Vitamin A taken to the next level. Crystal Retinal™ is an advanced anti-ageing serum formulated with stabilised retinaldehyde (retinal), a next-generation form of vitamin A. Not to be confused with ""retinol"" (the classic form), retinaldehyde has been desmonstrated in multiple scientific studies to be more effective than retinol, but without added irritation.
Retinal can deliver results comparable to clinical-grade vitamin A up to 11 times faster than retinol. Stabilised using patented crystal encapsulation and a patent pending carrot seed complex, this innovative overnight serum visibly minimises fine lines and wrinkles; firming and plumping the complexion to resurface skin texture and create an overall youthful appearance. The vitamin A is released gradually into the skin during the night, for minimal irritation.
Also featuring hyaluronic acid and glycerin to draw moisture to every level of the skin, leaving it hydrated and visibly supple.
As well as addressing signs of ageing, Crystal Retinal helps to reduce blemish-causing bacteria, visibly improving the clarity of the complexion.
Medik8 offer progressive concentrations of Crystal Retinal products which form the Medik8 Crystal Retinal Ladder. Crystal Retinal 6, containing 0.06% retinaldehyde, is recommended for those who have comfortably used Crystal Retinal 3, or experienced users of high strength retinol products. Key benefits:
- A youthful-looking complexion
- Results up to 11x faster than retinol
- Visibly improves lines and wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin tone
- Reduces the appearance of blemishes
- Stable formulation retains potency over timeTechnologies:
- 0.06% Retinaldehyde
- Crystal Encapsulation
- Carrot Seed Stability Complex
- Hyaluronic Acid
Medik8 recommend a simple, highly effective anti-ageing strategy of using vitamin C and sunscreen in the morning and vitamin A at night. This strategy is called: CSA.
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Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Retinal, Alumina, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Polyaspartate, Climbazole, Disodium EDTA, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Hydroxyacetophenone, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Stearic Acid, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Decylene Glycol, BHT, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coumarin.