Medik8 Crystal Retinal
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Medik8 Crystal Retinal


Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Elevate your skincare regimen with the innovative prowess of Medik8 Crystal Retinal™, a masterclass in vitamin A formulation now presented in a range of four tailored strengths. Engineered with stabilised retinal, this cutting-edge serum harnesses the unmatched might of a renowned vitamin A derivative, delivering transformative anti-ageing benefits with unparalleled speed.

  1. Superior Strength: Outpaces traditional retinol, delivering results on par with clinical-grade vitamin A up to 11 times swifter.
  2. Revitalising Impact: Dramatically diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a firmer, plumped complexion.
  3. Skin Surface Refinement: Innovative formula resurfaces skin texture, resulting in a softer, more radiant visage.
  4. Deep Hydration: Infused with the moisture-binding might of hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and the protective embrace of vitamin E, ensuring skin remains deeply hydrated and resilient.
  5. Clarifying Action: Beyond its anti-ageing prowess, this serum doubles as a defender against blemish-causing bacteria, endorsing a clear and balanced complexion.
  6. Quick Results: Witness a transformation; within just 4 weeks, your skin reveals a smoother, more youthful, and radiant glow.

Note: The provided list of ingredients serves as a preliminary guide. For a comprehensive ingredient breakdown, please refer to the product packaging

NOTE: Please email [email protected] if you have NOT previously ordered Crystal Retinol from us;
  1. Where you have purchased Medik8 Crystal Retinol and which level you have reached.
  2. OR Which Retinol products you have used previously and confirm that you have had no reactions.





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Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Experience Age-Defying Excellence with Crystal Retinal™ by Medik8

Delve into the next chapter of skincare with Crystal Retinal™ – Medik8’s avant-garde approach to vitamin A therapy. Now unveiled in a palette of four strengths, this serum encapsulates the transformative power of stabilised retinal, an elite derivative of vitamin A. Renowned for its unparalleled age-reversing potential, retinal heralds a new era by equalling the efficacy of clinical-grade vitamin A and fast-tracking results up to a staggering 11 times swifter than traditional retinol forms.

Revolutionise Your Nightly Routine

Unveil a visibly refined complexion each dawn with our breakthrough overnight serum. Designed meticulously to:

  1. Erase the Imprints of Time: Remarkably diminish the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
  2. Reconstruct & Resurface: Firm, plump, and refine skin texture, bestowing a softened and renewed visage.
  3. Deep Dive Hydration: A trio of hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and vitamin E immerses the skin in a cascade of moisture, ensuring a plush, balanced, and youthful demeanour.
  4. Harmonise & Protect: Actively combat blemish-inducing agents, guaranteeing a clear, even-toned complexion.

Witness a transformative journey in just a month – a visage that’s not just youthful, but luminous, supple, and absolutely captivating.

crystal retinal 6 660x990 12 1Clinical-grade vitamin A, otherwise known as retinoic acid, is an exceptionally powerful skincare ingredient for youthful-looking skin. Highly potent and wildy efficacious, it is able to trigger cellular regeneration and collagen production to fight all visible signs of ageing. Retinoic acid is only available with a prescription, but vitamin A is available over the counter in the form of retinol skincare products.

Retinol has similar effects to retinoic acid, however it must first be converted to retinaldehyde and then to retinoic acid to be used by the skin. Crafted with retinaldehyde, Crystal Retinal requires just one conversion to retinoic acid. This means that it is able to produce results comparable to retinoic acid up to 11 times faster than classic forms of retinol.1 The advanced active is carefully encapsulated in a crystal structure that is broken down by the skin’s natural enzymes when topically applied. This ensures maximum stability and absorption while allowing the vitamin A active to be released gradually into the skin while you sleep for minimal irritation. Combined with hydrating hyaluronic acid and skin-soothing vitamin E, Crystal Retinal targets fine lines and wrinkles for smooth and visibly youthful skin. Unlike other forms of vitamin A, retinaldehyde boasts direct, powerful antibacterial properties. This allows it to target acne-causing bacteria; promoting a healthy, visibly clear complexion.

1 G. Seigenthaler et al., Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378

Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Crystal Retinal 1
Stable Retinal Night Serum Gentle-Strength Vitamin A
Our entry level gentle-strength vitamin A, is ideal for those who have really sensitive skin or are looking to incorporate a low strength but highly effective vitamin A serum in their routine.
0.01% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde.

Crystal Retinal 3
Stable Retinal Night Serum Medium-Strength Vitamin A
The entry point for those who are new to vitamin A or have tried mild retinol formulas and the answer to those looking to prevent early signs of skin ageing.
0.03% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde.

Crystal Retinal 6
Stable Retinal Night Serum Super-Strength Vitamin A
Perfect for those who are wanting to upgrade their high-strength retinol results.
0.06% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde.

