Crystal Retinal 3
Size: 30 ml
With four strengths to suit your skin's needs (and its tolerance!), Medik8's Crystal Retinal will super-charge your ritual with stable retinaldehyde to stimulate your cells to manufacture precious collagen which bolsters skin's resilience and density.
Level 3 stars 0.03% encapsulated retinaldehyde and is great for beginners who're dipping their face in the retinol water… Retinoic acid is the form of retinol your skin can utilise (currently only available via prescription because of its potency) however, cells convert retinol (vitamin A) into retinaldehyde then retinoic acid with remarkable results - it's just that they take a bit longer. Thus, by skipping a step in the conversion process and harnessing encapsulated retinaldehyde - a revolutionary new form of vitamin A - Medik8 speed up the line-smoothing, brightening, firming and dark spot-diminishing process with tangible changes in four weeks of use.
With a unique crystal structure that is readily metabolised by enzymes when applied, Crystal Retinal ensures stability and maximum absorption while mitigating risk of irritation. With the radiance-boosting, clarifying and retexturising benefits of retinol (without the scaly side-effects), this fortifies skin overnight and delivers a visible difference 11 times faster than retinol. The addition of plumping and moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid and glycerin, alongside antioxidant vitamin E makes this perfect for those who are keen to embark on their retinol journey.
Supercharged derivative of vitamin A
Comparable results to clinical grade vitamin A, works upto 11x faster in the skin than classic forms of retinol, promotes a healthier, balanced complexion
Patented time-release delivery system that encapsulates retinaldehyde in a crystal molecular vehicle
Hydrates skin, In just 4 weeks skin looks noticeably more youthful
HOW TO USE
After cleansing in the evening, blend a small amount over face and neck before your regular Medik8 hydrator
Crystal Retinal application should be phased in gradually. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other day for the next 2 weeks, then every day
Always wear sunscreen during the day while using this product at night and for a week afterwards
Retinal/Retinaldehyde: A supercharged derivative of vitamin A, it can work up to 11x faster than classic forms of retinol, while being as gentle to the skin. It also diminishes P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for breakouts. Overall, it visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing tone and texture
Hyaluronic Acid: Acts as a moisture-keeper to maintain hydration levels and elasticity within the skin. It holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water
Glycerin: An effective humectant and one of the natural moisturising factors of the skin. Contributes to enhancing the skin’s natural barrier function and reducing the TEWL (transepidermal water loss)
Vitamin C: An antioxidant which quenches UV-induced free radicals to fight against visible signs of ageing
Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant to quench free radicals. Also an effective anti-ageing and moisturising ingredient
Vitamin C and vitamin E in combination synergistically boosts the overall antioxidant effect
This product may take longer to arrive due to high demand.