MEDIK8

R-RETINOATE INTENSE - YOUTH ACTIVATING CREAM INTENSE

£210
  • Active skincare- retinol infused night cream
  • Breakthrough Korean advanced, anti ageing technology
  • Proven results while you sleep: wake to a more youthful & rejuvenated complexion
  • Helps to visibly minimise fine lines, improve tone & texture 
  • Paraben & alcohol free formula contains no artificial fragrance
  • Vegan & cruelty free  

Medik8 R-Retinoate Intense Youth Activating Cream is a revolutionary active skin care product that contains a patented form of Retinol that has been created to deliver maximum results but without the same level of irritation that many people suffer from when using ordinary retinols.

This makes it ideal for sensitive skins that still want to benefit from an active retinol face cream.

Eight times stronger and eleven times faster than standard retinols this advanced breakthrough formula gets real results.

Designed as an intensive night cream to be worn while you sleep allowing all the active ingredients to penetrate the skin to benefit from impressive results.

Medik8 have collaborated with an advanced, Korean superlab over 8 years to bring you this breakthrough, award winning night  cream that provides proven results with continuous use. 

This intensive night cream formula combines Retinyl Retinoate with Retinaldehyde to deliver a powerful boost of anti ageing benefits to the skin while you sleep resulting in you waking up to a more rejuvenated, fresh and youthful complexion.

The powerful and active ingredients are carried in a silky smooth cashmere rich cream formula to nourish and hydrate the skin while the retinol works its magic.

Continued use will improve the tone, clarity and texture of the skin and helps to minimise fine lines and wrinkles.

Free from any artificial fragrance, parabens and alcohol.

Key Ingredients:

Retinyl Retinoate: This advanced formula is eight times more powerful than ordinary retinol/vitamin A, a special, non irritating version. Retinol/vitamin A is known to increase collagen production and to help regenerate skin cells for an exfoliation to reveal  a youthful, fresh complexion.

Encapsulated Retinaldehyde: This wonder ingredient works up to 11 times quicker than standard retinol for super fast results, an advanced hybrid vitamin A that targets fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and texture.

Drone Targeted Copper Peptide: Penetrates the skin to boost collagen production.

Ceramide Complex: ceramides mimic the skins natural lipid barrier helping to nourish and restore the skin. 

Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts and retains moisture from the air and can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, this ingredient plays an important role in imparting optimum hydration levels to the skin.

Squalane: This natural emollient deeply moisturises and smoothes the skin helping to restore and strengthen the lipid barrier.

Vitamin E: This vitamin works in synergy with Vitamin C to improve its performance, it fights harmful free radicals and helps to protect the skin. 

How To use:

Massage into clean, dry skin in the evening.

Because of the active vitamin A/retinol element, this causes a natural exfoliation so build up tolerance according to your skin starting with 2 days for the first two weeks and then every second night for the next two weeks and eventually build up to daily once tolerated.

This product contains active retinol which can increase the skins sensitivity to sun, caution is advised when using this product on a sensitive skin or if you are not used to using retinols we recommend you start slowly and check your sensitivity levels to build your tolerance levels.

Due to the possibility of increased sun sensitivity it is advisable to use a broad spectrum sun screen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure when using this product and for a week afterwards.  

For optimum results, continued use is recommended.

50ml.

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.

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, Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polylactic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Phytosterols, Cholesterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Canola Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Retinyl Retinoate, Retinal, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Isostearic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Lecithin, Carbomer, C12-16 Alcohols, Caprylyl Glycol, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Litsea Cubeba (Verbena) Fruit Oil, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Polyaspartate, Acacia Decurrens (Black Wattle) Flower Extract, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Atlas Cedar) Bark Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Copper Heptapeptide-14 Pantothenate, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Phenylpropanol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, BHT, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, CI 14700 (Red 4)

*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

  • Medik8 R-Retinoate Intense Youth Activating Cream is a revolutionary active skin care product that contains a patented form of Retinol that has been created to deliver maximum results but without the same level of irritation that many people suffer from when using ordinary retinols.

    This makes it ideal for sensitive skins that still want to benefit from an active retinol face cream.

    Eight times stronger and eleven times faster than standard retinols this advanced breakthrough formula gets real results.

    Designed as an intensive night cream to be worn while you sleep allowing all the active ingredients to penetrate the skin to benefit from impressive results.

    Medik8 have collaborated with an advanced, Korean superlab over 8 years to bring you this breakthrough, award winning night  cream that provides proven results with continuous use. 

    This intensive night cream formula combines Retinyl Retinoate with Retinaldehyde to deliver a powerful boost of anti ageing benefits to the skin while you sleep resulting in you waking up to a more rejuvenated, fresh and youthful complexion.

    The powerful and active ingredients are carried in a silky smooth cashmere rich cream formula to nourish and hydrate the skin while the retinol works its magic.

    Continued use will improve the tone, clarity and texture of the skin and helps to minimise fine lines and wrinkles.

    Free from any artificial fragrance, parabens and alcohol.

    Key Ingredients:

    Retinyl Retinoate: This advanced formula is eight times more powerful than ordinary retinol/vitamin A, a special, non irritating version. Retinol/vitamin A is known to increase collagen production and to help regenerate skin cells for an exfoliation to reveal  a youthful, fresh complexion.

    Encapsulated Retinaldehyde: This wonder ingredient works up to 11 times quicker than standard retinol for super fast results, an advanced hybrid vitamin A that targets fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and texture.

    Drone Targeted Copper Peptide: Penetrates the skin to boost collagen production.

    Ceramide Complex: ceramides mimic the skins natural lipid barrier helping to nourish and restore the skin. 

    Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts and retains moisture from the air and can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, this ingredient plays an important role in imparting optimum hydration levels to the skin.

    Squalane: This natural emollient deeply moisturises and smoothes the skin helping to restore and strengthen the lipid barrier.

    Vitamin E: This vitamin works in synergy with Vitamin C to improve its performance, it fights harmful free radicals and helps to protect the skin. 

    How To use:

    Massage into clean, dry skin in the evening.

    Because of the active vitamin A/retinol element, this causes a natural exfoliation so build up tolerance according to your skin starting with 2 days for the first two weeks and then every second night for the next two weeks and eventually build up to daily once tolerated.

    This product contains active retinol which can increase the skins sensitivity to sun, caution is advised when using this product on a sensitive skin or if you are not used to using retinols we recommend you start slowly and check your sensitivity levels to build your tolerance levels.

    Due to the possibility of increased sun sensitivity it is advisable to use a broad spectrum sun screen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure when using this product and for a week afterwards.  

    For optimum results, continued use is recommended.

    50ml.

    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.
  • 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, Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polylactic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Phytosterols, Cholesterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Canola Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Retinyl Retinoate, Retinal, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Isostearic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Lecithin, Carbomer, C12-16 Alcohols, Caprylyl Glycol, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Litsea Cubeba (Verbena) Fruit Oil, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Polyaspartate, Acacia Decurrens (Black Wattle) Flower Extract, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Atlas Cedar) Bark Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Copper Heptapeptide-14 Pantothenate, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Phenylpropanol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, BHT, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, CI 14700 (Red 4) *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