MEDIK8

CRYSTAL RETINAL 3 - STABLE RETINAL NIGHT SERUM

£45
  • A powerful serum that works through the night
  • Helps to minimise fine lines, plump, firm & soften the complexion
  • Contains stabilised retinal delivering results 11 times faster than regular retinol
  • Gradual release through the night for minimum irritation

This beautifully lightweight yet powerful serum works hard through the night to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst it plumps and firms the complexion leaving it soft and supple and helping to resurface the texture.

The advanced formula contains stabilised retinal ( a derivative of Vitamin A) which delivers results 11 times faster than classic retinol.

Perfect for helping to prevent early signs of ageing and encourage a youthful looking complexion.

The Crystal Retinal 3 version is a medium strength serum designed as an entry point level if you are new to Vitamin A or only used to mild retinol formulas, ideal for those wanting to address early signs of ageing.  

This complex formula is capsulated in a crystal structure that is then broken down by the skins natural enzymes when applied topically, this results in a stable absorption that allows the Vitamin A active to be released gradually during the night over a period time for minimal irritation.

Contains 0.03% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde.

30ml. Pump tube.

Ethical Qualities:

  • Cruelty free.
  • Vegan.
  • Paraben free.
  • Phthalate free.
  • No artificial fragrances.
  • No synthetic colours.
  • Medik8 are committed to sustainability:
  • Outer boxes are 100% FSC certified.
  • Inserts are made using 100% recycled paper.
  • Glass bottles are made from 40% recycled glass.
  • Medik8 buildings run on 100% renewable energy.
  • British family run business.

To use:

In the evening apply to a clean, dry face and neck (avoiding the eyes and lips).

Allow it to fully absorb before then applying a moisturiser.

Retinals should be phased into your skin care with increased frequency dependant on building up tolerance levels.

It's recommended to use twice a week for the first two weeks, then every second night for the next two weeks building to nightly once fully tolerated.

 

The Medik8 brand have a simple skincare philosophy of including core anti ageing ingredients into your daily routine. They call this CSA.

 

It stands for Vitamin C, Sunscreen and Vitamin A. The regime is to apply Vitamin C in the morning, Sunscreen in the morning and a Vitamin A (retinol/retinal) in the evening. This should be seen as a basic 3 step plan that can be adapted to include various extra steps suited to your skins particular needs. It's a great place to start from if you're new to skincare and looking to start a regime but are overwhelmed with all the advice and choices. 

 

Key benefits of Vitamin C : It's an exceptional anti oxidant helping protect skin from free radicals and external aggressors. Essential in the synthesis of collagen. It disrupts the melanin synthesis pathway resulting in a brighter, glowing complexion whilst it helps to control and lighten pigmentation. 

 

Key benefits of a sunscreen: Wearing a good quality, high SPF facial sunscreen daily is essential. A sunscreen is probably the most powerful anti ageing weapon. Not only does it protect from harmful and ageing UVA and UVB rays (even on a cloudy day 50% of UV rays still reach the skin) but a broad spectrum sunscreen will also protect against infrared rays from the sun, blue light emitted from electrical devices, pollution from the environment and glycation from diet (bad sugars break down collagen). 

 

Key benefits of Vitamin A: Increases collagen synthesis and helps prevent its breakdown which in turn helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Increases cell turnover for smooth, decongested skin surface with less texture. Helps to decrease melanin production for a more even toned and brighter complexion. Reduces sebum production which can help to control and minimise breakouts. Helps with UV repair. Promotes and supports general, overall skin health.

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.

*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.

Covid-19 - Please note that couriers are unable to guarantee delivery times at the moment.

Shipping companies will still prioritise Next Day & Express Deliveries but they cannot guarantee delivery times and therefore unfortunately we cannot accept any claims for late or delayed shipments.

NB: None of the couriers during this time will come into contact with the customer and if parcels will not fit through the letterbox will leave parcels outside your door or in the reception of your building. Express & Next Day services that require a signature the courier will ring the bell to get confirmation you are in to accept your delivery.

UK Delivery Information

Royal Mail 2-5 days from £4.00 - Free Over £20

Order by 2pm Mon - Fri for delivery in 2-5 working day (not signed for)

Royal Mail Next Day By 1pm From £7.50

Order by 2pm Mon - Fri for delivery by next working day by 1pm * (signed for)

UPS Express Next Day By 10.30am From £15.00

Order by 2pm Mon - Fri for delivery next working day by 10.30am ** (signed for)

Royal Mail Saturday By 1pm From £10.50

Order on a Friday before 2pm for a Saturday delivery **(signed for)

Same Day Delivery to London Postcodes & Film Studios From £10.00

Order by 4pm Mon - Fri for same day delivery)

Free Collect In Store - Allow 2 Hours within Business Opening Times)

Please note we only have 1 location to collect from at 12 Kensignton Church Street, London, W8 4EP

* These timescales are for UK Mainlaind and may take longer for Highlands, Islands & remote areas.

** These services are only available for UK Mainland

Delivery Costs & Services are automatically calculated as you shop (because they are dependent on the products, weight, country & delivery service).

Worldwide Shipping: Log In or Register an account and the shipping costs and services will automatically be worked out for your Country. Please note we cannot guarantee delivery dates outside the UK.

