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r-Retinoate®

Youth Activating Cream Intense

50ml / $389
Transcend the evidence of time with Medik8's best ever anti-ageing product. r-Retinoate Intense is an all-in-one night cream that enriches skin with the pure power of transformation. A revolutionary blend of retinyl retinoate and crystal-stabilised retinaldehyde is suspended within a pool of silken cashmere for an age-defying experience that never fails to tantalise the senses. Never before have these two legendary molecules, both supported by numerous, robust, independent clinical trials, been harmoniously utilised for ultimate skin rejuvenation. Never before have such extraordinary visible results been attainable at home. The sumptuous night cream is infused with ceramides and drone-targeted peptides which penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin where the active ingredients profoundly retexturise and visibly restore the appearance of beautiful skin.
  • Synthetic Colour Free
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • Alcohol Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Synthetic Colour Free
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • Alcohol Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan Friendly
Key Benefits
Eight times stronger than retinol and eleven times faster too. Fine lines visibly fade into nothingness and radiance reaches untold levels of luminosity. Simply massage the apricot-toned moisturising night cream across face, neck and décolletage to unlock its age-defying and sensorial benefits. Both overnight rejuvenation and deep hydration are offered by this all-in-one night cream that may be the only product required after cleansing in the evening. Elegant notes of rich, Madagascan vanilla are expertly paired with soft citrus aromas to promote the perfect night’s rest followed by a radiant morning glow.
Ingredients
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).
Direction Of Use
After cleansing in the evening, massage r-Retinoate Intense evenly across face, neck and décolletage. This product should be phased in gradually as it contains retinaldehyde. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night.

How It Works

The product of 8 years of work, revolutionary molecule retinyl retinoate is a hybrid of traditional retinol and clinical strength retinoic acid. Its encapsulated form is exclusive to Medik8 formulations. Able to act directly on the skin without breaking down into parts, the molecule able to act directly on the skin without breaking down into parts, the molecule helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 8 times more powerful than retinol, retinyl retinoate visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and smoothes skin’s texture for a more youthful-looking complexion.1 Incredibly, retinyl retinoate has been proven to be photostable, meaning it doesn’t break down in sunlight like traditional forms of vitamin A and is gentle enough even for the most sensitive of skin.

In 2018 Medik8 harnessed the power of retinaldehyde in a clever crystal encapsulation which gently releases the powerful active overnight so the skin is not overwhelmed. 11x faster working than retinol,2 retinaldehyde is almost as powerful as retinoic acid, while remaining as gentle to the skin as traditional retinol. Unlike other forms of vitamin A, retinaldehyde boasts direct, powerful antibacterial properties. This allows it to target blemish-causing bacteria; promoting a healthy, visibly clear complexion.

Their powers combined, retinyl retinoate and retinaldehyde present the ultimate in skin rejuvenation. r-Retinoate Intense is truly the most advanced anti-ageing product we have ever made. Ceramides and drone-targeted copper peptides are intricately mixed in a hydration-drenching cream overflowing with nourishment for the skin.

Experience a new level of age-defying skincare.

1 Retinyl retinoate supports collagen synthesis 8 times more than retinol
Kim et al., Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 20018, 16, pp 6387-6393
2 Retinaldehyde converts to retinoic acid 11x faster than retinol
G. Seigenthaler et al., Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378

Key Ingredients

Retinyl Retinoate – 8 times more powerful than retinol and stable both day and night, this non-irritating vitamin A helps to reduce the appearance of skin ageing.

Encapsulated Retinaldehyde – Proven to work up to 11 times faster than retinol, retinaldehyde is a revolutionary new form of vitamin A that targets fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and uneven skin texture.

Drone-Targeted Copper Peptide – A copper peptide encapsulated in a polymer system which dives through the layers of the skin to visibly reduce the appearance of skin ageing.

Ceramide Complex – An intelligent combination of ceramides which mimic the skin’s natural lipid barrier; intensely restoring and nourishing.

Multi-Weight Hyaluronic Acid – With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the air into the skin to provide intense hydration.

Squalane - A natural emollient, that helps to restore the skin’s natural defence barrier whilst also deeply moisturising for smooth and supple skin.

Vitamin E – A lipid-soluble antioxidant that is naturally present in the skin, vitamin E helps to protect the skin from free radicals and regenerates vitamin C for optimum power.

Professional Treatments

Boost the results of r-Retinoate Intense

Visit a Medik8 specialist for a detailed skin consultation and experience one of our relaxing anti-ageing facial treatments.

Age Defying Facial

An indulgent age-defying treatment that infuses skin with Medik8 core actives, vitamin C and vitamin A, to reveal a glowing, more youthful-looking appearance.

Age Peel™

A potent chemical peel that targets fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections to uncover a more youthful-looking complexion

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