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

BY SUNDAY RILEY #7 in Face Oil

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%


What it is:
A quick-absorbing, medicated dry oil to clear congested pores, treat and prevent acne, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for clearer, smoother skin.

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Blackheads
- Pores

If you want to know more…
With 1.5 percent salicylic acid, this fast-acting, quick-drying, medicated oil clears acne and blackhead-causing buildup and debris from congested pores for smoother, blemish-free skin. Tea tree oil and black cumin seed oil support clear skin, while hexylresorcinol and licorice naturally brighten the appearance of old acne discolorations for a more even-toned complexion.

Counterbalancing the potentially drying effects of salicylic acid, milk thistle and cucumber seed oil nourish the skin and smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, without leaving a greasy residue. Chamomile and neroli soothe stressed, blemish-prone skin.

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

What else you need to know:
"When I formulated U.F.O., I wanted to create a dry oil that practically disappears into the skin, leaving oily skin smooth (but never greasy) and yet effectively treated for blemishes and blackheads. Salicylic acid is notoriously over-drying, leaving your skin stripped and looking irritated. By infusing salicylic acid into clarifying oils (like tea tree oil and black cumin seed oil), the drying effects of salicylic acid are nipped in the bud, while all of the treatment aspects (like clearing congested pores and managing blackheads and blemishes) are in full-force. U.F.O. is part of the new Green Line, along with Martian Mattiyfing Melting Water-Gel Toner, created specifically for oily skin clients."—Sunday Riley

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  • "Absolutely OBSESSED with this! Keeps all my stubborn acne at bay! I apply twic a day sometimes, once in the am, and once at night. Has a strong natural scent but I actually like it. It is very gentle especially for my sensitive skin. It is an oil, but it works like a charm for oily skin. Wouldn't buy any other serum! " in 93 reviews
  • "Just bought this oil, and immediately after putting it on I can feel my breakouts soothed and the light tingling from the salicylic acid so I know it's working. For my normally oily, retinol-dried out skin, it's hydrating enough for daytime use." in 78 reviews
Court O.
19 reviews
The smell is horrible. But if you can get past that, the results are completely worth it. This serum does exactly what it claims to, and I’ve noticed a drastic difference in my skin. It does have a hefty price tag, but as soon as I stop using it, I can see my skin gradually returning to its acne prone, dull self.
Izzy C.
New York, NY
22 reviews
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I am obsessed!!!! This oil is absolutely the best acne oil I have ever tried. When I’m about to approach that time of the month, I usually start having break outs and this oil (not exaggerating) minimizes the breakout completely. It is a little expensive, but it is worth it and I will repurchase. Note: I do suffer from cystic acne.
Ericka M.
Little Rock, AR
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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This is one of the newer additions to my skin care routine. I don’t use this oil every day normally only around the time when I get my period since that’s when my face tends to break out. This product feels great and I use it in conjunction with the Murad acne spot treatment and it works great to clear my skin!
Jenni L.
Washington, DC
47 reviews
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I really, really wanted to hate this product because of its price, but after I got it as a deluxe sample at Sephora and used it for about a month (a little goes a LONG way!), I had to go and buy a full-sized bottle. I use it every night when I’m having breakouts, and a couple nights a week otherwise. It really does clear my skin quickly, and minimizes the looks of my pores. I like that it’s moisturizing; when you first put it on it does feel very greasy (which is why I don’t like wearing it under makeup even though it says you can), but when I wake up in the morning my skin feels soft and there’s no greasy feel. I will warn you that it’s got a strong tea tree type smell, but it does fade pretty quickly. Overall it’s definitely worth the price.
Andrea J.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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This has changed my life! I have been dealing with acne for almost 10 years and have spent so much money and time trying to find something to get rid of my acne, but nothing would work for me. I have sensitive, combo skin, so i’m super oily in my T zone, but I get super dry when a product irritates my skin in the slightest. Not only has this nearly cleared up all of my acne, it has severely decreased my oily-ness. I was hesitant to spend $80 on a bottle of facial oil, but I got a sample i store, and in just 2 days I could start to see my acne clear up! It is the best money I have ever spent on skincare and cannot live without it.
Jessica C.
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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This is THE product that changed my skin!! This is a non-greasy oil that cleans out my congested pores and prevents acne buildup. This is one of the few products that i have seen a big difference on my skin, and in a short amount of time. You need the TINIEST amount to do the job (which makes up for the price tag) and I use it at night before bed. Only downside is that it has a strong scent. I would DEFINITELY recommend this product for congested (and sensitive) skin!!
emma d.
Mesa, AZ
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
i originally tried this oil out as a sample from sephora and loved it so much that i had to buy it. it costs more than i usually like to spend on this type of product, but it’s worth every penny! it’s helped to clear up my acne. it doesn’t dry out my skin. it smells great and has unique ingredients. the branding is beautiful. i will continue to use this product!
Ceaira E.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
This was my first salicylic acid and is still my favorite. I love how lightweight it is. It does a great job of gently clearing my pores but because it’s oil based it doesn’t dry me out. Even though my pores are almost completely uncontested now I still use this 3 times a week as preventative maintenance.
Ryan S.
Shelby Twp, MI
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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This is a great product for acne prone skin. One warning I will give it to not put too much on, or it will clog your pores. I heard so many great reviews about this so when I first started using it I was just slathering it alllllllll over my face. Eventually my face suffered some pretty bad breakouts. I then realized that maybe I need to chill out and use a little less.. so I continued with the product only using about 3 pea size drops, and low and behold my face started clearing, scars began to fade, and my black heads were completely gone. This stuff is also so nourishing and leaves your skin glowing. I will repurchase.
Ronnie G.
8 reviews
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I’m not a big fan of how this product smells. I also didn’t notice a significant difference in my breakouts when I used it. I’ve seen before and after pics of people who have used this and it makes a huge difference, just might not be the right thing for my skin type. I absolutely love this brand though and can’t bring myself to give it less than 4 stars!
Mariah L.
Dover, NH
20 reviews
I am very interested in this product, but have dry skin. Would you recommend this for dryer skin?
Ellen R.
Ann Arbor, MI
216 reviews
Does this work/help sensitive/acne prone skin?
Marquita S.
846 reviews
What type of scent does this oil have?
Victoria S.
293 reviews
Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil what did this do for your skin?
Shayla M.
Bensalem, PA
120 reviews
Does this leave your skin feeling more oily afterwards? I tried the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil and it just sat on top of my skin and made me break out more. Hoping this won't do the same.

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