Month: June 2015

The Blue Night Oil

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

It’s only best to start this off with no secrets, I think it has to be noted that this face oil rocks a hefty price tag. £85 to be exact. And whilst for the Sunday Riley target audience the price is about right, for us average joe’s this would not be something I’d ever consider repurchasing. Even if it turned my into Blake Lively. But, this oil is very luxurious, and after testing I can report that I’ve seen good results. Just not good enough to warrant a repurchase.

Luna is a retinoid oil that aims to “reduce pore size, improve the appearance of damaged skin and help fight wrinkles”. Among the ingredients you can find the famous blue tansy that according to Into The Gloss is THE ingredient of 2015, avocado oil, grape seed oil and german chamomile. I was so so impressed reading the ingredient list because it is full of good oils and extracts but was kind of disappointed to see that the last two ingredients listed are actually colorants! I don’t feel Sunday Riley needs to add colorants to prove that there is indeed blue tansy in the oil. I really don’t know how to feel about the fact that I’m applying fake dye to my face and letting it sink in during the whole night. If it didn’t work as well as it does it would be a bigger problem for me.

I’ve seen some people complain about the smell but I actually really love it. For me it makes the whole process of massaging it into the skin much more enjoyable. Luna smell a little earthy, like wild flowers and I can catch the smell of the chamomile. I totally feel like this could be a LeLabo perfume, if you’re familiar with their earthy, musky scents.But let’s move on…

No matter your skin woes — dry, oily, or acne-prone — this stuff suits everyone and will quickly become a staple on your vanity.

I’ll come out and say that is one of the best retinoid products I’ve ever used in my life. I saw improvement in the size of my pores and the general aspect of my skin within the first couple of days of using it and it only got better after continuous use. I get lots of compliments about how firm, bright and well rested my skin looks. It makes my face a dream to apply makeup in the mornings and this is where I noticed the huge improvement in the appearance of my pores. I did not see foundation settling anywhere and I could almost see a beautiful “glow” that came from under my foundation.

So if you can afford to splash out on this oil then i’d say it’s definitely worth it! If not, then pop into your local SpaceNK and have a play with it instead! If you ask nicely, they might give you a sample!