I’ve turned into an $100 face oil person.

Look, I’m going to be honest with you. For most of my life, I have been a bit…stingy in the makeup and skincare department. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money, so everything that went on my face came from the drugstore. And there are a lot of good products to be found in the drug store aisles (my Maybelline mascara outperforms my Bobbi Brown mascara any day of the week). It’s only in the past few years that I have ventured into the higher priced products available, some with greater success than others. After a lifetime of less expensive goods though, I still cringe a bit when I fork over $45 for a product (heck, I cringe when it’s $15, depending on what I buy). So to think I would ever have ANYTHING that costs $100 a bottle (okay, let’s be precise, $105 here) in my nightly ritual …yeah right! *sigh* Enter Sunday Riley.

Fancy blue oil I put on my face at night (it smells like geraniums)

Admittedly, the idea of putting *oil* on my face was a bit foreign to me. While this is certainly not a new trend, I didn’t really think to try it. Given my super dry skin, I’m not sure WHY I didn’t didn’t think to try it, but nevertheless, I didn’t. I received a set of samples from a skincare company, one of which was a delightful little bottle of face oil (I’ll blog about that one another time) and oh my…I loved it! So I did what any reasonable person would do and started obsessively googling face oils and who was the best and what did everyone use and I kept seeing one in particular pop up, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. And I looked at that $105 price tag and kept on googling. But I was so curious! It was blue for heaven’s sake! How cool is that?!?!? But I still didn’t bite.

And then…it arrived. I opened up my P.O. Box and found the Box of Style winter edition and behold, there was Luna! The intriguing, freaking expensive, blue face oil! Full size even!

I was afraid to try it. What if I liked it?

I was correct to be afraid. Because damn…I like it. I love it.

Luna is a retinol oil and it reduces the appearance of redness, pores, fine lines while making skin looks moister and plumper. Basically, it’s a good night’s sleep and mild facelift in a bottle. I’m not struggling to hold on to my youth, don’t get me wrong. I just want to look and feel good in my skin, and I look better in the mornings now. My skin tone is more even, it’s awesome. I never really understood what “plumper looking skin” meant”, but I see it now. I look more rested, less tired, my skin isn’t as dry. I’m not even using as much moisturizer overall (although I still slather on my SPF one in the morning, because the sun ain’t my friend, y’all). Heck, I think I’m even sleeping better. That might just be me attributing my nightly yoga results to the chamomile in Luna though. MAYBE.

Bottom line, I have become a face oil person. I have become a fancy, expensive face oil person. And there’s no way I’m going back, stingy ways be damned. Worth it? YES.

What say you?