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    Yes, this is that blue oil everyone is talking about! It’s an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for yourself and it’s not just about the color. You’ll upgrade your nightly skin care routine with this powerful oil-based formula from Sunday Riley LUNA Sleeping Night Oil,  a retinol-infused product that is all the rage this winter. Yes,  even though it’s been out for awhile it still works effectively on diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and enlarged pores. 

    What’s the fuss all about? Let’s demystify Sunday Riley LUNA Sleeping Night Oil

    Key Benefits:

    • Reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles
    • Visibly improves the signs of premature aging
    • Boosts skin’s radiance

    Key Ingredients

    Sunday Riley LUNA has an abundance of chemicals beneficial to the skin, and can provide vital hydration. Here are some of the most potent ingredients in this night oil:

    • Trans Retinol Ester:  This Sunday Riley Luna ingredient is a form of retinol, a well-known skin care chemical. However, it’s important to note that trans retinol ester is not the same version of retinol that is more commonly found in skin care products. Further, this version of retinol has not been studied as extensively.
    • German Chamomile:  Believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, the chamomile oil in Sunday Riley Luna may soothe the skin and provide long term anti aging benefits (as skin aging has been linked to inflammatory processes).
    • Avocado Seed Oil:  A potent moisturizer, avocado seed oil can help restore hydration in the skin, and nourish it with vital nutrients.
    • Blue Tansy:  This extract is thought to have strong anti inflammatory and healing properties. The color of this extract is also what is claimed to give the Sunday Riley Luna night oil its color (though the ingredient list does contain some colorants, so the blue tansy may not be entirely responsible for the oil’s hue).
    • Vitamins:  Sunday Riley Luna also contains a variety of vitamins, including vitamins A, B, C, D and E. These vitamins can bring significant benefits to the skin, with vitamins C and E acting as antioxidants, for example.
    • Blood Orange Oil:  Like chamomile, blood orange oil is also thought to have anti inflammatory effects on the skin.
    • Ylang Ylang Oil:  This Sunday Riley Luna ingredient may help with regulating sebum production in the skin.
    • Sunflower Seed Oil:  This moisturizing oil is thought to boost the skin’s natural moisture barrier, to provide long term hydration. 

    Entire list of 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, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Tanecetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (English Chamomile) Oil, Eriocephalus Punctulatus (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).

    What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
    – Parabens 
    – Sulfates 
    – Phthalates 

    Clinical Studies:

    • Clinically proven to improve skin radiance, fine lines, and smoothness in 4 weeks*.
    • 100% felt the product absorbed well into the skin**
    • 96% of women felt their skin looked brighter and more radiant** 
    • 96% of women felt their skin looked healthier and revitalized**
    • 92% of women felt their skin tone looked more even, calmer, smoother**
    • 92% would recommend Luna to a family member or friend **
    • 88% felt their pores looked smaller** 
    • 85% felt their fine lines and wrinkles around the forehead were visibly improved**

    *Proven via in-vivo testing (silicone replicas) and expert visual grading.**After an independent consumer testing panel used Luna Sleeping Night Oil for 4 weeks. 


    Use LUNA Sleeping Night Oil directly after cleansing. If using another Sunday Riley treatment, like Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid treatment, wait five minutes for Luna to sink in before applying Good Genes. Alternatively, you can use Good Genes in the morning and Luna at night, or alternate evenings. 

    The Deets: 


    Treatments and Serums: Face Serum

    Ideal for these Concerns: HyperpigmentationLarge PoresRednessAging SkinFine Lines and Wrinkles,Crow’s FeetDark Spots

    Ideal for these Skin Types: Dry SkinCombination SkinNormal SkinSensitive SkinOily SkinMature SkinAcne-Prone Skin

    Preferences: Paraben-FreeVeganSulfate-Free,Certified Cruelty-FreeFragrance-FreePhthalate-Free

    Key Ingredient(s): Herbal ExtractsRetinolEssential Oils

    Application Area: Face

    How to Use

    There are several reasons why this oil should not be used during day time. Firstly, because this night oil contains a version of retinol, there is an increased potential of skin damage. Retinol can temporarily weaken the skin’s natural defenses, which may increase potential damage from UV radiation in sun rays.


    For best results, the manufacturer advises the consumer to apply a few drops of the oil to facial skin, and gently massage it into the skin using fingertips.


    Due to presence of retinoids, not for use during pregnancy. Due to presence of retinoids, it is best to use Luna at night. 

    Final Thoughts

    I am quite impressed with LUNA. This is a wonderful oil. It does NOT turn your face blue, so don’t fret. The color disappears after you rub it in. After I apply it, I make sure I sleep with a silk pillowcase so it doesn’t soak up all of the moisture like a cotton pillowcase does. When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks more refreshed, hydrated and much better overall. Its available for purchase at Ulta and Sephora. This is NOT a sponsored post, just one of my fav products. 

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    Connie Werner Reichert