Standard shipping with Royal Mail does not provide tracking details if you require tracking fr your order please choose UPS.

Please click here for further Delivery & Return Information

  • This beautifully lightweight yet powerful serum works hard through the night to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst it plumps and firms the complexion leaving it soft and supple and helping to resurface the texture.

    The advanced formula contains stabilised retinal ( a derivative of Vitamin A) which delivers results 11 times faster than classic retinol.

    Perfect for helping to prevent early signs of ageing and encourage a youthful looking complexion.

    The Crystal Retinal 3 version is a medium strength serum designed as an entry point level if you are new to Vitamin A or only used to mild retinol formulas, ideal for those wanting to address early signs of ageing.  

    This complex formula is capsulated in a crystal structure that is then broken down by the skins natural enzymes when applied topically, this results in a stable absorption that allows the Vitamin A active to be released gradually during the night over a period time for minimal irritation.

    Contains 0.03% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde.

    30ml. Pump tube.

    Ethical Qualities:

    • Cruelty free.
    • Vegan.
    • Paraben free.
    • Phthalate free.
    • No artificial fragrances.
    • No synthetic colours.
    • Medik8 are committed to sustainability:
    • Outer boxes are 100% FSC certified.
    • Inserts are made using 100% recycled paper.
    • Glass bottles are made from 40% recycled glass.
    • Medik8 buildings run on 100% renewable energy.
    • British family run business.
  • To use:

    In the evening apply to a clean, dry face and neck (avoiding the eyes and lips).

    Allow it to fully absorb before then applying a moisturiser.

    Retinals should be phased into your skin care with increased frequency dependant on building up tolerance levels.

    It's recommended to use twice a week for the first two weeks, then every second night for the next two weeks building to nightly once fully tolerated.

     

    The Medik8 brand have a simple skincare philosophy of including core anti ageing ingredients into your daily routine. They call this CSA.

     

    It stands for Vitamin C, Sunscreen and Vitamin A. The regime is to apply Vitamin C in the morning, Sunscreen in the morning and a Vitamin A (retinol/retinal) in the evening. This should be seen as a basic 3 step plan that can be adapted to include various extra steps suited to your skins particular needs. It's a great place to start from if you're new to skincare and looking to start a regime but are overwhelmed with all the advice and choices. 

     

    Key benefits of Vitamin C : It's an exceptional anti oxidant helping protect skin from free radicals and external aggressors. Essential in the synthesis of collagen. It disrupts the melanin synthesis pathway resulting in a brighter, glowing complexion whilst it helps to control and lighten pigmentation. 

     

    Key benefits of a sunscreen: Wearing a good quality, high SPF facial sunscreen daily is essential. A sunscreen is probably the most powerful anti ageing weapon. Not only does it protect from harmful and ageing UVA and UVB rays (even on a cloudy day 50% of UV rays still reach the skin) but a broad spectrum sunscreen will also protect against infrared rays from the sun, blue light emitted from electrical devices, pollution from the environment and glycation from diet (bad sugars break down collagen). 

     

    Key benefits of Vitamin A: Increases collagen synthesis and helps prevent its breakdown which in turn helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Increases cell turnover for smooth, decongested skin surface with less texture. Helps to decrease melanin production for a more even toned and brighter complexion. Reduces sebum production which can help to control and minimise breakouts. Helps with UV repair. Promotes and supports general, overall skin health.

  • 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. *Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.
  • Covid-19 - Please note that couriers are unable to guarantee delivery times at the moment.

    Shipping companies will still prioritise Next Day & Express Deliveries but they cannot guarantee delivery times and therefore unfortunately we cannot accept any claims for late or delayed shipments.

    NB: None of the couriers during this time will come into contact with the customer and if parcels will not fit through the letterbox will leave parcels outside your door or in the reception of your building. Express & Next Day services that require a signature the courier will ring the bell to get confirmation you are in to accept your delivery.

    UK Delivery Information

    Royal Mail 2-5 days from £4.00 - Free Over £20

    Order by 2pm Mon - Fri for delivery in 2-5 working day (not signed for)

    Royal Mail Next Day By 1pm From £7.50

    Order by 2pm Mon - Fri for delivery by next working day by 1pm * (signed for)

    UPS Express Next Day By 10.30am From £15.00

    Order by 2pm Mon - Fri for delivery next working day by 10.30am ** (signed for)

    Royal Mail Saturday By 1pm From £10.50

    Order on a Friday before 2pm for a Saturday delivery **(signed for)

    Same Day Delivery to London Postcodes & Film Studios From £10.00

    Order by 4pm Mon - Fri for same day delivery)

    Free Collect In Store - Allow 2 Hours within Business Opening Times)

    Please note we only have 1 location to collect from at 12 Kensignton Church Street, London, W8 4EP

    * These timescales are for UK Mainlaind and may take longer for Highlands, Islands & remote areas.

    ** These services are only available for UK Mainland

    Delivery Costs & Services are automatically calculated as you shop (because they are dependent on the products, weight, country & delivery service).

    Worldwide Shipping: Log In or Register an account and the shipping costs and services will automatically be worked out for your Country. Please note we cannot guarantee delivery dates outside the UK.

    Standard shipping with Royal Mail does not provide tracking details if you require tracking fr your order please choose UPS.

    Please click here for further Delivery & Return Information