Crystal Retinal®: The Science of Skincare

When it comes to anti-ageing, there is no ingredient on earth than can trump vitamin A in efficacy. That being said, not all vitamin A is created equal.



This powerful anti-ageing serum-cream has been formed with retinaldehyde, an advanced vitamin A molecule which is the step before retinoic acid in the vitamin A conversion process. Because this advanced molecule only requires one conversion to retinoic acid, it can smooth texture and target fine lines and wrinkles comparable to clinical-grade vitamin A up to 11 times faster than classic forms of retinol.1 Even better, it remains as kind to the skin as traditional retinol thanks to Medik8’s crystal-shaped encapsulation system.


Medik8’s crystal encapsulation acts as a time-release mechanism as well as a stability enhancer. Retinaldehyde is encased within a crystal-shaped molecular vehicle that is broken down by the skin’s natural enzymes upon contact. This unique action controls the release of the active to ensure the formula remains stable. Absorption is optimised and the highly-potent formula is distributed evenly and consistently throughout the night.


Featuring multi-weight hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, Crystal Retinal™ hydrates skin at every level while strengthening the skin’s barrier to keep moisture locked in tight.


Unlike many other forms of vitamin A, retinaldehyde even boasts direct, powerful antibacterial properties, making it the perfect anti-ageing product for blemish-prone skin. When used over time, it diminishes the bacteria responsible for breakouts to promote a healthy, balanced complexion.

Have you noticed a plateau in your retinol benefits? Crystal Retinal can progress your anti-ageing routine to the next level.