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

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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
Brittany S.
Oakland, CA
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
A wonderful introduction to the Sunday Riley line for someone with congested skin. It's a pretty mild product, since the oils balance out the salicylic acid. My skin did clear up quite a bit with this product, however there was some cystic acne along my jawline that this couldn't get rid of fully. I used this product for 7+ months and saw some improvement, but not quite where i would have liked it to be for the price point.

A fair warning: this product has a strong earthy smell. I personally really like the smell, but I know it's not for everyone. If you have the opportunity to get a sample, do so before you invest in the full bottle.

Since I've switched serums recently and stopped using UFO on my face, I have transitioned to using this product on my chest and back and it is working wonders on some small blemishes on my body!!
Jennifer B.
Independence, MO
9 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I use this in conjunction with the mattyfying toner. I don't have acne but have texture. I've noticed a huge difference in texture and and clarity of my skin. My blackheads have been cleared. My skin just feels cleaner! I have introduced this to my husband as well.
louisville, ky
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Kelly S.
Woodhaven , MI
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I found this oil somewhat helpful but not enough to repurchase it. My blemishes seemed to be smaller the next day without over drying but for the price I can’t justify it.
Melanie E.
Portland , OR
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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Ohh boy this product is a magic!! After many years of searching for acne treatment i finally found the one!!! Sounds dramatic but so true!! I tried different products and medications but non of them work long term! Till i gave this one a try, i was at sephora website and once again looking for the right one, then i saw this oil that has lots of good reviews a bit expensive but i said i will give it a shot! And i am amaze!! 2 weeks and my skin looks like i went to an expensive facial and had laser pimple treatment!! The smell is not appealing tho but it does work for me! I still get a pimple once in a while but it goes away fast and just one or two and very tiny that you wont even notice!Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
Ria R.
Boston, MA
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I absolutely love this oil. I use it before I go to bed and I have repurchase this twice because for those random days when I decide to pick at my face this calms down my skin during my sleep. This is definitely a part of my skincare routine and will be for a while!
Roxanne W.
Orlando, FL
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
At first, I wasn't sure if this product was working... then I noticed I wasn't having any breakouts! I ran out and immediately started breaking out. Can't live without
Dianna N.
Cape Coral
9 reviews
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Broke me out worse and left me with tender skin in places that I do not breakout. Smell was awful and was greasy feeling. Returned back to Sephora because of the price. 
Krystal D.
Greenfield, CA
53 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Used it as a moisturizer at night. Couldn’t use during the day as my face remained oily and didn’t completely absorb. Didn’t notice a difference with acne. Wont be repurchasing due to price.
Vida A.
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Words cannot express how much I love this oil! When I broke out all over my face, this oil was the only oil to help treat the acne and calm the redness and irritation on my skin. I used a number of acne treatment products to no avail, but because UFO is a dry oil, it was able to deliver the salicylic acid acid into my skin and into the areas of infection. I cannot live without this oil and use this oil treatment every night to help regulate my oils, especially in the summer. It's super lightweight on the skin and absorbs quickly, so I never feel greasy. It also lasts a long time and you see instant results (which is such a bold statement to make, but I swear by this product). HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL SKIN TYPES!
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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