In today’s skincare review, we are taking a look at another more expensive skincare product. Sunday Riley’s Juno Oil is one of the least expensive items in the line, but it’s still more expensive than many other skincare products I have tried. This review is for the smaller 15 ml bottle, but it also comes in a larger 35 ml bottle that gives you bit more bang for your buck. I wanted to try this face oil as it promises to nourish and hydrate the skin and we all know that my dry, dehydrated, yet sensitive skin can need all the nourishment and hydration it can get.
Review: Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant & Superfood Hydroactive Cellular face oil
When I say this is one of the least expensive products in the Sunday Riley line, but that it is still expensive, then I am not joking. This small 15 ml bottle retails for £27.00 and the larger 35 ml bottle retails for £54.00. For comparison, two of my favorite face oils that I have used up and repurchased several times are The Ordinary’s B Oil and The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil. Those retail for €10 and €20 respectively for a 30 ml bottle. So this product is nearly twice as expensive as some of those. So there are many more affordable options on the market but I wanted to see if spending more would also mean better results.
What does this face oil have to offer?
One reason why I wanted to try this face oil is because it is a 100% oil. Many face oils will include other ingredients either to stabilize the product or to add some other ingredients to not make it too thick and oily. However, these other ingredients are very often no more than fillers that make the product easier to apply and it allows brands to use lower quality oils that of course do factor into the price. Not saying that affordable skincare isn’t good, but in the case of this product, there isn’t anything in it that shouldn’t be there while it still applies smoothly to the skin.
What are the ingredients like?
This product boasts including 9 different oils that all add to the benefits of the product. They are all clearly listed and labelled on the back of the product. Since this is a 100% oil you can also choose to use it on your nail and hair if you so wish. As you can see, there are ingredients that help with hydration and keeping your skin well-balanced for the most part. The two main ingredients should help with the appearance of the skin and some of the ingredients lower down on the list should also help with your overall skin condition and combat the appearance of fine lines etc. Despite this being 100% organic oils, this never felt greasy on the skin. It was absorbed quickly and my dehydrated skin loved this stuff! It was like a drink of water (not oil!) that my skin just lapped up.
What does this product swatch like?
Where the Sunday Riley Luna oil had a blue tint and a horrible smell, this face oil is luckily transparent and fragrance free. At least, the scent you get from this is pleasant, but no other fragrances have been added and there is nothing in this oil that makes it smell badly either. This made my skin feel great, nourished and hydrated. It doesn’t take much to achieve results (one dropper is enough) and the small 15 ml bottle lasted me a good 6 weeks with daily use. The texture feels nice, spreads out evenly and quickly and is quickly absorbed by the skin. This doesn’t make my skin feel baby soft until well in the morning, but my skin does feel great and well nourished.
My final thoughts
I am lowkey in love with the Sunday Riley Juno face oil! I had not expected that, but I used up the product earlier in the week and I am feeling a bit sad that it is already gone. Since the other face oil I tried from the brand wasn’t a great success (even though it received a lot of hype) this is one that just really did it for me. I actually think I may want to repurchase this in a larger size to keep it on hand just like I did with the TBS and The Ordinary oils that I love. This does feel more luxurious and a bit better quality than those though: this is absorbed instantly where the two cheaper alternatives take some time to sink into the skin.
Would I recommend the Sunday Riley Juno face oil?
Yes! For those of you with dehydrated skin and you are looking for a face oil that won’t make your skin overly greasy but that does leave your skin feeling like it has had a drink of something good than this is a great one. I definitely want to get this back into my routine at some point and I think this may even be a face oil that is lightweight enough to keep using it during the warmer months. At the end of the day I find that face oils provide me with the best results for my skin, but sadly many of them are too rich for my skin come spring/ summer. So this may be one for you if you are dealing with the same issue.