Sunday Riley

Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 90.00
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Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil is a good option for people with dry skin who want a facial oil that makes the skin look more radiant and "plumped."

Rather than relying on only one oil, this contains an interesting—and good—blend of non-fragrant oils to replenish and soothe dry skin. Every ingredient in this product provides antioxidant benefits, and the black cumin oil has research showing it can help improve the signs of eczema. All those oils do a great job of moisturizing dry skin, although this formula isn't as "fast-absorbing" or as dry as claimed, which is something to keep in mind when you're applying it. For best results, apply this at night; for daytime application it can be too greasy and interfere with a smooth makeup application.

The only other true drawback to this facial oil is the cost. Even though the ingredients are very good, there is nothing about any of them that warrants this price tag, especially when you consider that a container of Sunday Riley's other product, Juno Body Transformative Lipid Serum, which contains many of the same oils, has a container three times as large as the container for this product, but costs $20 less! And Riley's Juno body oil can also be applied to the face.

  • Contains some very good non-fragrant plant oils for dry skin.
  • Every ingredient in this facial oil provides antioxidant benefit.
  • Black cumin oil can improve signs of eczema.
  • Very expensive for what you get. (even Sunday Riley has a less expensive option with a similar formula, for one-third this price!)
  • Doesn't go on as "dry" as you might think based on the claims.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil gives skin an obsession-worthy glow. This dry oil blend hydrates and vanishes, leaving skin velvety and smooth.

Juno Organic Superfood Seed Oil Blend [Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Chardonnay Grape) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Wild Carrot) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil], Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil.

Sunday Riley is a brand that has captured the attention of many with its mix of luxury-positioned skincare products and its ties to today's top fashion designers. This coupling, plus the brand's cult-like status among beauty editors, has led many of our readers to ask us whether Sunday Riley products are deserving of the hype. The answer: Yes and no.

Often noted in Sunday Riley's products is the NV-5 Ageless Complex. Despite the number 5 in this trade name, the complex contains a mix of seven plant ingredients: prickly pear extract, blue agave, lady's slipper orchid extract, opuntia tuna fruit, cactus extract, aloe, and a type of yeast extract (Saccharomyces cerevisiae).

We explored the research on each of the ingredients in the NV-5 Ageless Complex. While all of them have some benefit for skin, they're not ingredients that have comparative benefit to long established ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, and niacinamide, for example.

This brand has some intriguing products and many of them contain beneficial ingredients that are packaged to maintain their effectiveness, but there are a few missteps in terms of highly fragrant formulas. Even the highly rated products are on the pricey side for what you get, but at least if you choose to indulge you'll know which products are worth buying.

Sunday Riley products are available at several online retailers, as well as at Sephora stores.

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