SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

SUNDAY RILEY U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
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Key ingredients
  • salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • diisopropyl sebacate
  • ethyl linoleate
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hexylresorcinol
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Prevent breakouts and purify the skin with Sunday Riley UFO Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, a soothing skincare solution for problem complexions."
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains ethyl linoleate. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Experience nourished and smoother skin as this clarifying oil works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without clogging the pores."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

This ingredient hexylresorcinol might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

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What does the product description say?
"Infused with exfoliating salicylic acid, this purifying oil not only battles (and prevents) blackheads and breakouts, but also brightens and reduces post-acne discolouration with the help of hexylresorcinol and liquorice."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The lightweight treatment gently exfoliates the skin, lifting away dirt and oil and unclogging pores to help stop blemishes from forming."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This innovative formula combines the exfoliating power of salicylic acid with the intense hydration of milk thistle and cucumber seed to deliver balanced results for blemish-prone complexions."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: helianthus annuus seed oil, ethyl linoleate.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (hexylresorcinol, vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
A plant oil that contains essential oils that can be irritating. Can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant activity but evidence is lacking
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and support the skin's barrier due to the high content of linoleic acid

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