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Medik8 is the brainchild of British pharmacologist Eliot Isaacs – and it is also made in the UK to keep its authenticity intact.This little skin research company is primarily interested in the field of sensitive skin green or natural based cosmeceuticals. Their premise is to provide a range for sensitive skin for all skin types rather than just a general sensitive skin care range. To that end, they use methods, delivery systems and ingredients specially selected to work well for reactive skin without producing irritation. Cosmeceuticals contain more active ingredients in most cases, and these ingredients can cause reactions in fine, thin, fair skin or any skin type that is sensitive some or most of the time. Medik8 is a good alternative for someone who wants to use anti-ageing skin care but is worried about stinging, bumps or redness and flaking. It is also a good introductory range for new cosmeceutical users who are just starting to upgrade their skin care regime. If you have truly sensitive skin and react to everything you use, ONLY use one new product at a time and use sparingly. If you feel stinging or burning, wash it off immediately.
3 of their signature formulations include Red Alert, CE- Tetra and Firma Derma.
Red Alert Cleanse – This gentle foaming cleanser is designed to prevent flare ups. It comes in a self-foaming pump to make it easy to apply without aggressively rubbing the skin. The key ingreidents are Medik8’s Teprenone to manage redness, vitamin K to promote healing of capiliary walls and organic orange oil to reduce irritation. Effective for all skin types, even the most mature skin.
CE- Tetra – This Vitamin C serum has been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis, increase elasticity and skin density and improve texture and brightness. CE-Tetra is especially mild to it will not cause irritation. If you have tried other vitamin C serums, such as SkinCeuticals, and it caused stinging, you may find the Medik8 variation to be easier to tolerate. It comes in a brown glass bottle with a stopper and only a few drops are needed to get the effect.
Firma Derma Skin Firming Serum for Neck and Decollete – Firma Derma containts DMAE, a well known antioxidant and lifting ingredient that has been shown to aid in skin sagging. DMAE is touted to increase levels of the brain neurotransmitter called Acetylcholine which stimulates muscle fibres in the skin – to act like a topical form of BOTOX. The delicate skin on the neck and décolleté are all too commonly overlooked. Use 5-6 drops and massage into clean skin day and night for best results.
Available ONLY through clinics – www.medik8.com