Sunday Riley UFO vs Luna Sleeping Oil | Which One Is Right for You?

Sunday Riley UFO vs Luna Sleeping Oil | Which one is right for you?
Sunday Riley UFO vs Luna Sleeping Oil | Which one is right for you?

The oils that everyone wants on their face.

I’ve been coveting these Sunday Riley oils for the longest time, and I still have more on my wishlist. But for the time being I have both UFO and Luna. Every beauty channel, blog, magazine, you name it, raves about Luna. But, I don’t hear a ton of people talk about UFO. So, which one is right for you? And how did they work for me?

Sunday Riley UFO vs Luna Sleeping Oil | Which One Is Right for You?

alien approved skin?

UFO is their ultra-clarifying face oil that is targeted toward congested pores and acne. I’ve been using this since the day I got it– March 25– and have used it almost every night. My skin is combo, blemish prone, and my main concern is getting rid of acne scars so I thought this would be a great guy to try out. Boy was I right. My acne scars are still there.. but they’re fading. And my skin overall is brighter, more clear, more smooth, hydrated and just more calmed.

This is a medicated oil that has 1.5% salicylic acid, which is great for blemish prone skin, and the reason why I got this. But, what really sold me, and what I believe is the reason this smells very…. earthy…. is the addition of black cumin seed oil. It’s the second ingredient, and it’s a powerful one for acne prone skin. It also has:

  • milk thistle seed oil– detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant
  • cucumber seed oil– balances and encourages skin cell regeneration
  • pomegranate seed oil– antioxidant that protects skin against sun damage, improves skin texture, and helps reverse skin damage
  • flaxseed oil– reduces inflammation and helps repair the skin
  • licorice root extract– brightens and helps fade dark spots
  • … and a lot more!
Sunday Riley UFO vs Luna Sleeping Oil | Which one is right for you?

Sunday Riley UFO vs Luna Sleeping Oil | Which one is right for you?

If you suffer from blemishes and wish your skin were more clear, then I would highly suggest trying out this oil. I haven’t been using it that long and I’m already loving the results. Salicylic acid can be drying, but I haven’t experienced any drying since it is based in an oil. But, if I do need a little more moisture, I apply it on top of this. I always apply this oil on freshly cleaned skin so there’s no barrier between it and my face.

… or sleeping beauty in a bottle?

The Luna Sleeping Oil contains a trans-retinoic acid ester so it’s basically an oil based retinol. Retinol (a form of Vitamin A) is really good for the skin. Especially for anti-aging, boosting collagen to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, and evening out the complexion, which is why so many people love it. I don’t see a huge difference in my skin when I use this oil. I’m not obsessed with it, but I do like it. I get better results with the UFO. My skin feels nice and moisturized and looks glowy after using the Luna. But, I think it would be better for someone who suffers from redness because it has blue tansy and chamomile oil. And for someone who is really looking for something anti-aging. This oil also has:

  • avocado oil– antioxidant that moisturizes, smooths, soothes, and great for anti aging
  • grape seed oil– antioxidant that helps prevent skin aging and has anti-inflammatory properties
  • blackberry seed oil– fights free radicals and skin rejuvenating
  • chia seed oil– rich in omega 3 and helps fight skin irritation
  • … and a lot more! (this oil does contain dyes though)

… so which one?

Both oils have great ingredients that are anti aging and skin clearing, but I personally see better results with UFO because it targets more of my skin concerns. If you’re acne prone, and looking to clear up and even out the skin, I would suggest UFOLuna is nice too, but that one is targeted more for people with larger pores, redness, and for anti aging since it’s a retinol oil. Luna is a great option if you want to start including retinol in your skincare routine, but don’t want to damage your skin because high strengths can be really drying and abrasive. Since the Luna is in an oil, it’s more gentle and doesn’t dry out the skin, which is why I think it’s such a popular product. Personally, I’ll still keep Luna in my routine as well since I am trying to prevent wrinkles and fine lines from coming around for a [long] while, you feel? But if I could only pick one, I’d have to give it to UFO.

Sunday Riley UFO vs Luna Sleeping Oil | Which one is right for you?

Sunday Riley UFO vs Luna Sleeping Oil | Which one is right for you?

Have you tried either of these? Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Both have such amazing ingredients! Unfortunately neither did anything for my skin :( Thanks for doing a thorough breakdown on them both :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  • They both sound really nice! Thanks for the great comparison :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

  • I want to try them both!!
    xo | cindy elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

  • For my skin type, I think Luna is better! xx

    Beautylymin

  • UFO sounds great! I’ve been put off Sunday Riley though, I got a tester of I think Good Genes and the scent makes be want to be sick so I tend to look past the brand!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Thank you so much for this post. I do have a couple (well, a little bit more than that) of acne scars I would like to get rid of yet redness is always my biggest concern, so the Luna oil sounds better for me. That being said, if my wallet is able to do it one day, I could definitely see myself trying both.

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

  • Informative post. nice.

    http://www.yourbeautypantry.com

  • Ah I was wondering what the major difference between these two was! I feel like my skin would enjoy both haha!

    Lexie
    nailgirl.net

  • Luna has been on my list for a while now! Might just have to splurge and buy it for myself!
    Sharni // http://www.agirlandgrey.com

  • Great comparisons! I’ve heard so many good things about the Luna oil, but I just can’t bring myself to pay the hefty price for it. The UFO oil sounds even better though and I think it’d be more suited towards my skin. Girl, why you gotta tempt me?!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Love this post hun! I definitly just want all the Sunday Riley oils though haha.
    Kate xx

    themakeupartistschoice.com

  • They both sound great, UFO is more up my street I reckon! Great review! x

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  • I would literally try all Sunday Riley oils, but Luna is on my wishlist!

    carlotarules.wordpress.com

  • This is such an informative post and I think Luna will be the right one for me. Hell, at my age anything anti-aging is right for me…

  • Great post love. I have yet to try the more famous Luna but I have UFO. I can’t say that I’ve seen such great results as you have but that’s probably because I haven’t used it as consistenly. I am waiting for summer when I think it will be most effective (hopefully) xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

  • This is such a helpful post! I love the blue tansy and chamomile oil but the UFO sounds fantastic too 😍 I have the Odacite oil for pimples and it features black cumin oil as well, and it seriously works wonders for my forehead in preventing breakouts!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

  • I have some stubborn breakouts on my chin, perhaps UFO could help me out. Luna is probably better for me though with my skin concerns since I’m not oily and my acne is localized. I need to try my Luna sample!

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

  • Loved this review sweet girl! I’ve been torn between splurging on Sunday Riley and what that should be. I love this break down of which one works best for which skin type. And while an oil form of retinol sounds so interesting I think the UFO would work perfectly in my routine. I am currently trying out (and loving) Herbivore’s Blue Lapis oil and love it. Thanks for such a great review and making my decision that much easier! xo

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com