Have you heard the news? r-Retinoate Day & Night, the long-standing founder of the r-Retinoate range, the ultimate in vitamin A technology, has had an upgrade. But how could our very best be improved? Representing luxe simplicity at its finest, r-Retinoate Day & Night has now been further optimised for morning use - with an enhanced concentration of vitamin C.
Retinol + Retinoic Acid = Retinyl Retinoate
The r-Retinoate range embodies a true breakthrough in vitamin A skincare technology. Encapsulated retinyl retinoate, the star of the range, is patented worldwide and exclusive to Medik8. It is truly our most prized possession. For those of you that don’t know, retinyl retinoate spectacularly fuses retinol (the classic form of vitamin A) and retinoic acid (the active form of vitamin A) together in a one of a kind super molecule. And it just got better.
Luxe Simplicity: Vitamin C + A in One
Meet the new formula; a beautiful multi-step morning serum that is the first of its kind. r-Retinoate Day & Night now includes vitamin C derivative, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a gentle yet effective stabilised form of vitamin C. Uplifting the formula to effortlessly enhance visible skin luminosity, r-Retinoate Day & Night now has upgraded antioxidant protection to shield the complexion from everyday free radical damage. While we usually recommend vitamin C for use during the day, it can also be beneficial at night to help correct any damage which has occurred during the day. Vitamin C and A steps are combined into one easy-to-use morning serum - streamlining our Luxe Age Repair regime. The best news? You no longer have to use a separate vitamin C serum if you want a quicker, more simplistic routine.
Morning Vitamin A
There is no doubt that r-Retinoate Day & Night is the ultimate morning vitamin A product. Retinyl retinoate is uniquely photostable, meaning it does not break down in sunlight. This differs from traditional forms of vitamin A like retinol or retinaldehyde which we only recommend to use in the evening. r-Retinoate Day & Night can be applied confidently morning and evening, delivering double the usual benefits that you would get from your regular vitamin A serum due to the more frequent dosage.
Morning vitamin A is super useful for collagen protection, as vitamin A is able to block the function of collagen-destroyers matrix, metalloproteinases (MMPs), which are triggered by UV light.
Retinyl retinoate also has the added benefit of photoprotection. It can help to protect us from the sun, without losing its power. It absorbs in the UVA range, hence it is able to support our sunscreens in protecting the skin from UVA rays.
Now with an increased level of vitamin C, your morning skincare regime really couldn’t get any better.
r-Retinoate as a range remains the crown jewel of Medik8 vitamin A. Retinyl retinoate is clinically proven to be 8x more powerful than retinol, while remaining gentle on the skin. It is recommended even for the most sensitive of skins and r-Retinoate Day & Night does not require a phase in period like our other vitamin A products despite its anti-ageing prowess. This is the perfect introduction to any luxe skincare routine.
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 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