Rated 4.52 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Gentle retinol that smells great!
So I've been testing this retinol oil for almost two months and I have a lot of thoughts! Applying the S.T.A.R.Light Night Oil is such a nice experience. The scent is lovely. I usually prefer products with little to no scent but I really like how this oil smells. If you're not ok with scented skincare, this may not be for you. Other than that, it's nicely moisturizing yet isn't overwhelming for my oily skin.
It's super easy to integrate into any routine. My regular nighttime routine consisted of a double cleanse, moisturizing toner, eye cream, serum, cream, sleeping mask. During testing this oil I stopped using my serum (so the retinol was the only active in my routine in order to see the oil's full effects) and put the oil right before my cream or mixed it into my cream.
In my experience, it's a very gentle retinol product. My skin isn't new to retinoids but I didn't experience any irritation. Honestly, I don't think it would cause irritation for retinol beginners either!
I noticed that it did start to smooth some of my fine lines although I can't speak to effects yet on deep lines. With retinol it's all about the long game and I'm sure I'll continue to see positive effects.
A negative for me is definitely the steep price point - although a little goes a long way - and there are a few cheaper options out there. The only reason I knocked off a star. Overall, I'm a fan of this oil and it has been a great addition to my nighttime routine.
I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster, but all opinions are my own.
Most Helpful Critical Review Saw a difference but irritation
I received this free, for a review in return. After a few day's, I was seeing a positive difference in my skin. But after a couple weeks, using it every other day, I began getting patches of irritation.
In-depth review and use of product:
When I received, I was made aware of the fact you may need to mix in with a moisturizer, due to its potency. I tried it a couple times without moisturizer, and I had some tingling. The product worked-into the skin well, but left an almost heavy and greasy film on my skin. After a couple times trying without moisturizer, and getting a tingly sensation, I decided to try with moisturizer. I was afraid the tingling was alluding to the fact the product may be a little too harsh for my skin. Applying and comfort helped tremendously when mixed with moisturizer. After about 5 days, I began to notice texture on my skin, also noted to happen when using, in the beginning. I continued using, but experienced noticeable texture on my skin, while wearing making- during the day, after wash and gentle exfoliation. This turned me off, but I kept on, since I don't wear makeup daily. After about 2 weeks I began getting patches of red and sensitive patches on my skin, similar to an allergic reaction, but with really weird texture only where the reaction was happening.
After two weeks, and resulting in what appeared to be allergic reactions, I stopped. In the mornings after doing my nightly routine with this product i did notice my skin looking more young and like a blue effect.
Reviewed by 863 customers I love this oil-has improved
Chantelle E. from undisclosed
I love this oil-has improved my skins texture, and I use it to seal in my RNA cream(skii)
STAR light Retinol Night Oil
Carol W. from undisclosed
This product is AMAZING!!! I love the smell, feel and effect. I use it every night and add my moisturizers (face and neck) immediately, rubbing the two into my skin. Always with an upward motion! My skin has showed firmness and a lovely glow since adding it to my regiment. Thank you for always improving the possibilities of a better complexion.
Best Retinol on the Market!
Heather M. from undisclosed
Love this stuff! They way it feels going on and makes my skin glow. I'm addicted to it! Best Retinol on the market.
I will never be without.
Skin loves it!
Glendalyn V. from undisclosed
It is an awesome product made my skin so soft and moisturized. Love it!
Improved firmness of facial skin
Lynn L. from undisclosed
This product provides for improved firmness and moisture of the facial skin which has lost elasticity, collagen.
Juli A. from undisclosed
Love this, feels like such a treat for my skin. A little goes a long way. Easy to apply every night, makes my skin feel soft and smooth by the morning.
Marcie B. from undisclosed
After cleansing my face, I apply the light retinol night oil as I get ready for bed. The oil absorbs into the skin, isn't greasy, and rejuvenates my skin while I sleep. This Strivectin product is an integral part of my skincare and I love it.
Julianne H. from undisclosed
I use this oil every night and feel it has helped make my skin more supple and adds a youthful glow. Fine lines seem to disappear with continued use. A few drops are enough to cover the entire face and neck. I recommend the product as it has made a positive difference in my skin.
I have been using for
Barbara K. from undisclosed
I have been using for about a month. I have not noticed any significant difference; but I do like the feel on my skin after application.
I will update my review after using longer.
