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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Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
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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
Eman S.
Buena park, CA
164 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Ever since I started using chemical exfoliators, I noticed that my skin was purging a lot more. I needed something to help control all the new blemishes so I got a sample of this from Sephora and it worked so well that I bought the full size. It smells very earthy but it really will help keep your skin clear!
Natasha L.
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Oil always scares me but this one is the opposite of clogging. It’s an interesting smell. I gave it 4 stars because I’m not sure how necessary it is. The two other clarifying Sunday riley products, the toner and the mask, are more worth it in my opinion. But definitely not a bad product.
Krista A.
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I got this in a sample kit and used every last drop. I felt like in conjunction with my other skin care products this worked very well! It’s pricey but a little goes a long way! It’s a dry oil and it does dry down so at night you don’t feel like you’re getting your pillow covered in oil!
Paola V.
13 reviews
By far my favorite oil EVER!! Totally worth the price! You wake up with a clear complexion and a smooth and dewy face. I have never broken out or have had any problem with this oil, it makes me feel refreshed and clean. Would recommend 10/10
Tonya G.
Kelso, WA
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Just dot this miracle elixer on your problem areas and see that they are either gone completely or less inflamed by morning! The smell is a little pungent but it works on problem skin like a dream! I can't recommend Sunday Riley products enough! They are such high quality and the results are immediate.
Jamie R.
141 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I was given a decant of this at Sephora. I was going through a bad acne problem and was trying to find skincare products to help because I didn’t want to go to a Derm. This made everything worse. Tried it again later to double check and I still broke out even worse. Would never recommend this.
Jessica A.
11 reviews
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this product didn’t work well with my skin. my skin actually broke out more. i had really high hopes for this product, but my skin unfortunately didn’t agree with it. it didn’t dry my skin out or make it overly oily, so that’s a plus. other than that this product just did not work for me.
Lenita R.
Wilmington, DE
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Use sparingly. Using too much and too often can actually cause clogged pores. I use this as a spot treatment for acne and see a noticeable difference by the next morning. There have been some complaints about the smell. There isn't a fragrance (which is good) but you can smell the oregano oil. If you're sensitive to smells you may want to steer clear.
Gabby L.
Natick, MA
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
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This oil is nice for people with acne prone skin. It came in a trio that was pretty pricey. This oil is very thick and has a strong smell. But, it does seem to calm my acne down and make it less inflamed. This is nice, but it’s super expensive. I probably will not purchase the full size.
Jes B.
Saint Louis, MO
133 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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After seeing a review of sorts for this from a YouTube beauty channel, I decided it was time to try. I don’t have bad acne, but it’s persistent. I get small breakouts on my face and little breakout spots on my chest. Even though they aren’t big or painful or even that noticeable, I myself notice them and it bugs the hell out of me! I’ve been using this almost daily in conjunction with the Sunday Riley ceramic slip cleanser. (Which I’ll post a review on as well). I’ve noticed just within a two week or so span that my small breakouts are almost gone. No new spots are popping up. My skin is actually looking better and noticeably smoother in complexion. This oil is amazing! As far as describing it goes, I’ll say it’s not all fruity and fresh like others. It smells earthy almost. Not chemically, at all though. It smells like I’m putting something that will actually work on my face. If that makes sense 🤣. The smell is pretty strong. I find that as it dries down and absorbs the scent disappears. I wear it alone or under my foundation primer when I wear makeup. I’ve notice no oiliness from this under makeup. It actually controls the oil. I was hesitant because the product itself is an oil even if it’s for acne. I was hkneatly expecting to see more oiliness as the day went on but I never have! If you’re looking for something to control any kind of acne I highly recommend this oil! With using this with other Sunday Riley cleaners you will see a difference! I’m so glad I took the chance and bought this.
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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