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 #8 in Face Oil

4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars4%
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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
Nicole G.
Ciudad de México
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I really enjoy this oil since it doesn’t break me out but hydrated my skin at the same time it helps with blemishes, breakouts and texture. It’s on the pricey side, but would definitely recommend it to people that suffer from texture and mild acne, but one thing I did notice is that if I use it for too long non stop, my skin gets used to it and doesn’t work as well as it usually does. So I’d suggest using it only when necessarily, when you feel your skin is irritated or if you use a product that you feel could break you out or if you already broke out.
Keia J.
Kitchener , ON
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I absolutely love this facial oil. I have acne-prone skin (mild), and I have replaced using harsh benzoyl peroxide and replaced it with this oil, and I have not even been getting hormonal breakouts. I have almost been using this for 2 months, and I am not even through 1/4 of the bottle so I think it is worth $100 CAD.
Danielle S.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
This product did help my congested pores and I love the scent! It is a dry oil so doesn't leave you greasy which I like. However for the very expensive price I expected better. I will enjoy it to the last drop but won't be repurchasing. The packaging is also gorgeous
Amanda S.
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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 tried a sample of Sunday Riley’s U.F.O Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 😍
I was beyond excited to try U.F.O because a close friend of mine swears by this oil.
❇️ Feels really nice on the skin.💆🏻‍♀️
🌿To me, it smells a little bit like oregano - but not in a bad way. It doesn’t bother me...especially if it yields results.
💚My skin looked and felt amazing in the morning! I am definitely going to purchase a full size of this! Love!
Alya A.
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
At first, I didn't like it because I thought it broke out my skin. I stopped using it for months then decided to give it a second chance since my skin was looking bad any way. It hydrates my skin and leaves it feeling soft. It is not breaking me out any more. My skin is looking better since I started using it again, but that may be because I changed a few things in my routine and the way I use it. Now I just pat it on my skin (problem areas mostly) rather than rub it in.
Best thing about it is that it doesn't feel sticky or slippy on the skin; easy to sleep with it on.
Janelle S.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have oily acne prone skin and I believe this has really helped with my breakouts. The oil sinks in quickly and has made a big difference on my existing acne and scarring. I would only use this at night because I don’t believe it sinks in quickly enough to use during the day before applying makeup.
Devon C.
6 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I was a little skeptical of this at first as I have tried so many products claiming they would get rid of my acne.  They would always clear my skin up slightly but could never get rid of my large cystic acne.  You know, the huge, I'm not leaving your face for a month kind of zits.  After using this for a couple weeks I have seen massive improvements in my skin!  My skin isn't totally clear but the pimples that do pop up are small and gone within a day or two.  The rest of my skin has smoothed out and a lot of the redness has gone down.  I haven't had a giant pimple since I've started!  I love love love this and will definitely repurchase.
Maiyah K.
Preston, UK
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
This product is a god send. I’ve been suffering with white heads on my forehead and jaw area for ages now and traditional acne solutions have never worked. This along with washing my face with the Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa System has completely cleared my skin! Worked better than prescriptions I’ve had. It’s pretty pricey but worth the money for me I’ve never felt better about my skin.
Ivy A.
Halifax, NS
49 reviews
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This is it! If you're oily, do not be afraid of this!!! It will make your skin purge (all your acne will come to the surface) and then it'll go away! Definitely give your skin a couple weeks to purge but once it starts clearing up, this will be your holy grail product for all skin types!
Kyra S.
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Nordstrom
Interesting product i love the concept of a salycidic and tea tree oil. I love that it helps brake the "i have oily skin meaning i cant use a facial oil" myth and brings comfort into trying a oil. I do feel it was a nice oil not too heavy and ingredients were almost perfect. But i do think it could use less irritating essential oils, adding them made the product more irritating, smell odd and makes the salycidic less effective from what ive heard from dermatologists. Great concept but not perfect.
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.
845 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?
Marta C.
17 reviews
ai got a full size of this product. I dont have breakouts often but I have super oily skin. so this could last for a year or more? do you know for how long this product is good?

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