Lab Notes

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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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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5 blemish myths, busted

Does toothpaste really help to clear blemishes? Is it true that chocolate causes spots? With so many myths floating around online, it can seem like an absolute mission to sort the false from the truth. But Medik8 is here to...

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Tackle Dry Winter Lips Once And For All With Mutiny

Winter brings with it the coldest months of the year, and one of the first areas to dry out as the cold sets in are our lips. This is due to the fact that the delicate skin around the lips...

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The Perfect Routine Using Vitamin A

What other products should I use with retinol? Daytime Routine   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....

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Free Sanitiser to the Community

Due to popular demand, we've made thousands more FREE Medik8 hand sanitisers! Are you a vulnerable group who would like an allocation? “Medik8 makes 4000 free bottles of hand sanitiser for the elderly, homeless and the Police”   Reproducing a...

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Experts in Vitamin A

Retinol is loved by doctors, beauty bloggers and skincare enthusiasts the world over. It’s a widely accepted notion that nothing without prescription can improve the signs of photoageing quite like it. In fact, little else even comes close. That’s why it...

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The differences between male and female skin

Skin is skin. No matter how you identify. That’s why Medik8 recommends our CSA Philosophy to everyone; no restrictions. The secret to younger looking skin is the same for all; vitamin C followed by Sunscreen by day, vitamin A by...

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