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
Sarah L.
Deerfield, IL
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I LOVE this serum. It’s an oil, so I don’t wear it under makeup. I wear it at night and on days I don’t put makeup on. I bought this from Sephora in the SUNDAY RILEY Space Race Fight Acne, Oil + Pores at Warp Speed Kit and it’s a great value. Honestly, my skin is so sensitive but acne-prone, this is the first product that, with continued use, works.

Pro tip: put this OVER your moisturizer. I put two and two together, and this works best when applied on top. Also, I find it helps seal in the moisture provided while combating acne. My skin has never felt better and I hope you find the same results.
Cecilia G.
El Paso, TX
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
If you suffer from acne, especially cystic acne, I highly recommend this product. I used it at night- religiously- and it helped clear out about 90% of my acne that I struggled with. The smell is a bit musky but I’m willing to accept the smell with the results it delivers. The product does say you can wear beneath makeup but I personally do no recommend as it may cause the foundation to slide.
Alyssa B.
Ripley, WV
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my favorite face oil everrrrr! Great for acne, great for helping diminish some oil off the surface of your skin. I use it at night and the next morning my skin always has a nice glow to it and any acne i had looks smaller or has gone away. It does have a strong smell but i personally love the smell. Kinda expensive but very worth the price and i love the packaging and little dropper!
Subrina R.
Jamaica, NY
15 reviews
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I love this product! I originally received it as a rewards gift and it is so good for acne prone skin. I use a lot of chemicals to combat acne so the oil definitely helps keep my face from dying. You don't notice what the oil does for you until you stop using it. It smoothened my skins overall appearance and helped with texture. It helped keep my acne away as well as help with softening the visibility of my black heads on my nose. I'd often mix this in with my moisturizer and spread it evenly all over my face. It is pricey, but a sample lasted me about 3 months so it's definitely worth the price.
P a.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Where do I start. A friend recommended this product to me because it helped with her acne. So I thought I should try this. Before I tried this I had mostly surface acne. Ive always had acne. I was very excited to use this product. I also purchased the toner. I used both of these products for 60 days. I’m now suffering from cystic acne and it hurts really bad. Also I started getting dark spots under my skin from the cystic acne. I didn’t mess with any of the spots. So I’m not sure why I was getting darks spots. This had me worried so I went and spoke to the specialist at Sephora and she said this shouldn’t be happening. So I ended up returning it and about a month later my skin felt much better. I can say this product did help with minimize my pores and looked really nice under my foundation.
Jasmine W.
Auburn, AL
93 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
This stuff is great! If you’re someone who doesn’t really get acne but more just clogged pores or random black/white heads that look like just bumps or texture on your face this is for you! It will clear that up overnight!! I use this product once or twice a week in place of my normal serum & keeps my skin looking great. The only con is the smell, it’s a very strong evergreen type scent.
Lisssa G.
Scottsdale, AZ
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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I love Sunday Riley products so much, the CEO serum is my only let down so far and I really like this oil. It’s not drying and you wake up with moisture still in the skin. Most acne products don’t work for me but I can put this on at night under serums or moisturizer and it seems to help. It’s also salicylic acid which is way better for my skin than benzoyl peroxide or glycolic acid!
Kyle V.
Columbus, Ohio
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Phenomenal. It may seem strange to use an oil to treat acne or breakouts, but this product is great at keeping blemishes away while keeping skin soft and hydrated with the dry oil formula. I use 5 or 6 drops at night by warming it between my hands and pressing it into my skin instead of rubbing. I. The morning I add 2 or 3 drops to my moisturizer and I have not been let down.
Tasneem A.
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This oil absolute magic. I have very acne prone skin and this oil started showing improvements instantly right after the first use. I apply it both am and pm. It absorbs in to the skin beautifully, leaves behind no greasy feeling and is immensely hydrating as well. I would forever repurchase and recommend this to everyone with dry sensitive acne prone skin. The first pic without glasses shows my skin before i started using the oil. The second picture with glasses on is one week into using the oil. Obviously my acne scars didn’t disappear but they lightened and overall my skin texture improved a lot. I don’t know if you can tell in the picture though.
Valerie S.
Carson city, NV
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
This product worked wonders for a couple of weeks. It was not greasy feeling and it really cleared up my cystic acne. Unfortunately, it did not continue working for very long. I would recommend it though on a short term basis and then switch it out for another product that works and go back to it. The effectiveness just seemed to wear out. I would buy again though.
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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