Battle of the luxury face oils: Rodin olio lusso vs. Sunday Riley Juno

As many of you know, I have a slight obsession with face oils.  I think they are amazing and total necessary luxuries for your face.  After reading a lot of reviews on Into the Gloss, I went out and bought Rodin olio lusso face oil.

Rodin smells amazing and feels really luxurious.  It goes on smoothly and has not caused me to breakout.  I love rubbing it into my skin, and afterwards my skin does have a nice glow.  It got me through the dry horrible winter months in New York.  My two complaints about the Rodin oil are: 1) it does sit on top of my face a little instead of absorbing in, and 2) it is not moisturizing enough on its own, so I recommend mixing it with a moisturizer.

Recently, after become obsessed with Sunday Riley products, I went to Barney’s and got a generous sample of the Sunday Riley Juno Transformative Lipid Serum.  At Barney’s, they told me that this face oil is the most popular product from her line.  The oil doesn’t have the same strong floral fragrance as Rodin – it actually smells a little like Argan oil.  It is super moisturizing and absorbs into my skin without any shine.  I like it as well because it feels more moisturizing then the Rodin.  I use it as a base with the Sunday Riley Good Genes product (reviewed here).  I like Juno, and it has ingredients that are high in Omegas and natural retinol.

On a head to head competition, I like the Rodin more. It smells fantastic – I find the scent lingers on my skin for about 5-10 minutes after I put it on – and it just feels very luxurious.  I feel that the Rodin gives my face more of an immediate glow than Sunday Riley Juno.  Both are great oils though – I would recommend Rodin to those who like products that smell nice and feel extremely luxurious.  I would recommend Sunday Riley Juno to those who don’t really care about scents and want a thicker, more moisturizing oil.  Rodin is $150 and Sunday Riley Juno is $125, and both are 1 fl oz/30 ml.

Ingredient lists as follows:

Rodin:  Jasmine Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Arnica Montana Flower extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Orange Flower Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool.

Sunday Riley Juno: Acai seed oil, Argan oil, Black Cumin seed oil, Blackberry seed oil, Blueberry seed oil, Broccoli seed oil, Carrot seed oil, Chardonnay Grape seed oil, Cranberry seed oil, Marula oil, Meadowfoam seed oil, Pomegranate seed oil, Red Raspberry seed oil

Have you tried either of these products?  Do you use face oils?


  1. Judy

    Mimi, I’ve totally been getting more and more into face oils. I got a sample of the Sunday Riley Juno face oil from Barney’s too, and I’m on the fence about it. I really like mixing it with a moisturizer, but the smell is hard to get used to (smells like oregano to me, oddly enough).

    I am curious about the Rodin face oil, but I can’t stand strong smells in skincare products. Maybe I’ll ask for a sample..

    I went back to using my Kiehl’s Midnight Recover Concentrate at night (got it months ago and stopped using), and I’m really liking it now! Smells lightly of lavender, which is great.

    • Judy

      Update – went to Barney’s to smell the Rodin face oil and it’s definitely way too strong for me… also, after using the Sunday Riley Juno face oil for about 3 weeks, I REALLY like it! Definitely going to buy the full size.

  2. DariK

    I’m so into face oils after trying some of them from the blog beautyhuile!!! I like the Rodin for the smell! I eve bought the lip balm!!! But, I’m waiting on Juno to see if it’s really all that? Some people say the scent is weird.

    • Judy

      The Rodin lip balm seems super luxe! How do you like it? I personally LOVE Sunday Riley Juno oil, and it seems to have made a huge difference in my skin. THe scent IS a bit weird (like oregano), but I got used to it after a couple of weeks, and I’m very sensitive to scents.

      What face oils do you use??

  3. Rola

    I like both of these oils and I am contemplating in alternating buying both. I heard Sunday Riley is reformulating Juno this Fall, so I do not know how it will change the effectiveness of the product and if I will still like it.

  4. Lola

    Both are such lovely oils! I actually just received an email from Sunday Riley herself stating that the rumors of reformulation of her line are untrue- therefore Juno will be exactly the same. I love the way that Juno smells as well, Judy. I have read some reviews where people said they weren’t find of the smell, but I have used it for so long, and I find it quite comforting smelling. Plus I love how much it makes my skin glow!!

    • Judy

      Definitely think so (that’s my skin type as well!), but I’d recommend getting a sample if you are near a Barney’s counter. Hope this helps!

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