Uncover radiant, youthful skin with Crystal Retinal 6, a potent overnight serum that can deliver results comparable to clinical-grade vitamin A up to 11x faster than classic forms of retinol. Unlike retinol, which must first be converted to retinaldehyde and then to retinoic acid (vitamin A’s active form) within the skin, Crystal Retinal requires just one conversion to retinoic acid.
This accelerated action rapidly resurfaces the skin while rebuilding collagen to promote a youthful, radiant complexion. Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin texture is left smooth and supple and overall tone is both luminised and clarified.
Crystal Retinal 6 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.
After cleansing in the evening, blend a small amount over face and neck before applying your regular Medik8 hydrator.
Consult your GP if breastfeeding or pregnant.
Time-Release Retinaldehyde – A high-performance, encapsulated active that enhances collagen production and cellular regeneration to promote a younger-looking complexion. Proven to work up to 11x faster than standard forms of retinol, this next-generation active provides results comparable to prescription-strength vitamin A while remaining as gentle on the skin as traditional retinols.
Hyaluronic Acid – With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000x its own weight in water, this moisture-retaining molecule draws water from the air into the skin to provide intense hydration. Naturally occurring in the body, it also cushions skin cells to give an instant plumping effect.
Vitamin E – This powerful antioxidant targets free radicals to reduce the rate of premature ageing, while boosting the moisture-retention capacity of the skin to promote optimum hydration. Works synergistically with vitamin C to boost overall antioxidant effect.
Glycerin – As a natural humectant glycerin traps water within the skin to leave it hydrated and comfortable.
THE EXPERTS’ ADVICE
“If you’re new to using Crystal Retinal, always begin with the lowest concentration and wait to see the great results. This way you can always move up to a stronger Crystal Retinal if you really need it. For the best anti-ageing benefits always use an AHA/BHA exfoliant and Crystal Retinal as part of your skincare care regime as contrary to popular belief vitamin A doesn’t exfoliate the skin and follow this up in the daytime with a good physical sunscreen, to protect the correcting properties of your Crystal Retinal.”
Alison Wait, Senior Global Education Manager, Medik8
To get the most from this high-strength vitamin A serum, introduce an antioxidant serum such as CE-Tetra into your morning regime. This will protect renewed skin cells from future damage at the hands of UV rays and pollution.
After applying Crystal Retinal 6 in the evening, massage a healthy amount of Hydr8™ Night around the face and eye contours to elevate hydration and boost overall anti-ageing results.