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
Kody T.
18 reviews
Purchased at: Sephora
I was skeptical about this little guy, but he did so much! I’ve always been iffy on facial oils, growing up with oily acne prone skin. Then my skin did a 180, and now it’s sensitive, dry, acne prone. Looking at it wrong causes a breakout. But this soothed my skin and my breakouts! I was at a concert during the summer in heavy humidity, and my skin stayed looking hydrated and clear! The price is high but you only need one pump for the whole face.
Christine S.
Los Angeles, CA
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Love this stuff! This oil is supposed to help with acne and other blemishes on the face. I will say that it is very gentle and effective, but a little goes a long way. If you are not used to using oil on your face, start off with just a little bit at first and build as the days go on. The worst part would be if you are not used to having oil on your face and you put too much and then instead of clearing your pores you end up clogging them more!
Sara H.
Vienna, WV
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I absolutely love this stuff. I was prepping for a week to go to the Bahamas and I needed something to take care of my stress breakouts. While i was going through Sephora Brand training i decided to really give this product a try and let me tell you that it worked within moment of using it. Spots went away in two days. It smells a bit like tea tree oil and other things but it is fantastic. Definitely a great clean clinical item to have.
Siny U.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I just recebtly got this and have used it a few times already. Its super fast absorbing, super fast and i mean it! Or it could just be because i have super dry skin. I use abt 4 drops each time and have used it a few times already. I havent seen much of a difference n i absolutely HATE the scent. Ugh. I cannot stand the scent.

I will update whether i see result after more use.
Frances G.
Columbia , MO
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This transformed my skin. A little goes a long way - just 3 or 4 drops before I go to bed. I used to use this every night and it really cleared up my skin, now I use it a few times a week and it keeps my skin clear. I will say the smell is pretty bad (like a lot of Sunday Riley products) but I got used to it quickly and i'd rather have a weird smelling products that works than one that is scentless and does nothing. 
Diane C.
Silver Spring
19 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I have combo skin and cystic acne along my jaw. Usually I flare up once a month and this product has helped treat my acne without drying my skin. I have now a second bottle (.05 oz). It’s expensive but I love it underneath makeup so I can treat my acne during the day while my makeup is still on point! If you can wait, buy it online at dermstore with a discount code or sephora when they have their spring/fall sales.
Michelle V.
Manalapan, NJ
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I think this is a great serum for helping get rid of blemishes and acne spots but the smell is quite strong! It doesn’t absorb into the skin quickly so this is the last step when I apply my skincare at night. I do notice that my skin is clearer when I use this and I have even noticed some acne scarring start to fade and become less noticeable. This is a good effective product but I give it 3 stars because of the strong smell!
Bhavi P.
14 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
This oil is amazing for those little flesh colored bumps on your cheeks and forehead as well as texture on you nose and chin areas as well. This oil has defiantly changed the way my skin looked in a matter of days. Although, it might be too drying for your skin type so if used in variation or every other day might be the best option for you. It’s been hard to see when a product is actually working for those little bumps but once using this product I clearly saw a difference.
Kaylin S.
Appleton, WI
157 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really wanted to like this product, but just couldn’t get it to work in my skincare routine. It broke me out horribly every time I tried it, and it wasn’t just a “purging phase” as can sometimes be claimed. I use a BHA consistently, so my skin isn’t that congested anymore. My skin has actually been relatively clear for the last couple years, and I just wanted to try something new. I really liked the Good Genes lactic acid product from Sunday Riley, so I thought I’d give U.F.O. a try. My skin isn’t particularly sensitive, just acne prone, and this oil must have something that just did not agree with my skin. I tried it for a few weeks consistently, with no luck. I waited a couple months to try it again, and when the same thing happened again (breakouts) I just gave up on it. Majorly bummed considering how expensive it was.
Allison L.
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Ok so i got this when sephora had their VIB 20% off sale and such, i got the kit that came with a mask and a toner, I haven’t touched the toner or the mask as I didn’t want to overwhelm my skin. I got this for the sole reason of clearing out my skin, i use Dermalogica products as far as a facial wash, toner and moisturizer but i did want a luxury oil that will help clear out my skin and i have been doing a lot of research on products and came across this one and a lot of people loved it because it did clear up their skin and not only did it do that but it also did brighten up my skin and i will definitely be purchasing another bottle once this bottle does go. Not only does this product absorb into the skin nicely it does leave the skin feeling smooth and hydrated even though it is meant for oily, acne prone skin.
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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