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MEDIK8 VITAMIN A OVERVIEW

Brand:
Medik8

What category does the product fall into?
Medik8 make products across all strengths of vitamin A

Who is it for? Suggested skin type and age?
All ages are catered for – further info below.

What form of vitamin A is in the product? (I.e. Retinol, retinoate, retinyl palmitate etc)
Retinol, retinaldehyde and retinyl retinoate

What %?
See individual breakdowns.

CF Status?
Cruelty-free 

Where in your routine?
Most are designed to be used in the evening after cleansing.

Potential risk for redness/irritation – out of 5.
Will be listed individually

The main 10 Medik8 formulas break down thus:


Entry-level products for younger skins (25+):
Retinol 3TR – £29.00

Retinol 6TR – £35.00
Retinol 10TR – £40.00

Type of Vitamin A – retinol

Ingredients:
Retinol 3TR™
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol, Lecithin, BHT

Retinol 6TR™
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, BHT

Retinol 10TR™
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, BHT


Entry-level products for ageing skins (30+):
Retinol 3TR + Intense – £33.00
Retinol 6TR + Intense – £39.00
Retinol 10TR + Intense – £45.00

Type of Vitamin A – retinol boosted by climbazole.

Climbazole is proven to boost the effects of vitamin A by blocking the breakdown of retinoic acid. It leaves a reservoir of retinoic acid in the skin, which means a boost in collagen production and skin cell renewal, but without any additional increase in irritation. The climbazole essentially boosts the serum by 0.1%, without further irritation, meaning the 3TR is essentially a 0.4% etc

Retinol 3TR Intense™
Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Climbazole, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin, BHT

Retinol 6TR Intense™
Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Climbazole, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin, BHT

Retinol 10TR Intense™
Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Retinol, Climbazole, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin, BHT

Advanced products for ageing or blemished skins (30+), highly effective for signs of ageing:
Crystal Retinol 6 – £59.00
Crystal Retinol 10 – £79.00

Type of vitamin A – retinaldehyde
Retinal can deliver results comparable to clinical-grade vitamin A up to 11 times faster than classic forms of retinol.
The retinaldehyde is encapsulated in crystal complex cyclodextrin, the retinal is slowly released throughout the night to diminish any potential for irritation. Retinal is also antibacterial, which targets blemish-causing bacteria such as P. acnes.

Crystal Retinal 6:
0.06% encapsulated retinaldehyde
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, 3-O-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, Hydroxyacetophenone, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Stearic Acid, Coumarin, CI 14700 (Red 4)

Crystal Retinal 10:
0.10% encapsulated retinaldehyde
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, 3-O-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, Hydroxyacetophenone, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Stearic Acid, Coumarin, CI 14700 (Red 4)


Premium skincare for ageing skins (40+):
r-Retinoate Day & Night  – £135.00
r-Retinoate Intense – £210.00

Type of Vitamin A – retinyl retinoate in Day & Night, retinyl retinoate and retinaldehyde in Intense

Retinyl retinoate is a hybrid of traditional retinol and clinical strength retinoic acid. Encapsulated retinyl retinoate is exclusive to Medik8 and only available in r-Retinoate formulations.
The Intense version contains retinyl retinoate and encapsulated retinaldehyde for their most powerful formula.


r-Retinoate Day & Night:
Aqua (Water), Heptyl Undecylenate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polylactic Acid, Methylpropanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Distarch Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylyl Glycol, Retinyl Retinoate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Glycerin, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Disodium EDTA, Phenylpropanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Canola Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Metabisulfite, BHT, Sodium Hydroxide, Trideceth-10

r-Retinoate Intense:
Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polylactic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Phytosterols, Cholesterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Canola Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Retinyl Retinoate, Retinal, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Isostearic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Lecithin, Carbomer, C12-16 Alcohols, Caprylyl Glycol, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Litsea Cubeba (Verbena) Fruit Oil, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Polyaspartate, Acacia Decurrens (Black Wattle) Flower Extract, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Atlas Cedar) Bark Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Copper Heptapeptide-14 Pantothenate, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Phenylpropanol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, BHT, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, CI 14700 (Red 4) 

Irritation levels per product (out of 5, based on opinion, not testing! ):

Retinol 3TR – 2
Retinol 6TR – 3
Retinol 10TR – 4
Retinol 3TR + Intense – 2
Retinol 6TR + Intense – 3
Retinol 10TR + Intense – 4
Crystal Retinol 6 – 2
Crystal Retinol 10 – 3
r-Retinoate Day & Night – 2
r-Retinoate Intense – 2
 

Medik8 vitamin A products are available here: https://www.medik8.com/experts-in-vitamin-a.html

 

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