Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

BY SUNDAY RILEY #2 in Face Oil

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%


Luna works throughout the night to deliver more visibly youthful, luminous, even-toned skin in the morning. Trans-retinoic acid ester (retinol) complex reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles, while visibly improving the signs of premature aging, including fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness. Balanced with blue tansy and German chamomile essential oils—both rich in soothing, blue azulene—the look of redness and sensitivity are visibly balanced for a calm, even-toned complexion. Luna is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, radiance, and skin smoothness in as little as four weeks, while advanced retinol ester mixed with potent botanicals makes this product the ultimate transformational, soothing, sleeping night oil.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal 
✔ Oily 
✔ Combination 
✔ Dry 
✔ Sensitive 

What it is:
A next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin. 

Solutions for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles 
- Dryness and rough texture 
- Pores 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens 
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

Suggested Usage:
-Apply as needed to clean skin. 
-Product goes from blue to clear when massaged into the skin deeply enough. 

Advanced tips:
-Use Luna Sleeping Night Oil directly after cleansing.
-If using another treatment, like Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid treatment, wait five minutes for Luna to sink in before applying Good Genes. 
-Alternatively, you can use Good Genes in the morning and Luna at night, or alternate evenings.

-Due to presence of retinoids, not for use during pregnancy. 
-Due to presence of retinoids, it is best to use Luna at night.


-Trans-retinoic Acid Ester: Supports healthy skin with the power of retinoids, but without the irritation of traditional retinol; encourages exfoliation and revitalization for the appearance of smoother, younger-looking skin. 
-Blue Tansy and German Chamomile: Help to calm and soothe for a reduce the appearance of redness. 
-Chia Seed Oil: This richest botanical source of omega 3 also provides alpha-lipoic acid. 

Persea Gratissima (Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Organic, Cold Pressed Concord Grape) Seed Oil, Rubus Fruticosus (Cold Pressed Blackberry) Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Cold Pressed Chia) Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide (and) Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Tanecetum annuum (Blue Tansy) oil, Anthemis nobilis (English Chamomile) oil, Eriocephalus punctulatus (Cape Chamomile) oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) oil, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Vetivera zizanoides (Vetiver) oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, CI 61565 (Green 6), CI 60725 (Violet 2).

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Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
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  • "Hands down, my favorite skincare product I've ever used. I've been using the Luna oil for over 6 months now and am so impressed with the change in my skin! I have very sensitive skin that is prone to redness, irritation, and breakouts. Retinoids typically cause major dryness and peeling with my skin, but not with the Luna oil! My skin is brighter, with a more even tone and texture, and my breakouts are far and few between! When I do break out, I find that the inflammation clears much clearer than it used to. I even had to change to a lighter foundation shade because of how much clearer my skin became!" in 198 reviews
  • "I got a couple samples of this from Sephora and it lasted so long! It didn't take me long to fall in love with this product! It's so useful for hydrating and lightening dark spots! It definitely exceeded my expectations and I would definitely recommend this product even though it's expensive. Worth it!" in 192 reviews
Su L.
Toronto, ON
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product so so so much. It is worth the price imo. The magic happens overnight, and the morning after you can witness your skin's improvement right away. The initial scent fades away fast enough and the blue pigment has not stained any of my white/light coloured sheets or pillow cases. It definitely helped with my pores, textures, fine lines, and overall brightening of my face tone. I recommend to try the sample before investing in the big bottle as our skins love different things. But to give a reference as to which sized bottle to get, the big bottle will last a whole year of avg. 4 days/wk use.
Waterloo, ON
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Luna Sleeping Night Oil – Sunday Riley

I believe this is a great ‘starter retinol’ and a nice luxurious treat for the skin, but I’m not convinced Luna is deserving of all the hype it receives. This product did not have me shouting from the rooftops (unlike Sunday Riley’s Good Genes… which for me has been a game changer!)

Full disclosure: I am turning 44 this year. I am not looking for products that show subtle improvements. I want workhorse skincare… the kind of product that makes me say ‘Wow!” when I look in the mirror the next morning. Twenty year old me might have loved Luna. Forty something me doesn’t impress that easily.

Pros: It does last a very long time. I purchased the Power Couple kit from Sephora last fall and just ran out of the tiny sized Luna this week. (I’m on my second Good Genes). It’s a lovely smelling product with a nice consistency, although may irritate those with sensitivity due to the essential oil irritants it contains. The bottle and dropper are lovely; great for dispensing just enough without waste.

Cons: It’s pricey… and I’m not 100% certain it’s worth it. When I look at the ingredient list, I don’t understand the pricepoint. The artificial dye is this product is worrysome.

I might consider purchasing Luna again, and giving it one more try… but there are so many other ‘shiny things’ out there on the market that I ‘need’ right now, Luna will have to take a backseat. To be honest, I’d be more inclined to look into a prescription retinol rather than repurchase.

