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Instant Radiance with Sunday Riley’s Flash Facial

Sunday Riley Flash Facial

Celebrated individually – {Ceramic Slip Cleanser} and {Good Genes Serum & Mask} are firm favourites of celebrities, bloggers and respected beauty editors (India Knight gave them rave reviews) – however, turns out these skin care stalwarts have a few extra strings to their beautifying bows…

Frequently found backstage during fashion month (Sunday Riley consistently collaborate with Kenzo and Stella McCartney), SR facialists perk up dulled, lacklustre model skins with their signature, ‘quick fix’ Flash Facial – a revitalising combination of {Ceramic Slip and Good Genes}, which gets complexions glowing in an instant. The ultimate foil for fatigue, the marriage of clarifying, normalising French green clay and brightening lactic acid works to purge pores of impurities, kick-start sluggish skin cells and swiftly recapture lost radiance.

After a quick cleanse, combine 3 pumps of Ceramic Slip Cleanser with 2 parts Good Genes and massage over still-damp face (and neck!). Leave to work for up to ten minutes (but even two will make a difference), then gently remove with a warm, damp flannel or muslin cloth to reveal bright, luminous skin – as demonstrated by our beautiful CB Team-member Sarah.

Flash Facial - Step by Step

Because of the active nature of the products, you might experience a tingling sensation – this is a result of the resurfacing lactic acid, working its exfoliating magic. A bit of redness is also par for the course – don’t be alarmed! It’s a sign that your skin cells are frightfully busy, and should subside within a few minutes. Follow the mask with your choice of Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil – {Artemis} if you’re oily, {Flora} if you’re dehydrated and {Juno} if you’re somewhere in the middle, et voila! Bid ‘adieu’ to dullness and farewell to signs of fatigue.

Sunday Riley Flash Facial Before & After

As you can seen, Sarah’s (admittedly flawless) visage is positively luminous without even a scrap of make up – gorgeously dewy and ‘lit from within’, in less time than it takes to make a cup of tea. Every age and skin type stands to benefit, so make ‘Flash Facial’ an intrinsic part of your weekly skin care regimen.




Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…