Shoppers Say This Face Oil Clears Acne Overnight — and Today It's the Cheapest It's Been All Year

It, and Sunday Riley’s best-selling lactic acid and retinol oil, are all discounted for Cyber Monday.

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If there's anything more annoying than acne that just won't go away, I'm not aware of it (construction noises while working from home is a close second). Day in and day out, the most persistent pimples and cystic bumps may want to call your face home, and all too often, acne products under-deliver. But according to shoppers, Sunday Riley's U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil makes a remarkable overnight difference for serious zits, and it's now at its lowest price all year.

As a brand, Sunday Riley comes with ample celebrity endorsements. Drew Barrymore and Lizzo have logged their compliments, as has Oprah, who included the brand's Ceramic Slip face wash in her 2018 list of favorite things (

The brand clearly has a lot going for it, which is why it gets away with steep prices — all's fair in love and skin solutions. Yet for Cyber Monday, the brand generously slashed prices on a few products. The Good Genes lactic acid treatment is down $25 (and the brand's A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum is marked down the same, if you're interested in rewinding the clock a few years), but as someone who's gone weeks playing whack-a-mole with painful bumps, I'm taking shoppers at their word that U.F.O. is the one to cop.

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

Buy It: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Face Oil, $63, was $80,

"This oil is incredible! Just one application left my skin looking brighter and clearer," wrote a fan. "I have extremely sensitive, oily, acne prone skin. I suffer with everything from blackheads to cysts, yet my skin is so sensitive that I can't tolerate most acne products. I was getting desperate to find something to help, so I took the gamble on this oil and am so glad I did!!! It leaves no oily residue, and is super gentle yet very effective."

That decongesting prowess is thanks to a gentle dose of 1.5 percent salicylic acid alongside tea tree oil and cumin seed oil, while licorice root and hexylresorcinol brighten dark marks, and milk thistle seed oil and cucumber seed oil soothe irritation. Aloe leaf extract adds another comforting angle, as pomegranate seed oil, cranberry seed oil, turmeric root extract, and apricot kernel oil bring in some antioxidants.

According to reviewers, the combination is "magical". "Wow, [I] tried this serum for the first time last night and I can't believe the results. The red spots are much lighter — my skin is visibly less red and inflamed," said one such customer. They're not alone; another person wrote that after confronting big-time acne post-birth control pill, they would bathe in the U.F.O. oil if they could (it'd be an expensive bath).

As a last person put it, "Worth every penny...It's a miracle worker for those pesky 'underground' zits that are deep...and can't be popped. Even one night brings down size, swelling and pains. Often, two to three nights gets rid of it." They continued, "REALLY good, too, for hormonal breakouts. I actually started using right before usual monthly hormonal breakouts on my chin and it helps keep them at bay."

If that sounds like your cup of tea, hop on the Cyber Monday deal before it disappears.

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