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    Medik8Crystal Retinal 6<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 6 contains 0.06% encapsulated retinol and is a step up from 3 when your skin has acclimatised &#8211; great for those who&#8217;re used to retinol but want to ramp things up a gear.</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 continue their retinol journey.</p>MED015224468186250217335 stars, based on16 reviews 59.00Cult BeautyNew
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    Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6

    Medik8
    Crystal Retinal 6
    ( 30ml )

    £59.00
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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 6 contains 0.06% encapsulated retinol and is a step up from 3 when your skin has acclimatised – great for those who’re used to retinol but want to ramp things up a gear.

      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 continue 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 use 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.

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cyclodextrin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinal, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Sodium Polyaspartate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, BHT, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Stearic Acid, Coumarin, CI 14700 (Red 4). 

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    Reviews
    Medik8 - Crystal Retinal 6

    Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6 Reviews

    Great product with visible result
    Medik8 retinal has a great texture and gentle affect which provides a visible result within 3 months of use. I personally have resilient skin so I cannot say for sure if the product is non-irritating for sure, but from my own experience, I jump to this strength from 1 month of Retinal 3, and before that, I was using retinol from THE INKEY LIST. So I think the transition is perfect for me in my own experience. After upping the strength from 3 to 6 (using them in mix), I still did not experience any irritation and still see results in the firmness of my skin. Overall retinoid is a long-term game, and I'm glad this product worked for the time being for me, hoping that it will continue to provide me all of the benefits in the next few years when my own bio-activities in the skin start to slow down. Definitely recommend it to an experienced retinol user who cannot get Tret from a prescription.
    Amazing
    I love love love this product. I've initially started with Crystal retinal 3 (which was a bit too light but do not regret the purchase), then purchased CR 6. Do not believe in any negative reviews regarding this product. It works, but you need to be consistent. I have started using this retinol last year, in October (so almost 6 months ago) and will buy CR 10 after I have finished with the current one. It completely changes the texture of the skin.
    In love!
    I love this retinal, I started off introducing these types of products using The Inkey List retinol, it did the job but wasn’t the nicest consistency or smell, so graduating to The Medik8 Retinal 6 was a welcomed change! Smells amazing, the texture is lovely and creamy without being oily and my skin is loving it! Will likely go up to next Crystal Retinal when this runs low, can’t wait!
    Great
    Great product!!
    Amazing
    Great product and no iritation. In few days the texture of the skin is smoother, pore smaller, skin tone even, and hormonal acne under control! Great product!
    A retinoid innovation
    Lovely texture, sinks in very well, and a nice smell (unusual for a retinoid!). I love that it's the more advanced form of retinal and trust that this will give better results over time. I use retinoids more as a preventative as I don't have many fine lines yet, but I feel confident that this will keep my skin youthful for longer. I actually use this every night and have zero negative side effects, despite the fact my skin is naturally dry - impressive.
    Great product poor packaging
    The biggest improvement in my skin after a month, my pores were significantly smaller and less noticeable. Also, my skin texture actually improved although I already had a nice texture. I really like this product. My only issue is at his price, the pump should work till the product runs out. Poor packaging for the price.
    The best night-time serum
    This serum/cream retinal has given me none of the skin irritation/dryness I typically experience with retinol. I've slowly worked up to two pumps and my skin feels calm, plump and texture is much more smooth. With the few spots that I have, they've already diminished. It absorbs very quickly into the skin and has a faint scent that doesn't linger too long. With absolutely no irritation to my skin, ease of application and the fact that it doesn't come in a clumsy pipette glass bottle, I will be repurchasing this until the end of time!
    Not bad at all
    The first time using it at this strength and I got absolutely no bad reaction from it. It seems to be very gentle on the skin even around the eyes. Haven’t used it enough yet to see any results in wrinkle reduction, but it certainly Improves overall texture. I do feel the need to put a thicker moisturizer the next day though as I feel a bit dry.
    Love it
    I’m getting fantastic results on texture and fine lines with no irritation. Bad reviews I guess had unrealistic expectations of going back to their teen years… I think this is as good as it gets outside prescription retinoic acid.
    not worth it at all
    I can say straight off the bat this product is not worth the price tag. First of all, the packaging is the worst I’ve ever come across. The pump is horrid I can’t get any product out!! The retinol is so light I don’t feel anything at all and it doesn’t do much with the texture on my face. It makes me think how the other retinol products marketed by the brand for beginners are even lighter than this so do they even do anything? I think this would be great for those with extremely sensitive skin.
    Gentlier than trentinoin, but just as effective
    I had switched over to Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6 from tretinoin because tretinoin was just so harsh on my skin. I've found that this is as effective without all the side effects --redness, dry skin, or peeling. I definitely recommend this for those who want the benefits of tretinoin without all the side effects.
    Latest technology in skincare
    I wanted to upgrade from my 1% retinol and after some research, I found out that Retinal is actually the best form of vitamin A right now to help with signs of ageing, hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores. I started in the Medik8 0.6% right away as I’m already used to retinol - if you’re starting just now with it go for the 0.3%. I had no irritation at all (I use a specific retinal product for around the eyes), I’ve been using every night, sometimes followed by a night moisturiser. My skin is glowing and imperfections such as hyperpigmentation are definitely improving. I truly recommend this product to anyone wanting to upgrade their nighttime skincare routine.
    Helped my acne
    I have almost finished the tube now and purchased the crystal retinal 10 to progress to after this. Found I got a little itchy when over-eager at the beginning but as you should with retinol just ease yourself in. Use every evening now and have found it has improved the overall texture of my skin and also reduced breakouts. Now I have been using such a long time (4 months) have really noticed under skin spots/lumps all but gone now! Fairly pricey but happy with results and has lasted a long time as I’m not stingy with it either!
    Fantastic product
    I have been using it for 3 weeks and have already seen a big difference in the texture and brightness of my skin! I’ve had many compliments and questions about what I’ve been doing. Using currently 3 times a week! Would definitely recommend it.
    Absolutely perfect
    No side effects yet. Very effective. Absolutely love this high quality retinal.
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