Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3

Original price was: $96.00.Current price is: $89.00.




Skin Type:

Combination, Dry, Normal

Skin Concern:

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

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Get more dramatic results with the latest innovation in anti-ageing skin. Retinal delivers Vitamin A up to five times faster than Retinol and does it without being more irritating.

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Rediscover more youthful skin with Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3, Medik8’s latest innovation in anti-ageing skin care.

Formulated with 0.03% Retinal for better results.

This serum cream visibly  does everything Retinol does, only better.

Why Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3?

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 Boosts collagen production, brightens the complexion, improves the look of pores and helps improve acne.

Retinal can be more potent and works faster than Retinol because it only needs to undergo one conversion step in the skin to become Retinoic Acid, rather than two.

The more conversion steps in the skin, the less predictable the amount that gets delivered to the skin.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 is a high-strength formulation so that you can maximise the benefits for the skin and achieve visible results without having to switch to a prescription retinoid and experience significant side effects.

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

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

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 ingredients

The key ingredients are:

Retinal (Retinaldehyde) is  used in an encapsulated form at a concentration of 0.03%. Retinal is an advanced form of Retinal that’s proven to work  up to 11 times faster than Retinol. It’s been found to be effective in improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, uneven tone and rough texture. Retinal also has direct antibacterial properties, which may make 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 makes skin looks and feel 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.

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

Best for

Suits dry, combination, normal and oily skin types.

If you have sensitive or rosacea skin, you may prefer the  Medik8 Liquid Peptides and Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides.

Introduce slowly into your skin care routine.

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

Good to know

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 is a peach-coloured serum cream that absorbs easily and leaves a smooth, soft finish.

It doesn’t contain any artificial fragrance, however it does have the comforting aroma of Vanilla Fruit and Tonka Bean, and a faint hint of Honeysuckle Flower Extract.

Cruelty free and vegan friendly.

Free of parabens, phthalates and alcohol.

Perfect pairs

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 keeps great company with the Medik8 C Tetra Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum and Medik8 C Tetra Cream.

It also works well at night with the Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense, a Hyaluronic Acid serum that deeply hydrates and plumps the complexion. Hyaluronic Acid is soothing for the skin and helps offset any dryness and irritation caused by retinoids. Apply the Medik8 B5 Hydra Intense before the Retinal.

Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 reviews

This retinal is my holy grail. I love it. Gives visible results, is a good price and feels lovely on the skin – not drying like other retinol/retinal products! Can’t wait to work my way up to the higher levels of this!


How to use

Apply Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 after cleansing at night. Massage a small amount across the face, neck and décolletage. Allow to absorb before applying your moisturiser.

Introduce gradually into your skin care routine.  Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every second  night for the next 2 weeks and then every night after another two weeks – 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.


Active Ingredients

0.03% Encapsulated Retinalydehyde, Glycerin, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.


Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isododecane, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Retinal, 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, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Stearic Acid, BHT, Coumarin, CI 14700 (Red 4).



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