- Pioneering Green Cosmeceuticals
- Bio-available ingredients
- Green chemistry technologies
- 100% Soap-free, SLES, SLS & Sulphate Free
- No harsh detergents
- 100% Paraben Free
- Environmental Group FSC Approved Packaging
CHIRALLY CORRECT MOLECULES
WHY THE SHAPE OF INGREDIENT MOLECULES MATTER?
The topic of “chirality” is concerned with getting the most from your actives and limiting unnecessary irritation. A chiral molecule has a mirror-image form.
HOW BEING GREEN HELPED MEDIK8 PRODUCTS PERFORM BETTER?
We are dedicated to minimising the impact on the environment whenever we can. This is taken into account at each stage of development of our products, from the initial research to the final manufacturing.
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
WHY DO MEDIK8 SCIENTISTS INSIST ON SMALL LAB BATCHES?
Medik8 manufacture in small batch quantities to guarantee stability, freshness and potency. This is a picture of one Medik8 production technician at work.
This is to ensure that Medik8 products are still powerful and effective when they reach the client. Many of the most active molecules used in cosmeceuticals and general skincare products are unfortunately quite unstable.
UV AND YOUR SKIN
WHY SUNLIGHT IS THE BIGGEST CAUSE OF SKIN AGEING?
Photoageing is an umbrella term that refers to the cumulative detrimental effects on the skin that are a direct result of prolonged UV exposure over a person’s lifetime. Photoageing is believed to be one of the primary causes of skin ageing.
The most common skin concerns resulting from photoageing are ‘age spots’ and other types of hyperpigmentation, premature wrinkles and lines, redness, uneven skin texture and dull skin appearance.
HOW MEDIK8 REDUCES SENSITIVITY TO POWERFUL ACTIVES?
Working with technology partners, Medik8 has developed a unique ‘film-encapsulation’ system for vitamin A (retinol) products.
By encapsulating reactive molecules such as all-trans-retinol, this technology has the double effect of both enhancing stability and freshness but also in more slowly releasing the retinol molecules from the formula to the skin.
LIPOSOMES AND MICRO-EMULSIONS
HOW MEDIK8 INCREASES THE PENETRATION OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS?
Medik8 uses premium refined light oils as carriers for many of its active ingredients due to the fact that oil is able to penetrate the skin more effectively than water.
For aiding absorption of non-oil soluble ingredients Medik8 uses either a micro-emulsion or liposome to help with penetration of the epidermis of the skin. Liposomes also help to protect the active ingredient during the shelf-life. Medik8 do not use “Nanosomes” (liposomes of less than 200 nm in diametre).