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A Review of Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oils: Juno, Artemis, & Isis

My love of face oils is not a secret. My bathroom is lined with them, I rave about them all the time, and I push them on my friends like an early-90s crack dealer. Historically, I’ve always used single source plant oils, such as pure Argan, or Passionfruit seed, Rosehip, or Baobob – you get the idea. Different oils offer varying degrees of emollient and occlusive moisture, antioxidants, and each one usually offers some combination of “bonus properties,” such as anti-inflammatory or antibacterial benefits. I’ve recently decided that it’s time I start exploring the world of high-end oil blends. I have so many questions about the high-end combinations: Are they worth the price? Do they really perform any differently? Do they  feel more luxurious? What’s the difference between a $20 oil and a $50, or $125 oil? Today we’ll be making 3 stops on my high-end beauty oil tour with the subjects of today’s review: The Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oils in Juno, Artemis, and Isis.

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

What are they?

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oils ($125) are beauty oil blends. There are 3 different combinations in the line: Juno, Artemis, and Isis.

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis


Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Juno is described as an “enhancing, transformative, lipid serum” that contains naturally occurring retinol, essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6, and 9, Vitamin C, amino acids, UC shields, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. It promises glowing, luminous, skin, and is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive, eczema-prone skin.

Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeaus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Chardonnay Grape) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Here are some of the highlights from this ingredient list:

Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil is extremely stable – so stable, in fact, that it actually increases the shelf life of less stable oils, which is important in a high-antioxidant blend like Juno. Because it is structurally similar to human sebum, Meadowfoam Seed Oil penetrates the skin deeper than other oils, and can increase the absorption of other oils in the blend.

Broccoli Oil
Broccoli Oil’s high Omega 9 content makes perform similarly to silicone, adding luster to hair and skin, and providing moisture. Broccoli Oil is rich in Vitamin A (retinol).

Black Cumin Oil
Black Cumin Oil (often referred to as Black Seed Oil) is simply amazing. It would probably take less time to talk about what it can’t do, because it’s just so magnificently functional. This oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, and contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, and zinc, among other components. It helps to calm acne, and can alleviate skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Cranberry Seed Oil
Cranberry Seed Oil possesses a balanced ratio of essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6, which helps it to absorb well into the skin. It also possesses high amounts of Vitamins E and A.

According to CosDNA, this blend contains one minor potential acne or irritation trigger. That ingredient is Tocopherol, which is a Vitamin E compound.


Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Artemis is described as “a complexion balancing blend of clarifying, toning, and detoxifying oils for a clean and healthy glow.” It’s said to possess the ability to combat redness, fight premature aging, and provide anti-inflammatory, purifying, and clarifying benefits.

Eucalyptus Staigeriana (ethically farmed Lemon Ironbark) oil, Backhousia Citriodora (organic Lemon Myrtle) oil, Citrus Paradisii (organic Pink Grapefruit) oil, Punica Granatum (organic Pomegranate) seed oil], Nigella Sativa (organic Black Cumin) seed oil, Silybum Marianum (organic Milk Thistle) seed oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) seed oil

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Here are some of the highlights from this ingredient list:

Lemon Ironbark Oil
Lemon Ironbark Oil is what’s partially responsible for the delightful, lemony, fragrance the Artemis blend exudes. Interestingly, Lemon Ironbark isn’t a lemon at all. It’s actually a type of Eucalyptus. Lemon Ironbark Oil has a high content of aldehydes, and possesses antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory benefits. It is an Essential Oil, so those with high EO sensitivities will want to approach this oil with care.

Lemon Myrtle Oil
Lemon Myrtle Oil is the other ingredient responsible for this blend’s lemon fragrance. Like Lemon Ironbark, Lemon Myrtle is not a lemon at all. Lemon Myrtle is harvested from the Ironwood tree. It’s antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antifungal.

Pomegranate Seed Oil
Rich in antioxidants, Pomegranate Seed Oil contains Vitamins C, B1, and B2, and possesses anti-inflammatory benefits.

Black Cumin Oil
Black Cumin Oil (often referred to as Black Seed Oil) is simply amazing. It would probably take less time to talk about what it can’t do, because it’s just so magnificently functional. This oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, and contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, and zinc, among other components. It helps to calm acne, and can alleviate skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

According to CosDNA, there are no known potential acne or irritation triggers in this formula. However, it appears that CosDNA doesn’t have any information regarding Lemon Ironbark Oil, which is an essential oil, and therefore could potentially cause irritation for those sensitive to EOs.


Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Isis is described as “an anti-wrinkle oil blend for hydrated and youthful skin.” It’s said to provide “anti-wrinkle support,” skin regeneration, boost natural oil production, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and restore radiance, texture, and hydration “on a cellular level.”

Rosa Centifolia (Russian Rose De Mai) oil, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose Otto) oil, Rosa Damascena (Turkish Rose Otto) oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Rose Geranium) oil, Cymbopogon Martini (wild-crafted Palma Rosa) oil, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) seed oil], Rosa Mosqueta (organic Rosehip) seed oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (organic Wild Carrot) seed oil, Salvia Hispanica (organic Chia) seed oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (organic Tomato) seed oil

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Here are some of the highlights from this ingredient list:

Rosa Damascena Oil
This oil is extracted from the Damask rose, and tends to be very expensive. It possesses a number a therapeutic benefits, including antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and astringent properties. It’s also anti-inflammatory, and extremely moisturizing.

Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil is one of my favorite single source oils. It’s high in essential fatty acids, and rich in vitamins and antioxidants, including Vitamins C and A, two of my favorite skincare performers. In addition to moisturizing, it can actually help lighten PIH over time.

Chia Seed Oil
Chia seed oil is another multi-functional power oil – it significantly helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss, increases barrier function, and possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. It also contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, which has been shown in some studies to reduce the effects of photoaging in the skin.

Tomato Seed Oil
Tomato Seed Oil is a highly stable oil that rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, and E, as well as essential fatty acids. It also possesses astringent properties.

According to CosDNA, there are no known potential irritants or acne triggers in this formula. However, this blend does contain essential oils, which are known irritants for some people. If you are sensitive to EOs, tread carefully here.



All three oils come packaged in sturdy, colored glass bottles, each of which contains a glass dropper. The labels on these bottles are beautiful – so much so that’s hard not to reach for them first, even when they are sitting amongst many of my other favorite oils.

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

The oils themselves are all very similar in terms of viscosity. They are medium thickness – not unlike the consistency to olive oil, actually. The colored glass bottles make the oils appear as if they would be very differently colored from one another, but they are actually surprisingly similar. Juno, Artemis, and Isis are all yellow. Juno differs the most of the three, with a slightly green-leaning yellow. The Isis yellow is a bit deeper than Artemis, but without looking at them side-by-side, I’d just as soon describe them as identical.

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis


Juno smells fresh and herbal, like oregano. It’s a perfectly fine smell, and it disappears not long after application, but it’s not my favorite of the three.

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Thanks to the Lemon Ironbark in this blend, Artemis smells exactly like mouthwatering, candied lemon, which I absolutely love. The scent lingers a few minutes after application before disappearing. I actually wish it would stick around longer, because it smells like sunshine and glee.

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Isis is intense. I love the smell of rose, but this fragrance is what I imagine it would be like to be punched in the face by a mob of rioting roses. The fragrance lingers long after application, though not quite as strongly as in those first few minutes.

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis


When applying these oils, I use a half to one whole dropper-full, and spread the oil over my face after my serum, but before my moisturizer. I tend to reach for Juno as my day oil because of its antioxidant content, and because it contains no citrus oils, which can be photosensitizing. At night, I alternate between Artemis and Isis. Most of the time I go for Artemis because it wears lighter and absorbs more quickly. I use Isis a few times a week, most often as a mix-in for my sleeping pack.


I’ve been rotating through these three oils for the past 7 weeks. All of them were quite moisturizing, Isis being the most moisturizing of the three. They have a very luxurious feel, and I would describe the experience of using these oils as decadent. I did not experience any breakouts or irritation as a result of using these oils.


Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Juno spreads over the skin smoothly and quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving behind a healthy radiance. It didn’t feel heavy on my skin at all. On some days I opted not to add an additional moisturizer, and I found that the moisture Juno provided lasted through most of the day. It didn’t interfere with any of my makeup application – in fact, I felt it enhanced the wear of some of my makeup, such as my NARS Tinted Moisturizer.