This product delivers what it advertises!
Marilyn B. from undisclosed
I absolutely love the light and silky feeling of this product and have seen wonderful changes in my skin. I use Retinol Night Oil every evening and in the morning my skin doesn't feel dry!
It appears my peeling skin is going away
Tashana Sims-Campbell from undisclosed
I'm 48 and for whatever reason, my skin would get so dry that it started to literally peel throughout the day. No matter how much mositurizer I used, my skin would peel. I would take an eyebrow shaver and scrape my skin daily because my chin, nose, and eyebrow area were peeling so badly. I've been using this product for about a week now and I can already tell the difference. I also started using a humidifier because one of the reasons skin can get really dry is because of the dry air in your house - and with the stay at home orders, I barely go outside. Today, June 28th, I went outside in the heat, and went all day without that feeling of dryness like my skin was peeling. I think it's working. I'll see what the next few weeks brings. Oh and you have to use it sparingly because I noticed that it irritated my skin when I used it too liberally. I only do three drops - literally and it goes a long way. It's expensive, but my skin is important to me and I hated the feeling of it being so dried out.
A FABULOUS PRODUCT
Diana R. from undisclosed
I have been able to tell a difference in a very short time. I have been very impressed with the results...but then I have been impressed with all the Strivectin family for 5 years now.
Carole C. from undisclosed
The STAR Light Retinol Night Oil helps improve fine lines and sagging. In the morning i notice my skin looks smoother and brighter, more even toned and a little tighter. It does absorb into my skin and I need less moisturizer afterwards.
I love this oil. It
Madeline L. from undisclosed
I love this oil. It sinks into my skin and makes it soft and dewey
A Must Have for Aging Skin
Mary M. from undisclosed
There was a new study and once again, it showed that retinol is a must have for aging skin and it doesn't need to be prescription retinol. This is a retinol oil. This product provides the retinol aging skin needs in a light oil to moisture--another must have for aging skin.
Ingrid from undisclosed
I love this product, it feels glorious when I apply. My skin is so soft when I wake in the morning. It seems brighter and I have fewer fine lines. Now for what I don't like, the jar. About halfway through the the eyedropper stops picking up the product, and you have to pour it into your fingers and I feel a lot gets wasted. I will buy again and use a different eyedropper. I only gave 4 * because of the bottle.
Carmen L. from undisclosed
Love the Retinol Night Oil -- just a few drops will cover your whole face -- absorbs immediately and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. Use it nightly and love it! It is truly a Star!
S.T.A.R. Light. S.T.A.R. Bright
Barbara B. from undisclosed
The S.T.A.R. light Retinol Night Oil feels wonderful on my skin. It reduced the redness in my skin giving a more clear look. I use it under my nightly moisturizer and it's not oily. It only takes a couple of drops.
Absolutely love this product. I
Dawn G. from undisclosed
Absolutely love this product. I mix the oil with my face cream and slather it all over my face, neck and tops of hands. Skin is brighter and firmer, lines less noticeable. 5 stars definitely
One of my favorite skincare products
Heidi from undisclosed
I love this product! It has made my skin so smooth and soft, and it smells absolutely amazing. I use it every night, and it helps with roughness and lines.
Great syrum, I use it
Shannon G. from undisclosed
Great syrum, I use it every night and it has smoothed my fine lines on my face after using for 2 months.
I love this stuff, I'm
Tiffany K. from undisclosed
I love this stuff, I'm on my second bottle. I apply at night with moisturizer following.
Worth the cost
Sarah O. from undisclosed
This is truly a miracle serum for me. I often try other products in between bottles to see if I can find something less expensive, but I always come back to this. It is a gradual change once I start using it, but after a few weeks I look in the mirror and realize I have glowing skin again. Just as it gradually improves my skin, when I stop using it, it slowly declines. After using another product for a little while, I will realize my skin is dull and my fine lines are back again. I guess I just need to start watching the site for sales!
Renee from undisclosed
This is one of my favorite serums to apply. The smell is light and the serum makes my skin fell hydrated. I have noticed the difference with my fine lines.
Perfect oil for night time
Jennifer F. from undisclosed
I had received this as a sample and loved it. Previously I was using prescription trietoin. It was becoming too drying on my face and as I get older drying isn't a good thing. It had been a nice gentle switch and a big, big plus...it doesn't have a terrible smell like some otc retonols.