Stratia’s Night Shift is a great way to add a fragrance-free retinol to your routine, especially if you’ve haven’t used the ingredient before and are seeking a moderately lower, but still very effective, concentration.
Packaged in an opaque bottle with a pump dispenser that protects its beneficial ingredients from light and air, this lightweight lotion has a texture that’s suitable for all skin types. It sinks into skin quickly, leaving it feeling softer and smoother.
As advertised this contains retinol, in an amount (0.15%) that’s considered moderate. Retinol has decades of research proving its value in fighting multiple signs of aging, and even low to moderate amounts such as this can make a visible impact on skin.
The retinol is supported by antioxidant-rich squalane and marula oil, as well as skin-conditioning panthenol. There’s also soothing Centella asiatica and allantoin (soothing ingredients are always welcome in a retinol product), alongside skin-restoring ceramides and cholesterol.
It all adds up to an anti-aging product that can do what it says, plain and simple.
A final comment: although this is called “Night Shift,” you absolutely can use this product during the day, as long as you’re wearing a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or higher over it.
- Lightweight lotion is suitable for all skin types.
- Contains a moderate but still very effective amount of anti-aging retinol.
- Includes antioxidant-rich squalane and marula oil.
- Contains skin-soothing ingredients.
- Packaged to protect its light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
Wake up to the skin of your dreams. Retinol increases cell turnover and stimulates collagen product for clearer, bouncier, more youthful skin. The 0.15% retinol in Night Shift is encapsulated in a liquid 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.
With a tagline of Skincare That Works, Stratia (pronounced strah-TEE-uh in reference to the layers of the skin) is a no-frills, boutique-style take on skincare backed by scientific research. The brainchild of blogger and self-professed chemistry nerd and skincare addict Allie Reed from Los Angeles.
The line got its start in 2016 and so far is small, consisting of a handful of formulas. Overall, these formulas are effective and get it right, as they are mostly gentle, effective, and fragrance-free. We say mostly because there is one product containing a potentially-sensitizing plant oil, and another that doesnt contain the most effective form of its key ingredient thats available.
Otherwise, this has some strong offerings, and is at a mid-range price that means its good skincare thats attainable for many (though at this point, you can only buy Stratia products online).
For more information on Stratia, visit https://www.stratiaskin.com/.
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