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The anti-aging and all-rounder skin boosting benefits of Retinol are proven and plenty. A derivative of vitamin A, it treats a bevvy of skin issues from discolouration and brown spots, to smoothing fine lines and improving texture and elasticity. The downside? It can be drying and cause irritation for some people, which can be a deterrent despite the ingredient’s next-level plumping benefits. Enter Retinol oils – a fresh line-up of hydrating night oils spiked with decent doses of Retinol for a best-of-both-worlds formulation.

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Stella McCartney’s go-to skin expert, Sunday Riley has extended her much-loved face oil line further to include Luna. The blue-hued night oil blends a Retinol complex with cold-pressed avocado, chia and grape seed oil for a better glow by the morning. Cult Scandinavian skincare brand, Verso have come to the party with their own twist on the Vitamin A offering. Spiked with the brand’s famed Retinol 8 complex, and housed in sleek, air-tight vials, which preserve the ingredient’s potency (and look pretty damn chic too) the Super Facial Oil features sunflower and canola oil for deep hydration. And finally African Botanical’s blend their ethically sourced Marula oil with retinol, Resveratrol and plant peptides too, to minimise pores and even the skin tone while your sleep.

Sunday Riley, Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $158. SHOP NOW

Verso, Super Facial Oil, $286. SHOP NOW

African Botanics South Africa, Marula Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum, $174. SHOP NOW (Available at mecca.com.au from September 27th)