Sunday Riley Luna night oil is a bright blue color and thus attracts attention. The expressive blue color and the fact that the manufacturer points out that the product is with retinol interested me and drove me to buy. I have already used two Sunday Riley products, a glycolic acid treatment and an oil with vitamin C.
Both proved to be effective so I had high expectations from this as well, especially considering the high price.
The manufacturer states that Luna oil helps reduce the visibility of pores and wrinkles, corrects skin damage caused by the sun, weather and daily exposure to pollutants. Luna oil also intensively hydrates and stimulates skin cells to stimulate its renewal processes and increases collagen synthesis and improves skin elasticity. They state that it contains the latest generation of retinol, which is distinguished by its highly tolerant effect on the skin.
The retinol highlighted on the package is actually HPR (Hydroxypinacolone Retionate) which is a new generation of retinoids, ie a group of vitamin A derivatives. HPR is an ester of retinoic acid and acts similarly to tretinoin (its strongest form), but with minimal or no side effects. No matter which form of retinoid you use, the skin can only use the active form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. The differences between HPR and retinol are that retinol goes through a few steps to be converted to retinoic acid, while HRP does not undergo complex conversion to retinoic acid because it binds directly to receptors. HPR is photostable, and tests have shown that it acts on the skin for up to 15 hours. And it really didn’t cause me any irritation.
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 ) 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 Aurant ) 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) .
It also contains virgin cold-pressed avocado oils, grape seeds, blackberry and chia seeds, essential oils of chamomile, tanacetum, English chamomile, neroli, orange, ylang ylang, vetiver, sunflower seeds and rosemary extract. Tanacetum oil, also known as Moroccan chamomile (Blue tansy), soothes the skin, reduces redness and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Distillation of tanacetum flowers and Cape Chamomile and English Chamomile plants produces blue oils.
It is applied to a dry and clean face as part of an evening care routine by warming a few drops of oil between the fingers and dipping it into the face. After application, the blue color is quickly absorbed and disappears. With this product you will not really feel any common side effects of retiniod use (dry skin, redness, irritation, itching …), but apart from evening out and brightening the complexion and hydrating the skin, I did not notice any other more pronounced changes. It had no effect on reducing wrinkles or hyperpigmentation. As I stated, I had high expectations from this product which is solid but will not do what I expected from retinol.
It does not contain parabens, alcohol, gluten and ingredients of animal origin.
Packaging: glass bottle with a dropper of 30 ml
Price: 56 EUR
Rating: 3.5 / 5