Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1

Original price was: $85.00.Current price is: $75.00.



Skin Concern:

Acne, Ageing, Dullness, Pigmentation, Visible pores

Skin Type:

Combination, Dry, Normal, Oily, Sensitive

SKU: MCRR1 Categories: ,

A next-generation retinoid that delivers exceptional results without all the irritation.

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Rediscover more youthful skin with Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1.

This serum delivers next-generation results using encapsulated Retinal so that it releases slowly into the skin.

It targets wrinkles, uneven tone, rough texture and enlarged pores, while also helping with acne.

Retinal is similar to Retinol, but works faster.

Why Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1?

Retinal is an advanced form of topical Vitamin A. It only requires one conversion step in the skin to become Retinoic Acid, the active form recognised and utilised by the skin whereas Retinol requires two conversion steps.

Put simply, Retinal sits somewhere between Retinol and prescription Tretinoin.

Retinal has been clinically shown to work faster and deliver enhanced results, without being any more irritating than Retinol.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 is the best place to start if you’re new to using this active or find Retinol too drying or irritating.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 ingredients

The key ingredients in Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 are:

Retinal (Retinaldehyde) is  used in an encapsulated form at a concentration of 0.06%. Retinal is an advanced form of Retinal that’s proven to work  up to 11 times faster than Retinol. It’s effective in improving the look of wrinkles, pigmentation, uneven tone, rough texture and enlarged pores. Retinal has direct antibacterial properties, which also makes it helpful for those prone to breakouts.

Hyaluronic Acid has a unique ability to attract and retain up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This ingredient draws moisture from the surrounding atmosphere and draws it into the skin. Skin feels and looks more plump and supple.

Vitamin E is a remarkable and reliable antioxidant that counters free radicals and reduces their ability to damage the skin. It also helps stabilise the Retinal so that it retains its potency longer.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a new generation of Vitamin C that has exceptional stability and better penetration than L’Ascorbic Acid. It provides antioxidant protection against UVB and UVA rays, increases collagen synthesis and reduces  melanogenesis in skin cell cultures by more than 80%, meaning it brightens the skin’s appearance.

Glycerin is a natural humectant that traps water in the skin. It helps to hydrate and keep the skin feeling comfortable.

Squalane provides skin-identical hydration and creates a softer, smoother complexion. It  also helps reduce blemish-causing bacteria and keep it clearer.


  • Skin appears younger and fine lines and wrinkles are less visible.
  • Look of uneven tone and pigmentation is improved.
  • Skin feels softer and smoother.
  • Complexion looks more radiant.

Perfect pairs

In the evening, apply after the Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense  and before the Medik8 Advanced Night Restore, which has been developed to be used after Vitamin A.

In the morning, use the Medik8 C Tetra Luxe and follow with the Medik8 Physical Sunscreen.

Best for

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 is for inexperienced users of Retinol or those who find it drying or irritating .

For anyone who is pregnant or breast-feeding, you should look to anti-ageing alternatives, such as Vitamin C, AHAs or Peptides.  We have a range of other skin care products, including Medik8 Liquid Peptides, that also target the signs of ageing and promote a more youthful looking complexion.

Good to know

Suits all skin types. If you have rosacea, patch test first.

This creamy serum absorbs easily and leaves a soft finish.

No synthetic colours, parabens, phthalates or alcohol.

Faint aroma of natural Vanilla Fruit and Tonka Bean.

Cruelty free and vegan.

Warning: Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 review

This legendary potion is the closest thing to the fountain of youth that you’ll find. Combined with the proper daily routine of 50+, and a bit of vitamin C, you’ll cling to your glory days of youth, for many more years than you could possibly believe!


How to use

After cleansing in the evening, apply 1-2 pumps of Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 over face and neck.

Allow to absorb then follow with a moisturiser.

For new users, phase application in gradually. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night.

Always apply a sunscreen in the morning.


Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Cyclodextrin, Squalane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Alumina, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Retinal, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Sodium Polyaspartate, Climbazole, Disodium EDTA, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, BHT, Coumarin.

We do our best to ensure accuracy, however brands sometimes make changes to their ingredient lists.


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