Sunday Riley Luna Oil has featured on nearly every beauty blog I read over the past few months, so I thought I should throw my 2p into the mix and share my thoughts with you all.
I received this beauty gem as a very generous Christmas gift, thanks to my lovely Mum and Dad. My Dad doesn’t and won’t know the actual price (a hefty £85), as it would give him some form of panic attack.
This is a luxurious oil based retinol product that promises to improve the appearance of damaged skin, reduce pore size and redness and fight ageing. The ingredient list is jam packed with organic oils and all sorts of fancy things that I won’t even pretend to understand. One of the key ingredients however, is blue tansy oil (which gives the oil its blue colour) and is mainly responsible for the anti-redness properties and what really tempted me to purchase.
Retinol products can often be quite harsh for some skin types but Luna oil uses a next-generation type retinol that is much more gentle and in turn suitable for almost everyone. I would however remind you to be sure to use SPF as retinol increases the skin’s sensitivity to sun. The oil is pretty nourishing due to its natural products, but I still follow it up with a moisturiser during these cold Winter months.
I have been using this oil pretty solidly since Christmas. I apply 3-4 drops onto my skin at night after cleansing and toning. The blue colour is a little strange at first, but fades away after a minute on the skin. The scent is pleasant (much better than Good Genes) but not my favourite.
The box said that you may experience some slight peeling as your skin gets used to the oil but, thankfully I haven’t experienced any irritation or break outs on the back of using this oil. I can say I have noticed a marked difference in my skin since introducing this to my nighttime routine. My skin looks brighter and more even in tone and feels very smooth.
I have barely made a dent in the bottle, despite using it at least 4 nights per week, so I think I’ll comfortably get around 7 months out of this bottle. I will most probably repurchase once I’m out of product as I’m so pleased with the results it’s given me. It has also wet my appetite to try more Sunday Riley facial oils.
What are your favourite Sunday Riley products?
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