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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  • 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
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.
Ashley B.
205 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Holy grail skin care product!! This oil is an absolute game changer. I’m big on skin care and couldn’t figure out why I would still get clogged pores even when I don’t wear foundation anymore. I knew I needed to try something new. This was my choice and I’m glad I made it! It has completely cleared my skin! I had those little hard to get rid of blackheads deep under the skin that I could see close up which really bothered me. After a week, my pores became visibly smaller and my face just looks so youthful. This not only keeps my skin clear and soft but it makes it glow. The packaging is beautiful!! The oil is green which just looks so cool on my vanity. Worth every penny!!
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.
Gina C.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Absolutely loved this product, it cleared up my skin very well. I purchased it from My only complaint is that I found that I had to use more than the recommended 1-2 drops as it is a more dry oil, and that was not enough to spread over my entire face. Therefore, I did go through it more quickly and cannot justify the price. If you are looking for something to really clear up your acne and are not concerned with price, however, try this! The concentrated salicylic acid works wonders!
Ally D.
New York, NY
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Oh, this oil. It's so freaking expensive but I must say, this was a well worth it splurge. I have oily/combination skin but i'm consistently oily all year round that never changes. So I was super hesitant about using an oil on my oily skin! This is a dry oil so it is going to absorb into your skin seamlessly. I love that I can also add it to my foundation and it's not going to warp the formula at all. This is a treatment oil for me so I will still follow up this with a light gel moisturizer. 3-4 drops is all you need. 1 on your forhead, cheeks, and chin, pat in and you'll get your moneys worth.  Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
Amanda D.
Playa Vista, CA
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I got this as a sample at Sephora, and I have to admit I wasn't pretty sold on the whole salicylic acid for acne clearing stuff, mainly because I've used a PLETHORA of products with S.A. and had seen no results!
After trying this (while on my monthly hormonal breakout, mind you) it completely cleared my skin in 3 days. I was shocked! It actually works!
The smell is kind of strong and not my favorite, however, I went ahead and bought the full size of it because of how much I believe in this product.
Totally recommended for anyone who wants to try *gasp* oil to clear their skin from acne! IT WORKS!
Anne R.
102 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I heard one of my favorite youtubers talk about this oil so I decided to take the plunge and purchase it at Sephora! This product really made my skin feel soft and slowly began to clear my acne. It is very effective, in a very reasonable amount of time. I used this oil for a couple months and then the results started to wear off so I purchased a different product. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not to say it wasn’t a great oil, that’s why I gave it 4 stars! I just eventually moved on from it. The glass bottle makes the product look very expensive and high end, which it definitely is! The price on this is very high, but I will always dish out money on good skin care that’s worth it!
Mimi E.
Hermosa Beach, CA
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I LOVE #sundayriley products- however this one just isn't their best. As all of their oils do this has a distinct smell-nothing harsh or too strong- they go on easily and absorb quickly- never leaving your face feeling sticky! However this is supposed to help with acne and blackheads and even though it gave some help- after using it several weeks in a row it stopped working and made me question if my acne was getting worse. I would suggest using this one a few times a week to really see the results! That's what has been working for me! #teamsundayriley
Jilly M.
Quad Cities
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Woah. Now this is $80 for the full size. Worth EVERY PENNY. It smells a little like a pizza but who doesn’t love pizza! But seriously. The smell isn’t for everyone and if anyone returned it after purchasing from me at Sephora it was on account of its odor. I mix ONE drop of this into my moisturizer at night and it keeps my acne at bay. I have sold countless bottles of this to clients of all ages at Sephora and I am a firm believer in it. If you’ve got acne, go get yourself some please!
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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