Medik8 Press & Glow 200ml
Experience the power of next generation exfoliating poly hydroxy acids (PHAs) with Press & Glow; the hydrating acid toner that helps to exfoliate the surface of the complexion for noticeable everyday glow. PHA gluconolactone acts as a moisture magnet to help comfort and hydrate the skin, making the surface exfoliation of the skin effortless. A non-drying, non stingy and non-sticky formula, this is the acid toner with all the power and none of the ouch. Press & Glow is a juxtaposition of powerful results and a gentle experience, leaving the skin visibly smooth, evenly-toned with a year-round glow. The addition of prickly pear extract helps to induce a more youthful cell renewal process. Press & Glow works in tune with vitamin A so you can boost your daily glow without sensitising the skin. Glowing skin has never been easier.
Balance is key when it comes to exfoliation; overuse of powerful AHAs everyday can often lead to sensitisation of the skin and premature skin ageing due to the skin’s inability to repair itself. PHAs are made up of larger molecules than AHAs and BHAs, meaning they do not penetrate into the skin as deeply and instead exfoliate the surface of the skin. This makes PHAs the perfect match for those even with sensitive skin, who want to achieve true daily exfoliation while keeping the skin barrier healthy. Gluconolactone is a high-performing PHA which breaks down the glue between dead skin cells whilst effortlessly hydrating the skin due to its humectant (water-loving) properties, ensuring the skin remains cool and comfortable after use. It breaks down the bonds between dead skin cells allowing them to shed off with ease, restoring both texture and tone; unveiling that enviable skin glow. Gluconolactone is clinically proven to work perfectly in partnership with vitamin A, as it can aid the absorption of vitamin A and get the gold-standard anti-ageing ingredient to exactly where it is needed in the skin. Press & Glow also harnesses the powers of prickly pear extract which helps to boost the activity of natural exfoliation enzymes, allowing the skin exfoliation cycle to return to a more youthful pace. This again works well in conjunction with vitamin A for all round skin rejuvenation. While the enzymes help to restore the natural exfoliation in the upper layers of the skin, vitamin A helps to boost skin rejuvenation from the lower layers of the epidermis. Aloe vera and acai extract use their calming properties to visibly take down inflammation and irritation, whilst hydrating the skin.
What’s a PHA, we hear you cry?
Pretty Hydrating Acid - true, but not the one.
Perfectly happy acid-mantle? Accurate, but not what we mean.
(free from) Phthalates, Hydroquinone + Alcohol - also true, also not correct.
PHA = poly hydroxy acids, AKA your new active skincare regimen bestie. Designed to be used in conjunction with your actives (including Vitamin A and C!) this little baby will enhance the absorption of the rest of your routine, while also smoothing and soothing the surface of your skin, boosting glow, promoting the cell renewal process and hydrating the skin. It’s a leave-on exfoliant, but non-drying, non-stingy and non-sticky.
That’s a PHA (Pretty Handy Acid) if you ask us.
- Skin appears resurfaced, with a smoother texture and tone.
- Promotes the absorption of active ingredients such as Vitamin C and A without causing irritation.
- Creates a smooth base - great under makeup.
- Brightens the appearance of hyperpigmentation and skin’s overall look.
- Improves the look of skin through hydration.
- Can be purchased as a refill.
Suitable for all skin types.
5.5% Gluconolactone a high performing, water-soluble PHA, gluconolactone converts into gluconic acid to gently exfoliate and hydrate the skin, resulting in a visibly more even, smoother skin surface.
Prickly Pear Extract a natural enzyme activator, it helps to increase the rate of desquamation of the skin, and then the rate of cell renewal. This can help improve the clarity and luminosity of the skin, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Aloe Vera ideal for reducing skin irritation and enhancing the skin’s moisture retention properties, as well as helping to prevent free radical damage.
Acai Extract it can help to take down inflammation, while protecting the skin from free radical damage.
Aqua (Water), Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
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Twist the top half of the pump anti-clockwise until it clicks to activate. After cleansing in the morning and evening, hold a reusable cotton pad firmly over Press & Glow and push down 3-4 times. Sweep the pad over the complexion, avoiding the delicate eye area. Twist the pump clockwise until it clicks to avoid leakage. Always do a patch test before first use.
If this product is sealed, please ensure the seal is intact prior to using the product.