I love me a good facial oil, and anything with Vitamin C. And I also thoroughly enjoyed using the Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Serum. One of the complementary items in the CEO range was the Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, and when I bought my trial kit a while ago, a deluxe sample size came with it.
I believe Sunday Riley had the CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil first, before they came out with the Vitamin C serum. It was one of those things I’d been meaning to try for the longest time.
Now that I have, was it worth the wait? 😀
Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
The Sunday Riley CEO Glow face oil is formulated with THD Ascorbate, a gentle and powerful free radical-fighting lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is soluble in oil and stays stable in oxygen and water, so it shouldn’t oxidise so quickly.
However, it is hard to tell if it has, because they also include golden turmeric oil (extracted from the roots), which is ideal for boosting skin’s radiance and making its tone more even. Turmeric as we know, turns things yellow, so the oil is a clear, pale orange. I’m always a little wary when Vitamin C oils come coloured (like the one from Drunk Elephant) because you can never tell when they’re going off.
Other key ingredients are calming evening primrose, antioxidant-powered ginger root extract, age-defying bisabolol, vitamin A-rich red raspberry seed oil, neroli and vitamin-rich jojoba. Sounds like a nice little mix!
What the Sunday Riley CEO Glow face oil promises to do is to protect your skin with antioxidant, brighten skin and boost skin radiance while nurturing the skin.
The claims, coupled with the potent sounding cocktail of ingredients made it sound most promising!
Lightweight oil and comfortable on skin
It is recommended that you massage 2-3 drops of the Sunday Riley CEO Glow face oil all over your face and neck. I personally find this quite little, so I use a little more – 4-5 drops. I’m not averse to slathering my skin with oil!
I find the oil lightweight on my dry skin, so it isn’t the most nourishing oil in my arsenal. It isn’t a dry oil, so you can most certainly feel it on your skin. That is fine by me, as I like that feeling, but if you aren’t a fan of having your skin feeling oily, then use a little less, and apply it on damp skin after misting with your favourite facial mist.
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I do find that it sinks in nicely into my skin, and it feels nourished. It isn’t as heavy as say the Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate oil (which I love!), but it isn’t a light oil either. It feels just right for me.
There is a slight musty smell to it, which can either bug you or not. It doesn’t bug me too much. At least it isn’t fragranced! 😀
I didn’t notice significant effects or improvements
Unfortunately, while it is a nice oil, and comfortable and perhaps even packed full of good stuff, I did not notice any significant improvement to my skin while using it. This, unlike the Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Serum, that I felt did more for my skin than this oil.
I intentionally did not use them both together, because I wanted to see the effects of each of them. So, after I finished the CEO Vitamin C Serum, I waited before breaking open the CEO Glow.
While it was not detrimental to my skin, I did not notice significant improvement. This was during a time when I was a little more lax with my skincare routine, and was hoping to perk my skin up a little with some Vitamin C TLC. But unfortunately, it was not to be 🙁
For me therefore, this oil isn’t a must have, as it didn’t noticeably bright, nor boost any glow to the skin. It was moisturizing, in a way that a face oil is. But it wasn’t special enough for me to drop money for a full sized bottle.
However, reviews are glowing (pun intended), so I guess perhaps it’s just me 😀
IN A NUTSHELL
The Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil is an oil-based vitamin c serum product, boosted with turmeric and other antioxidants and ingredients beneficial to the skin. It is fairly lightweight and comfortable on skin and moisturizing. However, I did not notice any significant improvements to my skin tone in terms of brightening, or radiance. So for me, this isn’t a must-have. Perhaps, if you’ve never used a product with Vitamin C, or want a product that has Vitamin C and is moisturizing in one, then this might be it.
Lightweight oil is comfortable on skin
Moisturizing on skin
Odd musty smell
No real results for me
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Someone who wants a moisturizing face oil with Vitamin C for brightening and radiance effects
PRICE: RM357 | US$80 | £34 for 35ml
For those interested, here’s the ingredients list for the Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil.
RUBUS IDAEUS (COLD PRESSED RED RASPBERRY) SEED OIL, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATE, CAPRYLYL CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINESES (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (COLD PRESSED CRANBERRY) SEED OIL, PUNICA GRANATUM (COLD PRESSED POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) SEED OIL, OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) SEED, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OIL, ECLIPTA PROSTRATA EXTRACT, MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, 4-T-BUTYLCYCLOHEXANOL, RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRENT) SEED OIL, BISABOLOL, CETYLHYDROXYPROLINE PALMITAMIDE, HEXYLDECANOL, HYDROXYPHENYL PROPAMIDOBENZOIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) STEROLS, CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUM FLOWER/ LEAF/ VINE EXTRACT, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE, ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT.
Have you tried the Sunday Riley CEO Glow? Any thoughts?
I was a little disappointed as I had read so many glowing reviews about this. That said, it’s money saved so really, I shouldn’t be complaining haha! 😀