The latest skincare launch from Medik8 - and it's a great one!
If you've been a long-term fan of Medik8 skincare theres a chance you would've heard of this product before. Nonetheless, this blog will go through the science, results and how to use this latest dry skin saviour in detail.
Don't worry though, Medik8 are not only the leaders in terms of Vitamin C based skincare, but also in educating their customers in the science behind their amazing formulas!
Wake up to deeply hydrated skin.
This two-step overnight mask takes a fundamentally scientific approach to long-lasting moisturisation, using highly effective moisturising ingredients to nourish, hydrate, firm and plump the skin back to it's full radiance.
Consisting of a blue cooling gel and a creamier gel, these two formulas are combined in a OPTIMAL RATIO.
Now, if you're thinking what does that mean, keep reading to find out!
How Does It Work?
Medik8 have done the research into dry skin to create the ultimate solution for those struggling with dry, sensitised, flaking skin.
They found that hydrated skin is provided from 3 elements: H.E.O
humectants + emollients + occlusives
Let's go through H.E.O's:
Humectants - draw water into the skin from your surrounding environment and into the deepest layers of the skins epidermis. By drawing this water into the skins surface, the complexion starts to plump up giving you hydrated, firmer skin.
Emollients - help to repair the skins natural barrier. Due to their oil-based nature they interact with the natural oils already in our skin to lock moisture inside the epidermis, they actually have a very similar molecular appearance to our skins oils so when they do interact together, they work solidly to repair our skin.
Occlusives - are larger molecules that sit on the skin's surface and block moisture from escaping via transepidermal water loss.
Now we know what H.E.O stands for and how they work, let's find out about this 'optimised ratio'.
Medik8 have researched into which combination of H.E.O's works best for the skin and also for the user. There's no point having a super hydrating formula that ends up making the skin even more reactIve than previous, hence Medik8 developed these formulas using a corneometer - creating a balanced moisturisation to skin friendly ratio.
The optimised ratio has been clinically proven to deliver 72 hours of lasting skin moisturisation!*
prevents transepidermic water loss (TEWL)
essential deep hydration
protection of the skins natural moisture barrier
visibly smooth, supple and moisturised skin
What are the results?
72 hrs of skin hydration* 72 hrs of moisture retention* 72 hrs of skin barrier support* 72 hrs of transepidermic water loss reduction*
*proven via independent clinical study on H.E.O Mask, Tested on 35 participants.