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
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  • 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
Leila D.
Baltimore, MD
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I love Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip cleanser. It did wonders for my pores on my nose. I read so many reviews for this and since the cleanser works like magic I really had high expectations for the UFO oil. Maybe the Ceramic Slip just did everything that Sunday Riley could do for my pores because I really saw zero difference from when I started using it to when I finished the bottle. I waited and wait to see some results and I saw nothing. I really wanted this to work but it was a serious disappointment.
Leah L.
Charleston, SC
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I purchased this product in addition to the SUNDAY RILEY Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask in hopes of dealing with some acne. I don’t think this oil helps with current breakouts, but I think it could help to prevent future breakouts. I just didn’t see any results, and for the price point, it just isn’t worth the value. I’ve had much better luck with products from The Ordinary such as The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution and The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 1 oz/ 30 mL.
Jaime C.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
YES YOUR SKIN WILL PURGE. I’ll use this when I have little breakouts mostly to get them to go away, but this stuff WORKS. A lot of people can’t stand the smell but I absolutely love it. The bottle has lasted me a long time and I couldn’t be happier!
Darla B.
Menifee, CA
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I can’t really tell if this does anything. When I stop using and use something else, I don’t notice a difference. It doesn’t smell good at all, if that bothers you. The ingredient list is awesome though, and it should be because it’s definitely expensive, $40 for .5 oz and $80 for 1.18 oz. I do like how light weight it is and how it looks on my skin. For what it’s worth, my skin is looking a WHOLE lot better than it did, but I can’t say exactly what product is doing it. It may be a combination of all of the products.
Sami B.
Las Vegas, NV
24 reviews
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Oh my goodness, this product changed my skin! The thing with this product is that you need to continue using this product because your skin gets worse before it gets better. After the first few uses you’ll notice that your skin is “purging” the yucky stuff from your skin resulting in blemishes and what not, but once your skin is done purging it’s BEAUTIFUL!!!! One thing that I wish was different about this product is that the smell isn’t exactly the greatest, but it gets easier to deal with over time
Jessica C.
Cullman, AL
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
WORKS WONDERS!! I put this on at night after cleansing and let it dry before adding a moisturizer on top! When I wake up in the morning my skin is SO much clearer and healthier! It’s pricey, but it really works and last a longgg time!! So worth it
Ali C.
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This oil is great for day or night to help if you have problem skin and are looking to clear up acne!! It smells very spa like and natural and I like that it’s an oil so I can still use my other products around it without altering my skincare routine!
Amber B.
Commerce Twp, MI
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
This oil was life changing! I was on an antibiotic to keep my acne in check and after going off of it I bought this oil to see if it would continue to keep my skin clear, & it did! I use it at night and wake up to clear, smooth, supple skin. It’s quick absorbing, doesn’t have a strong scent and most importantly keeps my skin clear, I’m now going on my 3rd bottle! This is def a holy grail item!
Kay V.
16 reviews
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
This oil changed my skin in the best ways possible! I struggle with an oily t zone and acne on my cheeks and after a week of using this, my skin has began to clear. The texture of my acne is no where near as severe as it previously was. I use it day and night or during the day mixed in with my foundation. I love the smell! It smells like a forest but nothing awful. The price is a bit high but well worth it. If you struggle with acne I would really recommend this. One of my holy grails for sure
Taylor C.
Hopewell , VA
119 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This face oils works wonders. I use it every night before bed. The smell is VERY strong, it almost smells like balsam or pine. I was turned off by the scent but after using it for 2 weeks I noticed a major change in the overall health of my skin.
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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