I really wasn’t terribly impressed by the results I’ve seen from Luna. I see rave reviews all over the intrawebs for Luna… many from people I trust and respect. With skincare, not everything is going to work for everyone. Luna. I’m just not that into you.
Sarah K.
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product meant to minimize wrinkles and pores and restore the skin's youthful appearance. Because I knew it was a cruelty free brand, I jumped at the chance to try it when I received a deluxe sized sample. This oil is soothing, calming the redness in my skin. While it's meant to be worn to sleep, I found this worked better for me in the evenings to get the product soaked in before I went to bed. It calmed my redness, and I absolutely saw an improvement in the size of my pores. The only reason I can't give it a 5 is that it's quite pricey for the size.
Yulia V.
Toronto, ON
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It's only been a couple of days since I've started using a sample of this I got from Sephora, but so far I don't really understand the hype around this product, and I don't think the sample will last me long enough to see any significant long-term effects, if there are even any. The blue colour of the oil is cool, but I am not spending a hundred dollars on an oil because it looks cool. It works well with the rest of my skincare and nourishes my skin. but doesn't do anything extraordinary. My other, cheaper beauty oil, do just fine of a job. 
Kim H.
Thorold, WY
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is simply amazing. The blue Tansy smells so good and is great for your skin. I generally have very oily skin and this sleeping oil did not cause more of an issue. I love that it’s blue so you can see where you’ve spread it. I do not have a lot of age blamed skin issues but I have been using this as preventative for a few years, and now in my thirties my skin is still beautiful. It is very expensive and so worth it. I will repurchase again and again
Kayleigh L.
Burlington, ON
189 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I was super nervous to try Retinol after hearing so many horror stories but this is 100% the way to go. Because it's mixed with oil, my face doesn't make out or turn crazy red because of the retinoids. Luna is my favourite out of the 3 Sunday Riley oils I own because of the results. Skin feels tighter and plumper, yet softer. I have extremely sensitive skin and have gotten away with using it in the morning. The only downfall is the unnecessary dye in it. It doesn't react to my skin (thank god) but I'm just curious as to why it's there.
Claudia N.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It’s a really nice dry oil that works well even if you have oily skin like I do. The blue colour doesn’t stain the skin but you have to thoroughly massage the oil into the skin. It gives my skin a nice glow the day after which is really nice. The product is really pricey so it was a splurge for me. The good thing is that you only need a couple drops so it does last awhile.
Jessica P.
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I give a lot of my review products 3-4 stars. I usually give expensive products a 4 even if they work however, I’m not going to do that with this product. It is worth every penny.
I thought the blue colour would transfer on to my pillow when I sleep and it doesn’t. I liberally massage the oil into my face before I go to bed and the next morning I’m left with EXCEPTIONALLY soft skin. I had bad acne as a teen and I’m left with a bit of scaring. I haven’t seen any diminishing in my scars BUT the discolouring of my face from hyper pigmentation is almost completely gone. It’s nice waking up in the morning and having a soft canvas to put my foundation on. I will repurchase this product.
Zain C.
16 reviews
this product is amazing for someone who has normal skin, my skin surely has some major texture problems like bumps under the skin and milia(milk spots), this oil contains retinoid so it also has a lot of anti ageing factors which was shown clearly when i used it on my mother, it doesn't sting the face or burn which is nice as some products contain too much AHA which makes the skin sensitive to the sun, which would mean that you would need to add an extra stage in your skincare. it did reduce the look of the milia and made it less visible but it does cost a lot so i would try and get a sample if possible to see if it reacts on your skin. but for me it was worth it and would highly recommend it to anyone who is willing to make the splurge and wants to invest in their skin . :)
Jordann W.
187 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This oil is life! I love blue Tansy and what it does for the skin. The smell can be off putting. I don’t mind it so much, it smells natural and to me is better than artificial smells. This has helped my breakouts significantly. On days when I’m too tired for the full skin care at night, I’ll just wash my face and apply this oil guilt free. Even without serums I know it’s helping me avoid breakouts and retexturizing. I wake up with soft supple glowing skin. Highly recommend and will definitely keep purchasing.
Jamie B.
Chillicothe, IL
47 reviews
I keep hearing about the Luna Oil, and the Good Genes. Do you have to use both, or is one better than the other? If I were to only buy one, which one is the MUST have item???
Ana W.
Lafayette, LA
10 reviews
Is this worth the hefty price tag? Will this help my skin if I am currently suffering from active breakouts? Also, is there any stinging? I ask because I use good genes and if there is any broken skin, it burns so much!
Zarina Z.
Glendale, AZ
557 reviews
Would I put this on after I put on your moisturizer for the night or can I skip the moisturizer and just add this?
Herandy S.
Corona, NY
4 reviews
I see this in every social media am dying to try it is this good for oily skin? I have never use any retinol products will this make me dry?
Sandra D.
Terrebonne , QC
200 reviews
Everyone is talking about ! But is it really working and Howlong did you wait before seing a difference ?

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