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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  • 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
Christine H.
20 reviews
I'm so into this face oil. It looks small for the price tag, but I literally use a drop per night. You apply it only on the areas on your face where you would break out (for me, my t-zone especially for hormonal break outs) and just lightly tap it into your skin. I like just applying it in light taps and allowing the product a couple minutes to absorb into the skin before applying moisturizer to lock it in. I like this because it not only deeply moisturizes your face, but pulls all the junk out of your pores to prevent any future break outs. So when you first start, you might get a pimple or blemish here and there. Just bear with it!! It is worth the slight pain and I have yet to have a break out since starting it.
allie B.
State College, PA
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I didn’t hate this product, but it didn’t do enough for me to justify the price (I wouldn’t mind the high price tag if it were a miracle product). I bought this when my face started breaking out after a couple years of relatively clear skin. You only need a drop or two to cover the whole face. It has a strong smell, sort of medicinal, but it dissipates after ~20 min, so it wasn’t intolerable. It didn’t feel overly sticky or greasy on my skin. It sinks in after a little while. However, it didn’t seem to do much for breakouts. I finished the bottle, but did not repurchase. I ended up switching to a different product that cleared up my skin more effectively, and at a much better price point. Your mileage may vary—some may love this product! It just didn’t do enough for me to continue breaking the bank.
Aimee S.
Spring Hill, FL
8 reviews
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
This is an absolute essential in my skin care routine! After my pregnancy my skin got out of control. I had masks and acne creams that could help blemishes disappear, but nothing could really help balance my skin. I had been eyeing this product for a long time when I saw Sephora added a 0.5 oz version of this product for half the price of the full size. I immediately purchased and thank goodness I did! Over the course of 3 days it cleared my skin completely and I haven't had acne break through my skin since. I have not had congested pores, either. I prefer to only use this at night, simply because that's when I do more of an in-depth skin routine. A tiny bit goes a long way. I'm only half way through the bottle and I've been at it for 4 and a half months. I've recommended it to a few friends and they've had success with it as well. When the time comes, I will absolutely be repurchasing this product again!
Swetha V.
new york
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
i love this oil. i have acne prone combo skin. any time i use any new makeup product its bound to cause some irritation and break me out. since i addedd this oil into my skin care regimen my breakouts are far and few in between. i use this both in the day and at night. typically i use an AHA lotion, then this oil, then a hydrating oil free moisturizer then primer then makeup. at night i uze aha lotion, retina-a, then ufo oil then an oil free moisturizer. this has not made my combo skin more oily and it really has improved the clarity of my complexion. i highly recommend this product.
Jessica H.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
My dry skin can’t tolerate traditional acne spot treatments so this oil is my go to ... pop it on an active breakout at night and wake up to a much less angry and much smaller annoying pimple
Kelly A.
Newark, NJ
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Purchased from Sephora. Have used it for over 2 months now and it has completely transformed my skin. Pores are less congested along my nose and and the breakouts i used to get regularly along my chin have disappeared. People complain about the smell but honestly it is not that bad. I got used to it pretty quickly. This absorbs rather quickly. I only use it once a day at night and i found that was enough for my skin. Would definitely recommend.
Aimee E.
New Britain, CT
175 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS SO IF YOU WANT THE LOW DOWN ON THIS PRODUCT READ THIS REVIEW. I just recently got a sample of this product and wasn't sure anything about it. Lately i have been breaking out an excessive amount. It could have to do with my depo shot, the stress that has been out on me lately, or the start of school, buy anyways i have fairly clear skin most of the time i get a few pimples here and there but the other night i was looking in my magnified mirror and seeing all of my imperfections and popping them(pimples 101 you are not suppose to do this big no no). Before i went to bed i massaged this product onto my cleansed face and woke up to a face of clear skin. So i was like hmm i think i like this product. Therefor the next few days i put the product on under all my makeup and before bed and my skin has never been better. I recommend this product 100%.
Magdalena T.
Sunrise, FL
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Okay guys, this saved my life! I was suffering from really bad cystic acne and it was getting to the point where I was willing to spend the money for the results. What I did was buy the smaller sample before purchasing the bigger bottle to see if it was worth my money. I saw instant results. I used it day and night. It left my skin hydrated, unlike most acne products. I later than bought the bigger size and use it every night and my world has change. It leaves you hydrated while leaving your skin healthy and moisturized. If you can afford it, get it quick!!
Rachael E.
Norcross, GA
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
So I have had acne for around 7 years now. I'm always on the lookout for new products that don't make my face breakout even more. I've been using this every night for about two weeks so I haven't had a full month for my skin to adjust, but I've really enjoyed using it. The packaging design and look to it is to die for. I even love the smell of the oil! I use it as a finishing touch at night time or even as a spot treatment. It doesn't sting at all and I even noticed a little clear up on my skin and blackhead areas. While my breakouts are rampant on a regular basis and it's very hard to tell the effectiveness of a singular product, this product has not made me breakout and I plan on using it more in the future.
Carrie L.
Picayune, MS
929 reviews
I have added this to my night time regime, once a week, and I will never look back. It has made my skin so incredibly soft & youthful. It has the lightest most elegant scent & feel on the skin.
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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