Product Spotlight ~ Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

This week’s Product Spotlight is on Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil:

Every fall I re-tool my skincare lineup, adding in some heavier serums and facial oils to give me a pre-emptive strike against the cooler weather’s harsh, drying effects.

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

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I love facial oils. Anyone with a normal to dry skin can see the instant benefit of adding a facial oil to their skin care routine. If you have been reading this blog for a while then you will already know that I am obsessed with Korean skin care and with Tatcha skin care products from Japan. My skin has never ever looked better than it does since moving into these products. I haven’t felt any need to change anything out, so instead of trying new things I just keep reordering what works.

I needed to order some more facial oil, but this time instead of going back to my usual products I decided to try one from a brand that I have been reading about for ages, Sunday Riley. One of my favorite bloggers, Nikki de Roest swears by Sunday Riley, I’ve been hearing so much buzz about the brand in the beauty media, I figured I might as well give it a look too. I bought the smaller bottle ($55) to try it out.

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

The Sunday Riley Luna Oil is a night-time oil, that does all of its hard work while you sleep. It works on fine lines and wrinkles, soothes the skin, evens out rough spots, nourishes and hydrates. It also gives you visibly younger looking skin.

One of its key properties/ingredients is trans-retinol ester, a retinol product that works with skin elasticity as well as (I assume) the usual retinol benefits for smoothing skin. I found this info in a review I the London Evening Standard

The fun part is that it is a dark and mysterious blue-green in color as a result of deeply pigmented blue tansy oil (strong anti-inflammatory properties) and German chamomile (treats irritation). Avocado oil is a superfood for the skin, rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and E, while chia seed oil (omega 3) and Cape chamomile sink in deeply and encourage speedy absorption of all the actives. But the star turn is trans-retinol ester, which fights skin elasticity and is so powerful that you can’t use it during pregnancy. When you are over 35, retinol is the game-changer.

Sunday Riley products are cruelty free and contain no Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates. I have read so many wonderful things about it and am super excited to start using it tonight! You can find Sunday Riley products online at, Inc.

The Magic Of Facial Oil Products

Chances are if you’re looking for younger, dewier, more radiant skin, one of the last things you’re probably thinking of adding to 

your skin care regime is oil.

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But it just so happens that oils are the biggest thing out there when it comes to moisture boosting, wrinkle fighting, inflammation reducing and anti aging.

Super boosted with high performance additives such as 

peptides, vitamin C, and retinols they are able to deliver

active ingredients without irritating the surface of the skin.

Standing alone they super hydrate and boost the skin,

giving it the most delicious glow.

For years I’ve been loving oil cleansers, 

particularly the Shu Uemura cleansing oils.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils

Cleansing oils both dissolve makeup and lift away impurities, without stripping the skin. They are fabulous for oily complexions too. If you think about what happens when you mix water and oil – they separate. Want to lift away excess oil? Use a specially formulated cleansing oil designed for an oily complexion, and you’ve struck gold.

These days I’m using the CitriCleanser cleansing oil 

from Scottsdale based EstheCeuticals.

Skin care oils can be used alone, on top of serums, or mixed with moisturizers. They run the gamut from simple oils, such as Rhonda Allison’s Grape Seed Oil to more complex oils.

One of the pioneers of luxury face oils is fashion stylist Linda Rodin. 

Frustrated that she couldn’t find skin care that worked, she made up a brew of her favorite oils (including sweet almond, argan and apricot seed) in a coffee cup in her bathroom. The change in her skin was visibly remarkable.

Rodin Olio Lusso went on to become one of the most sought after oils in the fashion industry, by makeup artists and models alike,

and has sold more than 50,000 bottle worldwide.

There are now so many different facial oils available on the market,

targeting every conceivable skin need. You can use them under foundation to make it hold and glow all day, you can use them to keep the skin hydrated. There are oils to tighten pores, others to balance sebum, some to defy aging, some to keep skin firm – the list is endless.

In my new skin care regime from EstheCeuticals I’m using their Skin Seal Ceramide Serum, which some days I use alone as a moisturizer, some days I add to my moisture equation. Most days I like to allow it to settle into my skin  before I apply foundation, and on shoots I will apply a drop or two to my model or actress’s face prior to foundation, just to make everything glide on smoothly and add a radiance to the skin.

Whichever facial oils you add to your skincare program you will see an almost immediate and discernible improvement to your complexion. Because that’s just how they work.