Advanced Vitamin A Serum
Known at Medik8 as the 'Classic Vitamin A' due to its many decades of research and it's also the vitamin A you've probably heard of. If you're looking for results-inducing retinol, the Intelligent Retinol range is for you.
- KEY BENEFITS
- This retinol-infused serum is designed to complement skin’s nightly regenerative cycle; resurfacing while you sleep to rejuvenate skin and restore radiance.
- Retinol helps to decongest pores and regulate sebum production for a clearer looking complexion. Formulated with Time Release Technology, retinol is delivered gradually into the skin throughout the night to ensure maximum results and minimum irritation.
- KEY INGREDIENTS
- Retinol & Vitamin E
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We usually offer a 30-Day Returns Policy
Purchase direct from Medik8.com with confidence, and definitely no hassle. If you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we simply ask that any product is returned to us at least half full within 30 days after purchase. We understand this may be more difficult during this COVID-19 period so have extended our policy. We still ask that you contact us to gain a returns number within the 30 day period, but we understand you may not be able to physically return to us until outside this period and that’s absolutely fine.
Please remember, when returning any kit item (including any custom CSA kits), you must return the entire set. You will then receive a full product refund (to the same payment method used for purchase) or product exchange as you prefer.
Simply contact us for a returns number and upon eventual receipt of your product when things are up and running again, we will issue you with a refund.
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This fast-absorbing serum, formulated with 0.3% retinol, is perfect for those new to vitamin A, or as an upgrade from Night Ritual Vitamin A.
Intelligent Retinol 10TR™
Our highest strength retinol (1%), ideal for those who have used retinol regularly in their regime.
The new version of Intelligent Retinol 10TR™ Intense - new name, same power.
The Intense upgrades of our Retinol serums have been supercharged with ingredients such as climbazole and squalane. These ingredients are designed to boost the anti-ageing benefits of vitamin A without increasing irritation and for deep hydration.
Note: The intense versions of Retinol will be discontinued and replaced by Intelligent Retinol TR™ versions. The same great power and results, but new names.
Looking for Even More Power?
One step closer to the active form of vitamin A than retinol and unmatched in its age-defying power, retinal can deliver results comparable to clinical-grade vitamin A up to 11 times faster than classic forms of retinol. Available in 4 strengths, it's suitable for virtually everyone looking for a vitamin A serum. Find out more here.
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How It Works
Retinol, also known as vitamin A, is often referred to as the gold standard in anti-ageing skincare. When applied to the skin, it is converted to retinoic acid, the molecule that signals skin cells to produce proteins such as collagen. This increase in retinoic acid both boosts and preserves collagen levels within the skin for a plump, youthful complexion.
Vitamin A can also boost the regenerative cycle of skin cells and hinder the formation of excess melanin to leave skin looking smooth and even-toned.
Time Release Technology distributes the intelligent formula continuously throughout the night, slowing down vitamin A absorption for reduced irritation.
Vitamin A is used in combination with vitamin E, an oil-soluble antioxidant that helps to protect delicate skin from external free radical damage, while stabilising vitamin A for a highly potent, long-lasting formula.
How To Use
After cleansing in the evening, massage 4 drops of retinol across the face, neck and décolletage.
Follow with your regular Medik8 moisturiser or facial oil.
Retinol application should be phased in gradually. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night. Consult a doctor if breastfeeding or pregnant.
Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
Pure vitamin A helps to boost collagen levels and enhance the skin’s natural regenerative cycle, leaving skin looking even-toned and youthful.
An oil-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E can quench free radicals on the skin while stabilising retinol for optimal power.
KEY INGREDIENTS IN INTENSE UPGRADES
Climbazole has been found to boost the activity of retinoids in the skin to give the power of higher percentages without the irritation.
A natural emollient; squalane helps to restore the skin’s natural defence barrier while deeply hydrating the skin.Full Ingredients
- NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE
- PARABEN FREE
- VEGAN FRIENDLY
- ZIPPER DONATION
- NO SYNTHETIC COLOURS
- NO PHTHALATES
Used in Professional Treatments
Boost the results of Intelligent Retinol
Visit a Medik8 specialist for a detailed skin consultation and experience one of our relaxing anti-ageing facial treatments.
Rewind Professional Skin Peel
A targeted peel that helps to promote collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It fades away imperfections, leaving the skin visibly smoothed and rejuvenated.
The Science Behind
“Vitamin A is notorious for causing irritation. When too much retinol is delivered to the skin cells too quickly, an overwhelming spike in levels of vitamin A can cause redness and flaking. As the experts in vitamin A, Medik8 uses the most advanced ‘Time Release’ delivery system to slowly release vitamin A into the skin; reducing irritation and providing an exceptionally stable formula.”
Daniel Isaacs, Medik8 Director of Research
Retinol 3TR™ Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol, Lecithin, BHT. 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™ Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, 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™ Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Retinol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Climbazole, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Decylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, BHT, 1,2-Hexanediol, Lecithin. 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.*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.