Every time there is a new major skincare launch, I get positively giddy with excitement. My heart starts to beat a bit faster, my palms get all sweaty and I can’t wait to get my hands on the latest and greatest product that will ‘change my life’ forever. Maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but I wasn’t the only one. There has been a TON of buzz surrounding the launch of Sunday Riley’s newest oil ‘Luna’, and rightfully so. Her other three oils, Juno, Artemis and Flora (formerly Isis) shot to stardom practically overnight. So, could Sunday Riley really do it again? The answer to that my friend is.. damn right she can!
Luna Sleeping Night Oil is written up on the Sephora website as a “next-generation retinoid oil to reduce pore size, improve the appearance of sun damaged skin, and help fight wrinkles.” It contains a kind of retinol called ‘trans-retinol ester’ which works the same way as regular retinol does, but without all the nasty peeling, redness and itching that have always given retinol a bad wrap. Sunday has also thrown in an essential oil complex including cold-pressed avocado, chia, and concord grape seed oils to soothe the skin and boost radiance, all while building new collagen as you sleep. One of the things that makes Luna unique (and super fun) is its shocking blue hue. This is because of the addition of my new favourite skincare staple called Blue Tansy, which is a natural antihistamine boasting strong anti-redness qualities and known to heal damaged skin, including dermatitis and eczema- again reducing any risk of irritation.
Recommended for use only at night, Luna is perfect for first-time retinol users and veterans alike. You only need a few drops, massaged onto clean skin. Wait for it to absorb… in like 2 seconds flat.. and follow with Juno (perfection) or any other hydrating oil or moisturizer to seal in the goodness. Get your 8 hours of beauty sleep (or less- it really doesn’t matter with this product adorning your face) and you will wake up with more youthful, healthy skin with, wait for it… visibly reduced pores and the brightness of a newborn baby (maybe ‘newborn baby’ is an exaggeration… but this stuff is VERY good). Luna is gentle enough for use every night, but first time retinol users should start slowly- as you would with any new product. Personally I alternate Luna every other night with Sunday Riley Good Genes. Can you hear the heavens opening up and the angels singing?????? Yes, my beauty lovers… Sunday Riley has knocked it out of the park, once again.