Night Shift


An award-winning 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.

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.

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United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30
Gentle & effective

I have insanely sensitive skin prone to redness, irritation, PIE, and breakouts. On top of that, I have combination skin, in which it tends to be a little oily but also dry/flaky. I used Night Shift the first night, anticipating that I would use it every other night to allow my skin to adjust. However, after night one I woke up with zero irritation, even having used it in conjunction with my acne treatment (zinc, clindamycin, azaleic acid). So, I decided to continue to go ahead and use nightly. It's been two weeks and while I did experience a tiny bit of purging (a couple of new pimples), my skin is glowing, smooth, and no longer flaky/dry feeling. Excited to see the results after months of use! Will definitely re-purchase.

Canada Canada
  • Skin Type Normal
  • Age Range 25- 30
Wonderful first experience with retinol

I admittedly have perfect skin that is excellent at balancing itself out, so I never had much of a skincare regimen besides some cleanser and a scrub 2-3x a week in the shower until recently. I never get pimples or blemishes, my skin is only ever so slightly dry in winter or ever so slightly oily in summer. As a result, most products actually throw my skin completely off-balance, and cause irritation or tiny pimples or blackheads. But, I've been wanting to get on the anti-aging train and reduce the redness and minor sun damage on my nose and cheekbones with a minimalist routine. With Night Shift, it seems I've finally found a moisturizer/cream my skin actually loves! No irritation, doesn't make me oily or break me out. The morning after using it my skin is bright and perfectly even, with no redness and I seem nearly poreless too. And maybe I'm imagining it, but my skin feels even firmer. My skin did not enjoy the niacinimide in the hydrators/moisturizers Rewind or Liquid Gold (which I could tell my skin would have loved if not for the niacinimide), so I feel relief at having found another lightweight cream that works. Really happy with Night Shift!

Canada Canada
  • Skin Type CombinationBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30
Good, but I've had better!

First, I have to say that there is NOTHING wrong with this cream! I do like it, but i feel its very simple (if that's what you want then its a 5/5, I guess!) The problem is that I was using the Elizavecca retinol cream and that stuff just feels, to me, much more plumping and lovely, and I always just felt like my skin got more of a benefit from it. Still, this is not a bad cream but just wasn't what I was looking for. Give it a try if you're looking for a gentle retinol!

Nikki S.
United States United States
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Age Range 31- 40
Love It!

Hydrating, not irritating to my skin, and no scent. I use this almost every night and top it with some face oil once it dries down.

United States United States
  • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydratedBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 18- 24
Great retinol, don't over use

This is an awesome retinol, I wouldn't suggest using it more than a few times a week when you first start using it. It didn't dry my skin and I would wake up plump and hydrated af.

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