The Medik8 Guide to Skincare

Are you unsure where to start with your skincare routine? Medik8’s approach to skincare is focused on simplicity and science, and centres around their clinically proven CSA PhilosophyⓇ. Using vitamin C plus sunscreen in the morning, and vitamin A (retinol/retinal) at night, Medik8 believes that every good skincare routine should begin with these three fundamental formulas for healthier, glowing and more youthful-looking skin - both instantly and over time. Here’s why…

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Step 1: Vitamin C

Praised for its radiance-reviving benefits, vitamin C should be an essential part of every skincare routine. Medik8 only formulates with scientifically proven forms of vitamin C, which have been expertly stabilised for optimal potency and powerful results - with minimal irritation. Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, support collagen production and reduce the appearance of dark spots for a visibly brighter complexion. From hydrating creams to powerful serums and SPF hybrid formulas, Medik8’s range of vitamin C products deliver for all skin types and concerns.

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Step 2: Sunscreen

A non-negotiable in every skincare routine, Medik8’s advanced sunscreen range has been expertly formulated with premium UV filters to ensure powerful protection against UV rays and premature ageing. Lightweight and non-greasy, Medik8’s sunscreens are perfect for everyday use and leave the skin feeling deeply hydrated and nourished.

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Step 3: Vitamin A

Vitamin A (retinol/retinal) is the gold-standard ingredient in age-defying skincare. Medik8’s innovative vitamin A range offers a variety of formulas to suit all skin types and concerns, and has been expertly formulated with stabilised strengths and Time Release Technology to ensure maximum results alongside minimal irritation. Medik8’s ground-breaking Crystal Retinal serum contains next-generation retinal which is clinically proven to act 11x faster than retinol\[1\] for faster visible results. Available in five progressive strengths (0.01%-0.2% retinal) you can work your way up the Crystal Retinal ladder for ongoing youth-renewing results and visibly smoother, brighter, more youthful-looking skin.

If you’re a vitamin A beginner, Medik8 always recommends gradually introducing it into your routine by using it twice a week for the first two weeks, every other night for the next two weeks, then every night. When using any vitamin A product, you must always apply sunscreen the next morning, as vitamin A can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun’s harmful rays.

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G. Siegenthaler et al., Retinol and retinal metabolism, Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378

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