Review: Sunday Riley U.F.O Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

sunday riley ufoOver the past two years or so, the skincare brand Sunday Riley has gained plenty of hype. The brands Luna Sleeping Night Oil and Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment  have been plastered on beauty blogs and featured in “must try” stories. The Houston-based brand is praised for their natural ingredients and simple, clean packaging. So naturally, when I was suffering from breakouts and bored of my skincare routine I decided to give the brand a try. I went into Sephora expecting to get my hands on the Luna Sleeping Oil. However, while I was examining other products I spotted the Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil.  The oil, which promises to clear congested pores and leave you with smooth, even, blemish-free skin, appeared to be the answer my uneven, bumpy skin needed. Originally, I was planning to purchase the 1.18 oz bottle, but when I saw the $80 price tag I decided to try out the $50 0.5 oz bottle before committing to the bigger size. When I got home I washed my face with cleanser and opened the bottle.  I love the fact that it was green and smells effective (code for stinky). I like the feel it has on the skin. It’s not sticky at all and sinks into the skin nicely. Unfortunately, I didn’t find it to be all that effective. I used it every night (and a couple of mornings) until the bottle was empty and I didn’t see a noticeable difference in my skin. For $50 that was extremely disappointing. While I’m still willing to try another product from the line, the U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil gets a thumbs down from me.


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