Retinol has been shown in several clinical trials to combat common skin-ageing concerns such as facial wrinkles, lines, folds and a loss of firmness. Retinol has also been proven to improve skin blemishes, clarity and texture, leading to a more youthful skin appearance.
Retinol 3 TR is an optimized serum containing 0.3% encapsulated all-trans retinol in its purest and most active over-the counter form. Retinol 3 TR is designed to conveniently apply directly to the face without mixing.
Helps to boost firmness, plumpness and hydration
Helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles
Helps to smooth rough skin texture
Helps to reduce blotchy skin tone and signs of past blemishes
Used with Medik8 'Beta' range of products, retinol can assist with managing blemished skin
Popular professional dose of 0.3% is ready made for direct face application
Novel time release mechanism reduces irritation by gently releasing actives over hours not minutes
Enhanced stability over regular retinol products by using film encaspulation to protect retinol from oxidation
Medik8 only use all-trans-retinol, the most bio active form of cosmeceutical Retinol available. Retinol 3TR™ contains 0.3% retinol, for direct application to the skin. It is delivered to the skin in jojoba carrier oil, which has properties similar to those of the skin’s natural oils and contains high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and vitamin B complex. As with other Medik8 retonil products, Retinol 3 TR is boosted with additional vitamin E in a molecular film base.
Medik8 Retinol products use a novel Time-Release system to reduce the level of stinging that is very commonly reported by users of standard retinol products. It works by releasing active molecules over time rather than in one big 'hit'. The skin receives the same dose of retinol per application but spread out over hours not minutes. While people with sensitive skin may still find Retinol produces some stinging at first, the degree of sensitisation is markedly reduced.
An unfortuante weakness with standard Retinol is its instability. Retinol easily oxidises, becoming inactive, when exposed to oxygen either in the air or in the water of cream products. Even though Medik8 and some other professional brands have revolutionised Retinol stability with film encapsulation techniques this technology is not foolproof. Therefore, Medik8 have added three further enhancements to all their Retinol products ensure the highest potency at the time of use. Firstly, Medik8 Retinol is only formulated into non-aqueous serums (ie. no creams which contain water and oil mixed). Secondly, Medik8 Retinol batches are stored under inert Nitrogen gas while awaiting filling. Lastly, Medik8 operate a strict 30 day small batch guarantee.
Evidense on the effectiveness of Retinol is available in the Medik8 Science section
Precautions To build up skin tolerance to retinol, allow 3 day intervals between applications for a minimum of two weeks.Consult with your GP before commencing a retinol regime if pregnant, lactating, undergoing skin peeling procedures or taking prescription medication for acne.
Retinol 3 TR has been formulated for direct application to the face. In the evening use the integrated dropper to apply Retinol 3 TR directly to the face. Alternatively, place a drop on your finger and then blend into the skin. Apply your hydrator as usual after every application. If using Retinol 3 TR in daylight, ensure that an SPF hydrator is applied after every use.
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Medik8 is a pioneering skin research company working in the field of sensitive skin green cosmeceuticals. Results without the irritation! It is a myth that a product designed for sensitive skin would be less effective just because it is less irritating. In fact, latest independent research finds the opposite. Most skin is sensitive, it is just to what degree that distinguishes it from others. A simple change of washing powder can demonstrate this. People of all ages and skin types can periodically suffer from sensitive skin, making them particularly susceptible to certain irritating cosmeceutical ingredients. In fact, those suffering from acne, rosacea or psoriasis usually have greater skin sensitivity. Medik8 also recognise that people with sensitive skin and redness can also have oily, dry or combinations skin which is why our range for sensitive skin encompasses all skin types rather than offering one sensitive option. The challenge for Medik8 is to make effective professional skincare formulae less aggressive without reducing potency. We do this in many ways, for example using film-encapsulation, chirally correct actives, non-acid derivatives and patented anti-erythema technologies.