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

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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
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.
Reilly S.
Charlotte, NC
195 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
Love this oil! It really does help treat any active breakouts. Saw a huge difference in my skin when I started to use this, but definitely helped that I read the suggestion to work up to using it everyday! Started it everyday/other day at night time so my skin wouldn't flip out, and saw amazing results. Love mixing it with my Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant And Superfood Face Oil to help dilute the product, making it more gentle for sensitive skin. Because it’s an oil, it’s awesome for all skin types at night.
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.
Sarah A.
Newton, MA
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I've had this product for a couple of weeks now and can say that I've really noticed a difference in my skin.  My pores were never large before but this product made them completely invisible and has calmed my skin down overall.  The price tag kind of made me nervous but I found it to be worth every penny.  I suggest buying the smaller size at Sephora so you can test it out and see if it works well with your skin. 
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.
Courtney W.
State College
10 reviews
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I use this almost every night, and definitely think that it's doing its job. I used to take spirinolactone, but since moving I haven't had a chance to find a new dermatologist. I was afraid all of my acne would come back, but a combo of less makeup and Sunday Riley treatments, the U.F.O. oil in particular, has kept my skin at 90% of the results that I got from taking a prescription med daily (which I will absolutely take over having to put more chemicals with possible side effects into my body any day!). 
ゆいmzk M.
Los Angeles
12 reviews
I've got dehydrated and acne prone skin. When this oil first came out I tried it in a sample size. My skin seems to like salicylic acid and this oil was no exception.
It seemed to keep some of my acne at bay but didn't prevent/heal all of it. I did only use the .5ml bottle sample and I haven't yet repurchased it simply because of the price point. It's not a bad oil but I didn't find the results to be worth the heavy price tag!
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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