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
Anissa G.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I am in absolute love with the Sunday Riley U.F.O Clarifying Face Oil. I will admit that it's a little bit on the pricey side but I think it's total worth it. I've definitely seen a difference in my skin since I've started using this. The scent was a little strong for me at first but I got used to it over time. It did take a few weeks after I first started using this for my skin to really clear up but it's been amazing to me! I love that it's natural as well. 10/10 would recommend.
Heather M.
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Love this! I have super oily acne prone skin and it has helped me a lot. I first thought putting oil on my face would make it worse, but I was wrong! So happy I tried it. A little goes a long way and you get used to the wrong smell and initial greasy feel before it absorbs. Highly recommend!
Gabriela G.
Walden, NY
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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This face oil is amazing! I have acne prone skin, so treating my skin while also keeping it moisturized has been quite the struggle. However, because this product is an oil that contains salicylic acid, it does both for me! Only cons to this product are its high price and strong herbal pizza smell. I happen to love the smell of italian spices so that part doesnt bother me too much haha #pizzaoil was the name my friend and I gave it after smelling it haha
Samantha S.
Palatine , IL
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I love this oil! I was hesitant to use an oil at first thinking that it would make my skin oily - but it soaks right in! I think this is very effective in minimizing the appearance of pores. It is a little pricey, but you only use a little bit daily and it should last for a very long time. I am pretty sensitive to smells and this one takes some getting used to - but it is worth it for the results.
Neha R.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
This product is a very dry oil because of the salicylic acid in it. It does a good job decongesting the skin but leaves it a bit dehydrated. I prefer the Paula's choice BHA.
Sky J.
Middle Village, NY
8 reviews
This is my shit! I love this! It works! My skin loves it. Make acne had significantly relaxed and i have acne prone skin. Its honestly the greatest thing since Sliced bread. Its so amazing, it works, you can see the results. Its not the best for preventing acne, but it does help soo much. The backheads on my nose and chin area have calmed down significantly. Its just an overall amazing products.
Tiffany S.
Orlando, FL
9 reviews
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Just recently started using this product and I am in love. This is the first face oil that I have ever used....because I have oily skin and I did not know it was necessary for me to ADD oil to my already greasy t-zone. But I love the way this makes my skin feel after use and the acne fighting ingredients make it a bonus product. I will continue to use this product as long as it continues to work.
Maria S.
Harrison, NY
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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Like with all skin care, nothing works over night! This isn't a miracle product! I don't think it smells bad at all! I've been using for about a week and haven't had any major improvements. But, with continued, twice daily use, I know the salicylic acid will work. It's more of a maintenance product. I do have blackheads that have improved with use of any salicylic acid, pricey but get a sample and decide for yourself
Amy L.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I saw the raves about this oil for acne and I have cystic acne so I decided to splurge on this. It first broke me out and I thought my skin was just purging so I kept on using it for 2 weeks, and the break outs didn’t stop. So I stopped using it for another 2 weeks and then used it for another week and still was breaking out. I wanted to love it but had to return it. Just wasn’t for me. 
Alex A.
Los Angeles, CA
32 reviews
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LOVE this oil. I have oily, acne prone skin and have been using this for about a week. I have noticed a significant improvement in congestion and less oil production overall. This is a dry oil so there is not greasy feel and it wears well under makeup. Luna is my night oil of choice and this is my favorite for daytime use. Highly recommend this if you have congestion or breakouts.
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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