Crystal Retinal 10
Stable Retinal Night Serum Ultra-Strength Vitamin A
A high-performance anti-ageing serum for those looking to boost the results of Crystal Retinal 6.

Crystal Retinal 20
Stable Retinal Night Serum Ultra-Strength Vitamin A
A high-performance anti-ageing serum for those looking to boost the results of Crystal Retinal 10.
Use at night twice a week, then three times a week. STOP using a reduce frequency if your skin becomes red/sore.

We strongly recommend starting on lower strengths of Crystal Retinal if you have not used retinaldehyde before.
0.10% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde.

1 G. Seigenthaler et al., Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378
2 Independent user trial carried out over 8 weeks using Crystal Retinal 6. Individual results may vary.

Professional Treatment

Boost the results of Crystal Retinal

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 appearance.

Age Peel™

A potent chemical peel that targets fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections to uncover a more youthful-looking complexion.

Introducing: CRYSTAL RETINAL 3

Your First Step to Vitamin A Mastery
Designed as the perfect introduction for those venturing into the realm of vitamin A or for those familiar with milder retinol iterations. It’s the ideal antidote for those keen to ward off the first signs of ageing.

  • Concentration: 0.03% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde.

Pillar Ingredients:

  • Encapsulated Retinaldehyde: This game-changer, proven to act up to 11 times swifter than retinol, revolutionises skincare with its potent attack on wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and pigmentation.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Nature’s moisture magnet, it can attract and bind over 1,000 times its weight in moisture, ensuring the skin remains drenched in hydration.
  • Vitamin E: This lipid-loving antioxidant combats free radicals, while synergistically stabilising retinaldehyde for maximum efficacy.
  • Glycerin: Nature’s hydration hero, glycerin retains moisture, ensuring your skin feels refreshed, hydrated, and utterly pampered.

At SkinAddict, we don’t just sell products; we offer transformative experiences. Every drop in our collection has been curated with expertise, passion, and an undying commitment to your skin’s health.

Weight 0.090718 kg

How To Use

Elevate your nighttime skincare regimen with Medik8 Crystal Retinal, a pioneering formula designed to work harmoniously with your skin’s natural rhythms. Harness the power of stabilised retinal in this step-by-step guide.

How to Use:

  1. Begin with a cleansed face in the evening.
  2. Apply a moderate amount of Medik8 Crystal Retinal to your fingertips.
  3. Gently massage into the face, neck, and décolletage, ensuring even coverage.
  4. Allow the serum to be fully absorbed before following with your regular moisturiser or night cream.

Key ingredients


Ingredient Purpose
Encapsulated Retinaldehyde Targets wrinkles, uneven texture, and pigmentation faster than retinol.
Hyaluronic Acid Retains and draws moisture for skin hydration.
Vitamin E Antioxidant that combats free radicals and stabilises retinaldehyde.
Glycerin Natural humectant that traps moisture, ensuring skin hydration.


What sets Medik8 Crystal Retinal apart from other retinol products?

Medik8 Crystal Retinal is formulated with stabilised retinal, a potent derivative of vitamin A. Its transformative power is unmatched as it works up to 11 times faster than traditional forms of retinol, delivering next-generation anti-ageing results. Furthermore, it's designed to reduce the common side effects often associated with potent vitamin A products, making it a game-changer in skincare.

Is it suitable for all skin types?

Yes, Medik8 Crystal Retinal is suitable for most skin types. However, those with particularly sensitive skin should patch-test first or consult a skincare professional. Its formula is crafted to minimise irritation while delivering maximum results.

How long before I can see visible results?

The serum's advanced formula promises noticeable changes in as little as four weeks. However, skin regeneration cycles vary among individuals. Some may experience quicker results, while others might need a bit more time.

Can I use it during the day?

Medik8 Crystal Retinal is primarily an overnight serum designed to work with your skin’s natural night-time regeneration cycle. Using it during the day may expose your skin to sun sensitivity. Always apply SPF in the morning when using products with vitamin A.

Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

While retinal has exceptional benefits, it's advisable to avoid all types of retinoids during pregnancy. Always consult with a medical professional when considering skincare during pregnancy.

Does it contain any fragrances or parabens?

No, Medik8 Crystal Retinal is free from parabens and fragrances, ensuring its purity and reducing the risk of skin irritation.

Can it be combined with other serums or creams?

Absolutely. While powerful on its own, it can be integrated into your existing skincare regimen. However, ensure you're not mixing it with products that could cause irritation.

Is it cruelty-free and vegan-friendly?

Yes, like all Medik8 products, Crystal Retinal is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, reflecting Medik8's commitment to ethical skincare.


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