I got this 15ml size bottle of Sundays Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil in a beauty box style collaboration between Cult Beauty and Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton. This was a great opportunity to try out this rather expensive oil which had been so highly praised!
This luxurious oil is blue in colour but this doesn’t translate to the skin as it sinks in nicely and doesn’t stain your pillow!
The active ingredient in this oil is Retinol, also known as vitamin A, which is the most well proven ingredient to reduce signs of aging. This should have been an indicator to me that this product was not for me but I was so taken in by all the hype of my favourite YouTubers saying how great it was (FleurDeForce was also a fan) that I carried on regardless expecting to be amazed when I woke up the next morning. After all, most of these girls were still in their 20’s so 22 year old me thought this product might work for me too.
The truth is however that this (rather pricey) oil made no noticeable difference to my skin. I actually found I woke up with tight feeling skin if anything. Oils can have lots of benefits for all skin types however for someone still in their 20’s I don’t think buying a Retinol oil like this is necessary and there are plenty of more affordable options if you do want to add an oil to your routine. The presence of Retinol only probably makes this product worth it for older skins. Whilst I am fully conscious of keeping my skin looking young, I’m still in the stage of prevention is better than cure by looking after my skin and using SPF daily, so I don’t believe I need to be using Retinol yet.
In conclusion, I don’t think I’m the right candidate to notice the benefits of this oil and say if it truly makes a difference. It could be mediocre for older skins too but all I can personally say is save your money if you’re still in your 20’s or younger.
Love Nicole xxxx