Caring for blemishes as an adult is far more complex than banishing blemishes in your teens. For starters, you may be contending with fine lines, wrinkles and dryness as you embark on your breakout-clearing journey. Because of this, many people have (incorrectly) become used to the popular idea that they need to compromise when it comes to their skincare; choosing between anti-ageing results or clear, blemish-free skin.
At Medik8, we think differently. We understand that there are many complexities surrounding mature, blemish-prone skin, but this has never deterred us. In fact, it spurs us on. In our UK-based superlab, we are consistently developing new technologies and formulations that can nourish and purify the complexion. So you can take comfort in the fact that our award-winning Blemish solution has been expertly curated to minimise signs of ageing while keeping skin clear and healthy.
We consider the following aspects when formulating our products...
When we get older, our skin’s ability to retain moisture is diminished. This can lead to a dry, dehydrated complexion. This is a cause for concern when treating blemishes, as traditional remedies often include harsh ingredients, such as alcohol and benzoyl peroxide, that strip the skin of its natural oils. 100% alcohol-free, Medik8’s core Blemish routine infuses powerful actives with skin-loving ingredients to blitz breakouts without ever leaving your skin parched or tight. Comprised of Clarifying Foam™, Blemish Control Pads™ and Balance Moisturiser™, it harnesses the power of salicylic acid and tea tree oil to extract impurities, while probiotics, niacinamide and glycerin deeply hydrate and nourish the skin to restore a plump and dewy complexion.
As we age, stores of collagen and elastin are depleted, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. We know all too well how difficult it is to find a product that can fight signs of ageing while simultaneously staving off blemishes, so we formulated Breakout Defence + Age Repair™. This dual-action serum uses antioxidant our patented copper PCA complex to protect collagen and elastin from environmental degradation, while niacinamide and beta-glucan increase the skin’s reparative function to visibly reduce breakouts and scarring.
This refers to the skin’s natural exfoliation process. As we mature, dead skin cells begin to shed at a much lower rate. This leaves the complexion dull and uneven. Not ideal considering that a radiant complexion is a key hallmark of youth. Annoyingly, built-up dead skin cells are also one of the key causes of blemishes. Exfoliation is often recommended to restore luminosity and promote a balanced skin tone, but it’s not that simple when it comes to blemish-prone skin. Harsh facial scrubs can worsen inflammation, aggravating the appearance of your blemishes. That’s why we use exfoliating acids in our Blemish solution, such as salicylic and glycolic acid to gently dissolve dead cells and brighten the skin without causing irritation. Use Clarifying Foam™ and Balance Moisturiser & Glycolic Acid Activator™ to keep your skin clear and your complexion smoothed.