r-Retinoate Intense (50ml)
Medik8’s best-ever anti-ageing product, r-Retinoate Intense is an all-in-one night cream that is 8 times stronger than Retinol – and works 11 times faster. The formula features wonder molecule Retinyl Retinoate and crystal-stabilised Retinaldehyde, which work together to deliver the ultimate skin rejuvenation. Lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin texture is smoothed, pigmentation is improved and radiance is restored. Ceramides and Drone-Targeted Copper Peptides deliver the active ingredients to the skin’s deeper layers, specifically targeting the collagen-producing cells. You experience a new level of age-defying skincare while you sleep.
I have only had this product for about 10 days so still phasing in gradually and using 2 or 3 times a week. Still early days but when I have used this serum, the next morning I have dry patches on chin and forehead. I'm not deterred by this as my skin is still getting used to it, so I will carry on and still assess my skin after a few weeks. I do however feel that my skin is smoother (used in combination with the daily Radiance vit C cream) since I have been using Medik8 products but still early days.
I have been using Tretinoin 0.1% for quite a few years, so my skin is quite used to strong retinol but I’m fed up with the peeling issues that I can still get, and therefore wanted to try something less harsh. Whilst it’s only day 4, I can share that it has been a delight to wake up and not have to check my face in the mirror to see where I’m peeling. I will use all the product up before I update this review but so far so happy.
This cream is not cheap but it does work!