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    Medik8Crystal Retinal 3<p>With four strengths to suit your skin&#8217;s needs (and its tolerance!), Medik8&#8217;s Crystal Retinal will super-charge your ritual with stable retinaldehyde to stimulate your cells to manufacture precious collagen which bolsters skin&#8217;s resilience and density. Level 3 stars 0.03% encapsulated retinaldehyde and is great for beginners who&#8217;re dipping their face in the retinol water&#8230;</p><p>Retinoic acid is the form of retinol your skin can utilise (currently only available via prescription because of its potency) however, cells convert retinol (vitamin A) into retinaldehyde <em>then</em> retinoic acid with remarkable results &#8211; it&#8217;s just that they take a bit longer. Thus, by skipping a step in the conversion process and harnessing encapsulated retinaldehyde &#8211; a revolutionary new form of vitamin A &#8211; Medik8 speed up the line-smoothing, brightening, firming and dark spot-diminishing process with tangible changes in four weeks of use. With a unique crystal structure that is readily metabolised by enzymes when applied, Crystal Retinal ensures stability and maximum absorption while mitigating risk of irritation. With the radiance-boosting, clarifying and retexturising benefits of retinol (without the scaly side-effects), this fortifies skin overnight and delivers a visible difference 11 times <em>faster</em> than retinol. The addition of plumping and moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid and glycerin, alongside antioxidant vitamin E makes this perfect for those who are keen to embark on their retinol journey.</p>MED014224458186250214505 stars, based on24 reviews 45.00Cult BeautyNew
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    Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3

    Medik8
    Crystal Retinal 3
    ( 30ml )

    £45.00
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    • Why it's Cult

      Medik8’s mission is simple - beautiful skin for life - which is why they consistently harness new, youth-boosting breakthroughs to keep your skin stronger for longer with three key technologies: vitamin C, sunscreen and vitamin A. High-end formulations at purse-friendly prices, this attainable range means you don’t need to choose between pounds and performance: the CSA method (C in the morning, followed by sunscreen then vitamin A in the evening) makes beautiful skin über easy – simplifying your daily regime while fast-tracking your path to a healthy complexion. What’s more, the brand is committed to making sustainable changes – from ethical sourcing to minimal waste – so your beauty routine is as clean as your conscience.

    • Description

      With four strengths to suit your skin’s needs (and its tolerance!), Medik8’s Crystal Retinal will super-charge your ritual with stable retinaldehyde to stimulate your cells to manufacture precious collagen which bolsters skin’s resilience and density. Level 3 stars 0.03% encapsulated retinaldehyde and is great for beginners who’re dipping their face in the retinol water…

      Retinoic acid is the form of retinol your skin can utilise (currently only available via prescription because of its potency) however, cells convert retinol (vitamin A) into retinaldehyde then retinoic acid with remarkable results – it’s just that they take a bit longer. Thus, by skipping a step in the conversion process and harnessing encapsulated retinaldehyde – a revolutionary new form of vitamin A – Medik8 speed up the line-smoothing, brightening, firming and dark spot-diminishing process with tangible changes in four weeks of use. With a unique crystal structure that is readily metabolised by enzymes when applied, Crystal Retinal ensures stability and maximum absorption while mitigating risk of irritation. With the radiance-boosting, clarifying and retexturising benefits of retinol (without the scaly side-effects), this fortifies skin overnight and delivers a visible difference 11 times faster than retinol. The addition of plumping and moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid and glycerin, alongside antioxidant vitamin E makes this perfect for those who are keen to embark on their retinol journey.

    • 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 in the evening. Use twice a week for the first two weeks, every other night for the next two weeks, then every night. Always wear sunscreen the following morning while using this product, and for one 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, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Cyclodextrin, Squalane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Alumina, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Retinal, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Sodium Polyaspartate, Climbazole, Disodium EDTA, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, BHT, Coumarin.

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    Reviews
    Medik8 - Crystal Retinal 3

    Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 Reviews

    Amazing.
    Using this for about 3 weeks (not every night) and it's made my skin smoother, brighter, with less hyperpigmentation. I've always had deep smile lines ever since I was a kid and I'm just starting to get crows feet and it's really lessened the appearance of both of these. I'll be moving on to the next in this serum series. I have oily/combo skin.
    Brilliant Product
    The product is fantastic, promises what it says and delivers an extraordinary experience.
    Very good
    I bought this in April and had been consistently using it about 3 times a week. I used it after cleansing, and then I layered the Medika8 Advanced Night Restore after. I am quite happy with this product. It is effective without being too strong and causing any bad reactions, despite it being a retinal. Layering on a really good moisturiser after the retinal really helps, and there was no dryness or irritation. My skin felt smoother when I woke up in the morning, the texture is creamy, and the scent is like vanilla and quite subtle. I am almost done with the tube I got and had already purchased the retinal 6, ready for the upgrade.
    Medik8 Christal Retinal3
    This was suggested to me by a Cult Beauty Lovely Lady and I think the product itself is fabulous, really suited my skin without complication and helped to reduce uneven skin tone even on my rapidly ageing skin. The packaging is unfortunate. The pump at the end of the tube lasts about 5 times. It was suggested I squeeze the tube whilst pressing the pump top. Didn't work either. Solution; either waste the rest of the product still in the tube or cut the bottom of the tube and squeeze the remaining product into a CLEAN glass pot and just hope the product keeps its efficacy. So sad as the products really do what they say. Wanted to buy their SPF but note that has the same daft top. Also wanted to 'go up a notch' and try the Retinal 6 but think it would be the same problem. What's wrong with a simple tube you can squeeze then replace the top. Simple!
    Brilliant
    This is my first retinol but I am converted. No redness or flaking but visibly better skin - both in terms of pore size and fine lines/radiance.
    Love it!
    I 'upgraded' to this from the inky list retinol serum and will never look back. The texture was a bit weird at first, a lot thicker than I was used to at serum stage. However, I've had zero irritation, and my skin doesn't feel dry or tight on waking up, in fact it feels lovely and smooth. I've been using it for a few weeks and have already seen a difference in my pores. Love it.
    Seems good so far
    I've been using the product for less than four weeks, so rather early to say, but I think I am at least feeling an improvement. The product is very nice to use - quickly absorbed amd with a pleasant smell and texture.
    Cult Beauty
    I was amazed by the speed/packaging of the service. Absolutely brilliant.
    Glowing skin
    Absolutely love this. I’ve used retinol products on and off before but never found one I really liked. I was torn between the 3 and the 6; I wasn’t sure if the 3 would be strong enough but I’m so glad I chose it to try first now. It makes my skin glow and it looks and feels so smooth. The consistency is more of a very lightweight cream than a serum but it sinks nicely into your skin and has a really pleasant smell (reminds me of Johnson’s baby powder but really mild). Wouldn’t hesitate to repurchase.
    It couldn't be better!
    I am so happy I discovered Crystal Retinal and added it to my routine! It made a huge difference to my complexion along with the Medik8 C-Tetra serum. No irritation, no dryness, just surprising effects only after a few uses. Will definitely repurchase!
    Great
    I love this. I particularly like the pump bottle which is easy to use, hygienic and stops you accidentally squirting out too much. The cream itself makes my skin super soft and I can see a noticeable improvement overnight if I have any blemishes. My skin type is normal. This doesn’t give me any redness or sensitivity. I always add a moisturiser on top too.
    Ideal product if you’re worries about using retinol
    I have only just introduced retinol to my skin for the very first time (30+) and let me tell you there’s no one more scared than me after reading a horror story of retinol effect on your skin! I wasn’t going to do it at all but with this product you have nothing to worry about... you start very slowly gradually building up. This has caused 0 irritation, no redness, no breakouts no harsh reaction. Once I am done with this, I am increasing to number 6, followed by 10. Medik8 is fantastic range. Love it.
    Love it!
    It’s my first retinol product and i’m so glad that i’ve started with Medik8 Crystal Retinal. It really works!
    Medik8 can do no wrong
    I have found this to be a great product with no irritation. It can be a bit drying so I often will put on a facial oil/moisturiser 30-60 mins after applying this product. On my second bottle now and will then be moving to Crystal Retinal 6. I have personally noticed an improvement in my skin, with it appearing clearer. I don't have many lines yet so am using it with the hope that it works preventatively.
    A real staple product!
    As a newbie, I started with Crystal Retinal 1 last year and slowly worked my way up to 3. I can’t fault this product. I really started seeing the difference after about 3 months of consistent use. I’ve seen a big difference in my skin - reduced fine lines on my forehead and neck in particular. I also wake up with a really smooth forehead the morning after applying! I don’t sandwich this product, but I do use a rich evening moisturiser after applying. I can’t wait to work my way up to number 10!
    No difference yet...
    I can't see any difference in my skin yet but I've been quickly able to move to applying this on a daily basis with no ill effects. The smell is lovely and it sinks in quickly. I have only just learned that this should be used on the eye area too with eye cream applied after it sinks in.
    Lovely product
    I have been using this for about 4 weeks now and really like the product. I have also upgraded from The Inkey List and find I get no irritation or dryness at all. The only issue I have is with the pump which doesn’t always dispense the product. I will definitely repurchase.
    Amazing stuff
    This was the first time trying any product like this and I followed exactly what it said. I absolutely loved it. Made my skin feel amazing and I loved the smell. Once you use it everyday it runs out quick that’s the only downfall.
    Good so far
    I use it for almost a month now. Started from twice a week and moved to every other day, and now I use It every night. It's a creamy texture, had no reaction at all! Sometimes I use a moisturizer on top but even if not, it didn't cause any uncomfortable feeling.. Can't say yet if I see changes, I hope I will by the end of the cream and I'm not sure next winter I will try the stronger one
    The Best
    Medik8 doesn't disappoint us. Lovely texture, effective but gentle.
    AMAZING!
    I have been using this product for a few weeks now, and I see improved hyperpigmentation and my skin is more even looking. Sun damage spots did get lighter.
    Not for existing retinol users
    I had already been using a retinol product on my skin for some time and didn’t feel this product was strong enough, my own fault for not properly reading the retinol content. However, the packaging is fab, I particularly love the pump which makes sure it’s not wasted or too much is used. No dryness, irritation, breakouts or reactions to it all. Would be great for first-time retinol users.
    Great product and great customer service
    Using this product has helped make my skin more radiant (or so people have said) over the last three months! I've also noticed that the sebaceous filaments on my nose have gone since using this! Also, the customer service at cult beauty is amazing as they replaced my tube super quickly when my pump stopped working!
    Brilliant product!
    Love this product. Definitely improved my skin and it’s is looking brighter and clearer after a few weeks of using it three times a week. No dryness or irritation. Would recommend!
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