Medik8 - Retinol 10TR Serum

Medik8 Retinol 10TR Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • +1 more
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What does the product description say?
"Helping to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, unclog congested pores and balance uneven skin tones, the treatment work to create a clearer, healthier and younger-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Helping to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, unclog congested pores and balance uneven skin tones, the treatment work to create a clearer, healthier and younger-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Helping to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, unclog congested pores and balance uneven skin tones, the treatment work to create a clearer, healthier and younger-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Helping to reveal a more youthful appearance this advanced fragrance-free retinol formula leaves a soft and hydrated complexion without clogging the pores."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, carthamus tinctorius seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
23% - 35%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
9.4% - 14.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
5% - 7.4%
Used to create a nice product finish
4.1% - 6.1%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
2.8% - 4.2%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
1.3% - 1.9%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.85% - 1.3%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.85%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.9% - 1.35%

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