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
Adela&brooklyn S.
20 reviews
Purchased at: Sephora
I absolutely love this face oil. All of Sunday Riley’s products work so well for me and are worth every penny. This clears up any imperfections I have in a night! Love LOVE
Brittany H.
239 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Currently using this oil every night and have not seen a difference. I was hoping it would help keep my face clear (more for maintenance) as well as minimize breakouts during that time of the month. During my time of the month I felt like I broke out worse than before. For how pricey this item is, I would say its a pass. My skin is on the oily side, so I don't know if dry skin will have better results. I know other people who have had great success with this product so I think this is a product that either works for you or it doesn't. 
Christina M.
42 reviews
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Lord Jesus himself sent down this oil for ladies like myself that have face demons raining on their parade. This oil is so hydrating, and fights blemishes day and night. I can't express enough how great this has been for my under chin cystic acne. It's expensive but a little goes a long way. I will be buying it again but it'll be a while because one dropper covers my face and neck. Smells a little herb like but it doesn't bother me since I just wear it at night. Also for heavy breakout days it goes great under foundation :)
Amber K.
Phoenix, AZ
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this hoping it would help my daughter with her hormonal acne. I put it all over her face and the very next morning there was a visible difference in her face. The large angry blemishes were nearly gone and her skin was more even toned and no new blemishes came up. It didn't stop her from getting any blemishes but the amount and the size of them has been greatly reduced. It doesn't smell great. It smells like oregano but it's not a bad smell just got a pretty smell. Which tells me there's no fragrance so that's a win.
Rachelle W.
Portland, OR
19 reviews
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
This oil is magical. First off I wanted to say I was skeptical on the claims because there was a lot! After trying a sample at my nearby Sephora, I was hooked. This is a great clarifying product. It reduces the appearance of pores and acne scars with salicylic acid, while helping the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The smell is strong at first but it goes away instantly. I use this every other night and I'm obsessed!
Amy S.
204 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
So I got this as sample at Sephora and at first I absolutely loved the way it felt on my skin. So I bought a bottle. Well, it does make my skin soft and gives it a nice non oily glow the next morning it did not do a whole lot for the occasional break outs I get. The scent is quite strong, which does not bother me but it may bother some people if you are super sensitive to scants. Kinda of like a tea tree herbal scent. I was really hoping to love this stuff. Will continue to use because it does make my face soft and hydrated.
Meriel Y.
Altamonte Spg, FL
158 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
If you can get past the very-strong scent of this product (very "green" like an herb garden), and the huge price tag, this product definitely helps expel the gunk from your pores. I have cystic-acne prone skin and this definitely makes it appear worse because it is doing it's job and forcing the gunk from my congested pores. Just a few drops go a long, long way (so this jar will last a year or more, even with persistent cystic acne like mine), and as an oil it feels nice (instead of sticky or greasy) on skin. Sunday Riley is also awesome for using full-strength ingredients in their products. So while they are expensive, you aren't getting watered-down product.
Reigan M.
Chicago, IL
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I. Am. Obsessed!!!! After hearing youtubers rave about this product I decided to give it a shot, despite the hefty price tag. Let me tell you, it was worth every cent. This product worked MAGIC on my small bumps and skin texture. I love that the products are all natural, especially since I have sensitive, allergy-prone skin. The smell is a bit earthy, but you get used to it. I use this product day and night, and it has dramatically improved the texture of my skin, and made it more even / glowy. Amazing product!! Will repurchase.
Jennifer F.
Metairie, LA
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Let me start by saying that I love Sunday Riley as a brand and use a wide range of their products. I love this UFO oil because while I am a huge fan of facial oils, sometimes, in the hot, humid months, UFO helps control breakouts and excessive oiliness like other facial oils do not. Even when I don't use it all over my face, i will use it as a spot/patch treatment, and use another oil on drier areas of my face. It's definitely something you need in your skin care arsenal whether or not you have oily, acne prone skin.
Debbie G.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I use this oil in the morning after cleansing and before moisturizing. Because it has salicylic acid and I have dry, sensitive cheeks I only use it in my t-zone. I’ve only been using it a month and haven’t had a single blemish. As other reviewers have mentioned it has a strong smell - not bad, very herbal, definitely something you need to get used to. I use a few drops a day so even the small bottle will last a long time. I didn’t want to love it because it’s so pricey, but I love it and will definitely repurchase.
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?
Marta C.
17 reviews
ai got a full size of this product. I dont have breakouts often but I have super oily skin. so this could last for a year or more? do you know for how long this product is good?

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