Crystal Retinal 20 sits at the top of the Crystal Retinal ladder, featuring 0.2% retinal. Crystal Retinal 20 is exclusively for advanced customers who have reached Crystal Retinal 10 and want to move up on the Crystal Retinal Ladder. It has double the concentration of the previous highest strength, meaning it has double the power and therefore faster results.
Crystal Retinal™ speeds up cellular turnover and increases the skin’s natural mechanisms for collagen production.
Unlike other forms of retinol, it’s formulated with a supercharged derivative of Vitamin A, retinaldehyde. This high-performance, retinaldehyde is an encapsulated active that only requires one conversion to retinoic acid, giving results comparable to clinical-grade and is up to 11x faster in the skin than classic forms of retinol.
Medik8’s crystal encapsulation acts as a time-release mechanism as well as a stability enhancer. Retinaldehyde is encased within a crystal-shaped molecular vehicle that is gradually broken down by the skin’s natural enzymes as the serum is massaged into the skin. This unique action controls the release of the active to ensure the formula remains stable, absorption is optimised and the highly-potent formula is distributed evenly and consistently throughout the night.
It features a multi-weight hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to hydrate the skin whilst strengthening the skin’s barrier to keep moisture locked in tight. Designed to firm, plump and resurface skin to visibly minimising fine lines and wrinkles and deliver a healthy, youthful, more even-toned complexion.
Lightweight and luxurious, Crystal Retinal™’s silk-like texture sinks effortlessly into the skin to nurture and restore the complexion.
Great for all skin types including dull, uneven, ageing skin as well as oily, acne skins as it also diminishes P. acnes bacteria which is the bacteria responsible for breakouts.
- A supercharged derivative of vitamin A
- Up to 11x faster in the skin than classic forms of retinol
- 2.8x biological activity than retinol (similar to retinoic acid)
- As kind to the skin as standard forms of Retinol
- Clears the bacteria responsible for blemishes and breakouts
- Utilises an innovative crystal encapsulation system that slowly releases retinaldehyde into the skin for minimal irritation
- Hydrates skin at every level while strengthening the skin’s barrier
This anti-ageing night serum-cream helps to noticeably improve skin tone, contours, radiance and gives a more youthful glow.
Encapsulated 2% Retinaldehyde – Proven to work up to 11 times faster than retinol, retinaldehyde is a revolutionary new form of vitamin A that targets fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and uneven skin texture. Hyaluronic Acid – With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the surrounding atmosphere into the skin, leaving the complexion feeling both nourished and supple. Vitamin E – An oil-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E can quench free radicals on the skin while stabilising retinaldehyde for optimal power. Glycerin – As a natural humectant, glycerin traps water within the skin to leave it hydrated and feeling comfortable.
After cleansing in the evening, blend a small amount over the face and neck before your regular Medik8 hydrator
Crystal Retinal 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
Always wear sunscreen during the day while using this product
Don’t use if pregnant, lactating, undergoing skin peeling procedures, on any other vitamin A product or taking prescription medication for acne.
Start low (application amount) and go slow (frequency of use). On any sign of irritation reduce the frequency of use until skin acclimates. You must have used 2 tubes of Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 before starting on 20.