Our breakthrough molecule explained
24 May 2018
Retinol has long been hailed the gold-standard of anti-ageing. Backed up by a wealth of studies, it’s a firm favourite amongst dermatologists and skincare professionals. The advanced molecule is extremely effective at restoring collagen production and reducing the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles, but it can sometimes cause sensitivity. That’s where retinyl retinoate comes in.
The retinyl retinoate molecule
Retinyl Retinoate is a hybrid molecule made by fusing retinol with retinoic acid. This new molecule exhibits the properties of both materials – improving retinol outcomes without retinoic acid side-effects. 8x stronger than retinol and gentle enough for sensitive skin, it is clinically proven to deliver visible results in just 4 weeks. This advanced form of vitamin A is also photostable, meaning it can be used day and night for accelerated results.
Exclusive to Medik8
In 2016, after 8 years of extensive research, Medik8 co-developed an innovative encapsulation system that stabilised retinyl retinoate for the first time ever. This incredible milestone marked the birth of the r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream, a next-generation vitamin A serum-cream astounded scientists, dermatologists and beauty professionals alike. To this day, the patented encapsulated active remains exclusive to the r-Retinoate collection.
r-Retinoate Rejuvenating Eye System
Now Medik8 researchers have captured the essence of r-Retinoate in an transformative 4-week treatment designed to rejuvenate the eyes. The transformative system includes three ground-breaking skin heroes : A high-performance retinyl retinoate serum fades fine lines and wrinkles for the ultimate restoration. With a built-in silicone applicator, it boosts lymphatic drainage and microcirculation as it is massaged gently into the skin. Dissolvable Micro-Channel Eye Patches improve volume and firmness. Formed from pure hyaluronic acid microstructures, they create tiny pathways in the skin to boost collagen production and skin repair. Overnight, the patches dissolve gradually within the skin, plumping the complexion on multiple levels for a firming effect similar to what you would receive with mini-fillers. Ultra-hydrating Bio-Cellulose Eye Patches instantly refresh and rejuvenate with multi-weight hyaluronic acid for immediately brighter eyes. Together, the system addresses a wide range of eye concerns, both long-term and everyday, to promote a healthier, smoother, more radiant-looking eye contour. Discover more here.
In just 4 weeks, the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet are reduced, and eyes look brighter and more youthful.
Clinically proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet in just 4 weeks
*In a study of 25 people using r-Retinoate Rejuvenating Eye System for 4 weeks