Lab Notes

Crystal Retinal 20

A true cult favourite, Crystal Retinal is the ‘Everyone Vitamin A’ within our product range. As the Experts in Vitamin A, we harnessed the next-generation powers of crystal-stabilised retinaldehyde within Crystal Retinal; the revolutionary formula delivers results to the skin...

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New Year Skincare Hacks

 With the fresh start of the new year, it’s the perfect time to start exploring different ways to use your favourite Medik8 products. Our top 3 skincare hacks for the year will help you achieve glowing radiant skin and will potentially help you to rediscover forgotten products.

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Help activating your account

How to activate your account (1 minute read) Great news, we have updated our website and we are now on a new platform. Faster and much easier to use. We have automatically migrated your account across, but for security reasons...

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10 ways to banish breakouts

Wave goodbye to breakouts with our 10 top tips on managing blemish-prone skin…   1. Wash your bed linen “When you’re sleeping, blemish-causing bacteria (P. acnes) are transferred from your face to your sheets,” says Daniel Isaacs, Medik8’s Head Formulation...

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What is a PHA (poly hydroxy acid)?

There is a new kind of exfoliating acid that is ready and waiting to steal the skincare spotlight: poly hydroxy acids (PHAs). The ultra-effective power of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) can be just that bit...

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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....

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Hyperpigmentation: everything you need to know

Did you know that dull, discoloured skin trumps fine lines and wrinkles as the number one indicator of skin ageing? A recent study carried out by Danish researchers shows that most people cite an uneven complexion as the most prominent...

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Introducing the r-Retinoate Rejuvenating Eye System

Capture the essence of r-Retinoate in an intensive 4-week treatment for delicate under-eyes. Discover the three heroes that work in synergy to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks. Rejuvenating Eye Serum This intensive serum is centred around...

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Why are some alcohols good in skincare?

Alcohol in skincare, explained Alcohol in skincare is more complex than you may have first thought. Much like Jekyll & Hyde, it has both a good and bad side. There are actually two different types of alcohol. Alcohol denat (short...

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The Power of Peptides

WHAT ARE PEPTIDES? Peptides are short chains of amino acids, linked together by peptide bonds. There are 20 individual naturally-occurring amino acids which can be linked together in any order to give millions of different peptide combinations, with each assisting...

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