Without the same level of irritation that many suffer from retinol, retinyl retinoate is proven to deliver astonishing results from just 4 weeks:1 fine lines and wrinkles are visibly softened, pigmentation noticeably reduced and the appearance of overall skin texture is refined. Skin looks clearer, brighter and revitalised; ultimately more youthful. Improvements become even more remarkable over time with continued use. The power of retinol is now available for all skin types; even sensitive, day and night. 1H. Kim et al., British Journal of Dermatology, 2010, 162(3), pp 497-502
|How it works
The product of 8 years of work, revolutionary molecule retinyl retinoate is a hybrid of traditional retinol and clinical strength retinoic acid. Its encapsulated form is exclusive to Medik8 formulations. Able to act directly on the skin without breaking down into parts, the molecule acts directly on skin cells to stimulate cellular regeneration and improve collagen synthesis. 8 times more powerful than retinol, retinyl retinoate visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and smoothes rough skin for a more youthful-looking complexion.2 Incredibly, retinyl retinoate has been proven to be photostable, meaning it doesn’t break down in sunlight like traditional forms of vitamin A. It can be used both day and night and is gentle enough even for the most sensitive of skin. Retinyl retinoate is combined with collagen boosting vitamin C, skin soothing vitamin E and hydrating hyaluronic acid in a next generation, anti-ageing formula to revitalise the skin. 2 Retinyl retinoate increased collagen synthesis 8 times more than retinol Kim et al., Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 20018, 16, pp 6387-6393
|Key ingredients & full ingredients list
Retinyl Retinoate – 8 times more powerful than retinol and stable both day and night, this non-irritating vitamin A stimulates collagen synthesis and helps to regenerate skin cells. Multi-Weight Hyaluronic Acid – With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the air into the skin to provide intense hydration. Vitamin C – An exceptional antioxidant, vitamin C protects the skin from harmful free radicals while stimulating collagen production for a youthful complexion. Vitamin E – A lipid-soluble antioxidant that is naturally present in the skin, vitamin E protects the skin from free radicals and regenerates vitamin C for optimum power. Aqua (Water), Heptyl Undecylenate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polylactic Acid, Methylpropanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Distarch Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylyl Glycol, Retinyl Retinoate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Glycerin, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Disodium EDTA, Phenylpropanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Canola Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Metabisulfite, BHT, Sodium Hydroxide, Trideceth-10.
After cleansing in the morning and evening, apply a small amount and blend evenly across face, neck and décolletage. Leave to absorb before applying your regular Medik8 moisturiser. All vitamin A products encourage natural exfoliation, therefore always wear sunscreen while using r-Retinoate.
“All ingredients are skillfully mixed in our UK labs. To ensure continued pre-manufacture freshness of our exclusive active ingredient, retinyl retinoate, it is frozen at -20ºC and flown by specialist air freight in cryogenic containers from the development facility in Korea. It is then stored in our special freezers until it is blended precisely into the finished formula creating a powerful yet beautifully elegant cream-serum: maximising anti-ageing results in every single bottle.” Daniel Isaacs, Formulation and Development Director * Independent user trial. Individual results may vary.
Boost the results of r-Retinoate Visit a Medik8 specialist for a detailed skin consultation and experience one of our relaxing anti-ageing facial treatments. Age Defying Facial An indulgent age-defying treatment that infuses skin with Medik8 core actives, vitamin C and vitamin A, to reveal a glowing, more youthful-looking appearance. Age Peel™ A potent chemical peel that targets fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections to uncover a more youthful-looking complexion