A beginner’s guide to retinol
Retinol, or Vitamin A, is a skincare ingredient that dermatologists and skincare specialists have touted as a best-in-class anti-ageing ingredient. But for new users, it can be confusing.
A luxurious retinoid night oil that supercharges the skin while you are sleeping, Superstar is gentle on skin but delivers powerful retinol benefits.
Since its initial launch in 2017, Superstar Retinoid Night Oil has been a consistent winner of multiple beauty awards, continuously topping our bestsellers list year-round. Additionally, it recently underwent an eco-friendly makeover, now featuring an ultra-chic and infinitely recyclable glass bottle.
Formulated using two types of retinol in a base of cold-pressed, organic and steam distilled oils, Superstar balances oil production, stimulates collagen production and refines the surface of the skin without causing irritation. It does all the things a good retinol should do – improving texture, reducing visible signs of ageing, and supporting a supple complexion – without causing the redness and flakiness that’s often associated with retinol.
Inspired by Indian Natural Healing, Superstar combines two types of fast-acting, highly absorbent retinols in a base of cold-pressed, steam-distilled oils, to deliver a nourishing treat for the skin.
Superstar’s star ingredient is a new type of retinol called hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR), which binds directly to the retinoid receptors on skin cells, initiating the desired responses without requiring multi-step conversions. HPR is fast becoming the gold-standard vitamin A ingredient in skincare due to its gentle efficacy and stable nature.
Always in favour of a less-is-more approach to skincare, founder Sonia Deasy formulated Superstar to suit all skin types :
“Superstar contains a super-nourishing blend of healing oils like grape seed, jojoba, pomegranate, and black cumin. It smells natural, and feels light and luxurious – like a duvet for your skin. Everyone deserves to experience the transformative powers of retinol. With Superstar, everyone can.”
In 2021, Superstar underwent a packaging makeover to make it more sustainable, but its star-status formulation remains unchanged. We upgraded the bottle from plastic to a beautiful black infinitely recyclable glass – complete with UV protection to keep your retinol fresh and active with every use.
And 30% decreased outer packaging with no efoam insert or lamination means that it’s easy to recycle Superstar’s stylish outer cylinder.
Through a thoughtful and gentle approach to skincare, we believe everyone can look and feel their best everyday. By combining powerful active skincare ingredients with nourishing natural extracts, we created Superstar, an innovative and effective retinol that’s beneficial for all skin types.
Superstar deals with fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dark spots, dry skin, oily skin and enlarged pores. It is easy to understand, simple to use, and highly effective – a less-is-more retinol formulation that works while you sleep.