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Introducing Medik8 Crystal Retinal


Medik8 Crystal Retinal: the UK’s number one dermatological serum from the experts in Vitamin A!

The Medik8 retinal range has been formulated with internationally patented retinal stabilisation technology to deliver optimal potency for visible anti-aging results, whilst minimising irritation and working 11x faster than a standard retinol.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Harnessing 15 years of in-house age-defying expertise, Medik8 are pioneering the retinoid category with innovative formulas that won’t compromise the skin. Crystal Retinal offers a level of retinal stability that can only be found at Medik8. Their innovative stability system features their renowned crystal encapsulation technology, a patented carrot seed oil complex, and airless packaging. When combined this protects the retinal molecule for unmatched potency, long-lasting effectiveness and proven skin comfort, making Crystal Retinal the UK’s number one dermatological serum.

Following their 15-year anniversary this year, Medik8 continue their commitment to excellence in tailored skincare regimes and empowering patient education on what works best for each skin type, which is central to their philosophy. Available in a choice of five strengths, starting from 0.01%, through to their most powerful formulation yet – Crystal Retinal 20 - 0.2% retinaldehyde, this next-generation vitamin A range has been expertly formulated in Medik8’s in-house laboratory with a unique combination of the highest quality ingredients, and patented technologies so it remains gentle - even on the most sensitive skins.

Medik8’s Crystal Retinal range allows experts and clinics to provide their patients with a suitable vitamin A formulation that can slot into their skincare routine without disrupting the skin barrier and compromising on results.

Daniel Isaacs, Medik8 Founding Partner and Chief Product Officer says, "Marking 15 years of the brand, we at Medik8 are proud to have pioneered a skincare revolution with our advanced retinaldehyde technology using our innovative stability system and renowned crystal encapsulation technology. When it comes to vitamin A; the more stable the molecule, the more effective it can be on the skin. Our commitment to science and innovation continues to drive us forward, transforming the future of skincare for our loyal customers."

Jocelynn Crossen, SkinBrands Managing Director adds, “We are honoured to celebrate this milestone with a brand that has set new standards in skincare. We are proud to distribute such an innovative and transformative formula that continues to deliver exceptional results for customers."

What sets Crystal Retinal apart?

The innovative stability system protects the retinal molecule for unmatched potency, long-lasting effectiveness and proven skin comfort. Unlike many retinols which can cause flaking and irritation, Crystal Retinal has been expertly formulated in an in-house laboratory with a unique combination of the highest quality ingredients and patented technologies. Crystal Retinal has been a firm skincare favourite for over 15 years, thanks to its:

  • Potency: Crystal Retinal delivers the closest thing to prescription-strength retinoic acid without a prescription, for remarkable age-defying power that remains gentle, even on the most sensitive skin.
  • Patented Stability: Unlike others, Medik8's internationally patented stability system ensures maximum retinal effectiveness until the very last drop.
  • Professional Grade Results: Retinaldehyde acts 11 times faster than standard retinol** so your patient can see rapid results comparable to professional treatments - without the need for a prescription.

Proven to:

  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Smooth skin
  • Firm skin
  • Lift skin
  • Brighten skin
  • Progressive Strengths

Medik8's unique ladder of five strengths means your patient can experience continued visible benefits as their skin builds up tolerance. From vitamin A beginners (CR3) to very experienced users (CR20), there’s a strength for everyone. Available in a choice of five strengths (0.01% - 0.2% retinaldehyde), this next-generation vitamin A also allows your patient to work their way up to experience progressive results without irritation.

Available at (RRP from £45).

* Source: Circana (UK) Ltd, Prestige Beauty Retail tracking.
** Source: G. Siegenthaler et al., Retinol and retinal metabolism, Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378.)