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
ⓐⓤⓑⓡⓔⓨ⚡️ S.
125 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Greatest thing for acne. Not over-drying, actually moisturizing, not chore-clogging, best to use at night, can be used as a make up primer.. ELIMINATES ACNE. Can’t beat it
Elizabeth C.
Louisville, KY
876 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I have really oily skin and pretty bad constant adult, hormonal acne (like teen acne but on an adult). I have been trying tons and tons of products for decades and before i found step 1 and 2 clearogen i tried this with what was then my best current regimen. I was very excited to try this. The sephora employee recommended it to me with an ominous warning of "dont use too much, it will dry your face out bad!." Well that sold it to me lol. I would do anything for a little less oil production. So i bought it, brought it home and added it to my regimen. Last step at night. I woke up an oily mess every morning. I could deal with that. Then i was more oily throughout the day. I didnt think that was possible. Then it started breaking me out. I thought maybe my skin was purging. But after two weeks of it worsening i couldnt take it. I quit. Maybe it will work for someone else but not me. Cute packaging. Little goes a long way.
Michelle C.
Morro Bay , CA
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
UPDATE: from 4 stars to 5. I decided to try this again after more product fails and I'm so glad I did. This is the clearest my skin has been in years!! I don't have any active breakouts!! I've gotten used to the smell and it doesn't dry out my skin like other acne products. Love it!

I just got this as a hundred point reward from Sephora. I've suffered with acne for nearly 15 years and nothing has worked. I'm not saying this is a miracle product(yet anyways) but I've used it less than a week and have noticed a difference in my skin already. It appears in some areas my skin is purging but in others, my breakouts have lessened. My blackheads don't look as prominent either. I'll check in after a few more weeks. The only thing I don't like about the product is the smell. It is SO strong. I can't quite put my finger on it but it smells like herbs of some sort but very strong. The first time I used it, it literally made me nauseous. If so aside from the smell, it's great!
Lauren S.
Madison, WI
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I wanted to love this, but it wasn’t for me. It’s really greasy and the odor is really strong. Unfortunately it did nothing for my acne. Everyone’s skin is different though, it just didn’t work for mine.
Nina P.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
This product is just simply amazing. Anyone who has been struggling with acne or breakouts needs to try this out. You can get a sample of this at Sephora before you commit to buying the full-size which is pretty expensive. I ended up buying this during the Sephora VIB Rouge sale and got this for 20% off! You only need very little so this product will last you a really long time. However, you should be wary of the symbol that tells you its shelf-life...I think its a year? Now I do have to say that the smell takes some getting used to. My boyfriend has said that it smells like grass and pencil shavings...pretty accurate if you ask me. It is a dry oil so it seeps into the skin pretty quick. The bottle says that you can used it with makeup and mix it into your foundation, but I would caution against this as it may not react well with the chemicals in your foundation. This is also a bad idea for girls and guys who have oily skin. I only use it at night and as a spot treatment, unless my entire face feels clogged. I know some people that swear by this as their acne treatment. You have to try this! The price is totally worth it! Your skin will thank you!
Samantha N.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I only give this a three because my acne wasn't severe enough for this product. I found it to be too drying on the skin.. caused flakey dry patches on my combination skin type.
Emma B.
Ridgefield, CT
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I was so excited when this first came out and now I'm on my second bottle. This oil is a little thicker than most and I tend to layer it over Luna (a thinner night oil) and under serum etc. I'm not wild about the smell but I did own Artemis (which is the oil UFO replaced) and the smell of that was so bad I couldn't even use it. Comparatively this is much better. I'm not entirely convinced this has made a huge difference in my skin but the ingredients are great and they certantly don't hurt. If I had to choose between this or Luna, I would choose Luna. But I would say this is worth a shot!
Devon O.
Mathias, WV
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
The best face oil out there. I struggle with moderate cystic acne, large pores and overall uneven skin tone. I’ve tried every topical face wash,creams, you name it. Someone recommended this to me so I gave it a shot. After 3 days or using the oil combined with their toner, I’ve seen a huge difference. My pores have shrunk, acne is reducing, and my skin tone is much more even. It does not leave my face feeling overly oily and yucky which is amazing. It’s so hard to get rid of cystic acne so I am shock at how well it’s working. It’s pretty pricey but I highly suggest giving it a shot if you’ve tried everything on the market.
Victoria I.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Clears up my face almost instantly!!!! For the most stubborn of pimples it clears out so fast! It make your face go a little crazy at first but that’s because it is working!!
Abby P.
Worcester, MA
4 reviews
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Favorite facial product I’ve been using recently! Clears up any imperfections within two days and leaves skin feeling dewy and smooth. Will carry this product till its gone!
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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