Luna Sleeping Night Oil
If there is a magic potion that you apply at night, go to sleep and wake up beautiful, hordes of women will be beating down the purveyor's door, wrestling for a bottle with me leading the pack. Unfortunately, most skincare products need some time to work but this latest offering called Luna Sleeping Night Oil sounds promising.
The ingredients list excites me already! The ingenious combination of Retinol, proven to be able to reverse the signs of ageing, and cold-pressed avocado, chia and grapeseed to deeply hydrate and nourish skin makes me love it already. Luna gets its colour from blue tansy oil, which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties to balance the formulation and soothe the skin.
Luna claims to work throughout the night to deliver more visibly youthful, luminous, even-toned skin in the morning, and over time visibly improve the signs of premature ageing, including fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness and dullness.
The star ingredient in Luna is Trans-retinoic acid ester (in the form of Dimethyl Isosorbide and Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate), a new generation of retinol which supposedly has all the anti-ageing benefits of Retinol without the undesirable side effects of skin redness, irritation and flaky skin.
To assess the product more accurately, I stopped using my equally expensive anti-ageing facial oil and also forwent my monthly RF (Radio Frequency) Facials and weekly deep cleansing and whitening regimen.
Luna claims that the day after the first use, my skin will appear more hydrated and brighter. Yes, it did. My face also felt smoother and softer. The blue oil has a fragrance that is neither pleasant nor unpleasant so fragrance is not a strong point here. The oil needs to be massaged into the skin, with the blue colour turning translucent when the oil is fully absorbed. I like to give myself a mini facial massage every night so this oil works well for me and I like how hydrated and comfortable my skin felt already, even without my night cream.
I have been using Luna nightly for almost three weeks with my usual night-time skincare regimen and love the results. My skin feels calm, hydrated and smooth. I only need foundation, not highlighter nor concealer for my face to appear radiant and flawless. I felt so happy when a total stranger interrupted her own sales spiel on the benefits of her red dates tea midway to compliment my complexion.
Will I continue using Luna? It’s a definite yes. Although its performance is the same as my regular anti-ageing oil and I don’t see much improvement on the fine lines on my forehead and the deeper lines on my neck, I am confident that, over time, I will see visible results. It had taken decades of neglect and the natural process of ageing for lines and wrinkles to form, so likewise, it will take some time for a product to reverse them.
Another reason why I'll continue to use the product is that I like that the brand’s philosophy is creating formulas that only include high-quality actives with the founder personally testing their efficacy before releasing it to market. — Katherine, Human Resource Manager