Medik8 r-Retinoate®

5.00 out of 5

Youth Activating Cream

  • 8 x stronger than retinol (vitamin A)
  • Works day and night
  • Less Irritating than retinol
  • Visible results after just 4 weeks
  • Clinically Proven & Patented Technology
  • Groundbreaking & may be the world's most advanced age-defying product

Award-winning breakthrough formula for aging

Size: 50ml | 1.69 Fl Oz Free USA Shipping


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A true breakthrough product in the age-defying skincare world, r-Retinoate® is a power-packed, ultra-luxurious moisturizer all-in-one. The non-oily, rapidly absorbed, and lightly scented r-Retinoate® has a creamy serum texture that actively, yet gently, targets the primary age-defying concerns. Medik8 holds the worldwide exclusive rights for the patented retinyl retinoate molecule – a hybrid element engineered by fusing Retinoic Acid (the active ingredient in products like Retin-A & Tretinoin) with traditional Retinol. The retinyl retinoate molecule exhibits benefits of both fused materials – yet without the traditional side effects. This is truly the next-generation of Vitamin A technology as such, has been awarded several new technology awards along with multiple patents worldwide.

An impressive clinical trial, published in the renowned British Journal of Dermatology, demonstrated that r-Retinoate delivers astonishing results. Proven 8x more effective than retinol (yet at a significantly lower dose), r-Retinoate also displayed remarkable stability. In a different trial, when combined with Vitamin C and Vitamin E, r-Retinoate® demonstrated remarkable effects related to reducing the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles. Reported benefits included the skin appearing more visibly plumped, even, and with a brighter surface after just 6 weeks of use.

Finally, Medik8’s proprietary r-Retinoate® formula is protected via their signature encapsulation technology – which was proven in yet another trial to be more stable and effective than a formula featuring the retinyl retinoate molecule, but not encapsulated.


r-Retinoate was developed to be applied in the morning and at night.

After cleansing in the morning/night, apply a small amount – 2 or 3 pumps – and blend evenly across whole facial area, neck and décolletage.
In the morning, leave to absorb before applying sunscreen.

In the evening, leave to absorb before applying a rich night cream for extra moisture if desired.

Key Ingredients

Retinyl Retinoate®: exclusive and patented molecule, proven to be more effective yet less irritating than traditional retinol when it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and overall skin texture.

Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant to quench free radicals. Also an effective age-defying and moisturizing agent.

Vitamin C: A potent antioxidant that quenches UV-induced free radicals to fight against visible signs of aging. Vitamin C & E in combination with one another boost their overall individual effectiveness.

Hyaluronic Acid: draws moisture to the skin and supports proper structure, all while providing hydration.

Glycerin: an effective humectant that supports the skin’s natural barrier function

2 reviews for Medik8 r-Retinoate®

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have used both Retin-A and Retinoids from dermatologists and OTC brands from high end to drug store for over 15 years. Being a licensed skin care professional, I must say this product from MEDIK8 is one of the best products I have used. The formulation is wonderful and the results of smoother, more refined texture is achieved. It is expensive but what you get is a more potent product with less irritation than anything I have used. The results speak for themselves. The customer service is incredible at Private Spa Shop. Thank you for carrying such wonderful products.


    Yes! Thank you for taking the time to review. Medik8 is dedicated to producing high quality, fresh, skincare products with the best ingredients at the right strengths. More and more seasoned professionals, such as yourself, are falling in love the Medik8 range. Why choose between experience and efficacy when you can have it all. So glad you love it!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Like the other reviewer, I have used both Retin-A and Retinoids from dermatologists and many OTC brands. So far, I am truly impressed with Medik8. The formulation is beautiful. There is rapid absorption and no sticky or tacky residue. I love waking up to smooth, plumped skin. Without the dryness and irritation I suffered with other products. I am so impressed. I recommend this product an your web site to my friends.


    Thank you for taking the time to review! Indeed, the Medik8 retinols are superior in efficacy and delivery with little to zero irritation. It’s this that makes the Medik8 brand so unique and opens up anti-aging routines to skin types that were always too sensitive to enjoy before! We are SO glad you love them!

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