The Founder

Elliot Isaacs studied physiology at the University of Leeds alongside pharmacology and biochemistry. After developing an anti-redness product for his sister, Elliot was inspired to create the world-renowned Medik8 cosmeceutical brand. He then built it up from a tiny lab in the back of his Dad’s pharmacy.

Medik8 was born out of a passion to strive for better skin health and results. Elliot arrived in the skincare industry at a time when natural skincare brands began challenging the traditional skincare market. A product of his time, a scientist having spent 5 years backpacking around the world, he also shared the natural movement's values of fair trade, sustainability and natural ingredients but his idea, unique at the time, was to combine this ethical backdrop with his experience in biochemistry to create results-driven products with proven science. His mission is to demystify anti-ageing skincare with his philosophy of ‘vitamin C plus sunscreen by day, and vitamin A by night’. There is, he believes, no reason to choose between results and experience.

A long-time member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists, he is named on multiple patents for his contribution to work on retinoids, growth factors, brightening agents and novel antioxidants. Elliot has more than 15 years experience developing professional-grade skincare products. Today, he is still heavily involved in product development, particularly the CSA platform, and his strong values still run through everything Medik8 does which has resulted in a world renowned skincare brand which challenges the norm.

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2004

Calmwise Serum


While working in his Dad’s pharmacy, Elliot Isaacs formulates Calmwise™ Serum (previously Red Alert Serum) for his sister, sparking the idea of the Medik8 professional brand.

2005

Firewall™

After years of original research Medik8’s revolutionary mineral antioxidant serum, Firewall®, was brought to the market.

2010

Award Winner


Advanced Day Total Protect™ wins Best Anti-Ageing Cream at Celebs on Sunday Beauty Awards 2010..

2011

Award Winner


Eyelift™ wins Anti-Ageing Award 2011 at Beauty Bible.

2011

Professional Peels


Medik8 brings out a professional-only peels range.

2012

New Building


Medik8 moves to an 11,000sq.ft building with purpose built laboratories and acres of space for logistics. A testament to the fast growth of the business.

2012

Patented Technology


Patent granted for the antioxidant technology used in our Firewall® mineral antioxidant serum.

2012

Award Winner


Retinol 3TR™ is silver winner of Best Selling Retail Product at Aesthetic Awards 2012.

2012

Click Technology


Innovative White Balance® Original Serum (previously known as White Balance Click) was released to market. With its patented click-activated packaging: this keeps the kojic acid separate from the rest of the formula until activation for enhanced stability and freshness.

2013

Patented Technology


Patent granted for the composition to stabilise kojic acid in a cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable medium. This is the technology used in White Balance® Original Serum and White Balance Brightening Serum (previously known as White Balance® Click Oxy-R).

2013

Vitamin C Innovation


Pure C15™ (previously known as CE-Thione) is brought to market. Using a brilliant rechargeable antioxidant network system to stabilise vitamin C, Pure C15 delivers superior stability of ascorbic acid for incredible brightening and antioxidant protection. Pure C15 is highly commended at the 2013 Aesthetic Awards.

2014

Award Winner

C-Tetra® wins Best Product of the Year 2014 in Gloria, Finland.

2015

New Products

Medik8 innovates again and extends the range with Eyes & Lips Micellar Cleanse™ (previously eyeCleanse), White Balance® Everyday Protect and White Balance® Overnight Repair (previously known as White Balance Duo), White Balance® Brightening Serum (previously known as White Balance Click Oxy-R), Daily Refresh Balancing Toner™ (previously known as Pore Refining Toner), Glow Oil and lightPeel™.

2015

Award Winner

Firewall wins Truth In Aging Best of 2015 Reader’s Pick award.

2015

Award Winner

Calmwise Colour Correct (previously known as Redness Corrector) wins Best Product of the Year 2015 at the Beauty Press Innovation Awards, Netherlands.

2015

Award Winner

Balance Moisturiser™ (previously known as beta Moisturise) wins Cosmopolitan Beauty Award 2015.

2015

Award Winner

Medik8 wins Best Anti-Ageing Skincare for the retinol range at Astir Awards (Netherlands)

2016

New Products

Medik8 brings out 8 new products, including C-Tetra Cream, which uses stabilised vitamin C in a light day cream and Retinol 1TR, encapsulating stabilised vitamin A in an indulgent night moisturiser.

2016

Extraordinary r-Retinoate

r-Retinoate® is released to market after 8 years of research and collaboration with a Korean superlab. This supercharged, encapsulated form of vitamin A is exclusive to Medik8 and incorporated into a beautiful serum.

r-Retinoate® wins Best Anti-Ageing Moisturiser at Cosmopolitan UK Beauty Awards and Best Beauty Product at Gloria Awards 2016 (Finland).

2016

Award Winner

Advanced Day Eye Protect™ (previously known as Hydr8 Eye 360) wins Best Anti-Ageing Product at the Pure Beauty Awards 2016.

2016

New Building

In October 2016 the manufacturing warehouse moves to their own 29,000sq.ft building. This gives Medik8 visibility of our production and delivery process from start to finish.

2017

Education Centre

Medik8 Head Office moves to a beautiful new building with a dedicated Training Facility.

2017

Patented Technology

Medik8 granted patent for stable oxyresveratrol in a cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable medium with butylene glycol. This is the technology used in our Pigmentation solution.

2017

Award Winner

r-Retinoate® wins Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la beauté 2017 (Ukraine), Best Skincare over SEK 700 at Swedish Beauty & Cosmetics Awards 2017 (Sweden), Best Professional Beauty Product Of 2017 at Beauty Trade Special exhibition 2017 (Netherlands) and Best Face Skincare at Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2017 (Ukraine)..

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