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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  • 2 Stars4%
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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
LyLy H.
Los Angeles, CA
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Okay so I never really had acne a few break out here and there so when this oil came out I didnt think twice about it. But ever since December my cheek and contour area were constantly breaking out. And I already have a intense skincare routine. Nothing was working. I changed up my routine, diet and water intake. Nothing. And I was already using Sunday Riley Good Genes and Luna oil.  I decided to just cut back to just thoroughly washing my face and moisturizing. And it helped alittle but I still had massive breakouts and scabbing.    Literally after the first night using this, the next morning my skin SIGNIFICANTLY improved. Most of my breakout were gone I had like 3 blemishes and my open blemishes were pretty healed. After a few day my skin was starting to revert back to normal. Finally After 6 months. My texture is gone with the exception of one current blemish. This stuff is everything. I know people complain about the smell but I see skincare as medicine. The skin is an organ so I prefer my skincare not have added fragrance and you get use to it. Well I did but for what it did for my skin it could smell like cat piss and I would still put it on my face
Amanda L.
Brooklyn, NY
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I tried this after the night oil made my skin a mess and I didn’t see results. I used it every night for about 2 months and I can’t say it didn’t anything negative or positive to my skin.
Marie N.
Waterloo, IA
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Overall, I like this oil. The only negative is I didn’t care for the smell!!! It is also fairly expensive, but I got it in a kit! I ended up returning it because I had a bad reaction to the sulfur mask.
Tara D.
7 reviews
Game changing product. I apply this at night in a thin layer all over my face, making sure to press it into my skin. I wake up with almost no redness, smaller acne bumps, and less textured skin! This has been a miracle product for me in clearing my skin and balancing out my oily skin.
Reina L.
Elmhurst, NY
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Never been a fan of oils on my face but I decide to give this a try to treat my acne prone skin. I don’t like it because it feels like it just seat on my face and my face feels greasy
Angela B.
Montrose, CA
4 reviews
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
The Sunday Riley U.F.O Face Oil is pricey, but well worth it if you have acne-prone skin like I do. Not only has this oil helped to clear up my face, but it works to actively keep new acne from showing up! I notice a huge difference from when I am, and am not using this oil. Most people might think that those with oily/acne-prone skin should stay away from oils, but that is a common misconception. Those with oily skin tend to strip their natural oils away often, which leads to the skin creating more oil to make up what was lost. Adding a facial oil in your skincare routine will not make your skin any oilier, and the benefits far outweigh the negatives. The one downside for this particular oil is that most people seem to dislike the scent, which is a bit strong. I was also not a huge fan of it when I was first trying it out, but have since gotten used to it. It is more of an "earthy" smell that lingers, so I would suggest only using it at nighttime if you are worried about it. A little of this product also goes a long way, as you only need a few drops. The last time I bought mine was back in November of 2016, and I still have more than half left as of July 2017. 
Annaliese A.
Homewood, IL
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I got this oil in a set and it was great. It is kind of moisturizing but I started to irritate my skin and I didn’t see a clear difference in my acne. I will give it another try.
Beatriz F.
Miami Beach
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This oil helped keep any acne at bay! This whole Martian/ UFO line is amazing! This oil was awesome to just help my skin not produce as much acne. Especially when your skin is going through a downward spiral!
Maitte V.
244 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
It works on blackheads, breakouts, redness, and acne scars. My skin just looks better. However it's very oily. I would never wear this during the day or mixed with makeup at all.
Jayden B.
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This has cleared up my acne and blackheads. I have tried everything and this is the only thing that works. I will continue to purchase this every time I am close to running out!
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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