Retinol has long been hailed the gold-standard of anti-ageing. Backed up by a wealth of studies, it’s a firm favourite amongst dermatologists and skincare professionals. The advanced molecule is extremely effective at restoring collagen production and reducing the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles, but it can sometimes cause sensitivity. That’s where Retinyl Retinoate comes in.
Retinyl Retinoate is a hybrid molecule made by fusing retinol with retinoic acid. This new molecule exhibits the properties of both materials – improving retinol outcomes without retinoic acid side-effects. 8x stronger than retinol and gentle enough for sensitive skin, it is clinically proven to deliver visible results in just 4 weeks. This advanced form of vitamin A is also photostable, meaning it can be used day and night for accelerated results.
Exclusive to Medik8
In 2016, after 8 years of extensive research, Medik8 co-developed an innovative encapsulation system that stabilised retinyl retinoate for the first time ever. This incredible milestone marked the birth of the r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream, a next-generation vitamin A serum-cream astounded scientists, dermatologists and beauty professionals alike. To this day, the patented encapsulated active remains exclusive to the r-Retinoate collection.