Medik8 r-Retinoate is Medik8’s groundbreaking collection of products, where the science is interlaced with beautiful formulations so you can enjoy a captivating, sensory experience with profoundly visible age-defying results. I genuinely see where Medik8 is coming from when they state this.
These products are so luxurious on your skin, feel amazing on the application, and you see skin ageing results within four weeks.
Retinyl retinoate (r-Retinoate) is the brainchild of the Medik8 researchers, and it was eight years in the making. Made by fusing Retinol with retinoic acid (a pure version of Vitamin A, the only one the body recognises) this expertly engineered molecule was designed with a single purpose to outperform ordinary Retinol in every way. And it certainly does that!
In 2016 Medik8 redefined the face of anti-ageing by utilizing this age-defying molecule in an exclusive patented formula called r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream. High performing yet extremely gentle it was able to deliver visible results from just four weeks. Even better, for the first time, Vitamin A (Retinol) could be applied both day and night, and it is suitable for sensitive skin.
• It is more potent than Retinol- up to 8x more collagen stimulation
• It has much less irritation than Retinol making it ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin
• It is more photostable than Retinol so it can be applied day and night (always still use an SPF)
• Retinyl retinoate can visibly reduce pigmentation
• Retinyl retinoate works fast – significant results for most users in as little as 4-6 weeks
• Retinyl retinoate visibly reduces blemishes and contributes to a healthy complexion
• R-Retinoate a light cream-serum texture, light fragrance, non-oily, fast-absorbing, and moisturising.
In 2018 Medik8 launched Crystal Retinal their latest innovation in Vitamin A encapsulated in a crystal structure to ensure stability and absorption for the next generation anti-aging results. In this range of Crystal Retinal, there are some brilliant products for Acne sufferers as well as pigmentation and ageing sufferers.
In 2019 Medik8 launched their r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye serum which is:
• 8x more powerful than Retinol with multi-weight hyaluronic acid for hydration,
• Vitamin E for antioxidant protection,
• Caffeine to tackle dark circles and
• Hesperidin to reduce puffiness.
r-Retinoate Intense launched 2019 has taken this engineered molecule a step further by combining Retinyl retinoate and Retinaldehyde (Crystal Retinal) together. The first time ever these two products have been brought together, the ultimate in Vitamin A results. Another active ingredient in this product is the drone targeted delivery system which targets exactly where its programmed to target. It is a beautifully rich nourishing product leaving your skin looking youthful and radiant. Improvements become even more remarkable over time. It has all the benefits of the r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream above and in addition
• A smarter Hydration reservoir technology that keeps the skin hydrated through the night and
• Delivers results up to 11xfaster than Retinol.
• It is suitable for sensitive skins.
I could go on all day about this product. I have an adult acne client who has suffered from acne for years, and she swears by these products. She had been using the r-Retinoate day and night cream for years and very recently tried samples of the r-retinoate Intense, and she just had to buy it as she couldn’t believe the difference with her acne skin. She now uses the r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream for her acne skin in the morning and the r-Retinoate Intense at night.
When my clients reorder these products, they call them the white i-phone and the black i-phone as that is precisely what the bottles look like!