Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 30ml
Rediscover youthful skin with Crystal Retinal 10™, Medik8’s latest innovation in vitamin A. Formulated with 0.1% stabilised retinal, a powerful derivative of vitamin A with next-generation anti-ageing results. Unmatched in its age-defying power, retinaldehyde can deliver results comparable to clinical-grade vitamin A up to 11 times faster than ic forms of retinol. The ground-breaking overnight serum visibly minimises fine lines and wrinkles; firming and plumping the complexion to resurface skin texture and soften the face. Featuring hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin E, it hydrates skin at every level to deliver a supple, even-toned, more youthful-looking complexion. More than that, it actively helps reduce blemish-causing bacteria to keep skin clear and balanced. In just 4 weeks, skin is noticeably younger, smoother and undeniably radiant.2
Crystal Retinal 10 is perfect for those looking to upgrade their results from Crystal Retinal 6.
Available in four strengths: Crystal Retinal 1 (sensitive skin or new to Vitamin A), Crystal Crystal 3 (normal strength Vitamin A), Retinal 6 (super-strength Vitamin A) and Crystal Retinal 10 (ultra-strength Vitamin A)
Clinical-grade vitamin A, otherwise known as retinoic acid, is an exceptionally powerful skincare ingredient for youthful-looking skin. Highly potent and wildy efficacious, it helps reduce the visible signs of ageing. Retinoic acid is only available with a prescription, but vitamin A is available over the counter in the form of retinol skincare products. Retinol has similar effects to retinoic acid, however it must first be converted to retinaldehyde and then to retinoic acid to be used by the skin. Crafted with retinaldehyde, Crystal Retinal 10 requires just one conversion to retinoic acid. This means that it is able to produce results comparable to retinoic acid up to 11 times faster than ic forms of retinol. The advanced active is carefully encapsulated in a crystal structure that is broken down by the skin’s natural enzymes when topically applied. This ensures maximum stability and absorption while allowing the vitamin A active to be released gradually into the skin while you sleep for minimal irritation. Combined with hydrating hyaluronic acid and skin-soothing vitamin E, Crystal Retinal 10 targets fine lines and wrinkles for smooth and visibly youthful skin. Unlike other forms of vitamin A, retinaldehyde boasts direct, powerful antibacterial properties. This allows it to target acne-causing bacteria; promoting a healthy, visibly clear complexion.
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks*
- Works 11x faster than ic forms of retinol
- Resurfaces skins, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin tone
- Increases collagen production
- Hydrates skin to help visibly plump and smooth skin
- Reduces breakouts by banishing bacteria
- Innovative crystal encapsulation system that slowly releases retinaldehyde into the skin for minimal irritation
- Lightweight, creamy orange formula
- Suitable for all skin types
- Only use in the evening
This potent overnight serum has the power to deliver salon-worthy results from the comfort of your own home. The lightweight texture of this anti-aging serum absorbs instantly into skin and should only be used in the evening before a moisturiser and after cleansing.
What makes the Medik8 Crystal Retinal so unique and powerful?
From the experts in Vitamin A, Medik8 have developed Retinal, which acts faster than ic forms of Retinol. Retinal is the closest Vitamin A molecule to Retinoic Acid. Unlike retinol, which must first be converted to retinaldehyde and then to Retinoic Acid (vitamin A’s active form) within the skin, Crystal Retinal requires just one conversion to Retinoic Acid. This formula has placed the Retinal in a Crystal Encapsulation System that works to slowly release the retinaldehyde into the skin, reducing possible irritation.
Ideal for all skin types and for those who are used to using retinol products
0.1% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde proven to work up to 11 times faster than retinol, retinaldehyde is a revolutionary new form of vitamin A that targets fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and uneven skin texture.
Hyaluronic acid with a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the surrounding atmosphere into the skin, leaving the complexion feeling both nourished and supple.
Vitamin E an oil-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E can quench free radicals on the skin while stabilising retinaldehyde for optimal power.
Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cyclodextrin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Pentylene Glycol, Retinal, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Alumina, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Sodium Polyaspartate, Climbazole, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Decylene Glycol, BHT, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coumarin.
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After cleansing in the evening, massage a small amount of Crystal Retinal 10 across the face, neck and and décolletage. Allow to absorb before applying your moisturiser.
Crystal Retinal 10 application should be phased in gradually. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night. Always wear sunscreen the following morning while using this product, and for 1 week after. Consult a doctor if breastfeeding or pregnant.
If this product is sealed, please ensure the seal is intact prior to using the product.
I've been using this for a few months now and it's really working! My skin feels a lot softer and smoother and my fine lines are less noticeable. My skin has a much more even tone too
I started on the Retinal 10 after years on 1% Retinol and it definitely has a more exfoliating / resurfacing effect as it’s only one conversion away from Retinoic Acid (the active form of Vitamin A that’s responsible for all the anti-ageing benefits) not two like Retinol.
The tint in this product is noticeably less pigmented than Retinal 20 thus I use this on a night out to give me a slight sun-kissed glow whereas I use the Retinal 20 for stronger at-home results.
Overall the 10 is really quite gentle but effective - I just prefer the 20 because it gives me stronger results.