Medik8 R-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Day & Night Eye Serum 15ml

Revolutionary R-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream from Medik8 is now available in an eye serum, perfect for tackling tired eyes and completely safe for sensitive skin.


Youth Activating Cream Eye Serum

Exclusive to skincare pioneers Medik8, their remarkable anti-ageing ingredient Retinyl Retinoate is now available as an eye serum. The powerful blend of retinol and retinoic acid is combined in a lightweight serum, with the slow-release formula adjusted to make it safe to use on the delicate skin around your eyes.

Up to 8 times more efficient than standard forms of retinol, R-Retinoate Eye Serum hydrates and retextures sensitive skin without causing irritation. The nourishing serum sinks into the contours around the eyes, plumping and smoothing to soften lines, reduce roughness, and even skin tone.

The eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show signs of ageing, so why not fight back against eye wrinkles with this revolutionary product? Its active eye-care ingredients work together to rejuvenate your under-eyes, resulting in refreshed skin with diminished lines.

Treat your tired eyes and order some R-Retinoate Youth Activating Eye Serum from The Skin Clinic Direct today.

What are the benefits of R-Retinoate Youth Activating Eye Serum?

The advanced anti-ageing formula of R-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream is specially adapted for the eyes in this incredible caffeine-infused serum. From fine lines to crow’s feet, it targets multiple signs of time-worn fatigue, plumping up the skin while evening tone and texture at the same time for much brighter under-eyes.

Medik8 R-Retinoate Eye Serum tackles dehydrated dark circles and puffiness head on with caffeine and hesperidin (found in citrus fruits) to create a healthier complexion overall. Not only can it visibly reduce wrinkles and blemishes, but its antioxidant protection prevents damage from free radicals to help maintain your youthful and well-rested visage.

This luxuriously silky serum refreshes the skin as you apply it and absorbs quickly, offering a sublime sensory experience. Behind the scenes, the brilliant active ingredients will get to work slowly but steadily regenerating and strengthening the skin under your eyes. When you use the serum Day & Night, you can expect visible results in as little as a month.

How does R-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Eye Serum work?

The Retinyl Retinoate molecule is the result of 8 years of hard work by researchers and developers, combining the scientific prowess of experts from both Medik8 and a Korean skincare lab. Patented by Medik8 and exclusive to their R-Retinoate range, the encapsulated form is safe to apply directly to the delicate skin around the eyes to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen synthesis.

This formula is proven to be photostable and up to 8 times stronger than standard retinol, meaning it won’t break down in sunlight and acts much faster to achieve a visible impact*. As it’s designed to release optimal doses of Vitamin A slowly over a period of several hours, the formula avoids causing the unpleasant redness or irritation that sometimes occurs with traditional retinol.

Medik8 R-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Day & Night Eye Serum is also enriched with several carefully selected active ingredients. Hesperidin improves your circulation and strengthens capillary walls while caffeine shrinks the blood vessels, banishing dark circles and eye-bags.

Stable Vitamin C and fat-soluble Vitamin E boost the skin’s defences against oxidants and free radicals, while multi-weight hyaluronic acid and glycerin attract moisture and lock it in to maintain optimal under-eye hydration.

(*Kim et al., Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, 16(12), pp 6387-6393.)

More information about R-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum

Slow-releasing Vitamin A allows R-Retinoate Eye Serum to achieve maximum impact with minimal irritation, making this product suitable even for sensitive skin types. The feather-light formula comes in a 15ml bottle and is easy to apply, absorbing rapidly without any residue so you can quickly follow up with sunscreen and makeup in the morning.

Whether you have mature skin or you want to get ahead with wrinkle reduction and skin damage prevention, applying this eye serum twice a day should result in a noticeable difference within 4-6 weeks. Continuing to apply R-Retinoate every day will maintain its effects into the future, fighting off fine lines and folds and reducing puffiness and pigmentation.

Use this serum alongside a Medik8 R-Retinoate moisturising face cream for consistently smooth and firm skin, such as Youth Activating Cream Day & Night or Youth Activating Cream Intense. This advanced version of Vitamin A is the perfect addition to your CSA skincare routine (Vitamin C, Sunscreen, and Vitamin A).

If you need further guidance on R-Retinoate or any other Medik8 products we sell, feel free to message The Skin Clinic Direct or give us a call on 01744 736170.

Please note, this product is not recommended for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If either of these apply, please consult your GP before using high-strength Vitamin A skincare.

How to Apply


For all potent Vitamin A derivatives, Medik8 advises carrying out a patch test by applying some of the serum to a small area first. If no irritation occurs, you can begin to phase in regular use of the product.

As the skin near the eyes is extra-sensitive, it’s best to start by using the serum once every other day, then once a day, working up to an application every morning and evening.

Apply R-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Day & Night Eye Serum like so:

1) After thoroughly cleansing and drying your face, apply a small amount of serum to the area under your eyes.

2) Use your fingertips to gently blend the product into the skin around your eyes, massaging in small circles and avoiding your eyelids.

3) When applying in the morning, follow with a sunscreen of at least SPF30. When applying in the evening, follow with a moisturising night cream.

High-strength Vitamin A can leave your skin sensitive to UV rays while it regenerates, so always apply sunscreen during the day. This is also good practice to ensure the best results, as sun damage can affect the outcome.

Store this product out of reach of small children.



Key Ingredients: Retinyl Retinoate, Hesperidin, Caffeine

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isododecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Polylactic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sorbitan Olivate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Retinyl Retinoate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Canola Oil, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Disodium EDTA, Theophylline, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Theobromine.


Medik8 R-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream Day & Night Eye Serum is vegan-friendly and free of artificial fragrances, alcohol, parabens, and phthalates.

*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variations between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed directly on the product packaging.