Crystal Retinal™

Stable Retinal Night Serum Vitamin A

30ml / From: 54

(1 customer review)

Discover youthful skin with Medik8 Crystal Retinal, the one-of-a-kind, ground-breaking serum that reinvented vitamin A skincare. Available in a series of progressive strengths to accompany you on your journey to Beautiful Skin For Life.

KEY BENEFITS
Retinaldehyde is the star of Crystal Retinal; a next-generation form of vitamin A that is proven to deliver results up to 11x faster than retinol[1]. Yes, this is retinAL, faster-acting than retinOL, the classic form of vitamin A.
RESULTS
Uniquely stabilised for optimum potency, Crystal Retinal is clinically proven to provide incredible age-defying results in just one tube: think visibly brighter, firmer and smoother-looking skin.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Encapsulated Retinaldehyde, Patent-Pending Stabilisation System, Hyaluronic Acid, ​Vitamin E & Glycerin
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Description

Go from before to after 11x faster. The Medik8 retinal revelation that leaves ordinary vitamin A behind.

Patented Stability Matters

The more stable the molecule, the more effective it can be on the skin. Crystal Retinal offers a level of retinal stability that is only found at Medik8: our innovative stability system features our renowned crystal encapsulation and a patent-pending formula complex. The dual-layered stability system comes together to protect the retinal molecule for unmatched potency and long-lasting effectiveness.

Ladder Up

Always peak, never plateau. Ladder up your results with 5 available strengths: 1, 3, 6, 10 and professional-exclusive 20. Most customers start on Crystal Retinal 3 (for skincare beginners) or 6 (for experienced skincare users), then over time move up to 10. Find out which level of Crystal Retinal is right for you here.

Top tip! Crystal Retinal is also the perfect vitamin A for those wanting to target the appearance of blemishes and congestion due to retinal’s unique antibacterial action on the skin.

Retinal Results

The leader of retinal vitamin A skincare innovation, the powers of Crystal Retinal are loved by customers and skin professionals alike. The ground-breaking formula works fast to deliver the clinically proven benefits that sets Crystal Retinal above the rest.

How to use it

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    How to Apply

    Use in the evening. First cleanse, then apply 2 pumps of Crystal Retinal over face and neck. Allow to absorb then follow with a moisturiser. We recommend Advanced Night Restore, designed to be used after vitamin A.

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    Phase-In

    For new users of Crystal Retinal, phase application in gradually. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night. You should always use a sunscreen in the morning while using vitamin A.

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    Patch Testing

    Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.

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    Routines & Layering

    Crystal Retinal features in many of our carefully curated regime guides, including our Beautiful Skin Everyday regime. Click the link for additional product recommendations and easy-to-follow layering advice.

Key Ingredients

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Retinaldehyde

Proven to work up to 11 times faster than retinol[1], retinaldehyde is a revolutionary new form of vitamin A that targets the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture.

[1] G. Siegenthaler et al., Retinol and retinal metabolism, Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378

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Hyaluronic Acid

With the ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid draws moisture into the upper layers of the skin, leaving the complexion feeling hydrated.
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Glycerin

As a natural humectant, glycerin traps water within the skin to leave it hydrated and comfortable.
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Vitamin E

An oil-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E can quench free radicals on the skin while stabilising retinaldehyde for optimal power.

What we choose not to include

  • NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE
  • ZIPPER DONATION
  • PARABEN FREE
  • NO PHTHALATES
  • VEGAN FRIENDLY
  • ALCOHOL FREE

Hear from the experts

“After years of research and experimentation, we cracked the retinal code in 2018 with a unique stabilisation discovery. Our reinforced stability system involves two formulation techniques. First, we protected the powerful yet fragile molecule with a crystal encapsulation that works to both blanket the retinal and time-release it onto our skin gradually throughout the night to minimise any potential for irritation. We then fortified this with a patent-pending stabilisation formula complex, which is unique to Medik8, to ensure the retinal is stabilised throughout its whole life cycle - from raw material, all the way onto our skin. This means that your Crystal Retinal remains powerful from the first application, to the very last".
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Daniel Isaacs
Director of Research

Additional information

Strength

Crystal Retinal 1, Crystal Retinal 3, Crystal Retinal 6, Crystal Retinal 10, Crystal Retinal 20

WHAT WE RECOMMEND WITH THIS...

PROFESSIONAL TREATMENTS

Boost the results of Crystal Retinal

Visit a Medik8 specialist for a detailed skin consultation and experience one of our powerful anti-ageing facial treatments.

Platinum Facial

Our signature facial. A true treatment innovation delivering visible and immediate rejuvenating results. Platinum powder and haritaki superfruit are blended with lifting polysaccharides to visibly plump and firm skin, revealing a more youthful and radiant looking complexion.

Rewind Professional Skin Peel

A targeted peel that helps to promote collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It fades away imperfections, leaving the skin visibly smoothed and rejuvenated.

1 review for Crystal Retinal™

  1. Vadym Frolov (verified customer)

    Being quite impressed with this type/formulation of vitamin A. Very comfortable texture, well distributes over the face, does not weigh down, the skin becomes a little matte and the tone is evened out. Did not notice any irritations, used 10, alhought needs to say that I’m a quite advanced retinol user. My skin looks really better and healthier over time. I will definitely repeat it next season

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