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    Medik8Crystal Retinal 1<p>With 0.01% <a href="https://www.medik8.com/ingredient-glossary.html#retinaldehyde" target="_blank">Encapsulated Retinaldehyd</a>e, also referred to as retinal, the Crystal Retinal 1 is your new hard-working hero serum. Not only does it help to minimise the look of fine lines and wrinkles, it plumps, softens, resurfaces and firms, too. Add hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerin into the prodigious blend, and you have a serum that hydrates skin at every level &#8211; resulting in a supple complexion without aggravating the skin.</p><p>A cream-like serum that effortlessly melts into skin, the Crystal Retinal 1 is your new nighttime treat. Providing the same results as retinol but up to 11 times faster, retinal works to boost the production of collagen and elastin for resurfaced and renewed skin. Retinal also triggers cell regeneration, ready for overnight rejuvenation that results in visibly improved skin texture. Encased in a crystal structure that can be broken down by the skin&#8217;s natural enzymes, retinal is easily absorbed, allowing the slow release of vitamin A for minimal irritation as you sleep. Combine this with the hydrating and soothing properties of cult ingredients hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, and you&#8217;ve got a serum that feels just as good as it makes you look. Don&#8217;t forget the antibacterial properties of retinal too, that directly and powerfully attack acne-causing bacteria for a healthy, clear complexion. Mighty, yet mild, the Crystal Retinal 1 is suitable for sensitive skin or vitamin A newbies who want low strength with power.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p>MED013224448186250214435 stars, based on9 reviews 39.00Cult BeautyNew
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    Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1

    Medik8
    Crystal Retinal 1
    ( 30ml )

    £39.00
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    • Why it's Cult

      With their tried-and-tested ‘CSA philosophy’ – a hard-working marriage between vitamin C with sunscreen by day, and vitamin A by night – Medik8 seeks to create simple routines that result in healthy, ‘beautiful skin for life’. Aimed at mature skin to maintain a more youthful complexion, the goal is to uncloak the mystery surrounding anti-ageing skin care with results-driven products that don’t compromise on ethics. Big fans of vitamin A and retinol, Medik8 introduced the Crystal Retinal 1 – a next-generation age-defying formula that works like retinol, but on a clinical-grade level up to 11 times faster. Made with stabilised retinal – a supercharged derivative of vitamin A – the Crystal Retinal 1 is an overnight treatment that works hard to prolong youthful-looking skin and reduce blemish-causing bacteria.


    • Description

      With 0.01% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde, also referred to as retinal, the Crystal Retinal 1 is your new hard-working hero serum. Not only does it help to minimise the look of fine lines and wrinkles, it plumps, softens, resurfaces and firms, too. Add hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerin into the prodigious blend, and you have a serum that hydrates skin at every level – resulting in a supple complexion without aggravating the skin.

      A cream-like serum that effortlessly melts into skin, the Crystal Retinal 1 is your new nighttime treat. Providing the same results as retinol but up to 11 times faster, retinal works to boost the production of collagen and elastin for resurfaced and renewed skin. Retinal also triggers cell regeneration, ready for overnight rejuvenation that results in visibly improved skin texture. Encased in a crystal structure that can be broken down by the skin’s natural enzymes, retinal is easily absorbed, allowing the slow release of vitamin A for minimal irritation as you sleep. Combine this with the hydrating and soothing properties of cult ingredients hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, and you’ve got a serum that feels just as good as it makes you look. Don’t forget the antibacterial properties of retinal too, that directly and powerfully attack acne-causing bacteria for a healthy, clear complexion. Mighty, yet mild, the Crystal Retinal 1 is suitable for sensitive skin or vitamin A newbies who want low strength with power. 


    • How to use

      After cleansing in the evening, massage a small amount of Crystal Retinal across the face, neck and décolletage. Allow to absorb before applying your moisturiser. Crystal Retinal application should be phased in gradually, and only use in the evening. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night. Always wear sunscreen the following morning while using this product, and for 1 week after. Consult a doctor if breastfeeding or pregnant.

      Please note: the visual and product name listed may differ to the packaging received due to product updates across the range. Rest assured, the formula and great results will remain the same.