Juno works really well with my skin type, which I would describe these days as normal-to-dry, acne-prone (but no current active spots), and sensitive. Of the three Sunday Riley oils, Juno is the only blend that doesn’t contain any essential oils, so if you’re sensitive EO, this one is definitely your best bet. I also think Juno is the best oil for daytime wear because it’s light, and doesn’t contain any citrus oils, which have the potential to be photosensitizing in the sun.

– Light
– Makes skin luminous and radiant
– Absorbs quickly
– Very rich in antioxidants
– Wears well with makeup



Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis
Artemis is, without a doubt, my favorite of the three oils. Like Juno, it spreads smoothly and absorbs quickly to leave behind a luminous glow. But I’m a sucker for all things lemon, and the fragrance imparted by the Lemon Ironbark in this blend is my nirvana. Additionally, this oil has a nice brightening effect on my overall complexion. I usually wear this one at night, and in the morning my skin looks smooth, even, and radiant.

Artemis works beautifully with my skin type, but I also think those with oily, acneic skin would find it appealing because it’s so light. Additionally, this blend contains the most astringent oils of the three blends. I didn’t have any active acne to try this out on, but I’d be curious to know whether it speeds the healing of active spots, with all of its antiseptic properties.

The Artemis blend contains Pink Grapefruit Oil, which is considered to be a mild photosensitizer. I would avoid wearing this during the day if a lot of time is going to be spent outdoors.

– Light, non-greasy
– Absorbs quickly
– Smells amazing
– Moisturizing
– Leaves skin looking clear and luminous
– Antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral

– None


Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis
All three of these oils are moisturizing, but Isis is in a league of it’s own. I’ve had a couple of instances where I went a little too heavy with an AHA treatment, and I could see and feel my usual red, sensitive spots starting to flare up. Typically when this happens, I can expect to deal with a red, raw patch for the next few days, but Isis seemed to prevent this from happening.

Isis is incredibly rich, and though it spreads just as smoothly and luxuriously as the other oils, it takes significantly longer to absorb. This oil is a moisturizing superhero, so if you have dry skin of any kind, Isis is an absolute savior. This blend is definitely too rich for oily or combination skin types, but if your skin is dry, dehydrated, or damaged, Isis is the business.

My only complaint about Isis concerns the anti-wrinkle claims, which seem a bit exaggerated. Though this blend does contain natural occurring retinol, I’m skeptical that it’s enough to see any significant, long-term fine line reduction. My own skin is fortunately wrinkle-free, so I wasn’t able to test those claims myself.

– Highly moisturizing
– Soothing
– Makes skin appear radiant and smooth
– Strengthens barrier function

– Smells strong


In terms of how Juno, Artemis, and Isis compare to my less expensive, single-source oils, they all have a broader range of antioxidants and benefits than any of my individual oils. If I were a DIY type, I’d probably say that I could buy the components for each of these oils separately and create my own blend. However, I’m really not a DIY girl, so that’s highly unlikely to happen. Additionally, in the past when I’ve tried mixing my own blends, they never came out the way I wanted them to. I’m perfectly content to have some expert chemists create the perfect combination for me in a sterile environment, using high-grade ingredients.

Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil in Juno, Artemis, and Isis

Still, the price tag on these Sunday Riley blends is really steep. There are many other luxury blends with lower price tags available, and I will definitely be trying some of them out in the coming months. However, I purchased these as a splurge for myself, and at no point have I regretted my purchase. I love luxury, and I love good skincare, and I feel like I got plenty of both with these oils. Artemis, especially, is unlike any beauty oil I’ve ever tried. I will definitely be purchasing that one again.

Skin & Tonics Rating


Efficacy: 20/20
Ingredients: 19/20
Application: 20/20
Wear: 20/20
Packaging: 20/20

Overall: A (99/100)

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Efficacy: 20/20
Ingredients: 18/20
Application: 20/20
Wear: 20/20
Packaging: 20/20

Overall: A (98/100)

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Efficacy: 17/20
Ingredients: 20/20
Application: 17/20
Wear: 17/20
Packaging: 20/20

Overall: A (91/100)

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Where to Buy

I bought my Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oils at, where they retail for $125 each. At the time I purchased them, The Skin Store was having a 20% off sale. As luck would have it,  they’re having another 20% off sale right now! Just enter coupon code FAM at checkout to get the discount.

The Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oils are also available at, and


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31 comments onA Review of Sunday Riley Hydroactive Cellular Face Oils: Juno, Artemis, & Isis

  1. $125 each?! I think I just died a little!

  2. I love the depth in your reviews. I just popped over to your site to find a good eye serum but got held up reading this post haha. These oils are so beautiful – I’ll add them to my lust list for sure! I enjoyed reading about the functions of all the stand-out oils too. Thanks for sharing! X

    • Kerry

      Thanks, Elese! They really are beautiful and certainly lustworthy. I hope you’re able to get your hands on them someday!

  3. Hi Kerry,

    This was a really interesting review, thank you 🙂 I like that you give us the 411 on these luxury brands that perhaps I’d be curious about, but wouldn’t begin to be able to test with my budget or feel confident about evaluating them on my own (especially in this case as I’m quite new to facial oils/learning, not yet using regularly).

    If I am gonna ever make a splurge purchase and be motivated to shift my budget around to do so, I want to have at least some confidence I’m not wasting money and will more likely enjoy using the product (as well as see benefit from it).

    To amuse myself I played a guessing game at the beginning of checking out your review and I think I was close to right for myself 🙂 Once I’d looked at the initial picture/info of the three product bottles, I guessed I’d like the Juno formulation best for myself. I liked the name Artemis the best and I thought the Isis would be my least favorite. I don’t know much about the history of the names, but that intrigues me a bit. I’m proud of myself I’m getting so much more familiar with skincare for my own skin type than I used to be. You’ve been a big help in that regard, as well as a few other online resources I started using before I found your blog and started following you more regularly.

    It’s interesting that you said that citrus oils are photo-sensitizing… lately, I’ve been assuming that I’m sensitive to citrus oils, but perhaps there is more to the story and the main thing I need to avoid is daytime products with citrus oils! The last two products I decided I was too sensitive to with citrus oils were ironically a sample (thankfully not full-size) of a sunscreen product and a CC cream (It Cosmetics, I liked the feel of it, may be the only US brand CC cream with Snail extract, tried a sample through an Ulta promotion, liked it and the smell, got a set through QVC, like/can use all the other products in the nice set, but had to stop using the CC cream b/c I seemed to be having a mild allergic reaction). Knowing I was taking a risk and got away with it longer than I expected made me less surprised about it, but of course I would’ve preferred that it didn’t have the citrus oils or my skin tolerated the product a bit better so I could keep using it. Maybe indeed I am sensitive/mildly allergic to citrus oils on my skin and not just the normal photosensitive. How would you describe the signs of photo-sensitivity? Redness, with no small acne-like bumps?

    The NARS Tinted Moisturizer you mentioned I’ve heard good things about; I assume you are liking it if you mentioned it… what shade are you?

    Also, I’m curious… what did you think of the Shea Terra Rose Hips Rose-Plenishing Face Cre’me if you’ve tried it? I got a sample in an order I placed and I would’ve never picked it out myself, but I’m assuming the smell is more pleasant than the Isis and may be a good alternative recommendation for people interested in the Sunday Riley face oil, but who want a more budget friendly alternative. $26 vs. $125 🙂 At my driest, I have combination leaning dry skin in the winter so I mainly used the sample around my eyes as an extra hydrating eye cre’me and I wasn’t sensitive to it. I’m picky about Rose smells, but found the smell very pleasant… and getting it around February was fun… I think it’s still the only face cre’me sample they have in stock too at this time. Online indicates one may even be able to find this product at their local Walgreens, which I didn’t expect to see as an option. Amazon may have it as well. I do like getting a sample with my direct order from Shea Terra though. I doubt other sellers offer that perk.

    By the way, what AHA Treatment were you referring to? It sounds like you are still struggling to find an effective, yet gentle formulation for yourself. Even though I like the two 2% Paula’s Choice Salicylic Acid Liquid Exfoliants best compared to other brands, I prefer Skin Authority AHA/glycolic acid products to any other brands I’ve tried for my sensitive skin. Specifically their Resurfacing Accelerator (which was highly recommended by another beauty blogger, is a 15% glycolic acid gel, but gentler than the 10% glycolic acid liquid from Paula’s Choice in my opinion) when my skin was really bad about a year ago now (anyone can get $20 off their first order, so I used that towards just this product) and newly I discovered their Night Revitalizer (an exfoliating moisturizer), which seems like something I can use more frequently now that my skin isn’t as bad as it was a year ago 🙂

    The one other question I have is do you know how long the 20% off discount you mentioned in this review is good for? I looked at the website and couldn’t find that information myself.

