Acne. It sucks. But do you know what sucks even more? Adult acne. At 29-years-old I find that from time to time I still suffer from breakouts, and it’s always a challenge for me to find a product that actually works. When I saw I would be receiving Sunday Riley’s latest addition to the squad, Saturn, an acne fighting sulfur mask, I anxiously waited for the mailman every day. So, let’s get in to it shall we? Here are my thoughts on the Sunday Riley Saturn Acne Treatment Mask.
I mean. It’s Sunday Riley, so it’s gorgeous. I am still head over heels for their space-themed skin care line. Others include U.F.O. and Martian, which I am huge fans of in terms of product and packaging. In fact, they recently released a bundle of all three called the Warp Speed Kit (so cute) if you are interested in sampling them all. The green packaging makes for great Instagram photos, and, well, I’ll just let the photos do the rest of the talking…
Sulfur is the main acne fighting ingredient in Saturn. While I hadn’t previously tried too many sulfur-based acne products, to me it works similar to benzoyl peroxide. It really helps to dry out the area. If you have sensitive skin, then this will be an excellent alternative to BP. Other notable ingredients are Niacinamide (helps with redness), Zinc PCA (for oil control), tea tree oil, and turmeric. Overall, it’s a nice product list approved for fighting acne without irritating your skin.
I used this product for a good three weeks before I felt comfortable writing a review for you guys, just in case. But I can happily report, that I could have written this review after only a few uses. This stuff works great! I used it both as a timed mask and as an overnight mask. My final preference is to dab a little bit on the area affected and let it sit overnight, like I would normally do with benzoyl peroxide.
I will note that BP still always works the best for me. It just depends on your skin. For instance, salicylic acid as a spot treatment rarely works for me. It’s just not strong enough. So far, the sulfur mask has been a nice alternative to use when I don’t want anything too harsh, and it still works far better than salicylic acid for me.
This product doesn’t give a description of how much to use when applying the mask. So, I sort of just go for it! I wouldn’t want to use too much though, because you’d empty the tube pretty fast if you were masking with this regularly. I would also only suggest a use of 3 times per week, and then a spot treatment when you need.
Oh, I almost forgot to hit on smell! Okay, this mask totally smells like Home Depot to me. Yup. The plant/outdoor section of Home Depot. Curious to see if anyone else smells the same thing! I think it smells divine, as odd as my description sounds. Mmmmm.
This retails for $55 on Sephora, and I’ve linked it above in the first paragraph. I really think this is a decent price when you’re considering it’s a mask. However, I am still a human with a 9-5 job first and foremost, and a trendy shopping-loving blogger second. So, I’d love to see this price come down just a bit. $40 would be amazing!
Would I Purchase Again?
Yes, without a doubt. It’s a great addition to any shelf of acne fighting products in your cabinet. I will definitely be reaching for this once a week.
If you suffer from acne, then you’ll love this! This works great for any major breakouts, or just little ones that pop up here and there. I love that the mask is so gentle, yet very effective. It’s easy to use and smells great! Sunday Riley is a brand I am consistently impressed with, and I won’t ever be without her products on my shelf. This one is no exception.
Have you tried Saturn yet? Let me know your thoughts and if you will buy it or pass on it, and why!