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Let's talk Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Posted on Thursday, 14 July 2022 - By Jaz

Did you know that Retinal is able to perform up to 11x faster than Retinol? Proven to reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles by up to 20% in just 3 months, Crystal Retinal is the answer to smoother looking skin.

Medik8 understands that everyone's skin is different, so they have provided the formula at different strengths. We have 1, 3, 6 & 10. But please note, the goal isn't to climb to the top. The aim is to find the strength that works best for your skin. So if you're seeing results with Crystal Retinal 3, don't jump to 6. Stay where you are!

There are lots of products with retinal (also known as retinaldehyde) out there. So why should you choose to go with Medik8? Buckle up! You're in for a ride:


The problem is that not all retinaldehyde serums are made equal. As an ingredient, it's incredibly unstable. A key thing to consider when picking your retinal serums, is how stabilized the molecule is. Unstable retinal = no results. Medik8 use a carrot seed oil to assist in their Retinal stabilization, which is what gives the Crystal Retinal that beautiful orange tone. When working with active ingredients in your skincare, you want to use brands that you can trust - in other words, brands that talk about how & why their products work.

Not only are Medik8 huge on transparency with their skincare products, but they're also so good, they have patents & certifications coming out their ears.


Crystal Retinal features a dual-layered stabilisation system to keep the retinal potent & powerful. The retinal is encapsulated in crystal form which protects the molecule from oxygen & light while slowly releasing into the skin overnight - minimising risk of irritation & making it suitable for sensitive skin.

The second layer is a patent-pending stabilisation system surrounding the crystal-encapsulated retinal, ensuring evert drop of Crystal Retinal is as powerful as the last.

The tiered concentrations available mean that your results will never plateau, but will always increase.

If you're a beginner, start at Crystal Retinal 3, and use only 2x a week for the first 2 weeks, then every 2 nights for 2 weeks... and then lastly, every evening from there.

About the Author


Jaz is a qualified Graphic Designer and lover of all things creative. New to the team, Jaz will be working to bring a new flare to the Beauty Bliss brand.