A UFO flew in and took away my acne

Well ..kinda .. i mean not completely but it is pretty damn good. 

Sunday Riley UFO oil review

About three years ago i watched in awe, while Caroline Hirons talked about the wonder that is Sunday Riley skincare. At the time i had no clue about skincare, i would remove my makeup (just) and that was it – far from the routine and product obsessed skincare junkie i am now. 

I remember at the time clicking the link to the products and thinking i would never be able to afford a product from their line; three years later i was still lusting over the products, tweeting about how it was my life goal (well one of them) to own a Sunday Riley product. That was when Sunday Riley tweeted me offering to send me a bottle of new UFO oil. You might not get it but skincare is my thing, this to me isn’t just a product, it’s something i’ve wanted for years so you can imagine my ridiculous level of excitement. 

Sunday Riley UFO oil review

On first application i have to admit the smell hits you, it’s strong but the effects are worth it and as Sunday Riley says skincare shouldn’t smell good. Also this is a deep green colour so when you first apply this it does seem you’re applying the weirdest smelling, strangely coloured thing in the world but i quickly got over it. 

The bottle comes with a dropper so you can distribute the exact amount of product you need without any wastage. I’m trying to use this sparingly so somehow my bottle will last forever, but i still use exactly three drops which is more than enough to cover my face, without over using it or not using enough. Like any other facial oil i apply this at night after cleansing and toning; instead of just rubbing it in like i would with a moisturiser i really pat it in with my finger tips, i feel like this allows the oil to sink into the skin rather than sitting on top and not getting the full benefits. I always finish off with a light coating of my Kiehl’s ultra facial cream, UFO is a dry oil so it isn’t super oily and doesn’t feel heavy when paired with a good moisturiser. 

Sunday Riley UFO oil review

I’ve only been using this now for about two weeks now, but it’s made the biggest difference to my skin out of any product i have ever tried. UFO is specifically for oily to acne prone skin so unlike other oils this won’t just help with over all skin quality, this will actually help with my blemishes which are my biggest skin issue. Everything about my skin just feels better, it’s almost hard to describe how good the effects are but my blemishes are drastically reduced, my skin feels hydrated but balanced and my redness actually appears reduced.

This even has 1.5% salicylic acid, so it’s counted as a topical medicated treatment rather than just a skincare product and uses BHAs as an exfoliator, because they are less irritating for those with acne rather than the usual AHAs. 

I’m so impressed with my first ever Sunday Riley product, my skin is noticeably clearer and brighter, my blemishes are really reduced and my makeup goes on smoother. The only issue i have now is that I’m going to have to expand my collection (and that’s a pretty good issue to have).. 

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Have you ever tried a Sunday Riley product? Or are you just lusting over them like i was? – Maria x



Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples. 



    • May 9, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      It's so incredible, one of the best skincare products i've tried! x

    • May 9, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      You so do! It really is an incredible product x

  1. May 5, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I've heard amazing things about Sunday Riley, I need to try their products but they're so expensive!!
    Liv xx

    • May 9, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      They are really pricey, i think they're worth the money but they're 100% a product you have to really think about buying. I think a Sunday Riley product would make a great special Christmas present or something like that! x

    • May 9, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      It's such an incredible brand, i think it's something everyone should own at some point just to even try it! x

  2. May 6, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    You're so lucky girlie, how amazing – I'd absolutely love to try this, I have acne prone/oily skin so I think this would be perfect!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • May 9, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Ikr i feel so fortunate to have been able to try it, it would be perfect for your skin type it's exactly like mine! x

  3. May 7, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    Omg, I neeeeeed a Sunday Riley product! My skin is full on acne prone and oily so this sounds like it would be my dream! Xxx

    • May 9, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      This one in particular would be perfect for your skin type! They are a dream product, i think it would make a great one for a Christmas or birthday list because lets face it they are pretty pricey haha! x

  4. May 9, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Lucky you. Wish i got this to try.
    Great review. Will be buying but trying to use my mammoth pile of products before buying more.

    • May 9, 2017 / 12:46 pm

      I definitely recommend it, i know what you mean i always have to get through a load of products before trying a new one! x

  5. May 10, 2017 / 11:10 am

    I have never heard of Sunday Riley, but this product sounds like something I need in my life, I'm always getting spots on my forehead and chin. Great post. HAYLEY ♥ Wear A Halo

    • May 11, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      omg it's such an incredible brand! UFO sounds perfect for your skin! x

  6. May 14, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I haven't heard of this brand before, but honestly, I'm not that clued up on skincare and I'm pretty bad at keeping to a good routine! But I have awful blemishes and redness so now I'm so so tempted to go out and buy this!! Robyn xx


    • May 17, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Yeah it's not available in too many places so it's sometimes still pretty unknown to a lot people! I'd really recommend it, also if you're new to oils you might want to try a cheaper one to start off with – the Palmers one i also linked to in the post is great too for evening out redness! but if you're looking to splurge definitely go for the Sunday Riley! x

  7. May 25, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    I'm definitely put this on my wishlist, it looks amazing. Such a great review. Would love to read a follow up of it in a few months!

    Thuy xx

    • May 30, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      It is such a good product, i'll definitely do an update a little later x

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