The Everyone Vitamin A
Retinaldehyde (retinal for short) is a completely different vitamin A molecule to retinol. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just a misspelling of retinol! That one vowel change is small but the difference between retinol and retinal is quite stark.
Results akin to active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid
Retinaldehyde is a next-generation form of vitamin A, proven to be 11 times faster acting than traditional retinol. So why do we not see many other brands using retinal in their vitamin A products? The reason is that it is notoriously difficult to stabilise. Medik8 has cracked the code on retinal with our double-layered stabilisation system. We encapsulate our retinal within a crystal structure to protect the delicate molecule from the environment, which doubles up as a form of Time Release Technology, slowly delivering the retinal onto the skin overnight to minimise any potential for irritation. The encapsulation is reinforced by a patent-pending stabilisation formula complex, to ensure the full life cycle of retinal is preserved - from raw material all the way onto the skin. This is astounding since retinaldehyde is the closest thing to the active-form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. This means Crystal Retinal can deliver optimum vitamin A benefits to the skin, in a short space of time.
The clever encapsulation system avoids any of the well-documented vitamin A side effects that can come with stronger formulations such as visible flaking and increased skin sensitivity. It also gives the product its name. Customers who try this vitamin A seem to universally adore it; as well as scores of influencers worldwide. It is one of our bestsellers for a reason.
Available in 4 strengths, we call it the ‘Everyone Vitamin A’ as it’s just that. If you’re in the market for a vitamin A, Crystal Retinal is for you. We recommend starting at Crystal Retinal 3 and working upwards if you want to boost results. (We only recommend strength 1 to those who have very have very sensitive skin). Learn how to phase Crystal Retinal into your regime here.
Rediscover youthful-looking skin with a true vitamin A innovation. Formulated with stabilized retinal, a powerful derivative of vitamin A with next-generation results.
Made For - Customers who want to smooth the texture of their skin and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for those wanting to decongest their skin, for a visibly flawless complexion.Discover more
How to boost your results
Want to know how to move up strength? Our Crystal Retinal ladder below will show you. Discover more about Crystal Retinal here.