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 880 customers Too oily for my face
curlysue from Massachusetts
My face doesn't absorb this well. By morning I feel it in my hair line and my neck. I prefer the strivectin night cream moisturizer. I have been using this oil on my stretch marks instead.
Must have in your nightly routine!
ARod from Westchester, NY
I started using this product recently and I'm quite happy with it. Its mild enough that causes no rash from the get go. My skin is so soft and supple in the morning. My pores seem smaller, no break outs and I feel like my fine lines are getting less evident. I don't think you need to buy all the products in the line, just the ones that are more concentrated and effective. I use this oil at night and the Strivectin serum with vitamin C and retinol in the morning. They both have a lovely scent. I recommend this product.
Amy M. from undisclosed
I got a free sample of this and began using it. Wow, so many of the problem areas for my almost 50 year old skin have vanished. Ordering a whole bottle today.
This is absolutely the best
Vicki S. from undisclosed
This is absolutely the best serum/night oil that I have ever used and I have tried many lines. I have rosacea & this has evened out the color of my skin; toned down redness & is very moisturizing. Well worth the price. A little goes a long way.
Love the scent and feel
Tracy K. from undisclosed
Love the scent and feel of the oil. It did not cause my sensitive skin to breakout. I have not see. Major results yet but assume it will take time. I do see some improvement and so will keep at it. Would recommend for anyone considering.
Kristin P. from undisclosed
This is my go to for gentleness. I use a few very high-end products and find they can easily irritate my skin. However, I find I can use the STAR Light Retinol Night Oil every night and never experience irritation and have great results. A very small amount is all that is needed. My skin is usually very dry and sensitive. I experience no dryness using this, even when I use it nightly. Results for me reduce the signs of fine wrinkles, improve softness, help with skin tone evenness, and seems to reduce the appearance of a "orange peel" effect.
Skin soft in the a.m.
Donna G. from undisclosed
This product is terrific. After gently cleansing my face at night, I lightly spread couple drops of this oil over my face. I am impressed that in the morning my skin is soft but not oily. It appears the oil has been mostly absorbed into my skin. S U P E R. Exactly what I want it to do.
Like the way if makes
Marie R. from undisclosed
Like the way if makes skin feel. Even tho it is oil it doesn't make skin feel oily. Orders second bottle to assure I don't run out.
Use thus every new night.
Kathy R. from undisclosed
Use thus every new night. Great to even skin tone.
This retinol night oil is
Peiyun Q. from undisclosed
This retinol night oil is really good. I have used 4 bottles and it feels effective. The fine lines and wrinkles on the face are gone. I like it and recommend it to you.
This item is easy to
Jayme S. from undisclosed
This item is easy to apply and improves the firmness of my skin.
I have been using the
Penelope B. from undisclosed
I have been using the product daily since I got it
Best night oil that I
Margaret J. from undisclosed
Best night oil that I have ever used. I feel an amazing difference in the texture of my skin. I'm 68 years old and I cannot be without it.
I love this product!
Cindy from undisclosed
I was hesitant to try this because I have acne. I am so glad I gave it a try: it has not caused any acne at all and has really reduced the wrinkles on my forehead and around my mouth.
HYDRATING AND SMOOTH!
Gigi from AZ
I use this product every evening after cleansing and before moisturizing. I sometimes use it by itself and not use moisturizer. I have been using it for a week and every morning when I wake up my skin feels and looks more hydrating and glowing. I highly recommend.
Cindy from undisclosed
I've been using this oil for about 3-4 weeks and my skin looks amazing. So many friends keep asking me what have I been putting on my skin. This makes a difference. My skin is less wrinkled and vibrant. I will continue purchasing. A little goes a long way. Definitely recommend!
Love this stuff has made
Karen S. from undisclosed
Love this stuff has made my face extremely smooth and younger looking. Would buy again.
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.