An age-defying night cream featuring encapsulated retinol.
Wake up to the skin of your dreams. Retinol increases cell turnover and stimulates collagen production for clearer, bouncier, more youthful skin. The 0.15% retinol in Night Shift is encapsulated in a lipid sphere, which helps it reach the deepest layers of your skin. We added in powerful skin-soothers like ceramides, panthenol, and centella asiatica to keep your skin calm and happy.
50ml / 1.7 fl.oz.
Wake up to youthful, clear, bouncy skin.
Encapsulated retinol is augmented with skin-soothers like ceramides, centella asiatica, and marula oil.
The age-defying skincare all-star. Stimulates collagen production and increases cell turnover for bright, clear, youthful skin. Encapsulated in a lipid sphere for maximum stability and efficacy.
Lipids that make up around 50% of the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This skin-identical ingredient soothes, moisturizes, and protects your skin.
Centella Asiatica (Cica)
Cica’s medicinal and cosmetic properties are among the most researched in scientific literature. Anti-inflammatory, skin-strengthening, and jam-packed with antioxidants.
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Squalane, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Retinol, Allantoin, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Propanediol, Sodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Humulus Lupulus Extract, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
How it works
Your skin is made up of three layers: the thin, protective epidermis; the dermis providing structural integrity and nutrients to the epidermis; and the hypodermis, connecting the skin to the fat and muscle below.
The middle layer, the dermis, is most responsible for the visible signs of aging. It contains structural proteins like collagen and elastin, which keep skin bouncy, firm, and wrinkle-free. As we age and spend time in the sun, these proteins break down, which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin.
Retinol penetrates deep in your skin to unwind the visible effects of aging by stimulating new collagen production in the dermis. It also protects your collagen from degrading, and helps remove broken elastin fibers. Retinol also increases cell turnover in the outer layers of your skin, helping to fade dark spots and improve skin texture.
For all its excellent qualities, retinol can be fairly irritating, so we’ve included some powerful skin-soothers to counteract that side effect. Ceramides, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), and centella asiatica (cica) all work to moisturize, calm, and protect your skin. Squalane and marula oils provide deep hydration and antioxidant benefits.
Is it right for me
Night Shift is formulated for all skin types. It’s deeply moisturizing but non-greasy, so it can be used on both very dry and very oily skin. While we formulate all products with sensitive skin in mind, retinol can cause irritation, so we recommend introducing Night Shift to your routine gradually and give your skin a chance to adjust.
Night Shift is vegan and cruelty-free. All Stratia products are free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils.
- Night Shift
I’m 26 and this is the first retinol I’ve used. I wanted something with a low percentage. I really love that this retinol is in a night cream and has great things like centella and ceramides. I really feel like this helps lessen the irritation that normally comes with retinol use. So far I’ve had no irritation or peeling from this and I use it three times a week following their liquid gold moisturizer! I have had some purging but that’s normal. When I wake up in the morning my skin looks so amazing, it helps clear my acne and it just looks so bright!
I love the texture and lightweight feel of Night Shift as well as the gentleness of its ingredients, but it does make my combination skin feel a tad bit oily on my oil-prone areas (forehead and nose) and I've noticed a few breakouts since I began using it. I've shelved this one for a few months, but as we transition into winter, I have a feeling it will give me just the hydration I need for the drier months!
Love the texture, it glides on smooth and so gentle on the skin. I use prescription tret on my face already so I apply this instead to my décolletage and neck and after consistent use for about 2 weeks, it’s felt noticeably smoother. No breakouts either.
For background, I have dry, sensitive skin that tends to get red bumps if it's irritated. Overall, I've loved Night Shift! The retinol does work on my skin and the supporting ingredients have kept my skin moisturized even though retinols tend to be drying. I've basically retired my Differin because I like how this product is more gentle, yet effective. Fair warning though-- Ease yourself into the cream if your skin is sensitive. When I first used Night Shift, my skin was so soft and glowy in the morning. I got too excited about the results, So I immediately started using it every day, which made me break out in red bumps. I took about a week off and started using Night Shift twice a week instead, and my skin is back to being soft and glowy.
I received a free sample of this with a purchase. I use prescription retinoid on my face, but I've never been able to use the prescription stuff under my eyes. I decided to try this on my undereyes and so far, it has been great! It's non-irritating and it seems like it has been helping a bit with the hyperpigmentation under my eyes. I've only been using it for about a month or so, but so far I'm really impressed and plan on repurchasing and using as an undereye treatment.