This $389 night cream sold out in 12 hours flat

Want to know what all the fuss is about?

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / February 28 2019

When a $389 product completely sells out after spending less than 12 hours on shelves, you can only imagine the stuff must be good. Real good. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to know when and where you can get your hands on it.

The product we speak of is…[pause for effect]…Medik8’s new r-Retinoate Intense

The craze around it? Well, it’s a whopping eight times stronger than your average retinol. Yep, you read it correctly.

We’ll give you a minute.

What is this sorcery? We hear you ask. Well, unlike your standard retinol, this little slice of anti-ageing goodness actually contains two different forms of vitamin A - retinyl retinoate and encapsulated retinaldehyde.

While they may just seem like two unnecessarily long words, combining these two forms of vitamin A is pretty revolutionary – and it helps increase their efficacy and strength for improving the signs of ageing. Together these ingredients are both stronger and faster (11 times, to be exact) at fading fine lines and improving your skin’s overall texture and luminosity.

Medik8’s r-Retinoate Intense also boasts a whole load of other skin-loving ingredients that work to both hydrate and protect the skin from future environmental damage. It’s basically an ultra-powerful anti-ageing treatment for people who *really* want to amp up their anti-ageing routine.

However, keep in mind that it’s not for beginners (or those on a budget!), so if you’ve never tried retinol before, this might not be for you.

For those keen to overhaul their entire retinol/skin game, the good news is that Adore Beauty will be re-stocking!

If you’re a new kid on the retinol block and want to know how to get started, check out our article on the best retinol serums for beginners.

Are you keen to try the new Medik8 r-Retinoate Intense? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.