The Everyone Vitamin A

Medik8 Retinal

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.[1] 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.

Crystal Retinal

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.

The Perfect Pair - Pair with C-Tetra or C-Tetra Luxe

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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.