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
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star4%


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
Amanda C.
163 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
This works well for preventing breakouts, but do be careful of how much you use if you have oily skin because it doesn’t completely absorb and can make your skin feel very greasy. That being said, I typically apply a tiny amount to my cheeks and jawline where I’m kind of dry and break out the most, before I go to bed. When I wake up, some of the breakouts I had will be much smaller or even almost gone. A little goes a long way with this one and I think it’s worth the price if you control your usage.
Maya G.
Menasha , WI
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I got a sample of this from Sephora and it's a GAME CHANGER for acne! I've only used it 4 times and my skin already looks better. My active breakouts cleared and my scars have diminished significantly. I was nervous it would make my skin dry- but it actually moisturizes it without leaving a greasy feeling. The price is a little outrageous but you only need 2-3 drops to cover your whole face. Will definitely be purchasing the full size bottle when my sample runs out
Niara J.
Houston, TX
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The best oil I have ever used! It really does its job. When I have little break outs or irritations it definitely helps to calm them down and clear up within a few days. I also love that it isn’t a heavy oils that clogs my pores; will definitely keep buying.
Cathryn C.
Winter Park, FL
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I really enjoyed using this product at first. Keep in mind that it will cause your skin to purge so give it time. I found it to be very effective at keeping my acne in check. Combine this with occasional use of Good Genes and it will also reduce redness. Unfortunately, it just stopped working for me. Some people I have talked to have said the same thing. It was great and then it did nothing. Oh and it smells terrible. Like peppery wood smell. I can't explain it.
Lindsay B.
Hopkins, MN
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
I've been using this product for about a month so I'm interested to see how my skin looks in another couple months. I have very acne prone, oily skin and nothing seems to help it but after putting this on for a night I wake up feeling like my acne is calmed down a bit. You get used to the smell, and I think it's even brightening my acne scars. I gave it four stars because it's insanely expensive and because it doesn't work on blackheads as much as it claims to. 
Joscelyn B.
Los Angeles, CA
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 1 oz more...
I wish this brand was more affordable but it makes my skin look so good! I had a sample of the lactic acid cream and my breakouts went down SO much i loved it. instead of buying the full size I went for a value box which also includes this oil and I've been pairing the two together at night before I go to sleep and my skin looks so clear and beautiful the next day. The smell is sort of manly, kind of like a eucalyptus mint and it's dark green but rubs in clear, totally worth it!
Alex L.
81 reviews
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I got this as part of my Sephora Gratis, for free, and was slightly skeptical because I have super sensitive skin and have read reviews about how this has made them break out. HOWEVER, after using this for a week straight, I am obsessed, makes my skin super hydrated and allows my makeup to glide on top, and acts as a barrier so my makeup doesn't clog my pores.
Danesha M.
Centralia, WA
240 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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The only reason this isn't getting four stars is because of the initial smell, some of the ingredients are potent and so it smells a bit like kelp. Not a deal breaker as the smell does go away and I have noticed a big difference in my skin. I use this oil 3-4 times a week after the Martian toner, it does take a minute to absorb but it has helped with my acne. Also I do wish it wasn't in a clear bottle as light can degrade skin care so I keep it in its box.
Nidia M.
Lenexa, KS
158 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
THIS CHANGED MY SKIN OMG I CANNOT LIVE WITTHOUT THIS PRODUCT. I used to have the worst acne but when I started using this after about a week of small purging my skin was AMAZING my all my friends and family compliment how much better my skin has gotten and ask what I've been using. I'm also 20 so the anti aging part is great because I get a head start. I'm also oily so I was afraid to use it but even if you're oily it's AMAZING. GO TO SEPHORA AND GET A SAMPLE NOW
Meredith S.
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL more...
Fan of this product! It's very aesthetically pleasing, the packaging is great but my favorite is the smell. It's like a magical herb forest.
I get hormonal acne around my chin, so I use a prescribed topical cream, but I use this every day under make up on that area and have seen reduced breakouts overall. I still get them, so couldn't give five stars, but honestly I feel like when I stop using this serum I break out. So I would definitely recommend as part of an acne fighting regimen. Also docked one star for pricey-ness factor!
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.
845 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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