Most skin is sensitive, it is just to what degree. 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.
Medik8 is a skin research company pioneering the cosmeceutical technology of providing products suitable for sensitive skin without compromising efficacy, so they may be used by everyone.
It is a myth that a product designed for sensitive skin would not be as effective just because it is less irritating.
It was previously incorrectly assumed that aggressive products causing significant inflammation gave the best results (the idea being that aggressive products provoke a healing response) but current opinion, based on the latest research, is that excessive inflammation can damage cells causing long term skin damage and perversely causing premature skin ageing.
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-acidic derivatives
- patented telomere extenders
- avoiding unneccesary base actives
- pH balancing all formulae
- not using harsh detergents or soaps
- selecting carrier oils based on skin compatibility
Face cleansing is fundamental for maintaining the skin in healthy condition and enhancing its reception of the cream active ingredients. Medik8 cleansers are available for five skin types with all being suitable for sensitive skin types. Using mild surfactants (cleansing agents) derived from corn, sugar and coconut oil; Medik8 cleansers do not contain SLES (or similar harsh sulphate detergents) or Paraben preservatives ensuring a very gentle action yet remarkably deep clean with effective make-up removal.
Revolutionary antioxidant serums that help combat sun-induced and environmental free-radical damage to the skin. Vitamin C has been shown to trigger collagen synthesis, increase the skin’s elasticity and density as well as improve the skin’s texture and brighten the complexion, whilst preventing skin photoaging, fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
Corrective Products :
Medik8 Correct Range is an innovative collection of treatment products, formulated to help restore youthfulness to the skin. Retinol products address skin-ageing causes, including photo-ageing and collagen damage. Melanin inhibitors combat hyperpigmentation. Telomere extenders tackle redness and Peptide fragments engage dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Medik8 Correct products go to work on signs of skin ageing.
Hydr8 Products :
Protect the skin from photo-ageing and hyperpigmentation with our broad spectrum sunscreen protection moisturisers. Professional strength products formulated to hydr8 the four main skin types. Hydrating range from combination to mature skin types, fantastic addition to your AM / PM regimes.