Sunday Riley Tidal Cream: Review

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Today I have another review for you and its going to be on the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream.


Let me just say off the bat, if you get dry skin or dull looking skin that needs a little cocktail of hydration and brightening. Then say hello to this pot of magic!

I got this for Christmas and after almost a month of trying it out I thought I’d let you know how I’ve been getting on with it. This was my first ever product from Sunday Riley, I’m very much new to the Sunday Riley club. But I have seen a number of bloggers talk about this cream and sing its praises. So I was really keen to give it a go, especially as I was running low on my previous everyday moistener which was the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Although I did really enjoy using that cream, I wanted to try something different. I had tried a small pot of this cream which I received on a trip to Space NK in the Summer last year as a sample. I really loved the way it made my skin feel so quenched and hydrated in the height of the July sunshine. So I asked for it as one of my gifts for Christmas and I was very delighted to discover it wrapped and waiting under the tree for me.

The Tidal cream is a gel formula, which is made of two weights of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is incredibly moisturising with the skin, which helps to deeply hydrate dry skin and renew the skin cells. This cream is also made with Papaya Enzymes to brighten the skin and White Bird of Paradise which is a flower with properties to help combat signs of ageing. Sunday Riley also states that this cream is suitable for all skin types, I myself have combination skin so my skin isn’t one for making my life easy!

One of the things I really loved about this cream was its texture, its gel like formula gives it a very water like feel. It glides over your skin easily and absorbs into the skin, it doesn’t leave any sticky or tacky residue afterwards so your skin feels silky smooth to the touch. One thing I hate about a skin cream is it if leaves my skin feeling oily or clogged after using it, I hate really heavy creams with a lot of oils. As my skin is combination I need to try to balance out the oiliness whilst keeping my dry skin hydrated. But, I do honnestly beleive like this cream did the job in that department.  My skin felt hyrated and refreshed, yet I didn’t feel as if I got overly oily as a result. It feels very cooling and soothing on the skin. I have been getting issues with irritation and redness on my skin due to the harsh temperature changes my skin is having to endure at the moment from going from the warmth of my house to the cold outdoors. This cream also works very well on my irritated skin.

Makeup sits beautifully on top of it, this cream gives an amazing base for any makeup you apply afterwards. After I apply it, it gives my skin a noticeable fresh and dewy texture and I have noticed a difference in its overall appearance. For me, this cream makes my skin look as if its had a long drink. If I could describe how my skin looks after applying it in one word it would be quenched. You really don’t need to use a lot of this product, a little goes a long way.

All in all I really love this product for how it makes my skin look and feel. It has a beautiful, luxurious texture which actually skins into my skin and deeply hydrates it. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and looking more dewy and fresh. Just what my skin has been needing these last few weeks, I’m really enjoying the way it makes my skin look and  feel and am very impressed with the results so far.

It is pricey at £60 for a 50ml pot, but its the same with all of Sunday Riley products they are a high-end brand which are sold at places like Cult Beauty and Space NK. But, I do think its worth a try if you get dryness or you want a lightweight moisturiser that gives you deep hydration. They also sell a 15ml size for £20 too if you want to test it out before buying the larger pot.

After trying this moisturiser I definitely want to explore more things that this brand has to offer. Let me know what your favourite Sunday Riley products are in the comments below.

*Click here to view the Sunday Riley Tidal Cream.

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Emily is a Masters Degree Student, Writer, Journalist, YouTuber and blogger who runs the blog and YouTube channel

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