Space Race

Friday, April 27, 2018


I tried to come up with another issue everyone deals with in life but I couldn’t get past the worst one being acne, so keep your contributions to yourself. I dealt with it ever since I was a teenager up until I honestly turned 20. Things finally cleared up at that point but I wasn’t having that clear skin moment and splashing my face like the commercials. Acne is still part of my life, but thankfully we’ve scaled back our relationship to the occasional break out or spot. For the past three years, I’ve upped my skincare game and keep up a consistent skincare routine day and night. I really think when you’re passionate about the products you use and believe in them, keeping a consistent routine will become second nature, just like brushing your teeth before you leave the house or plugging your phone in before bed.

When it comes to dealing with acne and any oil living on my face, I would put my money into Sunday Riley’s products. I really love everything she’s made, but my can’t live without items are from her acne line, which are all named after the interstellar and space. Literally though, her kit is called Space Race. We ain’t fooling around here kids!
U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil

If you’ve read my post about oils and serums, then you’ll already know how much I love this oil from Sunday Riley. The latest in her line up of ultra successful and effective oils, U.F.O is powered by salicylic acid (one of the most gentle acids), tea tree oil (which makes the oil smell like plants- but you get used to it), and chamomile (yes, like the tea).

I use this religiously every night before my moisturizer. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t make me feel like there’s a layer of oil or grime on my face, in case you’re worried about this. Pop this into your routine before moisturizer, like me, and you’ll see results within three to four weeks. Promise!


Have I mentioned that I don’t even like space? The whole idea of aliens and traveling through the black unknown of space would be the LAST thing I would ever want to consider. Props to NASA, y’all keep floating around in those spaceships. While the astronauts do their thing in zero gravity, I like to press this toner into my skin during my daytime routine before my serum. 

It’s more watery than gel so I like to work it in with my fingertips. It helps sponge away excess oil and tighten pores through the power of bentonite clay, marshmallow, and green tea. I can’t tell if it makes a huge difference in my skin but I’m also too used to it that I would miss it once it runs out. 

If you want a toner that will help with oil, pores, and balancing the complexion, it’s worth the investment to try this one because it’ll last you foooorever...like 6 months to a year if you use it sparingly. 


Part of me turns into a walking QVC commercial when it comes to this mask. I already loved the U.F.O oil and the results that came from regular use but the power of this sulfur and niacinamide based mask helped completely clear up any acne on my face and keep it away. Whenever I have a spot or a cluster lingering around, I pop some of this bright green concoction and let it work its magic for 15 to 20 minutes. By the next day there’s real clarity to my complexion or Saturn’s moved a spot further along so it’ll be gone by the next night. I don’t know how else I can convey that I love this mask and its out of this world results. I mean, someone call QVC and give me a confetti canon because I’m ready to pop (like a zit)(TMI?).

Congratulations! You made it through my long, rambly post about my love of Sunday Riley’s acne products. Hopefully you’re super intrigued and  planning a trip to Sephora as soon as you finish reading my post. I love using this whole system consistently with my routine and I very rarely deviate from it. 

There’s a set featuring all three of these products in smaller sizes and that’s my #1 recommendation on how to try them all at once. Everything inside should last you between 3-6 months, especially if you’re consistent like me. 

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