Sunday Riley is one of those much-coveted brands that I’d love to fill my beauty cabinet with. Alas, it’s too bloody pricey. But a couple of months ago, I decided to treat myself to one of their most talked about products, Luna Sleeping Night Oil. This little blue bottle has been on every blog, in every beauty magazine and just about appeared on every YouTube channel in the past ten months or so. It has seen its fair share of both good and bad reviews, so it’s safe to say that I really did my research before committing to such an eye-watering price tag.
I actually went on the hunt for Good Genes, thinking this was more geared up to my skin type. However, I’m really loving using Alpha-H Liquid Gold at the moment and the high grade lactic acid in Good Genes just seemed like overload. With the Sunday Riley price tag, I also wanted something I could use every day to nourish and improve the overall appearance of my skin, rather than just a quick fix. And I can confidently say that Luna has done just that. As someone looking to start introducing some Vitamin A into my skincare routine, this also seemed the perfect product. If you’re no stranger to retinol, then this might not be the product for you. But I think for me and the condition of my skin at the moment, this gentle option is really working.
Here’s some of the science. In terms of anti-aging, Vitamin A is recognised the best product on the market and the Retinoate in Luna can be used at much higher concentrations, without irritation, than other retinoids. Also, for a product designed to cause irritation and encourage the repair and renewal process, Sunday Riley have been clever to include the hero ingredient Blue Tansy Oil – Luna’s colourful trademark. This oil is renowned for soothing the skin, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties, and has certainly worked away at any redness. The PR story also claims that Chamomile is another ingredient in the product that plays a big part in calming the skin. Moreover, Avocado and Chia oils are included for their essential vitamins and fatty acids, which help to promote radiance and strength. Luna is also seems to be one of those products that lasts forever – two drops every evening is plenty for this stuff to work it’s magic. All of the oils inside are actually cold pressed, so here’s hoping Luna was indeed made with the intention of a long life in mind. This would make my life a lot cheaper.
Yes, I know it’s expensive, but I actually look forward to putting this on before I go to bed. The first night I slept in it, I woke up and my skin was so soft and I have never gotten so close to my pores in the mirror. Since then, Luna seems to be improving the appearance, texture and elasticity of my skin every single night. So I think, even after two months, I am going to have to side with it’s correcting claims. It’s brilliant.
Luna Sleeping Night Oil £85 available here.