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
Niki E.
Richmond Hill, ON
140 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
As the years go by, and the more expertise I gain in the realm of retail skincare, I grow more and more skeptical of skincare sold at Sephora and Sunday Riley is no exception. I know the tagline, "everyone's skin is different" gets thrown around as a remedy to consumers saying "this didn't work for me" but I am here to announce that THIS WORKED FOR ME! The results were visible overnight! I have tried Good Genes and the C.E.O. moisturizer from the brand with no real results and so I was skeptical going in. Perhaps because of this, my standards were low going in but I was blown away with the results. I'm glad they made it a permanent fixture in their franchise. Keep up the good work Sunday!
Anna M.
St catharines, ON
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
One of my co workers suggested this for me whenni mentioned acne and bumps on my skin. The first 2 days i used this i loved how my skin felt. It was hydrated without any oily residue. ( i have combo skin) but after another day or two my skin broke out with bumps all over. I stopped using it immediately. Unfortunately i did not have a great expérience with this product.
Melanie B.
Trenton, NS
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Realistically a three and a half star rating. Almost four. I don’t find it’s making a huge difference in my skin but I’ve only been using it for a few weeks. It doesn’t soak in as quickly as it says but it is fairly moisturizing for a salicylic acid treatment. Not sure if I’ll repurchase but it seems to last a while so that’ll be a future consideration.
Sarah S.
higher kinnerton, chester
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I have been using this product at night for around a month. I use it instead of a nightly moisturiser. I can see improvement in my skin however I don’t feel like o have used long enough to tell if it’s worth it.

The packaging is incredible, the smell is really calming at night however I feel for a “dry oil” it’s quite greasy.
Maria S.
3 reviews
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I never write reviews but I absolutely had to with this product. Ive had a bad case of hormonal acne for the past 8 months, nothing helped, including spironolactone and estrosense vitamins. I went to sephora looking for a retinol because i've heard they can help with acne; the lady told me not to start using that because I don't have any fine lines on my face (I'm 24), instead she did a quick treatment on my face - she used Boscia exfoliating peel mask, Sunday Riley U.F.O clarifying oil and TaTa Harper clarifying mask. ALL of these products are amazing. The redness around my acne patches IMMEDIATELY diminished. I bought the clarifying oil and got samples of the other two products - and have been using them for the past week, my acne is almost all gone. I recommend this to anyone who is experiencing hormonal acne. It is expensive but it is SO worth it. 
Hilary N.
Woodbridge, ON
10 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Amazing stuff! Over the last few months, I started breaking out randomly and it got progressively worse during my period and it would take weeks to recover, all the while new spots were popping up (no pun intended). I normally have a bad reaction to salicylic acid and I didn't know it was one of the main ingredients when I bought it online but I decided to try anyway. I'm glad I gave it a shot! My acne is improving so much and although I'm still getting a whitehead here and there, it's nothing like the cystic acne that I was getting before. Also, note that I have only been using this for a week so I'm hoping it gets even better from here!
Rachel F.
15 reviews
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I can’t believe how well this works... I was weary because it is an oil but it has cleared my skin completely. Everyone is different but this really worked for me, and usually nothing clears my skin so well. It’s a pricey product but I’m willing to pay since it works so well and my skin is actually clear.
Olivia T.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Let me tell you how much I love this! I was using a different brands product and within a few days my entire face broke out. I have never had that many breakouts all over my face. But this magical oil saved my face, within 3 days it cleared up the breakouts and till this day, I use it every night religiously and will never stop.
Oyeshi R.
Toronto , OH
164 reviews
I’d give this a hundred stars if I could. It is my favourite oil and the only acne treatment that worked for me. It works well to get rid of my congested pores and prevents further breakouts. The price is really up there but I’d recommend it to anyone who has problematic skin.
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.
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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