which I have lot of) also seemed to improve quite a bit. 

So to conclude, I am pleased to report that the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, despite being one hell of a mouthful to say! is an effective all-rounder and definitely worth investing in if you're looking for a moisturiser that packs a punch and has additional benefits.  My skin is combination but I could also see this really working for all skin-types.  It really helped with dry patches on my skin by eliminating them completely yet my oily T-zone seemed less oily throughout the day when I wore it under make up.

I've popped the links below for those who are interested in purchasing! (let me know if you do and what your thoughts are!)

Thanks for reading x


1 comment

  1. Sounds fab. I've yet to try anything from this range. Luna is being bought once I'm not pregnant anymore though! This cream sounds fab too.




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