Youth Activating Cream Day & Night Eye Serum


Youth Activating Cream Day & Night Eye Serum


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The ultimate indulgence for delicate eyes. Based on r-Retinoate, a true breakthrough in vitamin A technology that is designed to outperform retinol in every way.



Featuring a ground-breaking alternative to retinol called retinyl retinoate, r-Retinoate interlaces revolutionary science with a sublime formulation, to create an exquisite sensorial experience with visible youth-renewing results.



The look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are dramatically faded, while the appearance of skin vitality is restored in the form of visibly smoother, brighter eyes.



Patented, encapsulated retinyl retinoate, exclusive to Medik8.

Multi-Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Hesperidin & Caffeine

Delivery Options

Standard Delivery
£3.75 or FREE on orders over £35. Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery.


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£4.95 or FREE on orders over £100. Next-Day delivery when you order before 6pm Monday to Friday (Excluding bank holidays) Shipped by DPD

Key Benefits

Vitamin A Super-Molecule, Now for Eyes
Medik8 exclusive retinyl retinoate is proven to be 8x more powerful than retinol[1], yet highly tolerated even by the most sensitive skin.


Astonishing Results
Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly softened, uneven tone noticeably reduced and the appearance of overall skin texture is refined. Eye contours look brighter and revitalised; ultimately more youthful.


Day & Night
Retinyl retinoate is uniquely photostable, meaning it can be used day and night for accelerated results, unlike traditional forms of vitamin A that can only be used in the evening.


Awakening for Eyes
Joining retinyl retinoate in this exquisite formulation are star eye care actives, including multi-weight hyaluronic acid, hesperidin and caffeine, to deliver visible brightening and smoothing results optimised for the eye area.


Perfect Product Pair
The indulgent eye serum was designed to be the perfect match for r-Retinoate Day & Night, the luxe multi-step retinyl retinoate and vitamin C facial serum for incredible anti-ageing results.

How It Works

The product of 8 years of work, revolutionary molecule retinyl retinoate fuses together traditional retinol and the active form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. Its encapsulated form is exclusive to Medik8 formulations.


8x more powerful than retinol[1], retinyl retinoate is direct acting without having to convert into retinoic acid like other forms of vitamin A. It helps to stimulate cellular regeneration and support collagen synthesis, resulting in a visibly smoother, firmer and radiant eye area.


While incredibly powerful, retinyl retinoate has been proven to be extremely gentle on the skin, making it perfect for around the delicate eye area. This form of vitamin A is also photostable, meaning it does not break down in sunlight and is suitable for use in the daytime as well as evening.


Humectants multi-weight hyaluronic acid and glycerin infuse hydration into the skin for visibly smoothed, plumped eye contours.


r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum is optimised for the eyes, featuring two additional eye actives, hesperidin and caffeine, which work to diffuse the appearance of dark circles, resulting in a visibly awakened eye area.

How To Use

After cleansing in the morning and evening, apply r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum around the eye area, carefully avoiding the eyelids.


You should always use a sunscreen in the morning while using vitamin A.


Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.


Interested in routines & layering?


r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum features in our carefully curated regime guide Luxe Age Repair. Click the link for additional product recommendations and easy-to-follow layering advice.


Retinyl Retinoate

Patented, encapsulated retinyl retinoate, exclusive to Medik8.

8 times more powerful than retinol[1] this non-irritating vitamin A helps to stimulate collagen synthesis and supports the regeneration of skin cells.

[1] H. Kim et al., Synthesis and in vitro biological activity of retinyl retinoate, a novel hybrid retinoid derivative, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, 15;16(12), pp 6387-93



Also known as vitamin P, hesperidin is used as a brightening agent as it helps to suppress melanin transport in the skin, leading to a reduction in the appearance of dark circles for more awake-looking eyes.



Ideal for reducing the appearance of puffiness and darkness under the eyes, caffeine is known to be a vasoconstrictor which can help to diminish the appearance of dark circles whilst visibly firming and lifting the entire eye area.


Multi-Weight Hyaluronic Acid

With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the lower layers of the skin to provide intense hydration.



As a natural humectant, glycerin traps water within the skin to leave it hydrated and comfortable.


Full Ingredients

The Science Behind

“Retinyl retinoate is one of the only forms of vitamin A which is active in sunlight; able to be used in both the morning and the evening. That means you can get vitamin A benefits at both ends of the day. Retinyl retinoate is particularly great for protecting our delicate collagen from degrading in UV light.”


Daniel Isaacs, Medik8 Director of Research


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