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
Treston H.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Tried a sample of this from Sephora and decided I needed a bigger size. I’ve been using this for a few months now, and it leaves my skin hydrated and definitely helps to reduce breakouts. The packaging is nice (real glass) and the box the bottle comes in is super cute. Well worth the price because it lasts forever, and by mixing it with your moisturizer or serum, you can get by with only using a couple of drops at a time.
Lisa J.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Oh my. I asked for a sample last time I was at Sephora and oh my. The smell is horrible to me. I don’t know it smells like black pepper that has gone bad. I put it on my face because if I can put snail serum on my face I can put pepper oil on my face, right? The next day I didn’t notice anything different so I am pretty neutral about this product. I really really just hate the smell. Looks great in the package though.
shivani💫 B.
1 review
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I had horrible cystic acne- I was literally considering going on accutane before I tried this product!! It completely cleared up my skin and helped start the scar healing process, too. It's really expensive but completely worth it if you've been struggling with acne for a long time and feel like you've tried everything. The smell is a little off putting, but you get used to it and it is so worth it!
Ashley C.
West Jordan, UT
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
It’s only getting 4 stars because of its pungent smell. It’s very strong and is almost a turn off but I do have to say that my blackheads are few and far between after using this product my skin really responds to it and it’s the first oil I put on after cleansing and toning. I use this morning and night about 4 drops and push it into my skin.
Kels W.
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this every night before bed, after I cleanse and tone. It does feel oily, but does no increase the oil on my face. I wake up looking very refreshed, glowing, and without any new breakouts (and any I do have are reduced or have disappeared). I genuinely think this has contributed to the health of my skin. I have oily skin, and as most girls with oily skin know, if you try to dry it out too much or too aggressively: your skin just produces EVEN MORE OIL. Leaving this on over night appears to reduce my sebum production over time, and I feel I've become less oily during  the day the longer I've used this overnight. A few drops goes a long way, I use approx. 3 each night for my face and neck.
ogechi a.
15 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
THIS PRODUCT IS SO GOOD! I’ve been seeing results as well! I was very hesitant on buying it, but I’m so glad that I did. I suffer from stress acne (if that’s a thing) and when the pimples would come , this oil did a really good job at stopping them. As well as clearing acne scars! I have seen a huge difference in my skin! I love it so much!
Kerri C.
220 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this product when I start to get breakouts. Within 2 days of using this product my breakouts are gone. When I first started using this product I used it daily but my skin started getting too dry so now I only use it when I get breakouts. It's definitely a little expensive but I'm willing to pay for something that really does work.
Dr.D81 R.
Carpinteria, CA
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Morgan S.
Cincinnati , OH
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I used a sample of this product all over after cleansing my face and after only 2 uses I started to see a difference. I specifically had congestion on my chin that I was having a tough time getting rid of and it decreased by half. Today I went out and purchased this because it is definitely something that will be a game changer for me.
harris D.
New York, NY
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz, SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Sunday Riley’s pricing are very high. But the products are effective. This oil was my first skincare splurge and it changed my skin forever. This oil after the Martian toner is the perfect formula for clear skin. I live in NYC and the air pollution here is bad on my skin, so this works miracles on my pores.
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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