In the years of its launch, Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil has developed a cult following. Even frequently regarded to as a “holy grail” product by many. If you’re looking for a retinol serum or facial oil, then reviews for Sunday Riley Luna oil may have caught your attention.
“A next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin.” – Sunday Riley Website.
Ingredients: Persea Gratissima (Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Organic, Cold Pressed Concord Grape) Seed Oil, Rubus Fruticosus (Cold Pressed Blackberry) Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Cold Pressed Chia) Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide (And) Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (English Chamomile) Oil, Eriocephalus Punctualatus (Cape Chamomile) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Vetivera Zizanoides (Vetiver) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (And) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, CI 61565 (Green 6), CI 60725 (Violet 2).
Price: $105 (approximately N39,000)
HILARY SAYS REVIEW:
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil claims to contain a next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin.
This product has some beneficial oils in it like Avocado Oil, Grape Seed oil, Blackberry Seed Oil and Chia Oil, which have moisturizing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has four variations of Chamomile, which are skin-soothing ingredients – including Blue Tansy, a potent anti-inflammatory that helps reduce the appearance of redness and settle irritation. It contains ingredients to reduce redness/irritation but it also contains colorants, which can be irritating to the skin (not a very smart move). Although Blue Tansy is naturally blue, the blue color of this product is actually from artificial coloring agents included in the formulation.
It contains a “next generation” retinoid called Granactive Retinoid, which is claimed to provide the performance of retinol and retinoid derivatives with significantly lower irritation potential. Unfortunately, there is not enough data to prove that it can actually offer better anti-aging effects than retinol; most of the research to date comes from the manufacturer of the ingredient. Also, there isn’t any way of knowing what percentage of retinoic acid or retinol the Granactive Retinoid is equivalent to.
I personally will rather stick to products with retinol, which is backed by decades of studies. Not everyone that uses retinol experiences irritation. It’s all about starting low and slow. Begin with a low dose and slowly work your way up in terms of strength and frequency of applications. A good and cheaper alternative with actual retinol is Jordan Samuel Skin etOile with Retinol Treatment Oil.
Retinoids are a class of compounds related to vitamin A. They have been shown to be effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, skin roughness, hyperpigmentation, and improving skin texture by increasing cell turnover, preventing collagen breakdown, and thickening the epidermis.
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