Sunday Riley Juno Review

Sunday Riley Juno review

Here’s our Sunday Riley Juno review. In short: Hard pass. 

What they say: “An obsession-worthy face oil, Juno gives an instant glow to dehydrated skin by restoring and rehydrating the skin’s natural moisture barrier with a blend of organic, cold-pressed, antioxidant-rich, superfood seed oils.”

Our grade: D

Most explicative Sephora comment headline: “That is $125 I will never see again.”

The Sunday Riley Juno Review: My expectations for Juno were high, not least because it comes in one of the most beautiful bottles I’ve ever seen, like iittala bird beautiful: a yellow-to-purple ombré in a gorgeous glass container. But this did nothing—nothing for my face.

This should be a no-brainer for me: My normal-to-dry skin loves a brightener, and takes to oil well. This is, in fact, the only oil I’ve used that didn’t immediately improve its appearance. I’m not even kidding that when I looked in the mirror 10 minutes later the first time I used it, I couldn’t tell that I’d ever applied it. I literally washed my face and started over, because I couldn’t believe a Sunday Riley product could be that inefficient. [Editor’s note: This was before I tested Ceramic Slip, which now holds the title for worst Sunday Riley product. It was close, though!]

Juno’s advertised as featuring a half-dozen Whole Foods-style oils (blueberry seed, cranberry seed, red raspberry seed, broccoli seed, etc.). I should love this, and for the price, it makes me mad that the results were so inexplicably lacking.

Also, it smelled bizarre. Good Genes has a weird, slightly chemical smell (like a tire shop? a wet tire shop?), but I like it—maybe because I know how well it works. This just smells vaguely annoying.

And for the money! Please. Please. 

Buy It Again? Never. (But buy it here, if you must.)

Further Reading:Sunday Riley: The Difference Between Artemis, Juno and Isis” (Caroline Hirons)

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