    • Kerry

      Hi Cynthia! I’m not sure how long that 20% discount it’s good for, but it’s definitely still going on right now. There’s a big banner on the home page about it. There’s also another 20% coupon you can use until May 5th: 4MOM.

      I haven’t tried that specific Shea Terra cream, but I have and love the Shea Terra Rosehip Seed Oil. It’s very different from Isis – it’s not quite as thick, and since Rosehip is a dry oil, I think it would work for all skin types, including oily skin. It doesn’t smell like roses, exactly. It’s spicier, earthier. I like it!

      • Hmm, cool. I’ve heard you talk about or reference Rosehip oil before I think, but I wasn’t sure which product you were using or recommended with that ingredient.

        I think you are referring to this one it sounds like:

        Definitely looks nice. Seems like it would be much more appropriate for my combination skin type than the Rose hips cre’me. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

        • Kerry

          Yes, that’s the one Cynthia! 🙂

          • Great 🙂 I was just realizing I think I have a Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment sample from an online Sephora order I haven’t tried yet, partly because I was concerned I’d like it too much since it’s pricey too. But it looks like the Good Genes one has lactic acid in it and might help me narrow down what my skin thinks of lactic acid as an ingredient. I wonder if the local Sephora (we have the kind inside a JCPenney locally) has the oils you reviewed here if it’s possible to get a sample of those. Online, Sephora customers rated Artemis best, followed by Juno then Isis.

  4. Thank you for this great review!
    Looks really like amazing products!
    I d love to test them!
    Have a fab week!

  5. These are waaaay outside my budget at the moment, but I enjoyed living vicariously through your review. Artemis sounds positively delightful.

  6. Wow!!! they sound like great products to try out based on your reviews. I have never tried any face oils so I am so curious on these three. I am thinking of trying them out and see how they will work on my skin.

  7. I just did a post on my love of oils. I didn’t know Sunday Riley had these, but now I’m going to have to go try them (I lurve SR cosmetics). As I was reading the descriptions I was thinking Juno would be my best bet followed by Artemis. Isis didn’t sound like a love match for me. Sounds like we have similar skin 🙂

  8. Absolutely fantastic review! I’ve been lurking around the internet trying to find some information on these oils and you have been the most helpful! $125 is definitely steep but I am definitely one to splurge on good skincare – mostly my serums and treatments, as the rest can be a bit more budget friendly provided that the serums and treatments do their job properly.

    I’ve been given a generous sample of Juno and I’ve been wearing it non stop on my skin! In fact I feel like I love it so much that I stop using all my other stuff (dangerous in terms of finishing up products and shelf space), it’s hard not to pick it up when it’s there! I have normal-dry, slightly confused, eczema prone skin and this seems to be the ONLY thing to have had an immediate effect so far, and I’ve tried A LOT!

    Thanks again for the lovely review!

    • Kerry

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Teni! I totally know what you mean about it being hard not to reach for when its there. Juno really is fantastic.

  9. I must admit I’ve barely dabbled in the world of facial oils – I think I’m in so deep with every other skincare product that I’ve not been brave enough to open yet another of good old Pandora’s boxes (gosh she has a lot of them!). You are clearly a fan and have great results with them so it’s tempting, but if I do stick my toe in I don’t think I would start at the $125 point! 😀

    The only one I have tried is an Arbonne one – my friend became an Arbonne rep and while I am not a fan of the company AT ALL, I of course went to her party to support her and one of the things I bought was their FC5 Skin Conditioning Oil, don’t know if you’ve come across it….also hope I am not inadvertently insulting you if you are secretly an Arbonne rep! 😀 :-/ Compared to almost everything else they sell it was very reasonably priced and tbh I quite like it! It’s a lightweight oil that feels nice on the skin. I’d be interested to know what you think about the ingredients list: 🙂

    • Kerry

      I haven’t tried that oil yet, Floss, but the ingredients look good! If I run across it, I’ll give it a try!

  10. Hi Kerry!
    Amazing review,
    I was just wondering would you recommend the MISSHA time revolution serum (awesome review by the way, but then again everything on your site is awesome <3 ) or these oils.
    Or more specifically which serum would you recommend to someone with dehydrated skin.