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Cyclodextrin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Alumina, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Sodium Polyaspartate, Climbazole, Retinal, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Lonicera Japonica Flower (Honeysuckle) Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pentylene Glycol, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Decylene Glycol, BHT, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coumarin.

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    Reviews
    Medik8 - Crystal Retinal 1

    Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 Reviews

    Good place to start with Retinol
    Have used retinol before on my acne-prone skin but came off it (which was a terrible idea!). My skin wasn't used to strong retinol anymore so I had to reintroduce it very gently and very slowly. I chose this because it was low strength and so far (a month) it has been good. I find it gentle, I have no irritation, just some redness, and was able to use it every night without building it up. I haven't had any acne cysts since I started using this and it has also started to fade my purple acne scars, which acid-based products didn't work for. Reasonable price for retinol too. No dramatic difference yet because it's not that strong but once I've used up this tube I'll probably go up the Crystal 3.
    Gentle but effective
    I started on Kedik8 CR1 as my skin can get quite sensitive. I have been able to use this every other night with no issues at all. Only on week 3 and family are already commenting on the improvement in my skin! Lovely to use and pleasant smell.
    Pretty good!
    This is the first retinol product I’ve used and it’s not dried out my skin at all. I gradually introduced it to my routine as directed & have seen some difference but not anything dramatic. I’ve purchased Crystal 3 to see if that has any stronger effect.
    Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1
    I’ve tried a few different retinals before and hadn’t ever found one this suited my skin type. I started using this once every 3 days and ‘sandwiched’ between two layers of my usual moisturiser and I noticed a difference in my skin almost immediately! It hasn’t caused any inflammation and really helped keep my breakouts at bay. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to try something new, it is pricey but considering you only need a pea sized amount it should last a while!
    Medik8 - Crystal Retinal 1
    I like everything about this product.
    Not sure yet
    I'm on my first tube of Crystal Retinal 1, and I have mixed feelings about it so far. Look. I'm 70 years old, and my wrinkles run DEEP, especially those on my upper lip .. so although I need nothing short of a miracle, I know that it's probably not going to happen. .. and so far it hasn't! Somehow, the lip lines don't seem to matter so much anymore because this cream has worked wonders on the OVERALL appearance of my skin. Fine lines are definitely reduced, my face is tauter.. and my skin is actually glowing!! So I'm going to buy a second tube, and I'll keep you posted about any improvement on the lip lines. Fingers crossed!
    Gentle and not irritating
    I was looking for few months a product with retinal as I've never used it before and heard only good stuff about Medik8. I am 30 so it's perfect time to start adding retinal to my routine. As I have perioral dermatitis I was avoiding putting retinal around my beard and chin to avoid irritations. This product is working amazingly for me,my skin looks more fresh and shinny. It is very gentle and I didn't have any irritations at all. Can't wait to purchase Crystal Retinal 3.
    The holy grail of retinals
    I’d seen the buzz about this product and it’s stronger siblings on Instagram for months. It’s a little pricy compared to my typical drugstore buys but I went for it, I wanted to start my retinol journey with the right product. My main concerns were actually acne and acne scarring. This product (and older siblings) claims so be one of the only retinals to fight acne causing bacteria and of course retinal helps to regenerate your cells so I assumed it may help with scarring too? Anyway, I’ve been using this for a couple of months now and I love it. I use it Monday, Wednesday and Friday as on other days I may use AHA/BHA, Vitamin C or have a ‘rest day’ and use hydrating, nourishing products and no actives. I’ve found my skin has taken so well to it and I saw immediate results, my acne on my chin and underneath it has been so calm since using this product, I really feel it was the retinal that had an impact. I would 100% recommend this product and would very much like to move onto the Crystal Retinal 3 once I’ve used up my two tubes of number 1, since the brilliant offer of spending £50 or more on Medik8 was on, I got a few number 1, amazing.
    Medik8 - Crystal Retinal 1 feedback
    Probably it's a very good product but it's not suitable for sensitive skin. I have dermatitis and my nose turned all red and inflamed. For me it was a disaster.
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