Tidal Brightening Cream by Sunday Riley Review


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Honest review of the 1.7 oz. Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream by Sunday Riley

Tidal Brightening Cream by Sunday Riley Review

Searching for a review of the Tidal Brightening Cream by Sunday Riley?

This beauty product review guide includes what I liked and what I didn't love about the Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream.

In summary, I was delighted to receive a sample of the Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream by Sunday Riley.

Sunday Riley claims that its cream improves skin moisture by more than 65% and reduces the appearance of dark spots. It sounded too good to be true! So I tried it out.

Continue reading for my honest review of the Tidal Brightening Cream.

2022 Update: It appears that Sunday Riley no longer makes the Tidal Brightening Enzyme Cream.

If you are searching for a brightening and hydrating cream, check out the TruSkin Vitamin C serum from Amazon as an alternative. The vitamin C serum gets GREAT reviews and it is less than $20 on Amazon.

You can also try the Sunday Riley C.E.O Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Cream instead, which people love!

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Tidal Brightening Cream by Sunday Riley Review: What I Liked

Here's what I liked about the Sunday Riley brightening cream.

Absorbs easily: It immediately absorbed into my skin.

Brightens: It brightened my skin the next day (slightly).

Clears skin: It cleared up my skin in one use. Seriously – the pimples on my forehead looked smaller.

Moisturizes: It’s packed with hyaluronic acid – proven to keep skin plump and hydrated.

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Cream Review: What I Didn't Like

What I didn’t like about the Sunday Riley moisturizing cream with hyaluronic acid and tamarind extract.

Smell: It has a slight algae smell to it. Not bad, but it isn’t the luxurious smell of the product that I associate with Estee Lauder creams.

Packaging: The packaging is just kind of bland in a boring blue bottle.

Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Reviews

Curious to see what others have said in their reviews of the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening cream?

Here’s what other women have said about the moisturizer by Sunday Riley:

Great for Acne: “I have acne prone skin…and my skin has never looked this good.”

Not oil or greasy: “I don’t like heavy creams. This is light.”

Hydrates well: “Help(s) hydrate my mature, dry skin.”

Ingredients in the Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

Below are the ingredients in the Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream. 

Ingredients in Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream with hyaluronic acid, papaya enzymes, and alpha-arbutin
Ingredients in Tidal Brightening Water Cream

If you are curious about the active ingredients in cream by Sunday Riley, here’s the list:

  • 1% Alpha-Arbutin
  • Papain
  • Tamarind Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
  • Sodium Hyaluronate

Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream vs. The Ordinary HA

Women compare the Tidal Brightening Ezyme Water Cream to the 2% Hyaluronic Acid by The Ordinary.

The Hyaluronic Acid (HA) 2% +B5 moisturizer by The Ordinary is a great alternative to the cream by Sunday Riley.

It is also much more affordable. (It is only $5-12.)

However, I think the two moisturizers are very different. The Ordinary’s HA seems to make some women’s skin peel and become dry, versus acting as a pure moisturizer.

On a side note, I’m testing the 10% Niacinamide and 1% zinc solution from The Ordinary right now. I use it nightly, and then moisturize every third night to prevent my skin from over drying.

Final Thoughts on Sunday Riley’s Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

Overall, I give the Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream a B+ review.

I appreciated that it 1) didn’t make my forehead break out the next morning, and 2) didn’t feel the least bit greasy.

Personally, I’m still in search of the perfect night-time moisturizer. However, I may have found it with Koope's lightweight moisturizer!

If you'd like me to test and review another product by Sunday Riley, I'd love to hear from you!

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-Christina Marie from Very Easy Makeup

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