Find Your Vitamin A
Vitamin A is the unequivocal gold standard for anti-ageing concerns. It has a wealth of skin benefits:
Helps combat fine lines and wrinkles
Increases cell turnover for a brighter, fresher skin tone
Decreases melanin production for an even, more youthful looking skin
Reduces sebum production and therefore helps minimise blemishes
Helps with UV repair
Promotes and maintains healthy looking skin
As the Experts in Vitamin A , naturally we have a wide range of products in different strengths, using different molecules and at different price points to suit every pocket. Irrespective of the molecule, rest assured that all Medik8 vitamin As are time release, analytically tested for stability, vegan-friendly and sustainable so you are assured of the very best possible experience no matter which one you choose. We have options for the face and the delicate eye area. We only use those vitamin A molecules with strong proven scientific evidence, so get ready for visible results.
Meet retinol, and retinaldehyde. Which one will you go for?
The Classic Vitamin A
Medik8 ‘Intelligent Retinols’ contain wonder ingredient, climbazole. Mimics a higher % of active power. But no further sensitivity.
Our Frequently Asked Questions
As a general rule we say start on 1 strength lower than you were using from another brand. Unfortunately we do not know how stable the other brand’s retinol serum was; what was labelled as 1% retinol may actually be equivalent to a much lower concentration of retinol if it has degraded. Therefore, to stay on the safe side, we would recommend going lower in strength with our stabilised vitamin A serums to ease your skin into using them, and avoid irritation.
What percentage of retinol were you using in the other brand?
Don’t know - start on Retinol 3TR Intense
0-0.6% - start on Retinol 3TR Intense
0.7-1% - start on Retinol 6TR Intense
If retinal - start on Crystal Retinal 3
In general we recommend that new users of Crystal Retinal start with Crystal Retinal 3.
This is an effective, but relatively lower strength of retinaldehyde, to give your skin an opportunity to adjust to the new vitamin A molecule.
There are a couple of exceptions depending on which retinol product you are currently using. Here is our guide:
If you have very sensitive skin -> Crystal Retinal 1
Night Ritual Vitamin A -> Crystal Retinal 3
Retinol 3TR/Intense -> Crystal Retinal 3
Retinol 6TR/Intense -> Crystal Retinal 3
Retinol 10TR/Intense -> Crystal Retinal 6
Every time you start on a new molecule of vitamin A (eg. switching between Intelligent Retinol and Crystal Retinal).
You do not have to phase in when moving up strength in the same vitamin A ladder (eg. moving from Crystal Retinal 3 to Crystal Retinal 6).
If moving from Intelligent Retinol to Crystal Retinal - phase in
If moving from Crystal Retinal 3 to Crystal Retinal 6 - don’t need to phase in