Collaboration at Our Core
Working with others helps to build knowledge. Medik8 are proud to work collaboratively with partners all over the world in order to discover and curate the best skincare technologies.
In the development of breakthrough vitamin A serum, r-Retinoate®, Medik8 worked with a Korean superlab. The Korean lab had created a novel hybrid molecule fusing retinol with retinoic acid to create all-new retinyl retinoate molecule.
The research behind this ingredient was was so impressive it won multiple awards including the Presidential Award by the Korean Ministry of Health. We then collaborated with analytical chemists in the UK in order to put the molecule into a stable formula which customers would love. Numerous technical challenges had to be overcome in order to create the final formula. But after 8 combined years of dedicated research, we produced a global award-winning serum that remains unmatched in the anti-ageing market.
To assess the stability of our latest breakthrough in vitamin A, Crystal Retinal 6 & 10™, Medik8 worked with the School of Life Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire, a leading centre for topical drug delivery research.
The active ingredient retinaldehyde is notoriously difficult to stabilise. After researching several encapsulation systems for retinaldehyde, we selected a genius system from a US superlab and then subsequently used the knowledge and facilities of the university to test the effectiveness of these stabilisation systems over time including an additional patent-pending stabilising complex. The outcome was a super stable formula which we are confident will provide exceptional results even a year after opening.
We love collaborating with experts from the beauty industry and those who love Medik8. We often work with industry experts such as Dr. Uliana Gout, Founder of London Aesthetic Medicine Services Ltd, for masterclasses and press events. Working with Bridget March, Digital Beauty Editor of Harper’s Bazaar UK to create beautiful video content was a real highlight for Medik8 in 2017.