Sunday Riley Juno Review

sunday riley juno review

Sunday Riley Juno Review

What They Say: “Achieve velvety soft skin with Juno Essential Face Oil from Sunday Riley. Infused with a botanically active blend of superfood seed oils and antioxidants, this nourishing face oil protects and brightens skin, unveiling a healthy glow.”

What We Say: The only bad Sunday Riley product I’ve ever tried. 

The Review: Let me start by saying I love Sunday Riley: Good Genes is one of the best products I’ve ever used, bar none, and I hoard it for special occasions—like, you know, it’s a big night when the Good Genes comes out. (This is true even though it smells so weird—like a tire shop? A wet tire shop?)

sunday riley juno review

This is to say that 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.

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, but I like it—maybe because I know how well it works. This just smells vaguely annoying.

sunday riley juno review

Grades: Bottle: A+. Fragrance: C. Overall: D

sunday riley juno review

Buy It Again? No—in fact, I took it back.

Buy It Here: Sunday Riley Juno

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

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