r-Retinoate® Day & Night
r-Retinoate® Day & Night
r-Retinoate® Day & Night by Medik8. A Youth Activating Cream Day & Night.
r-Retinoate® Day & Night
r-Retinoate® Day & Night by Medik8. A Youth Activating Cream Day & Night.

r-Retinoate® Day & Night

Youth Awakening Cream

r-Retinoate® Day & Night

A luxe multi-step serum featuring retinyl retinoate, a pioneering derivative of vitamin A. r-Retinoate Day & Night interlaces revolutionary science with a sublime formulation, to create a sensorial experience with visible results.

Skin looks visibly clear, smooth and bright; ultimately with a more youthful-looking appearance. Improvements become even more remarkable over time with continued use.
Improved visible tone, texture and skin radiance. The complexion is left illuminated and gifted with a silken touch.
Patented, encapsulated retinyl retinoate, exclusive to Medik8.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E
r-Retinoate® Day & Night

r-Retinoate® Day & Night

8x More Powerful Than Retinol

r-Retinoate visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone, and smooths uneven skin texture. The performance of this unique hybrid molecule has been demonstrated in multiple studies including a clinical trial published in the highly esteemed British Journal of Dermatology.

Luxe Multi-Step Serum

r-Retinoate Day & Night combines retinyl retinoate with tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a stabilized, gentle form of vitamin C. Enhancing visible skin luminosity, vitamin A and C steps of your routine are now intertwined in one.*

*r-Retinoate Day & Night now features the equivalent level of vitamin C in C-Tetra serum.

r-Retinoate® Day & Night
r-Retinoate® Day & Night
r-Retinoate® Day & Night
r-Retinoate® Day & Night

Morning Vitamin A

Retinyl retinoate is photostable, meaning it doesn’t break down in sunlight like traditional forms of vitamin A. This means you can use it confidently both morning and night.

How to use it

  • Apply a small amount to hand

    After cleansing in the morning and evening, smooth r-Retinoate Day & Night across face, neck and décolletage.

  • Apply Sunscreen

    You should always use a sunscreen in the morning while using vitamin A.

  • Patch Test

    Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.

  • Interested in routines & layering?

    r-Retinoate Day & Night features in our carefully curated regime guide Luxe Youth Awakening . Click the link for additional product recommendations and easy-to-follow layering advice.

Key Ingredients

Our ingredient choices—the forms, what we include, and what we don't—are all made based on what you really need.

  • Retinyl Retinoate

    Patented, encapsulated retinyl retinoate, exclusive to Medik8.

    This gentle yet performance-driven molecule is a true innovation in vitamin A technology; it has been clinically proven to be 8x more powerful than retinol.[1] Unlike most forms of vitamin A, retinyl retinoate remains stable during both day and night.

    [2] doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2008.05.005

  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

    A stabilized, gentle form of antioxidant vitamin C that works to keep the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at bay and visibly even the skin tone.

  • Hyaluronic Acid

    With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000x its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid can draw in moisture, leaving the complexion feeling both nourished and supple.

  • Vitamin E

    A lipid-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E is naturally present in the skin and works to nourish the complexion.

    [1] H. Kim, Synthesis and in vitro biological activity of retinyl retinoate, a novel hybrid retinoid derivative, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, 15;16(12), pp 6387-93

What we choose not to include

  • No Artificial Fragrance
  • No Synthetic Colours
  • No Phthalates
  • Paraben Free
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Alcohol Free
Full Ingredients

Hear from the experts

“Retinyl retinoate is one of the only forms of vitamin A which is active in sunlight; able to be used in both the morning and the evening. That means you can get vitamin A benefits at both ends of the day. Retinyl retinoate is particularly great at helping to protect our skin from sun damage.”

Daniel Isaacs
Director of Research