Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil Review (2020 Update)


Summary: Sunday Riley’s U.F.O. is an out-of-this-world face oil for adult acne with salicylic acid in a rich base of plant oils. 🛸

Best For: Nightly Acne Treatment

Key Ingredients:
1.5% Salicylic Acid
Tea Tree Oil
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Licorice Root Extract

Get It @ Ulta Beauty, Sephora

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Last but not least, if you’re struggling with breakouts and new pimples into your late 20s and 30s (don’t worry, I’m right there with you, too), Sunday Riley U.F.O Ultra Clarifying Oil might be for you.

Unlike most acne products, which are designed for teens and pre-teens with oily skin, this one is better suited for adults (late 20’s and up), when your skin starts to get drier and flakier.

The U.F.O. features 1.5% Salicylic Acid for deep exfoliation and pore cleansing while Tea Tree Oil helps eliminate the C. acnes bacterium. In addition, Sunday Riley included a spaceship full of plant oils:

  • Black Cumin Seed Oil: used in traditional medicine across civilizations and contains antioxidant properties that may be effective against inflammatory conditions and bacterial infections (source: Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2019).
  • Cucumber Seed Oil: contains oleic and linoleic fatty acids, and vitamin E (source: COL)
  • Cranberry Seed Oil: rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants (source: ICSC)
  • Apricot Kernel Oil: a light oil used in massage therapy; also contains fatty acids and vitamin E (source: Journal of Oleo Science, 2019)
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Meanwhile, Licorice Root Extract and Hexylresorcinol helps brighten any post-acne dark spots.

Overall, Sunday Riley U.F.O. will have your skin feel like it’s jumping warp speed with no hyperdrive; in other words, your skin will feel less congested over time and with fewer breakouts.

U.F.O. is also an excellent hydrator thanks to its many plant oils (we didn’t even cover half of them!) and therefore well-suited for those with combination and dry skin.

My Verdict: If you have adult acne and want an acne treatment that won’t dry out your skin, the Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil can help reduce your breakouts while nourishing your skin barrier with a spaceship’s worth of rich plant oils. 🛸

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