SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil with retinol

Gorgeous, I am here to tell you that if you aren’t currently using a retinol, know it is one product that your skin will thank you for adding to your regime! Sunday Riley makes a number of fabulous skincare products, which is why I chose their Luna Sleeping Night Oil to add to my regime!


I’m not in denial! Most of us have some skin issue we’d like to solve: fine lines setting in, facial scars from acne or other injury, dry rough patches, enlarged pores, or age spots. All of these can be minimized.

Whether you are 20 or 70 years old, Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil is a Godsend.

As you can see from the photo, this oil is actually a beautiful blue/green color! Don’t worry, though, your skin will not turn blue. Once on the skin, it blends-out to clear in seconds and absorbs quickly.

Rich in both blue tansy (the non-toxic version of tansy) and blue or German Chamomile essential oils, which both contain blue azulene (an active and powerfully beneficial ingredient), gives this product its amazing blue color.











The facts:

  • size: 0.5 fl oz/15 ml
  • cost: $55.00 USD (pretty pricey, but each application doesn’t take much product)
  • brand: Sunday Riley, sold at Sephora and others
  • NO parabéns, sulfates, or phthalates
  • cruelty-free
  • it has a faint ‘herb-y’/medicine-y smell that dissipates quickly
  • *note: not for use during pregnancy

The ingredients can be a bit confusing! Luna’s retinol ingredient is actually a trans-retinoid acid ester (retinol) complex—a fatty version of retinol or vitamin A (making the retinol a perfect form for easy application).


This oil is meant to be used at night time, just before bed, and can be applied over a serum, toner, or bare, clean, freshly washed skin.

Keep in mind that this is a retinol oil and not a moisturizer. Which, is why I always give this a chance to absorb, then layer a moisturizing lotion over the top of it. The fabulous oil blend includes: Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Seed Oil, Blue Tansy Oil, an array of Chamomile Oils and Chia Seed Oil. It is best for nighttime use as the retinol is not advised to be worn in the sun.











The powerful botanical ingredients in Luna oil would break down if exposed to oxygen, which is why they are blended with oil for preservation. The actual oils in Luna oil should be more so thought of as a delivery system. Although they ARE rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (both important for skin), their purpose is not moisturization.


I created this oh so lovely (sarcasm) picture as an illustration (its not the actual oil) of where I usually apply the Luna oil before blending it in.

I use my fingers to gently push the oil into my skin, relying on the warmth of my finger tips to ever so softly press the oils into my skin.

You can really apply the Sleeping Night Oil wherever you feel your skin needs brightening or healing, but I wanted to share the way I’ve found is best for my evening routine.

And, when you first start using this oil you get a feel for the correct amount to add for your skin.

I tend to blend the oil on my forehead not quite into the hair line. I’m very careful not to get it too close to my eyes (so as not to get any actually in my eyes) as I blend it all around that delicate area. And, my laugh lines are another target!










I’d love to hear if you already use Luna oil, and how you feel about it, OR if you a different, favorite, retinol go-to skin care product.

Hope you are having a lovely October! Go gorgeous!!!













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