Medik8 Press and Glow

$53.99

Size:

140ml

Skin Type:

Combination, Dry, Normal, Oily, Sensitive

Skin Concern:

Acne, Ageing, Dryness, Dullness, Sensitivity, Uneven tone/texture, Visible pores

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Description

Medik8 Press & Glow is a daily exfoliating PHA toner. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells to boost skin radiance and refine skin texture.

This toner uses a next-generation skin acid to refine the skin without the irritation more commonly associated with deeper penetrating skin acids such as Glycolic Acid.

This is non-drying formula that doesn’t leave the skin feeling sensitive.

It’s infused with Prickly Pear to support the skin’s natural turnover and Aloe Vera to comfort, soothe and hydrate.

Now you can eliminate dull, tired and uneven-looking skin without risking over-exfoliation or discomfort.

Why Medik8 Press & Glow?

Medik8 Press & Glow allows you to experience exfoliation without the sting, burn or dryness caused by other exfoliating toners, even if you have sensitive skin.

This hydrating toner uses a Polyhydroxy Acid called Gluconolactone to smooth and enhance the complexion. Now you can get your natural glow back the gentle way.

Exfoliating the skin not only gives skin more radiance, it actually allows serums and treatment products to absorb better so they can do their good work. It also allows foundation to apply more smoothly and evenly so that you don’t see patches of dryness and roughness.

Now you can have all of the oomph of an exfoliating acid without any of the ouch.

Key ingredients

Gluconolactone (5.5%) does more than just remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It’s an antioxidant in its own right and can help repair an impaired skin barrier, improve hydration, increase skin thickness and reduce the look of wrinkles. Interestingly, it has antioxidant powers that are comparable to the more famous Vitamin C.

While similar in chemical structure to AHAs, it has a larger molecular size and therefore penetrates less deeply. This may explain why people find it gentler.

Prickly Pear a natural enzyme activator. It further increases the rate of cell renewal and improves clarity. It’s rich in antioxidant compounds known as polyphenols which neutralise the effects of airborne pollutants and calm sensitive skin. Prickly Pear Extract is also great source of fatty acids and amino acids which replenish those naturally present in the skin.

Aloe Vera reduces irritation and enhances skin hydration. It also imparts a lovely refreshing and cooling sensation when used in formulations.

Acai Fruit is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and supports the repair process. This helps the skin defend itself against premature wrinkles and pigmentation. It naturally contains high levels of Vitamin C, which has anti-inflammatory, hydrating and pigment-inhibiting benefits too.

Results

  • Dead skin cells are lifted from the surface of the skin.
  • Skin feels smoother and softer.
  • Skin appears brighter and more even toned.
  • Skin looks radiant and glowing.

Best for

Suits all skin types.

This toner is especially helpful for anyone who prefers a gentler exfoliant or finds other types of exfoliants irritating.

Good to know

Cruelty free and vegan.

Contains no alcohol, essential oils or fragrance.

Also free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic colours.

It has a light golden colour from the Prickly Pear.

This toner has been developed so that it can be used daily.

Perfect pairs

To get the best anti-ageing skin care results, we recommend using the Medik8 C-Tetra Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum in the morning to protect your skin and the Medik8 Liquid Peptides or Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides at evening to rejuvenate your skin.

For a gentle non-drying cleanser, you may like the Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil, the Comfort Zone Remedy Cream to Oil Cleanser or the Comfort Zone Essential Milk Cleanser. These are ideal for sensitive, sensitised and dry skin types.

Brand ethos

Medik8 is committed to creating products to give you beautiful skin for life. The brand uses the latest science to develop products that deliver results, but also appeal by way of texture and natural fragrance.

Its philosophy is built on an essential skin care routine that includes Vitamin C and sunscreen by day and Vitamin A by night.

Medik8 Press & Glow Refill Review

I have dry, dehydrated, sensitive, acne prone skin. My skin is forever fluctuating between nice for a day or two then raging at me for 7-10 days, repeat, repeat, repeat. I had started to read into acid toning and how it could help. I had sussed out my AHAs from the BHAs and PHAs and decided this PHA variety from Medik8 would be the best place to start. After 2 weeks of twice daily use, I really started to see a difference in how much calmer my skin was and how much clearer it was. Stupidly, I stopped using it on a whim after a friend bought me a rival AHA acid toner. It didn’t feel as nice … and my skin didn’t look as calm or as clear. I stopped using the rival after two weeks and within two days of using Press & Glow again my skin is looking how it looked after the original two-week period. I’ll be continuing to use it and not be tempted by anything else. Thanks, Medik8.

Sio

How to use

After cleansing, apply some of the Medik8 Press & Glow toner to a cotton pad and sweep gently across the face.

Push down 3-4 times on the applicator to dispense the required amount of toner onto a makeup pad.

You can transfer the pump from your Press & Glow bottle to a Refill bottle. Unlock by twisting the top half of the pump anti-clockwise until it clicks to activate.

 

Ingredients

Active ingredients

Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Hydrolysed Prickly Pear Extract, Acai Fruit Extract and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.