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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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
Marie-France D.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
If you have imperfections you want to get rid of; this is for you. It won’t dry you out like most acne products do. It helps control oils also so the more you’ll use it, the more you’ll stay matte. Two to three drops is enough! It will last you awhile. Great products! 
Jessica L.
15 reviews
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This baby single handedly cleared up an entire face of cystic acne. For years I’ve been trying products in hopes of finding something that would help cure my skin. Well I found it here. I’m so happy Sunday Riley came out with the UFO oil and I pray they never discontinue!
bren m.
Toronto, ON
194 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I’ve only been using this for a few days but I AM IN LOVE. I’ll save up for more of this product because I now realize I’d be lost without it! I have very sensitive acne prone skin and this kept me hydrated while eating away at all the bacteria that clogs my pores. I layered it with Sunday Riley’s Good Genes and topped it off with Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea hydrator. My skin has honestly never been better- entering 30 and starting to stress about my skin I really wish I had discovered this combo much sooner!
Karrah K.
9 reviews
I purchased this product to attack some acne breakouts I was experiencing. I found that it purged my skin continually and never really plateaued. The product was good on my sensitive skin, however the scent is quite strong. 
melissa m.
St. Albert
4 reviews
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This oil is perfect for oily acne prone skin. Epecially if you have congested skin. I apply this after i wash my skin and it sinks right into my skin and follow up with a good moisturizer and my skin looked transformed in the am. I will continue to purchase till i die.
Allissa D.
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
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I like this oil but it’s is not a must! Smells a lot like a diluted tea tree oil blend and is effective on clearing up mild blemishes. I have tried this as both and spot treatment (under makeup and at night) and it did the job! I have also tried this on my entire face and found it to be kind of ineffective. I liked the product but for the price I wouldn’t purchase again.
anastasia l.
3 reviews
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So I had been curious about this oil for a while now, but the sky high price put me off quite a bit. Now I don’t mind paying some pennies to have good skin, but as a student, the number of pennies in my pocket isn't much at all so £68 for a bottle of oil is a little steep for my pockets.
On to Ebay I went to find a sample (hyperlink) I ordered the larger size so I would have enough to test it for a substantial period of time.
The oil is dark green in color and my boyfriend said it smells herbal in a nice way. He wasn’t offended by the smell. (I'm anosmic, so I don’t have a sense of smell. My boyfriend is my nose) I had also ordered the Luna oil, so I was using UFO in the mornings, and Luna at night for the first couple days. When I didn’t see any improvement from Luna, I decided to just use UFO both morning and night. The first night was amazing, a visible difference. Now I don’t have any major issues. I have sensitive and blemish prone skin, usually dry and dehydrated with red cheeks. I woke up to a drastic decrease in the size and anger of my few blemishes. My skin looked healthy and plump, my redness was minor. When used during the day it is an oil so it will sit on top of your face for a while before settling in, so I only used it if I wasn’t going out that day, but it does give you a beautiful healthy dewy look!
My blemishes are almost entirely gone, my skin is smoother and less red and whilst it's not the best for moisturizing, it is an oil so it does provide a silky feeling and plump skin
Tay M.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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It has a very strong smell of herbs. If you’re sensitive to odd smells. This won’t be for you. Those of you with dry skin and acne. It is recommended. Overnight it reduces the spots whilst also moisturising the skin.
🏅Beauty 🏅.
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I love this oil. In the first few days I used it, I had some intense whiteheads from this product bringing all of my acne/clogged pores to the surface. After that my skin was beautiful, and it has maintained it that way.
Nicole M.
619 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
My holy grail!! My skin has changed DRAMATICALLY since I started using this oil. I would highly recommend spending the extra money on this. My skin is smoother and more radiant and also I have less breakouts now as well
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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