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%
  • 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
Saila M.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Kind of expensive but so worth it!!! I love this face oil and it shouldn’t even be called an oil! Never has my face felt oily after this treatment. It’s so moisturizing while treating your face. Definitely a stay at home spa day!
Jamie W.
Fort Wayne
13 reviews
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I was hoping to see some serious blackhead clearing. I didn’t. I guess I was hoping for a miracle. It was a nice moisturizer but not really effective for any real changes.
Tanya G.
Fresno, CA
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Another Sunday Riley product I've fallen head over feet for! I have oily skin with the rare breakout, but I do experience some whiteheads/blackheads from time to time. I use this oil every morning when I get out of the shower and let it soak in my skin at least 15 minutes before putting anything else on top (usually a sunscreen). I love that this does not leave my skin feeling greasy, and doesn't make my makeup break through the day. This has helped keep my skin clear with minimal breakouts and clogged pores. It might not help with the once a month hormonal breakout that might happen, but I think this has kept my skin looking the best it's been in a long time. Again, the price is a little up there but you don't need to use a lot! I've barely used a quarter of my bottle 8 months into the year. The scent is a little strong, but you get used to it quickly. Worth a try if you have oily/acne prone skin. 
Margaret W.
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I was struggling with skin issues until I found this product. I apply this at night after cleansing my skin. This is my first time using Sunday Riley and I can't wait to try her other products.
Megan W.
Morrow, OH
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz, Other more...
I really love the Sunday Riley U.F.O Oil.  I have oily skin, and at first I was worried that it would just make my face more oily, but I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't.  I currently use it twice a day.  I put it on before I do my makeup, and then I use it again at night after I've cleansed my face.  The only downsides I have are the smell and the price.  The smell is overpowering and takes some time to dissipate.  The price is also quite high, but I've been justifying it since it actually has cleared my skin up.  It has been good at clearing up my acne, but hasn't helped me too much in preventing it even though it is also described as a preventative treatment. 
Autumn v.
10 reviews
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This is the most amazing face oil I have ever used. It is a little pricey but it is so worth it.. packaging is great, dropper application. Kept my skin soft and glowy and keeps my acne away. I could not live without this
Anthony D.
Orange County
10 reviews
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This product was a waste of money to me. I had extremely high expectations for any of the Sunday Riley products (since they cost an arm and a leg). I used this oil for about a week and my skin just couldn't take it anymore. This was my first time using oils, and with my skin type, I thought that it wouldn't be right for me.. turns out I was right. I have dehydrated, oily skin, and this product did not absorb into my skin at all. It just sat on my face. They say to fight oil with oils right? I actually had an extremely bad acne breakout due to this product.. probably one of the worst breakouts I have ever had.

My skin has cleared up since then. Judging from the other reviews on this product, it seems like it has a holy grail for some people. I do still have the product so I might test it in the future, but for now, it will remain sitting on my vanity.
Heather K.
New Columbia, PA
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I bought this product in order to hydrate my skin while clearing breakouts. I get bumps on my cheeks and chin a lot, but have normal skin so I didn't want a product that was drying. This works beautifully! My skin feels super soft and moisturizer and I've only been using it for 3 days. The spots have started to go away, so after more use I'm positive it will clear it completely! I love that the product has tea tree oil! I used tea tree as a teenager and it gave me the best skin ever, so I was thrilled to find a product with tea tree oil again. I only use this oil at night though because the smell is unpleasant to me, but it works so well I want to continue using it!
Rachel A.
Marlton, NJ
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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For anyone worried about putting oil on acne prone skin.... this is a lifesaver! The way i love to use it is over Luna piling the evening and then top it with good genes and then CEO brightening serum. Works like magic
Stephanie R.
Woodside , NY
1,256 reviews
Great on the skin really see a dramatic result a great one of course I highly recommend it and love it to anyone who cares about their skin just as much as I do I love it as well amazing on the skin use it daily too
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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