Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1
Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1
Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1
Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1
Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1
Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1
Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1


Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1

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Experience the rejuvenating effects of Crystal Retinal 1, the newest advancement in vitamin A by Medik8. With a concentrated 0.01% retinal, this formula offers groundbreaking anti-ageing benefits that surpass traditional retinol by up to 11 times in effectiveness. Ideal for sensitive skin and those unfamiliar with vitamin A.

Experience youthful skin once again with Crystal Retinal 1, Medik8’s latest advancement in vitamin A. With 0.01% stabilised retinal, a potent derivative of vitamin A, this formula provides next-generation anti-ageing benefits. Unmatched in its ability to fight signs of aging, retinal can produce results comparable to clinical-grade vitamin A, but up to 11 times faster than traditional forms of retinol. This revolutionary overnight serum visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, while also firming and plumping the skin to smooth texture and soften the face. Infused with hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin E, it deeply moisturises skin to achieve a supple, even-toned and more youthful complexion. In addition to its beneficial effects on the skin's appearance, this product actively fights bacteria that can cause blemishes, promoting clear and balanced skin. In just four weeks, users can expect to see noticeably smoother, younger-looking, and radiantly healthy skin. With a range of five strengths available, including Crystal Retinal 1 for sensitive skin or beginners in the world of Vitamin A, individuals can customise their retinol routine to their specific needs.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 is suitable for sensitive, all skin types and those who are starting out using vitamin A products or new to vitamin A. 

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 is not suitable for use during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.


Retinoic acid, also known as clinical-grade vitamin A, is a potent ingredient used in skincare to combat visible signs of aging. While it is typically only available by prescription, retinol can be found over the counter and has similar effects. However, retinol must first be converted to retinaldehyde and then to retinoic acid for use on the skin. Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 utilises retinaldehyde, requiring only one conversion to retinoic acid for highly effective results. Crystal Retinal 1 is designed to provide results comparable to retinoic acid, but up to 11 times faster than traditional retinol forms. Its advanced active ingredient is carefully encapsulated, allowing it to be gradually released into the skin while you sleep, ensuring maximum stability and absorption. This innovative design, combined with hydrating hyaluronic acid and skin-soothing vitamin E, effectively targets fine lines and wrinkles for visibly youthful skin. In addition, its powerful antibacterial properties make it ideal for targeting acne-causing bacteria and promoting a clear complexion.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 benefits:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks
  • Works 11x faster than ic forms of retinol
  • Resurfaces skin texture, 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 formula
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Only use in the evening


Key Ingredients 

0.01% 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.
 Glycerin as a natural humectant, glycerin traps water within the skin to leave it hydrated and comfortable.

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Cyclodextrin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Alumina, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Sodium Polyaspartate, Climbazole, Retinal, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Lonicera Japonica Flower (Honeysuckle) Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pentylene Glycol, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Decylene Glycol, BHT, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coumarin.

We believe in the right product for the right person. We want our product information to be useful to you, so we have done our best to provide you with the most up to date ingredients list.

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After cleansing in the evening, massage a small amount of Crystal Retinal 1 across the face, neck and and décolletage. Allow to absorb before applying your moisturiser.
Crystal Retinal 1 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.


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If it's not right and you haven't opened it yet, you are welcome to Return It within 30 days. Reach out to our team for authorisation prior to returning to us in original sealed condition.

Already opened or used the product? We can only accept returns if product is faulty, not if you dislike the product! please reach out to us first and we can discuss your options as each brand is different. We can help you understand if a return is possible.

We unfortunately cannot accept returns without return authorisation prior to sending to us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Dannielle Pazman
So far so good!

I switch from another retinol product and from that very first night I started to see a difference. Excited to see the results in a few months time!