Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Sunday Riley: Luna Sleeping Night Oil

So, let's talk about Luna...

Another hyped item beauty lovers are currently obsessing over from the incredible Sunday Riley. Living proof that "feeling blue" isn't necessarily a bad thing. Certainly not in this case.

Luna* is categorised as a sleeping night oil and is the answer to all your winter skincare prayers. As a retinoid oil it reduces lines and wrinkles whilst simultaneously correcting a selection of environmental damages- you know, sun, city pollution and all those other nasties. So, while you are catching up with some essential beauty sleep, this oil will be working overtime to calm irritations, plump out fine lines and improve the overall texture of your skin leaving it perky, soft and smooth by the time you are sipping coffee with your morning cereal.

As I wanted to feel the maximum benefit of using the oil I applied 4-5 drops on my palm, warmed gently between my hands and applied it to my whole face and began to work the product in. What is striking at first glance is that this oil is deep blue in shade thanks to one of its chief ingredients, blue tansy. I don't pretend to instantly know what blue tansy is, but thanks to the powers of light internet research (oh, hello Google!) I discovered that it is an essential oil which calms how the body responds to stresses and irritations. I feel instantly relaxed, apart from my new smurf-esque appearance that is.

For those concerned of the likelihood of rocking permanently blue features, this disappears as soon as you begin to smooth the oil into the skin, so don't freak out. Personally I think it is a cool touch, but just make sure to erase all traces of the oil to banish blue tinges and protect those pretty pillowcases.

The results? Well yes, colour me impressed. Literally. Even before I popped on my pjs and jumped into bed I felt like this was already getting to work. Applying this to freshly cleansed, dry skin felt so hydrating and a real treat. This wonder product stimulates the repair/renewal process and is a welcome moisture boost leaving skin feeling clear, fresh and radiant. I mean, everyone could do with even a hint of J-LO glow from time to time, right?

My one and only niggle, the price. Don't get me wrong, I am a true subscriber to the school of "you get what you pay for." With oils and serums flooding our shelves I definitely believe in the quality and sound nature of the ingredients used in this magic potion, I just don't buy into the price. But that's just me.

With similar releases from the brand hitting the higher end of the price point for luxury beauty boffins, I would maintain that nothing can be so good it warrants a £85 price tag leaving me almost frightened to use a drop. Perhaps this is something Sunday Riley will consider when working on future releases, however they might stand true and cater for the high end market and be content with that. For me, I try to avoid falling head over heels in love with products I know I can't sustain in my routine. With many high end temptations luring our senses, consumers can feel bullied into purchase simply because it is the latest craze. Don't feel pressure to bow to the hype, stretch beyond your reach and be left with strong case of buyers remorse.

That being said, if you adore skin care and can't rest until you view the results for yourself, I'm not going to stop you. It could be the perfect addition to sneak onto that gift list, if someone else is footing the tab...

Well played Sunday Riley. I really enjoyed using this product and would consider visiting it again if feeling flush. If this baby falls within your budget forget about the price tag, it's not about the money, money, money $$$...

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes only. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

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