At Medik8, our approach to targeting redness is different. In addition to helping camouflage the concern, our entire range is designed to treat the root cause of redness; strengthening the skin’s natural barrier function while calming inflammation.
We believe that covering the problem is just the first step to solution, so in Calmwise™ Colour Correct we combine neutralising green mineral pigments with potent anti-redness actives to both camouflage and solve the underlying cause of skin sensitisation. Learn more about our 6 routes to calm skin. In Calmwise™ Soothing Cleanser and Calmwise™ Serum, we use patented teprenone which has been shown to reduce the appearance of facial redness in just 30 days.1 Combined with soothing chlorophyll extract, teprenone not only diminishes redness but also tackles ageing, making our redness range ideal for those seeking calmed and youthful-looking skin.
Skin cell DNA has a string of amino acids called telomeres. Every time the skin cell replicates itself, these telomeres shorten in length. Eventually they become so short they stop working. This can cause inflammation and ageing of the skin. Teprenone, a key active in Calmwise™ Serum and in the redness solution, is able to stabilise telomeres to delay them getting shorter. It has been shown to extend a cell’s lifespan by up to a third;1 leading to a stronger natural skin barrier. This keeps water molecules locked in tight for healthy, hydrated skin and protects the complexion from external irritants which could cause inflammation. Not only can teprenone calm signs of redness, it is also able to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles for youthful-looking skin. Read more about teprenone in our ingredient glossary.
Bright green chlorophyll occurs naturally in plants. Its primary function is to absorb sunlight and converting it into food and energy for growth. In skincare, chlorophyll provides detoxifying power. It binds itself to potential irritants so they can be gently and effortlessly cleansed away. Able to boost the skin’s natural regeneration cycle, chlorophyll also helps to restore a broken skin barrier to protect from possible allergens and irritants. With antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers, chlorophyll leaves the skin soothed, calmed and cared for. Read more on chlorophyll in our ingredient glossary.
1 Independent trial by Sederma