Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review

With the sudden drop in temperature my skin is suffering. If it was an acne flare up, I’d be well equipped to deal with it but I don’t really know too much about dealing with extremely dry skin because it’s never been an issue really. 

My forehead is the worst and slightly flakey and there are small patches of dryness across the rest of my face. Not cute. 

I had a root through my drawer of products that I haven’t yet used and Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream called out to me. 

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

I bought this moisturiser as part of a Sunday Riley set but on it’s own, a full size (50g) tub would set you back an eye-watering £60. They do also offer a smaller 15g for £20.  I’m not even going to pretend – this stuff is expensive.

So what is so good about this ‘cult’ product? 

Well, according to Sunday Riley it contains “two weights of hyaluronic acid, alongside resurfacing papaya enzymes and brightening white bird of paradise extract, this thirst-quenching gel-cream intensively hydrates all skin types – flooding parched cells with much-needed moisture to smooth, plump and restore youthful dewiness.”

Let’s be honest, most of that sounds fake. what on earth is brightening white bird of paradise extract? Anyway I did the work and researched it and it turns out it’s all real ingredients guys. Now that I’m equipped with information I can truly say it sounds epic; more importantly though, it sounds like exactly what my skin needs. 

The cream is mint green in colour and is such a lovely consistency. It spreads across your face so easily and sinks in really nicely without leaving any sticky or shiny residue. 

I used to be someone who used minimal moisturiser because of my very oily skin. I was just worried it would make it worse but it was only later on that I realised my skin was actually dehydrated. I still found it hard to find moisturisers that I liked and I prefer creams and moisturisers that are water based and have a watery or gel consistency.

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream ticks ALL the boxes.

What do I think now that I’ve finished the tub? 

I’ll be honest, I’m crying. I miss it. I think about all the times I was too liberal with it. I want it back. It’s taken top spot on my list of moisturisers that I love and I would consider buying it again without hesitation despite the high price tag. OK I can’t lie, there will be hesitation but not enough to stop me.

Would I recommend it? If you can afford it, I would recommend that you try it out at least once. If you’re a fan of Clinique’s Moisture surge, you’ll definitely like this too. Click Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream to try it for yourself.

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