    I am currently using the Ulta MD sunscreen you suggested and i really love it. However i find it still dries me out after about an hour. Is there a serum or product you can suggest to prevent this?
    i currently use the benton aloe toner, benton snail bee serum? and steam cream.

    would love to hear from you

    much love xx

  11. Phi

    Thanks for another great review! I’m curious if you’ve ever tried any of the serums / oils from Yüli Skincare. They are also on the high end, and their Cell Perfecto PM managed to pull me out of a horrifying 6 month long stress acne breakout that covered my cheeks and chin. Their other serums and their elixirs are equally luxurious.

    I now use a lot more Korean skincare products, thanks in no small part to your amazing reviews and recommendations (we have similar skin type), and am more clear than not, but definitely love to have a couple Yuli products on standby for when I need a treat.

    • Kerry

      Hi Phi! I haven’t heard of Yüli before, but you’ve got me curious. I’ll check them out – thanks for the rec!

  12. Lucas

    Hi, I just got Juno after this awesome review, but it has a different ingredients’ list (some oils listed in your review are missing, including vitamin E). Do you know if it has been reformulated?
    I really like it though.

    • Kerry

      Hi Lucas! I believe it has been, though the ingredient list above was obtained from the DermStore listing for Juno. I’m on my second bottle of Juno now, so I don’t have the old box from my original purchase, but I too have noticed that Tocopherol and a few others are different from this list. I’ll be updating the list soon to reflect those! 🙂

  13. Gee

    Wow, these oils sounds amazing. I am currently enjoying my jar of “blue cocoon” by May Lindstrom. It also has anti-inflammatory ingredients and I am ashamed to say I have even become slightly superstitious about using it in my routine!

    Once a face oil has been applied does it create a barrier between any subsequent layers? Would a serum or moisturizer be able to work through the oil or do they just “sit” on top of it?

    Thanks a lot,


  14. Beatrix

    I recently received a sample of the Artemis Oil which was included in the Goodie bag given by Barney’s Scottsdale AZ during their beauty week in September. Perhaps there is something wrong with the oil; expired shelf life perhaps. Usually I love using face oils but this one smells awful. I’ve been on-line to check out the range and stumbled across your reviews. You describe very clearly how this oil should smell but honestly the sample I have does not resemble in any way a lovely lemon fragrance. Based on my experience with the sample I would never purchase this product. Companies should be more careful when giving away freebies as consumers may unfairly form a negative opinion on what would otherwise perhaps be an excellent product.

  15. Jasmine

    Thank you for this amazingly comprehensive review! I’ve only recently discovered Sunday Riley and your wonderful post helped me decide which oil I’d like to try first. I got a sample of Juno from Sephora and absolutely love it — instant, overnight results 🙂 They are on the pricey side so I am wondering how long a bottle lasts you and how many drops you use each time. I’m only planning on using the oils at night. Many thanks!

  16. sima sandler

    When do you use Juno in your morning routine. I work from home so I wait between thirty minutes between putting my BHA, AHA on. Can I put Juno right after? And then put a moisturizer and sunscreen? On days I put on my timeless vitamin c serum, I put moisturizer on right after can I put Juno on in between them? Not sure since they are both antioxidants.

  17. Katy M Bossart

    I’ve always had problems finding a moisturizer that didn’t have at least one problematic ingredient in it. I’m 31 years old, and I’ve tried full ranges from $5 to $300 over the last 15 years, desperately searching for something that provided moisture for my acne prone/scarred skin. A few months ago, I stumbled across this on Sephora for $90, and remembering how much oils play into your own skin routine, decided to try Juno. I’ve been using it faithfully every night, just one drop each for my face and neck, and I’m flabbergasted. My skin has never looked this good! It doesn’t clog my pores and it helps any hormonal or food related acne heal within days instead of a week or more. My mum also started noticing about a month ago that the lines around my eyes have faded, hyperpigmentation disappears remarkably fast, and that I have a lit-from-within glow. The price, even at it’s current $90, seems cheap given the miniscule amount needed and the stellar results!

  18. Emma

    Thanks for the breakdown of the oils in them! I’ve been looking for a face oil, and based on your thorough breakdown here, I think I might start with just a single source oil (like the black seed oil, sounds like exactly what I need right now) to see how my skin reacts, and go from there. Great resource!