Highly tolerated even by the most sensitive skin types, retinyl retinoate is proven to deliver astonishing results from just 4 weeks1: fine lines and wrinkles are visibly softened, pigmentation noticeably reduced and the appearance of overall skin texture is refined. Eye contours look brighter and revitalised; ultimately more youthful. Improvements become even more remarkable over time with continued use. The power of vitamin A 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, the molecule helps to stimulate cellular regeneration and supports collagen synthesis. 8 times more powerful than retinol, retinyl retinoate visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and smoothes skins texture 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 and is gentle enough even for the most sensitive of skin. 2 Retinyl retinoate supports 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 helps to stimulate collagen synthesis and supports the regeneration of skin cells. Hesperidin – Found naturally in citrus fruits, hesperidin improves blood circulation and strengthens capillary walls for brighter under eyes. Caffeine – Revitalising caffeine helps to reduce the size of blood vessels to diffuse the appearance of tired eyes. Glycerin – As a natural humectant, glycerin traps water within the skin to leave it hydrated and comfortable. 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 E – A lipid-soluble antioxidant that is naturally present in the skin, vitamin E helps to protect the skin from free radicals and regenerates vitamin C for optimum power. ________________________________________ INCI – Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isododecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polylactic Acid, Sorbitan Olivate, Squalane, Retinyl Retinoate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Canola Oil, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Theophylline, Theobromine, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid. * Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate however there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.
Expert Knowledge STRAIGHT FROM THE LAB “All ingredients are skilfully 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, Director of Research