Your Skincare Routine, Explained

Medik8 has over 70 different products: including cleansers, serums, creams, sunscreens and oils. We give you the choice to tailor your skincare specifically to your needs. But with so many products, and only one face, where do you even start?

THE PERFECT REGIME

Understanding your skin is the first step to a fully developed skincare routine. Consider the skin concern you want to address – is it fine lines and wrinkles you want to target, or a set of blemishes which need to be calmed? We have a selection of products to cater to any skincare concern – Skin AgeingPigmentationBlemishPore RefiningRedness and Recovery. You can even mix and match the solutions to get your perfect combination.

Once you’ve chosen your solution, now’s the time to start building up your routine. Consider your morning and evening routine separately – they cater to different skin needs:

AM

1. Cleanser
In the morning, a light cleanser will gently wash away oils produced overnight.

2. Toner
Toning the skin will enhance the penetration of the serums and moisturisers that follow.

3. Serum
After toning, add in a targeted serum. If you’re applying more than one serum, apply the thinnest formula first. Antioxidants such as vitamin C or copper PCA are vital to apply in the morning to protect your delicate skin from the environment throughout the day.

4. Moisturiser and sunscreen
Combine your moisturiser and sunscreen in Advanced Day Total Protect™ or use a broad-spectrum SPF like Physical Sunscreen over your favourite moisturiser or facial oil.

The evening is the time to bring out your most nourishing formulas and the best active serums.

PM

1. Cleanser
Start with a gentle eye make-up remover such as Eyes & Lips Micellar Cleanse™, alongside a pH balanced cleanser to buff away facial makeup.

2. Toner
Balance the skin while boosting the effectivity of follow-up products with a gentle toner.

3. Serum
The skin is most active at night, when skin cell regeneration becomes supercharged. This makes it the ideal time to use vitamin A serums which also speed up skin cell renewal. Certain vitamin As can be deactivated by sunlight, so always incorporate your retinol or retinal serum into your nighttime routine. (r-Retinoate® may be used night and day)

4. Moisturiser
Overnight is also the ideal time to rehydrate, as richer moisturisers have time to sink deep into your skin. Opt for a heavier moisturiser than you would use in the daytime to truly nourish and rejuvenate delicate skin as you sleep.

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LAYERING SKINCARE

You may want to use more than one serum or treatment to target different skin concerns at the same time. When layering skincare, begin with the lightest formulation and build up layers with heavier textures. Also use water based products before oil based products. Follow this guide to know in which order they should be applied...

When layering skincare we recommend doing so in the following order:

ORDER

TYPE

PRODUCT

WATER/OIL/

EMULSION

AM/PM?

NOTES

1

Eye Make Up Remover

Eyes & Lips Micellar Cleanse

Emulsion

AM/PM

If you are double cleansing, we would recommend using an oil-or emulsion-based cleanser first to break down make-up and oils, and then use a water-based cleanser to cleanse the skin.

1

Oil Cleanser

Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil

Oil

AM/PM

1

Cream Cleanser

Cream Cleanse

Emulsion

AM/PM

1

Mousse Cleanser

Micellar Mousse

Water

AM/PM

1

Gel Cleanser

Surface Radiance Cleanse

Water

AM/PM

If you have dry or sensitive skin, we would recommend to only use Surface Radiance Cleanse up to once a day.

1

Gel Cleanser

Pore Cleanse Gel Intense

Water

AM/PM

1

Foam Cleanser

Clarifying Foam

Water

AM/PM

1

Foam Cleanser

Gentle Cleanse

Water

AM/PM

1

Foam Cleanser

Calmwise Soothing Cleanser

Water

AM/PM

2

Exfoliating Scrub

Pore Refining Scrub

Emulsion

AM/PM

3

Toner/Direct Acid

Blemish Control Pads

Water

AM/PM

3

Toner/Direct Acid

Pore Minimising Tonic

Water

AM/PM

3

Toner/Direct Acid

Glycolic Acid Activator

Water

PM

3

Toner/Direct Acid

Press & Glow

Water

AM/PM

3

Toner/Direct Acid

Daily Refresh Balancing Toner

Water

AM/PM

3

Toner/Direct Acid

Sleep Glycolic

Emulsion

PM

3

Toner/Direct Acid

Blemish SOS

Water

AM/PM

Always apply Blemish SOS over the top of toners

4

Mask

Ultimate Recovery Bio-Cellulose Mask

Water

AM/PM

Remove mask and massage in serum before applying the rest of your skincare.

