Wednesday, February 6, 2019


I enjoyed an intimate morning with Medik8 @ Alpha Restaurant in celebration of their latest addition to the r-Retinoate range. Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Intense is a game changing product and a world's first "all in one" night cream. 

We were provided with an excellent introduction to r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream by Medik8's Formulation and Development Director, Daniel Isaacs via a video conference. 

Daniel explained the difficulties experienced when combining retinyl retinoate and retinaldehyde, the combination makes r-Retinoate an absolute power-house; there is no other product like this on the market as of yet.

You may be familiar with Medik8 Australia's 2018 launch - r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream (in a beautiful white bottle), we were advised that r-Retinoate Intense will not be replacing the original product so don't fret!

Comparing r-Retinoate Intense to the original, the new launch is richer in texture and possess the best hydrating ingredients, peptides (that directly target collagen producing cells) as well as vegan squalane. r-Retinoate intense was trialled on 27 people, including those with highly sensitive skin and no irritation was reported.

This product is 8 times stronger than retinol and eleven times faster acting. You are expected to notice a fading reduction in the appearance of fine lines in just 4 weeks. 

Active Ingredients:

Polymer-encapsulated Retinyl Retinoate - 8 times more powerful than retinol and stable
Crystal Encapsulated Retinaldehyde - 11 times faster acting than retinol
Smart Hydration Reservoir - Delivers multi level hydration
Vitamin E - Quench free radicals
Ceramide Complex - Nourish the skin
Drone Targeted Copper Peptide - Plump skin
Organic Carrot Seed Oil - Preserves the potency of r-Retinoate Intense

How to Use:

Like every other retinol products, it needs to be phased in. It is recommended to introduce r-Retinoate Intense into your nightly routine twice per week for 2 weeks. Once your skin adjusts to the ingredients, use it every other evening for 2 week. Following this, you can use it every evening. This product is designed for night time use only.

$389 for 50ml - check website below for stockists or call 1800 242 011

I tried and tested r-Retinoate Intense at the event, I have used Vitamin A previously and cannot escape the awful scent. I was extremely surprised to find a very subtle fruity scent to this powerful night cream. We were advised that r-Retinoate Intense is so powerful that it acts as both your serum and your night cream.


Lily not Louise attended this event as a guest of Medik8


  1. I loved the original one, so no doubt I would love this one! Unfortunately for me, I can't use Vitamin A's in my routine at the moment, so I will have to wait to try this one!! :(

    Mel x || Loads of Lifestyle


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