Why Derms Love Sunday Riley Products So Much

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Sunday Riley is a familiar name when the topic of cult-skincare brands comes up. Since hitting the skincare scene in 2009, the brand consistently dedicates itself to keeping products safe, green, and adaptive to consumer's needs... which is why the best Sunday Riley products are ones that come with high praise from dermatologists.

"Sunday Riley uses a range of key ingredients designed to efficiently promote hydration, support skin structure, regenerate, and keep pores clean and clear with an overall smooth, even complexion," Dr. Ava Shamban, a board certified dermatologist and founder of SKIN FIVE by AVA MD, tells The Zoe Report.

And hero ingredients like chia seed oils and vitamin C aren't where the benefits stop. "I like that they are cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, soy-free and vegetarian," Dr. Hadley King, a dermatologist and Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, tells The Zoe Report. "In general, I think they are conscientious about using safe and effective ingredients."

With the right products, key products from the brand — which just announced a partnership with United Airlines offering first- and business-class amenities on flights — can work really well in tandem with in-office treatments and ongoing care. "The specific use of key AHAs and BHAs, as well as formaldehyde-free glycolic acid, tea tree oil, salicylic acid and black willow bark are great for cellular turnover and fighting acne. Vitamins like C, and the use of lutein are ideal natural protection from UV and have anti-aging properties," Dr. Shamban explains. (You can find all of the above within the range, FYI).

Ahead, see if your favorite Sunday Riley products are dermatologist approved.