Is your skincare routine Retinol enriched? Beauty experts at Fashionista recommend Pestle and Mortar Superstar Retinol Night Oil!
What makes retinol so great is that in addition to softening and preventing creases, it also helps speed cell turnover, increase collagen, brighten skin tone and minimize the appearance of pores and breakouts.
But it can also cause irritation for people with sensitive or dry skin types, which means those people don’t stick to a strict retinol regimen.
Solution – Retinol Night Oil!
Enter: Retinol oils. Some of my favorite skin-care brands on the market — like Pestle & Mortar — have gotten in on this trend.
Everything about retinol oils sounded appealing to me, but I wasn’t going to start obsessively working them into my routine without first consulting the experts. So I went to two of my most trusted dermatologists at Mount Sinai Hospital for their take.
“Retinol oils tend to be advantageous for people with drier skin because of the natural hydrating properties of oils.” says Dr Zeichner.
Because it’s made in Ireland, Pestle & Mortar’s entire line is held to European skin-care standards (where literally hundreds of U.S.-approved ingredients are banned).
Superstar Retinol Night Oil is free of parabens, proplynene glycols and fragrance — which leaves more room for good things, like super-moisturizing cold-pressed grape-seed oil. “Because there are two types of retinol in cold-pressed grape-seed oil, the irritation is decreased,” says Dr Graf. And it doesn’t feel heavy on skin, but rather soaks in within about 30 seconds of application!
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