Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review
By Ree

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review

25 Apr 2016 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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I have been so excited to try this new launch! The Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream just has all the right words going on for me and as it promises some serious drenching with hyaluronic acid, I had very high hopes. I love exploring new textures in skincare and this certainly fits into that category. Take a look. BUY IT HERE.

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Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review

What is really interesting about this product is that as well as hydration, it also promising an exfoliation action to promote cell renewal and ingredients to brighten the skin.

Sunday Riley Tidal Cream Features

  • Delivers an intense water drench
  • Significantly increases hydration
  • 2 forms of hyaluronic acid
  • Tamarind extract
  • Hydrates and visibly plumps skin
  • Papaya enzymes smooth and exfoliate
  • Alpha-arbutin and giant white bird of paradise extract brighten hyperpigmentation spots & illuminate
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Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review

Sunday Riley Tidal Cream Ingredients

As I know this is the kind of product that real skincare junkies will be into, I thought it might be helpful to include a full list of the ingredients:

WATER (AQUA), HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PROPANEDIOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, TAMARINDUS INDICA (TAMARIND) SEED GUM, ETHYL MACADAMIATE, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER (AND) LECITHIN, ISODODECANE, ADIPIC ACID/ NEOPENTYL GLYCOL CROSSPOLYMER, LAURYL DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, STRELITIZIA NICOLAI (BIRD OF PARADISE FLOWER) SEED ARIL EXTRACT, ALPHA-ARBUTIN, AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) SEED EXTRACT, HYDROLIZED HYALURONIC ACID, ALLANTOIN, PAPAIN (AND) CARBOMER (AND) 1,2-HEXANEDIOL (AND) CAPRYLYL GLYCOL (AND) ALGIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT, MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER (NEEM) EXTRACT (AND) AMINO ESTERS-1 (AND) COCCINIA INDICA FRUIT EXTRACT (AND) SOLANUM MELONGENA (EGGPLANT) FRUIT EXTRACT (AND) ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT (AND) LAWSONIA INERMIS EXTRACT (AND) OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF (HOLY BASIL) EXTRACT (AND) PEARL POWDER, FRAGRANCE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE (AND) TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CHLORPHENESIN

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Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review

So I have been testing this Sunday Riley Tidal Cream out for a few days and I have to say, it is so pleasant to use. The texture is really lovely – like a soft blue gel that’s super cool and very refreshing to apply. When you apply it, it melts into the skin and almost vanishes. After a few minutes, it actually feels like you haven’t put anything on to the skin. You need the smallest amount.

It smells really cucumber-y and floral. The scent reminds me of Estee Lauder’s Daywear BB which I really like, but if you don’t like scented products, you might find this slightly irritating.

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Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Review

I think this is really great for combination skin like mine because this is more about hydration than moisturisation in the traditional sense. It doesn’t leave a creamy feel at all. I am kind of addicted to that creamy feel though, so I have been occasionally using this before moisturiser, as a kind of serum. At night I have been following it with a couple of drops of the Sunday Riley Luna Oil and waking up to plump, bouncy skin.

Before I started testing it, I had some dry skin between my eyebrows and on my forehead, and although Tidal doesn’t feel creamy and moisturising, the dryness seems to have gone in just 3 days. I am quite impressed with that. It makes a lovely base for foundation. For a combination skin, it makes sense to use it alone under a dewy foundation, and perhaps add in a moisturiser, or moisturising primer, under a matte, more drying foundation. I used it with the new Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction foundation which is fairly thick and matte (and incredible on enlarged pores!) and found that adding in the Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle on top of Tidal made application much easier, and a much more juicy finish. If I was going for the Armani Maestro Glow I would just stick to the Tidal.

I am loving this so far. It has only 3 days so far, so I can’t make any judgements on how well it works on hyper-pigmentation (which would be interesting to see) but it has definitely made a significant improvement in the hydration levels of my skin in quite a short space of time.

I think the jar packaging is a downside, but perhaps the texture is best suited to that?

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream is £60 / $65. It is available in the UK HERE & HERE, and available HERE in the US.

Ree

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