Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10

Original price was: $176.00.Current price is: $159.00.



Skin Concern:

Acne, Ageing, Dullness, Pigmentation, Uneven tone/texture, Visible pores

Skin Type:

Combination, Dry, Normal, Oily

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An advanced form of Retinol for next generation results.

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Rediscover a more youthful complexion with Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10.

This serum uses a high concentration of Retinal so you get faster and more visible results.

The active used is a next generation form of Retinol that delivers more serious anti-ageing benefits.

Why Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10?

Medik8 uses an advanced and stabilised form of encapsulated Vitamin A to rejuvenate your skin.

Retinal can deliver Vitamin A to the skin up to 11 times faster than Retinol for better results. And what’s more, it can do this without being more irritating than Retinol.

Retinal only needs to undergo one conversion step in the skin to become Retinoic Acid, the clinical active found in the prescription Tretinoin (Retin-A).

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 targets fine fine lines and wrinkles, laxity, texture, pigmentation and blemishes.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 ingredients

The key ingredients in Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 are:

Retinal is also known as Retinaldehyde and is proven to work up to 11 faster than its cousin Retinol. Unlike other forms of vitamin A, Retinal has direct antibacterial properties. It’s able to target acne-causing bacteria, promoting a visibly healthy and clear complexion.

This serum is formulated with 0.1% encapsulated Retinal, one of the highest levels found in cosmetic skin care products. Encapsulation allows the Retinal penetrate more deeply in the skin and to reduce irritation. This not only means better results, but also less dryness, irritation and flaking.

Hyaluronic Acid has a unique ability to attract and hold moisture so that the skin is visibly plumped and smooth.

Vitamin E is an oil-soluble antioxidant that helps prevent free radicals causing premature skin ageing. It also stabilises the Retinaldehyde to ensure it maintains maximum effectiveness.

Vitamin C in the form of Ethyl Ascorbic Acid and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate provide potent antioxidant protection and brighten the skin by reducing melanin production. They also may stimulate the synthesis of collagen so that skin feels firmer.

Botanical extracts and Glycerin, Squalane and Moringa Seed Oil have been added to hydrate, soothe and replenish the skin.

This serum will supercharge your skin care routine and get the results you’re looking for.

Best for

Combination, dry, normal and oily skin types.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 is a high-strength product and should only be used by those whose skin already has been acclimatised to higher strength retinoids.

If you haven’t used a retinol before or have sensitive skin, we recommend starting with the BioBare Skin Revivify Encapsulated 0.5% Retinol Cream or Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 and then progressing to the Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6.

Tip: Use at night and allow to absorb before following with a moisturiser.

In the morning, ensure you apply a broad-spectrum high SPF sunscreen every day.

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


  • Fine lines and wrinkles appear smoothed.
  • Skin feels firmer and more elastic.
  • Tone is more even and discolourations look diminished.
  • Skin cell turnover is enhanced and skin is able to more effectively clear congestion.
  • Pores look smaller and less obvious.

Perfect pairs

Ensure you use a broad-spectrum high SPF every day.

In the morning, use the Medik8 Physical Sunscreen or Heliocare 360 Pigment Solution Fluid or Heliocare 360 Mineral Tolerance Fluid.

Good to know

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 has a creamy texture that’s non-greasy and easily absorbs.

It contains no essential oils but it has a comforting, light scent of natural vanilla and tonka bean.

Medik8 products are made without synthetic colours, artificial fragrance, parabens, phthalates, sulphates or alcohol.

Vegan friendly and cruelty free.

Medik8 brand ethics

Medik8 is a leading skin care brand that’s recognised for its science and innovative formulations.

It has its own R&D lab in the UK where formulation scientists and researchers follow the science to identity clinically effective ingredients and develop unique combinations that deliver results but also appeal sensorially.

Medik8 often undertakes its own studies to ensure its products are delivering in the real world, not just in the lab.

The brand’s philosophy is built on an essential skin care routine that includes Vitamin C and sunscreen by day and Vitamin A by night. Beautiful skin for life.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 Review

I have acne-prone skin and, when I first heard about Crystal Retinal, I had to try it. I worked my way up from 3 to 6 to now 10. I have just finished a course of Roaccutane so my skin is much clearer, largely due to that, however this is keeping my skin clear and I have really noticed the difference in the red marks… I enjoy wakingand seeing my skin, something I never thought I would after years of struggling with blemishes and acne. I also do not find this drying at all, which is amazing.


How to use

Apply Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 after cleansing at night.

Massage a small amount across the face, neck and décolletage.

Allow to absorb before applying your moisturiser.

The application of Crystal Retinal 10 should be phased in gradually. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every second  night for the next 2 weeks and then every night – or according to your skin’s tolerance.

Always wear a high SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day when using this product and for one week after.

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

Do not use on broken or inflamed skin.

Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.


Active Ingredients

0.1% Encapsulated Retinalydehyde, Glycerin, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.


Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cyclodextrin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinal, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Sodium Polyaspartate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, BHT, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Alumina, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Stearic Acid, Coumarin, CI 14700 (Red 4).

Medik8 products are made without synthetic colours, artificial fragrance, parabens, phthalates or alcohol.

Cruelty free and vegan.


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