What other products should I use with retinol?
Here at Medik8, our skin aging philosophy is simple: vitamin C plus sunscreen by day, vitamin A by night. These two ingredients work synergistically to promote optimal skin health. In the evening, vitamin A helps to improve the visible signs of aging. In the morning, vitamin C and sunscreen help to protect and brighten the appearance of skin. For this reason, we recommend combining retinol with a vitamin C serum such as C-Tetra Luxe®. This fast-absorbing antioxidant serum can be used in the day to promote your skin’s healthy glow, as well as targeting the visible signs of skin aging. This should be followed up by a broad spectrum SPF such as Physical Sunscreen to keep skin hydrated and safe from sun damage.
Boost your results with a concentrated serum
We also suggest adding in an additional targeted serum to boost overall skin health and tackle individual skin concerns. Our skin rehydration serum, Hydr8™ B5, is a great addition to your skincare routine regardless of skin type or concern. Featuring multi-weight hyaluronic acid and moisture-enhancing vitamin B5 it helps to hydrate the skin, nourishing the complexion as you’re phasing in your chosen vitamin A. It can be used both and day and night, and should be applied before your vitamin A and vitamin C serums.
In the evening, it’s best to supplement your retinol serum with sumptuous moisturizer such as Advanced Night Ceramide™. This rich yet fast-absorbing night cream has been optimised for use with vitamin A products. Featuring a multi-blend of ceramides, it nourishes skin while you sleep to support the skin after a long day. Advanced Night Ceramide was designed to be used after vitamin A, as the formula works perfectly alongside retinol to moisturize skin in the evening.