Caroline Hirons calls Superstar Retinol Night Oil “The Best Retinol” Outside Prescription!

''Best Retinol Product'' - Caroline Hirons

Wondering what Superstar Retinol Night Oil can do for you? Stop wondering and read skincare guru Caroline Hirons’ review!

When it comes to beauty and skincare, Caroline Hirons has the final word. And when she calls Pestle & Mortar Superstar Retinol Night Oil the best retinol she’s ever used, you better listen up!

Describe the brand in three words.

Newish. Easy. Irish!

Who is it for?

Anyone in need of some good vitamin A action, i.e. those of you worried about your pores (everyone). Dull, dehydrated, dry, oily, combo, ageing, smokers, and drinkers – we literally all need vitamin A. If you’re under 30 and healthy, it’s not urgent. If you’re over 40, it should be your priority.

How do you use it?

Apply in the evenings after cleansing, wait and let it get to work (make a brew), then add your moisturiser etc before bed if required.

Best for winter or summer?

All times.

What’s good about it?

This is the best retinol I’ve used outside of a prescription!

Besides the basics: fragrance-free, airtight and opaque packaging, the vitamin A comes in two forms: palmitate and hydroxypinacolone retinoate. The retinyl palmitate doesn’t penetrate as much, it’s good for pore appearance, but the hydroxypinacolone retinoate (furthermore known as HR) is the killer ingredient!

The Caroline Hirons Experience…

Those of you that saw me on the recent Roadshow will remember that I had a large allergy-related acne spot – literally a boil – on the underside of my jaw. This got rid of it in two uses.

I get the same swelling anytime I’m exposed to shellfish and it has old scarring on the site. This has nearly fixed the scarring.

Results of Superstar Retinol Night Oil?

My skin is smoother, and more refined, with the texture and colouring more even. The cold-pressed base oils mean you don’t wake up dry and patchy.

I find myself reaching for it most nights. Although the action is strong, the formula is gentle enough for a first-timer. I’ve had no redness, just brightness. Really, really good!

Read the full review by Caroline Hirons

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