SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil

SUNDAY RILEY Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • hydroxypinacolone retinoate
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • salvia hispanica seed oil
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: hydroxypinacolone retinoate. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"A gentle, glow-giving retinoid night oil—perfect for new and experienced retinol users—that is balanced with blue tansy to calm skin while improving the look of wrinkles, redness, and pores."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains hydroxypinacolone retinoate.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This oil works throughout the night to deliver luminous, visibly even-toned skin by morning."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: hydroxypinacolone retinoate.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: helianthus annuus seed oil, persea gratissima oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
22% - 33%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
8.7% - 13.1%
4.5% - 6.8%
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
3.8% - 5.6%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
2.9% - 4.3%
A derivative of the most potent form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. The ingredient can be sold under name Granactive Retinoid. Note that if a skincare brand discloses the concentration of Granactive Retinoid in a product, the concentration refers to a diluted form of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate: 1% of Granactive Retinoid corresponds to 0.1% of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is a unique derivative of retinoic acid because it can directly work in the skin and does not require additional conversion steps. According to studies done by the manufacturer on models of human skin (not real people), this derivative is more effective than other cosmetic versions of retinoids (such as retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinyl palmitate), and, at the same time, causes less irritation. It has been also demonstrated to be more stable than retinol which makes formulating with easier and increases the chances that a product with it will maintain its effectiveness after opening. The packaging should still ideally be air-tight. HPR is available over the counter in the EU, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but is only with a prescription in Canada.
0.15% - 0.55%
Plant oil that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains volatile compouunds that are potential allergens and can be irritating
1.6% - 2.5%
An essential oil that has anti-inflammatory properties but also contains irritating compounds
1.3% - 1.9%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
1% - 1.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.9% - 1.35%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.5% - 1.15%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.95%
0.35% - 0.85%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.95%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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