Retinaldehyde (Retinal)

Retinal is Medik8’s revolutionary form of vitamin A, found in our cult-favorite Crystal Retinal serum. It is one conversion step closer than retinol to the active form of vitamin A (retinoic acid), that all forms of vitamin A must convert to before becoming effective on the skin. As a result, retinal is 11x faster acting on the skin than retinol[1], while remaining gentle on the skin.

[1] G. Siegenthaler et al., Retinol and retinal metabolism, Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378

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