betaGel™ is designed for use on individual blemishes or larger problem areas. A fusion of spot-fighting actives include salicylic acid for its exfoliating ability; sloughing away dead surface skin and penetrating deep inside the pores. Soothing niacinamide boasts powerful anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the unwanted and sometimes painful redness associated with acne and spot breakouts. Azelaic acid possesses an effective decongesting function, also working in conjunction with niacinamide to soothe irritation.
Powerful anti-acne action. Can be used day and night
Suitable for application underneath make-up post-cleansing
Once dry, will not affect your usual skincare and make-up regime
Contains azelaic and salicylic acids to act as exfoliants, removing dead skin cells to unclog pores and improve skin’s texture and tone for a smoother, more refined appearance
Calms redness fast. Anti-inflammatory properties help to heal existing breakouts and prevent future blemishes from forming
Reduces the discomfort often experienced when spots are inflamed and sore
Salicylic acid cleanses deep inside the pore, clearing out excess sebum and dead skin cells to decrease the chance of bacterial infection
Rosemary oil is included for its botanical antioxidant quality, fighting free-radical damage
Unlike typical anti-acne treatments which induce dryness, niacinamide retains essential moisture, keeping the targeted area hydrated and supple
The Medik8 ethos of results without irritation is ever present in betaGel™. Salicylic acid sloughs away dead surface skin, preventing congestion and clearing any debris in the form of excess sebum and grease. Known for its exfoliating action, salicylic acid is comparable to AHAs buts lacks the associated irritation, having a keratolytic activity which helps to open blocked sebaceous glands. Azelaic acid is also a powerful anti-inflammatory ensuring the skin is soothed after deep-cleansing.
Niacinamide supports both of these functions, aiding with exfoliation and lowering the rate of sebum production while still displaying an anti-inflammatory purpose. Niacinamide retains essential moisture, preventing the common problem of peeling and flaking with spot treatments. It also reduces the hyperpigmentation frequently experienced post-blemish, decreasing the quantity of melanin dispersed throughout the epidermis. This ensures the skin returns to normal quickly, with minimal evidence of a breakout.
In the morning and/or evening after cleansing, dispense an adequate amount of betaGel™ onto a clean finger (one drop should cover one blemish). Gently apply betaGel™ onto the blemish, rubbing in carefully to maximise penetration. Alternatively it can be applied to the entire face for a complete spot-fighting treatment, which can cause some localised stinging. Wait a few minutes for betaGel™ to dry before applying a Medik8 antioxidant serum and follow with a Medik8 hydrator.
Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse immediately with water. If skin dryness or irritation occurs, reduce usage to every other day. If irritation persists, cease use and contact a skincare professional or your GP.
Medik8 is the British skin research company pioneering cosmeceutical technologies to make the most effective ingredients suitable for even the most sensitive skin, yet crucially without compromising efficacy. Medik8 cosmeceuticals may be used by everyone. Apart from being kinder to the skin, it turns out this new technology is kinder to the planet too. That’s why Medik8 is known as the ‘Green Cosmeceutical’ brand. Most skin is sensitive, it is just to what degree that distinguishes it from others. A simple change of washing powder can demonstrate this. People of all ages and skin types can periodically suffer from sensitive skin, making them particularly susceptible to certain irritating cosmeceutical ingredients. In fact, those suffering from acne, rosacea or psoriasis usually have greater skin sensitivity, which can be exacerbated by some aggressive treatment products that they use. The challenge for Medik8 is to make effective ingredients less aggressive without reducing potency. We do this in many ways for example using film-encapsulation, chirally correct actives, non-acid derivatives and patented anti-erythema technologies. Of course, using any effective strength actives, for example retinols and fruit acids, will cause some stinging to even the toughest skins, but Medik8 pharmacologists have minimised the degree of irritation and in some cases made it absent all together. No longer are the most powerful and effective ingredients beyond the reach of people who want the gain without the pain! And who doesn’t want that? Ask your skin care professional about what Medik8 can do for you.
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