Why Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil Is Blue
I’ve been trialling the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil myself – when I did a check around to see what others thought of it, I couldn’t believe that it has had so much coverage, and almost nobody asks why it’s so blue. Because it’s not just a kind of aqua blue – it’s not even blue to be honest, it’s like dark green ink. The party line is that it’s because it contains blue tansy and chamomile but the simple truth is that it’s been dyed to be that colour, and the only reason for unneccessary dyes is for marketing purposes. So it can stand out from the crowd, have a point of difference, be talked about more and spawn a whole sub-range of blue stuff (which is actually green anyway). It’s been put in blue bottle as well, which is going to throw up a whole heap of problems along the blue theme unless all subsequent packaging is blue glass, otherwise they’ll need yet more dye.
So, being blue is completely pointless to the efficacy of the product. But, I’m going to join the fan club nonetheless because it’s a very, very good oil. Once it’s on your face and you’ve worked it in, your face isn’t blue – you don’t look like a Smurf – there’s no transfer of colour to bed linen or anything like that. The main USP of Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil is that it’s retinol in oil, so it performs like you would hope a non-irritating retinol would – smoother skin with softeness and good hydration. I’m going to finish mine to the last drop, which is testament to how much I love it and I’m as sure as I can be that my skin looks somewhat smoother, Basically, without going into too much science, retinols (Vitamin A) can help with photoageing which is the type of ageing that most beauty studies on Retinols have been carried out. Chronological ageing is a different thing in clinical terms. So, this might be useful oil if you’ve got sun damaged skin. I haven’t used it nearly long enough to see any photoageing effects (not that I really care anyway) but there are plenty of good ingredients in this – chia, blackberry and avocado for example – for it to feel like it’s a treat for your skin.
The funny thing is about Sunday Riley Luna Oil is that it’s great without the bullshit. One of the loveliest oils I’ve ever put on my skin. So, if you can forgive the blue (green) and ignore, I’d highly recommnd it. Pricewise, it sounds toppy, but compare the Luna Oil 30ml for £85 to say, Sarah Chapman’s 15ml Skinesis Overnight Facial at £46, it’s not sitting out of place. Prices, by the way, are often dependent upon the retailer’s needs – if they have a space in a certain price category, they’ll ask the brands to price for the gap, not necessarily for the worth of the product. I know, right? It’s just a minefield! You can find it HERE.