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Quick Review: Sunday Riley Luna

Sunday Riley Luna ReviewThis is magic in a bottle. Yes, the internet hasn’t quite made up it’s mind with some people falling in love (like me) and others feeling a little disappointed. If you’ve been curious about the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil and would like yet another review look no further.

Sunday Riley Luna ReviewSo what is it exactly? It’s a facial oil you use at night, it’s a retinoid so it helps with renewing the skin (and minimising pores, diminishing marks as well as brightening action) . It’s blue, but not just because of the natural “Blue Tansy” ingredient, as the colour would change in production they’ve added colouring. It’s not necessary but it’s pretty cool. Who is it for? Those looking for Anti-Aging products, dehydrated skins and I’d say anyone looking to fade marks who has found the prescriptions retinoids a bit much (they leave me irritated and they stink). To take it a step further I’d go out and say it’s for anyone who wants good skin and is willing to shell out the money on it.

Sunday Riley Luna Review
As can be expected it’s wonderfully packaged. You may cringe a little at the 30ml quantity for the price but you truly don’t need more than 4-5 drops when feeling generous. You may be curious as to when to use it since there’s some conflicting information online – yes, Sephora’s review section can be misleading. What has worked for me, and what I managed to understand online, is to apply this like a serum after cleansing and toning. I leave it on for 10 minutes to work it’s magic an absorb and then layer my night cream or moisture mask. Off to bed and waking up with brighter, softer better skin.

Sunday Riley Luna Review

So for me Luna has worked – it may not work well for you if you just don’t respond all that well to retinoids or if you expect it to act like a professional peel or microdermabrasion treatment would. I know a lot of people online have reported this being an overnight miracle but skincare doesn’t work like that. You’ll need to use it for a good amount of time, as I’m writing this it’s been an entire month of use, and use a sunscreen in conjunction to protect the skin. If you’ve got serious acne or skin concerns I’d advise to speak to a dermatologist as they may provide more help than anything you can buy without a prescription.

I’ll admit that I haven’t been documenting the change in my skin as I should have. However if you follow me on Youtube you may have seen the difference over time, from my rather horrible situation back in late August’s Current Makeup Routine to the better skin I had around my Birthday (thanks to eating decently, water intake and hormonal balance) in the Birthday Dinner Makeup Tutorial to my more recent 5 Minute Makeup Challenge #Fail video.

You might notice I’m not attributing everything to Luna but it’s most certainly helped. I got Luna off of CultBeauty but you can get it as Sephora, SpaceNK and anywhere with Sunday Riley.

Have you tried Luna? What were your thoughts?

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  • Luna is an awesome oil! I got it when they first launched at Sephora and haven’t regretted it.

    • I know! I’m almost sad I didn’t get it sooner 🙂
      Thanks for the comment Beti

  • I’ve been hearing about this brand lately and always associated it as something super expensive. Maybe it’s the packaging! It is a little pricey but definitely doable and for the results, a great investment. Thank you for sharing!


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  • Love the look of this I’m just scared to invest in case it doesn’t work for me!

    Maddy, xo

    • Maybe try a sample? I know Sephora give out samples in store. Though if you’ve responded well to any retinoid cream you’ll enjoy this I think.

  • I’ve heard mixed reviews, but I’ve heard more people say they love it. I’ve been interested in retinoids and desperately want to get rid of my blemish scars. I may just have to invest in this! Gorgeous pictures, by the way 🙂

    • Thank you! If you have quite a bit of scarring I’d suggest going to the dermatologist since a prescription retinoid will pack a punch next to this.

  • I’m currently using a sample of this oil and I’m still debating whether to spend the money on it, it’s so expensive.

    xxx Claire

    • It’s quite an investment! But if you finish the sample and miss it go buy it 🙂 There’s some amazing offers going due tot he upcoming holidays so maybe now’s the time to treat yourself?

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