Medik8 -Retinoate® Eye Serum


The ultimate indulgence for delicate eyes 

In 2016, Medik8 introduced a new encapsulated vitamin A molecule to the market – retinyl retinoate, a hybrid of traditional retinol and clinical strength retinoic acid thats 8 times more powerful than retinol. The first product from this incredible range was r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream, a luxurious day and night, multi-award winning cream-serum that has become one of Medik8’s best-selling products. r-Retinoate Intense was added to the range in 2019 - for the first time ever retinyl retinoate and retinaldehyde had been combined to create a groundbreaking ‘all-in-one’ night cream for the ultimate skin rejuvenation. Now, Medik8 have launched a new addition to the range. Introducing r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum – a lightweight, nourishing eye serum that delivers the revolutionary molecule, retinyl retinoate, to the eye area. 

As high-performing as it is gentle, the serum sinks effortlessly into the eye contours to visibly fade fine lines and infuse the eye area with vitality and radiance. Plus, just like the original r-Retinoate Day & Night Serum, the next generation formula can be used in the day as well as the night for accelerated results. Additional eye care ingredients including caffeine for dark circles and hesperidin for puffiness have been included to promote a more even, bright and radiant eye area. 


Light stability is a huge drawback of Retinol – it simply degrades and becomes inactive when exposed to light. As a molecule, Retinyl Retinoate is inherently photostable, but the addition of a poly-lactic acid shell provides extra protection against UV light making it one of the only retinoids that can be used both during the day and at night. 


One size fits all is a rarity in the skincare world, but r-Retinoate is the exception as it’s suitable for most skin types including sensitive and reactive skins. Additionally, there is no need for a ‘retinol ladder’ whereby users build up to daily use of vitamin A. r-Retinoate can be used both day and night, every day, immediately. 


r-Retinoate only uses encapsulated Retinyl Retinoate which, unlike its un-encapsulated sister, is patented by Medik8 around the world. As published in Skin Research & Technology, the encapsulated form works 4 X faster than the un-encapsulated form, with visible results after only four weeks of use.