4

Mask

Natural Clay Mask

Emulsion

AM/PM

Wash off before applying the rest of your skincare. 

5

Vitamin C Eye Serum

C-Tetra Eye

Oil

AM

5

Vitamin A Eye Serum

Intelligent Retinol Eye TR

Oil

PM

6

Vitamin A Eye Serum

r-Retinoate Eye Serum

Emulsion

AM/PM

6

Peptide Eye Serum

Eyelift Peptides

Emulsion

AM/PM

7

Peptide Serum

Oxy-R Peptides 

Water

AM/PM

If you are using more than one Water-Based serum, layer them lightest to heaviest in texture.




7

Vitamin C Serum

Pure C15

Water

AM

7

Booster Serum

Hydr8 B5

Water

AM/PM

7

Booster Serum

Hydr8 B5 Intense

Water

AM/PM

7

Peptide Serum

Liquid Peptides

Water

AM/PM

8

Vitamin C Serum

Super C Ferulic

Oil-like

AM

Layering our Oil-Like Serums over our Water-Based serums can cause them to roll-off slightly. For best results we'd recommend you apply your Oil-Like Serum in the morning, and Water-Based Serum in the evening.

9

Vitamin C Serum

C-Tetra

Oil

AM

If you are using more than one Oil-Based serum, layer them lightest to heaviest in texture.

9

Booster Serum

Calmwise Serum

Oil

AM/PM

9

Vitamin C Serum

C-Tetra Luxe

Oil

AM

9

Peptide Serum

Bakuchiol Peptides

Oil

AM/PM

9

Vitamin A Serum

Retinol 3TR

Oil

PM

9

Vitamin A Serum

Intelligent Retinol 3/6/10TR

Oil

PM

10

Peptide Serum

Clarity Peptides

Emulsion

AM/PM

If you are using more than one Emulsion-Based serum, layer them lightest to heaviest in texture. Do not layer Copper PCA Peptides with any vitamin C serums.

10

Peptide Serum

Copper PCA Peptides

Emulsion

AM/PM

10

Vitamin A Serum

r-Retinoate Day & Night Serum

Emulsion

AM/PM

10

Vitamin A Serum

Crystal Retinal 1/3/6/10/20

Emulsion

PM

11

Eye Cream

Illuminating Eye Balm

Emulsion

AM

11

Eye Cream + Sunscreen

Advanced Day Eye Protect

Emulsion

AM

11

Eye Cream

Advanced Night Eye

Emulsion

PM

12

Moisturiser

Balance Moisturiser

Emulsion

AM/PM

12

Moisturiser

Calmwise Colour Correct

Emulsion

AM

12

Moisturiser + Vitamin C

C-Tetra Cream

Emulsion

AM

12

Moisturiser + Sunscreen

Advanced Day Total Protect

Emulsion

AM

12

Moisturiser + Sunscreen

Advanced Day Ultimate Protect (Coming Soon)

Emulsion

AM

12

Moisturiser + Sunscreen + Vitamin C

Daily Radiance Vitamin C

Emulsion

AM

12

Moisturiser

Advanced Night Restore

Emulsion

PM

12

Moisturiser + Vitamin A

Night Ritual Vitamin A

Emulsion

PM

12

Moisturiser + Vitamin A

r-Retinoate Intense

Emulsion

PM

12

Moisturiser

Ultimate Recovery

Emulsion

AM/PM

13

Sunscreen

Physical Sunscreen (Coming Soon)

Emulsion

AM

14

Lips

Mutiny

Oil

AM/PM