Based out of Houston and established in 2009, Sunday Riley (@sundayriley) came to be as a company when the gap between botanical and science-based ingredients in beauty products, otherwise dubbed as “green technology”, was discovered. Sunday Riley, the person behind the name, prefers to refrain from the harsh spotlight, though her 13-product line, which is sold in Sephora stores, has quite the cult following. Case in point, the brand’s Instagram page has nearly 230,000 followers, which is impressive for an independently-owned company. The products themselves are conscientious, including little to no processed ingredients and some are even vegan-friendly. Listed below are some of the line’s best-sellers, and how they work.
Luna Sleeping Night Oil, a deep and inky blue oil, not only looks enticing but is also suitable for all skin types. Formulated with German chamomile and blue tansy essential oils (both being rich in retinol, yet balanced enough to not irritate skin), Luna helps to repair signs of aging and discoloration as well as minimizing pores.
Ceramic Slip Facial Cleanser features not one, not two, but THREE different types of cosmetic clays. Considering recent hype in the skincare community, clay is phenomenal at drawing impurities out of pores; unfortunately, that can include excess oil absorption which can dry out skin. This particular Sunday Riley product is revolutionary, however, because having been recently revamped, it now contains rice and olive oil esters that provide the perfect amount of hydration while cleansing skin.
Ultra-Clarifying Facial Oil (U.F.O.) is to acne-preventing properties as Luna is to anti-aging ones. A nuanced and balanced dry-oil formula featuring salicylic acid, U.F.O. minimizes breakouts as well as fine lines and wrinkles because it provides light hydration while eliminating and preventing congestion of pores.
Auto-Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream. What a mouthful! A title that long, however, lives up in length to the list of benefits (and scientifically-formulated and botanical ingredients) it provides for those with dark under-eye circles and bags, regardless of skin type. For an added treat, pop it in the fridge. Check out Riley products on Amazon.
Official website: https://sundayriley.com/