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Crystal Retinal™ 1


Stable retinal night serum Vitamin A

Crystal Retinal properties
Unlike other forms of vitamin A, our Crystal Retinal formula is suitable for even the most sensitive skins.
Retinal is the only form of vitamin A with antibacterial properties, making it perfect for oily or blemish-prone complexions.


Crystal Retinal is our ‘everyone’ vitamin A.
It is renowned for its universal hydrating texture and low-irritation potential, while delivering profound, proven age-defying results.
Extremely sensitive skins should start low on Crystal Retinal 1 (0.01% retinal), with Crystal Retinal 3 (0.03%) best for sensitive skins or for those nervous about using retinal.
Most people can start on Crystal Retinal 6 (0.06%) and gradually move up to Crystal Retinal 10 (0.1%) & 20 (0.2%) for clinical-strength results.

Crystal Retinal is a one-of-a-kind innovation within the retinoid category.
Not only featuring a patented stability system to offer unparalleled sustained levels of retinal power, Medik8 have taken it one step further and developed a progressive 5-strength ladder from 0.01% to 0.2% retinal.
Harness the power of this molecule in a skin-friendly solution to build visible results comfortably over time.

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 patented formula complex.
The dual-layered stability system comes together to protect the retinal molecule for unmatched potency and long-lasting effectiveness.
Stabilised, encapsulated retinal is carefully delivered to the skin within a blend of multi-weight hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin E, to continually infuse the skin with hydration whilst supporting the skin barrier.
Our lightweight yet moisturising formula can be used every night of the week (once it has been gradually phased into your routine), as it has been formulated to keep skin comfortable and hydrated whilst reaping the benefits of the powerful retinal molecule.
Unlike many other forms of vitamin A, including retinol, retinal boasts direct, powerful antibacterial properties, making it the perfect vitamin A molecule for blemish-prone skin.

Size: 30ml



How to use

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.

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.


Proven to work up to 11 times faster than retinol, retinaldehyde is a revolutionary new form of vitamin A that targets the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture.
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
As a natural humectant, glycerin traps water within the skin to leave it hydrated and comfortable.
Vitamin E
An oil-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E can quench free radicals on the skin while stabilising retinaldehyde for optimal power.

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Cyclodextrin, Squalane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Alumina, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Retinal, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Sodium Polyaspartate, Climbazole, Disodium EDTA, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, BHT, Coumarin.

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