We all know by now the importance of vitamin A on our skin, however it's not as simple as it may seem. In fact, there are several different types of vitamin A derivatives. What works for one doesn't always work for another and picking the best suitability for your skin depends mostly on your skin type.
Vitamin A Old news?
Far from it. Just when you think you've heard it all, the geniuses in the white coats have surprised us again. Deep within the labs of South Korea, the science experts have discovered a new wave of vitamin A in the form of r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream. This has been 8 years in the making and it's no surprise the guys at Medik8 are excited about it. It contains an active ingredient exclusive to Medik8 called Retinyl Retinoate. So what does it mean? Retinyl Retinoate is a combination of Retinoic acid and Retinol.
Lets take a closer look
Retinoic acid is the only form of vitamin A that is recognised to work with the body without needing to be converted. This means it's a high strength form of vitamin A that gives fantastic results. However, because of the potency it can be too harsh for some skins, causing a reaction of dryness, redness and irritation. By combining it with retinol (another less potent form of vitamin A) it provides ultimate results without the nasty side effects. This latest innovation takes the best of two vitamin As to result in one legendary anti-ageing super cream.Studies have shown that it can actually provide 8x more collagen stimulation than retinol alone and since we are losing it at rapid speeds post 20's, we gladly welcome any extra.One size fits all very rarely fits into the skincare world but this may be the exception as it's suitable for most skin types, including sensitive and reactive skins. It is important to remember that you should always patch test yourself with new products, just to be safe.r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream can be used as a single hero product with no need for any other skincare agents, except of course an SPF. This alone makes it one of our favourite newbies this year.Use:
After cleansing in the morning and evening, apply a small amount and blend evenly across whole facial area, neck and dÃ©colletage. For everyday use.Medik8 r-Retinoate is a clinical strength vitamin A and due to this, it only available following an in-clinic consultation. Call our clinic on 0113 282 3300 to book in for a free consultation and find out more about this revolutionary retinoid.Written for you by:
Emily, Face the Future