This skin-renewing night serum will reveal your best self by morning

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this unique exfoliator-in-oil bi-phase serum

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / May 10 2021

The product

We’re coming to that time of year where the weather is cooling down, our schedules are picking up and we have less time to worry about packing on a million different products in an attempt to rectify the inevitable late nights and cold mornings we’ve been experiencing.

Hmmm if only there was a skin care product that did all the hard yards for you and gave you a moment of respite from the craziness of your day…

Well, funnily enough, our Review Crew® has been having similar problems, but it seems YSL’s latest skin-renewing serum might just be the solution to this age-old problem. 

Introducing: Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum, an exfoliator-in-oil bi-phase serum that utilises glycolic acid and moonlight cactus to encourage skin cell renewal and relieve oxidative stress all while you sleep, so you can wake up to a glowing visage and (hopefully) a less stressed complexion. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this unique glow-boosting serum.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum to a panel of women aged 25 and older who experience tired-looking skin, dullness, texture or enlarged pores. 

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum.

The glow-boost it gave skin: Our members said that the glow-boosting qualities of the serum were something they noticed after the first use, with some reviewers confessing they’d even started wearing the serum under makeup because they were so obsessed with the natural glow it gave their skin.

The thin, non-greasy texture: Reviewers liked the fact that the serum was uber-lightweight and fast-absorbing, meaning they didn’t have to worry about their face feeling gross and sticky post-application. Review Crew® members also loved how untraceable the serum was on their skin, naming it their top pick for layering under makeup.

The way it made their skin feel: Some reviewers who’d tried glycolic acid serums before were concerned they’d experience dryness or irritation, but thanks to the product’s unique exfoliator-in-oil bi-phase formula many said they were pleasantly surprised to find that their skin felt soft and hydrated, even with continued daily use.

The verdict

“This is the best serum I have ever used. I’ve tried everything and have always found serums to leave a greasy sheen on my face. This serum does it all. It leaves an incredible glow, isn’t greasy and absorbs perfectly. I use it nightly and also under my foundation as I love the way it makes my skin look and feel so radiant. It leaves my face glowy and refreshed .. sometimes I use it under a separate night cream and sometimes I use it alone and I am really happy either way! It’s pricey....but worth it.”
Kirsten W
REVIEWcrew® Member
“My skin looks and feels a lot smoother and my dehydration/dry lines have disappeared. I have noticed my skin tone is starting to look more even. I really like the oil in serum texture which doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or flaky like other exfoliating serums. I haven’t experienced any irritation or redness since using this product. My skin feels a lot softer and my makeup applies more evenly in the morning. I would recommend this serum to anyone who wants a hydrating, exfoliating and brightening treatment in one.”
Mona R
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I have never used something that has given such obvious results upon first use. I had never considered my skin dull, but using this serum made my skin glow, I’ve seen such a difference in such a small amount of time. It’s improved my skin's appearance and texture. When applied it makes your skin feel soft and hydrated, absolutely no sticky feeling. I have a tendency to have sensitive skin, but this product didn’t irritate it at all, I’ve been using it daily for about 4 weeks now. Absolutely love it!”
Danielle B
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this skin renewing serum? Read more Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Yves Saint Laurent to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 26/04/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).