All you need to know about Medik8 Crystal Retinal – FAULT Magazine Reviews

Medik8 Crystal Retinal: All you need to know

Once again, Retinal is trending all across social media and as always our readers are asking the most important questions – “what is Retinal and how do I use it?”

With social media full of conflicting and sometimes convoluted information, we’ve put together a simple guide to Medik8’s Crystal Retinal to help you start your 2023 beauty journey on the right footing. 

The ingredient list

Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Retinal (also referred to as Retinaldehyde) is the most potent retinoid you can get your hands on without a prescription. Retinal’s key purpose is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With regular use, retinal will leave your skin looking brighter, smoother and with an increased youthful glow. It’s important not to mistake this product for the more commonly encountered Retinol (with an “o”), while retinol will provide similar benefits, it does so at a much slower rate than its more potent cousin. 

How to use Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Medik8 Crystal Retinal review

It’s important that with any change to your skincare regime you take things slowly. We highly recommend that you begin using this product with a small patch test – especially if this will be your first dive into the world of retinal.

Thankfully for new users, Midik8 has created its own “ladder-up” system to help your skin acclimatise to the product. With 5 available strengths, 1, 3, 6, 10 and 20, users can graduate up the ranks of potency at their own pace, continuing to see additional benefits the more their potency increases. 


Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Within a month of using the Medik8 Crystal Retinal, I had already begun to see the benefits of the products. While fine lines and wrinkles were reduced, I also noticed a reduction in general blemishes. While I am usually prone to impatience with beauty products, I was thrilled to see that even at the lower end of the scale (I started with level 3) a difference could be seen. 

While some have recommended using Retinal as the final step of your beauty regimen on top of your moisturiser, I found that Medik8’s “ladder up” system does away with such precautions.

While 30ml might not sound like much, it actually works out to be a full 3 months supply and that’s with daily use which is a big plus for travel safe beauty products.

All in all, we would highly recommend Medik8 to all skincare lovers looking to take that first step into the world of Retinal. Their “ladder-up” system achieves what all skincare should be – simple and effective. 

If you’re looking for a FAULTless way to kickstart your retinal journey this new year, check out Medik8 CRYSTAL RETINAL.