r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense by Medik8. A Youth Activating Cream Intense.
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
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r-Retinoate® Intense

Youth Activating Cream Intense

r-Retinoate® Intense

A masterpiece of simplicity. Discover the most powerful anti-ageing product we have ever made.

A first in vitamin A skincare technology, r-Retinoate Intense intertwines groundbreaking molecule retinyl retinoate with crystal-encapsulated retinaldehyde (retinal), for previously unattainable results. Only available at Medik8.
This revolutionary, 5-in-1, sumptuous night cream features Medik8’s most advanced technologies which work to profoundly retexturise and visibly restore the appearance of beautiful, youthful-looking skin.
Patented, encapsulated retinyl retinoate, exclusive to Medik8.

Crystal-Encapsulated Retinaldehyde, Drone-Targeted Peptides, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid
r-Retinoate® Intense

Transcend the evidence of time with Medik8's best ever anti-ageing product.

r-Retinoate® Intense

8x stronger than retinol, and 11x faster too.

Medik8-exclusive molecule retinyl retinoate is blended with patent-pending, crystal-stabilised retinaldehyde, for outstanding, one-of-a-kind anti-ageing results that are superior to classic forms of vitamin A.

5-in-1 Night Cream

Power-packed with our most innovative Medik8 technologies, r-Retinoate Intense is additionally bolstered with multi-weight hyaluronic acid, ceramides and drone-targeted peptides - now proven to give your skin everything it needs in your evening regime, for luxurious simplicity and youth-renewing results.

r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense
r-Retinoate® Intense

Age-Defying Results

Proven to dramatically reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles in 4 weeks[1], the ability of this unique hybrid molecule has been demonstrated in multiple studies including a clinical trial published in the highly-esteemed British Journal of Dermatology.[2]

Expertly developed to tackle visible signs of ageing, it’s also proven to significantly improve the look of skin brightness, even tone and dark spots in 4 weeks, for more youthful-looking skin.[1]

[1] Proven via independent consumer study on r-Retinoate Intense on 52 participants over 4 weeks. [2] H. Kim et al., Improvement in skin wrinkles from the use of photostable retinyl retinoate: a randomized controlled trial, British Journal of Dermatology, 2010, 162(3), pp 497-502

How to use it

  • How to Apply

    After cleansing in the evening, massage r-Retinoate Intense evenly across face, neck and décolletage.

  • Phase-In

    This product should be phased in gradually as it contains retinaldehyde. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night. You should always use a sunscreen in the morning while using vitamin A.

  • Routines & Layering

    r-Retinoate Intense features in our carefully curated regime guide Luxe Age Repair. Click the link for additional product recommendations and easy-to-follow layering advice.

  • Patch Testing

    Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.

  • Retinyl Retinoate

    Patented, encapsulated retinyl retinoate, exclusive to Medik8.

    8 times more powerful than retinol [3] this non-irritating vitamin A helps to stimulate collagen synthesis and supports the regeneration of skin cells.

    [3]H. Kim et al., Synthesis and in vitro biological activity of retinyl retinoate, a novel hybrid retinoid derivative, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, 15;16(12), pp 6387-93

  • Encapsulated Retinaldehyde

    Proven to work up to 11 times faster than retinol [4].

    Retinaldehyde targets fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture. Its unique antibacterial properties also help to visibly decongest the skin.

    [4] G. Siegenthaler et al., Retinol and retinal metabolism, Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378

  • Drone-Targeted Copper Peptide

    A collagen-supporting copper peptide encapsulated in a polymer system which dives through the layers of the skin to specifically target collagen-producing cells.

  • Ceramide Complex

    An intelligent combination of ceramides alongside other moisturising components work to mimic the skin’s natural lipid barrier; intensely restoring and nourishing skin.

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Full Ingredients

Hear from the experts

“All ingredients are skillfully mixed in our UK labs. To ensure continued pre-manufacture freshness of our exclusive active ingredient, retinyl retinoate, is blended precisely into the finished formula creating a powerful yet beautifully elegant cream-serum: maximising anti-ageing results in every single bottle.”

Daniel Isaacs
Director of Research