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Can chemical sunscreens penetrate the blood stream?
Sunscreens are your very best tool for preventing premature skin ageing. Did you know that 80% of premature skin ageing is actually caused by UV ray damage,[1] a terrifying statistic which will have you slathering on the SPF in seconds. Exceptionally effective in minimising the risk of skin cancer, sunscreen should be an everyday product on your bathroom shelf.
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Will Vitamin A make my skin peel?
When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, vitamin A is the absolute gold standard in keeping your skin looking younger for longer. Helping to ramp up collagen production, speeding up cell turnover and tackling hyperpigmentation; there is very little that vitamin A can’t do. But vitamin A has one small drawback: when applied at percentages high enough to visibly improve skin, it can cause mild irritation to the skin when you first start out. In fact, while your skin gets used to vitamin A, it can even cause flaking or peeling. The side effects are temporary, but they do require some perseverance.
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How To Winter Proof Your Skin

The new season is upon us and Christmas is peeking its sparkly head over the horizon. With the change in weather brings major changes in our skin, which need to fall in turn with a major shakeup to your skincare routine. Hydration is obviously key, but bare in mind all of the below when you come to choosing your winter-proofed skincare...

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The Story of CSA
Our skincare philosophy is as easy as CSA. Vitamin C and sunscreen by day, vitamin A by night. Incredibly simple and grounded in science - it just works. But have you ever wondered where the CSA story all began. From humble beginnings it all started with one man’s simple skincare mission, and it snowballed into the skincare revolution we love and trust today.
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Our breakthrough molecule explained
Retinol has long been hailed the gold-standard of anti-ageing. Backed up by a wealth of studies, it’s a firm favourite amongst dermatologists and skincare professionals. The advanced molecule is extremely effective at restoring collagen production and reducing the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles, but it can sometimes cause sensitivity. That’s where retinyl retinoate comes in.
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The Perfect Routine Using Vitamin A
Here at Medik8, our skin ageing philosophy is simple: vitamin C plus sunscreen by day, vitamin A by night. These two ingredients work synergistically to promote optimal skin health. In the evening, vitamin A stimulates cellular regeneration and corrects signs of ageing. In the morning, vitamin C and sunscreen help to protect the newly-regenerated skin from environmental damage while boosting collagen and radiance.
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