Retinol (Vitamin A) has been taking the skincare world by storm. We are seeing and hearing it everywhere, understandably as it has amazing anti aging results and brings back our youthful looking skin. Medik8 has a number of different types of Retinol in their skincare line and we are going to break it down for you if you don’t know where to start.
Medik8 has a core ‘CSA’ philosophy which will treat existing signs of ageing and future proof your skin. ‘CSA’ stands for Vitamin C + Sunscreen by Day, Vitamin A by Night. When properly formulated and used, these three components work together to offer optimum skin care results. Today we will focus on the ‘A’ part.
If you are concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, uneven tone and texture then we are here to help. Getting real anti aging results doesn’t mean you have to give up great texture, beautiful fragrance or interesting and safe ingredients. No matter what your skin type or age Medik8 believe that this philosophy will work for you and will deliver the best results.
Retinol application should be phased in gradually as it can cause irritation in the skin.
At first, start with a low-strength retinol twice a week for two weeks, then once every two nights for a further two weeks, and then nightly application. Once your skin has built-up a tolerance to the ingredient, you can then move on to higher-strength retinols. Medik8’s Retinol serum range comes in strengths from 0.1% to 1% retinol, so there is a vitamin A serum to suit every person, from retinol beginners to more experienced users.
Medik8 have also launched these serums with Plus Intense features which include climbazole and squalane. These ingredients are designed to boost the anti-ageing benefits of vitamin A without increasing irritation and for deep hydration. Ideal if you are looking to add some other benefits to your routine.
If you are now familiar or have been a user for many years, it might be time to amp up your dosage! Retinol and have worked your way up through these stages then we introduce to you Crystal Retinal – designed to Supercharge the results of your night-time regime. The latest innovation in vitamin A is available in four strengths. Formulated with stabilised retinal, a powerful derivative of vitamin A with next-generation anti-ageing results. Unmatched in its age-defying power, retinal can deliver results comparable to clinical-grade vitamin A up to 11 times faster than classic forms of retinol. Similar to the serums, you will need to work up to the Retinal 10 – maximum strength.
- Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1
- Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3
- Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6
- Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10