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Thursday, January 28, 2016



Medik8 Skincare Biotechnology is really dedicated to producing the highest quality skincare products by using the best ingredients. I am excited to share this new discovery to you all and let you in with my experiences with it all so far. 

Medik8 started off as a British skincare company pioneering cosmeceuticals technologies in 2009 to manufacture the most effective products that in a way help our skin to benefit from the top ingredients. And since I have swapped my skincare regime around, I have found that by using the products by Medik8, my skin's condition has certainly improved where it looks healthier, more plump and very radiant. 

When it comes to cleansing your skin, I find that it is always essential to ensure that you use the correct skincare products. And it all comes down to what IS included inside the products - because in a way, we rely on these "healthy" ingredients to deliver the many benefits to our skin. This could reflect by having a much radiant appearance that looks healthier. 

Over the previous month, I have been following a skincare regime testing out three essential skincare products by the Medik8 range. They include: 
  • Medik8, poreCleanse Gel
  • Hydr8 Day 360, Total Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
  • Glow Oil, Facial Oil with Vitamin C
I took these on the test and so far my overall feedback is that they have worked wonderfully well for my skin and I have not experienced any issues with it. I am definitely glad that Medik8 is a brand that I can fully trust that it can help to improve my overall complexion. 

Check out my thoughts below with each of the products as mentioned that I've been using as part of my skincare routine. 

poreCleanse Gel, Pore Refining Gel

Featuring a pore refining gel that contains L-Mandelic Acid which is good for the exfoliation of the skin, along with salicylic acid for your daily skin renewal. It's a great daily deep cleanser to use everyday if you're waning to cleanse deep down into your pores, along with controlling oily skin. I tend to suffer from having oily skin because let's face it, the weather can sometimes be too humid, and so the pores from my skin will tend to open up more, hence creating an oily complexion. However, thanks to this Pore Refining Gel by Medik8, it really looks to reduce the oiliness that I tend to get on my skin which really amazing. 

Whilst using this cleanser, it's very gentle and easy to use. There are no irritations or redness from using this so I am actually quite impressed with this cleanser. The fact that it is in a gel form, really makes it easy and convenient to wash my face. There's not much foaming so it's great if you don't want your skin to over-dry. 

The benefits of using this gel cleanser is that it effectively removes all of the dirt, oil and bacteria trapped in your pores. It also provides a deep-cleansing feel to your skin which in a way is essential if you're always outdoors and exposed to constant pollution, etc. This cleanser also works as a daily exfoliation which means that your skin gets renewed and all of the dead skin cells gets scrubbed away. Cleansing your skin is important because that means make-up and other skincare products go on your skin smoothly and much effectively. 

Additionally, the key ingredients of this cleanser include: 

  • L-Mandelic Acid - This is a really gentle (AHA) Alpha Hydroxyl Acid with exfoliation and anti-bacterial properties. 
  • Salicylic Acid - This is beta Hydroxyl Acid (BHA) which provides exfoliation to your skin by preventing any clogged pores, smooths out the wrinkles on your skin, stimulates new cell growth and also looks to reduce inflammation. 
  • L-Latic Acid - alpha Hydroxyl acid (AHA) which looks to hydrate and exfoliate the skin. 
  • Yoghurt extract - This is very rich in vitamins, calcium and other minerals. 
  • Mangosteen Peel extract - This is an antioxidant which means it provides antibacterial properties. 
  • Raspberry Fruit Extract - Once again another antioxidant that provides anti-inflammatory benefits. 

A positive for this cleanser would have to be that it is sulphate and soap free which means there's no dry effect on your skin and it's super safe and gentle to use in the long run. Overall, by using this cleanser offers a really comfortable experience for my skin and I would definitely consider re-purchasing after my 150ml of tube runs out. There is certainly plenty to last me for a few months and you only need a pea-sized amount of cleanser. A little sure does go a long way. 

In terms of application, I would use this cleanser every morning and night as part of my skincare regime as Step 1. I would ensure that I massage the gel all over the T-section of my face and then follow through by rinsing by face with warm water. 



This Total Anti-ageing moisturiser contains many good ingredients such as Anti-age, Vitamin C, Ectoin, Moisture magnets and also Superoxide Dismutase. Featuring this very light and powerful daily moisture for the skin, it is specifically designed to fight ageing signs. It's never too late to prevent ageing from occurring because we are constantly exposed to UV rays. What we don't know is that although we wear sunscreen, sometimes it's not enough. However, by using anti-ageing products such as the Total Anti-ageing moisturiser, we can look to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. With the Hydr8, it contains a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection which protects the skin from further ageing. 

After using this moisturiser, it leaves a nice matte and powder dry finish to your skin. It does not make your face appear oily which is so important. That's why it's made for all skin types and nearly any skin type can use this moisturiser. This moisturiser is as a Five Star UVA and contains SPF15+ to really give your skin the best protection possible. 

The moisturising effects from using this is that it gives the BEST moisture ever to your skin. Additionally, it also helps to protect your skin from free radical damage. My overall thoughts about this moisturiser is that I use this on a daily basis because it has simply worked without any issues. I love how it leaves a matte and powder dry finish to my skin. There's no oiliness, hence I have not experienced any new breakouts with using this moisturiser. I would highly recommend this moisturiser because it's worth trying. The price tag may be in the high end, and that's because it contains powerful ingredients that truly benefit the skin. The product comes in a 50ml pump tube.  



Featuring a facial oil that contains 12 essential oils, Vitamin C and also Omega 3 and 6. The fact that it contains about 98.5% of fatty acids, it's very hydrating for the skin. For example if you suffer from dry skin, then by using this facial oil, you'll instantly notice an improved difference. Now you can really imagine how healthy it can be for your skin, hence improving your overall complexion. It's considered as a dry type of facial oil because it feels very silky when applied onto the skin and does not leave a wet feeling to your skin. It's also really fast absorbing so it works to repair your skin by making it look more youthful, glowing and wonderfully radiant. It's similar to a serum and the idea is that when applied onto the skin on a regular basis, you'll get a healthier glow to your skin. 

The facial oil is made for ALL skin types (normal, dry or sensitive) so just about any skin type can use this amazing facial oil. The skin's texture is also instantly improved and therefore you're left with a smoother feel to your skin. As for the scent itself, it's quite floral but very subtle in a way where it's very light and not too overpowering. 

So the benefits of using this facial oil are simply: 
  • Looks to hydrate dry looking skin. 
  • Improves elasticity and density of the skin. 
  • Improves overall complexion, radiance and adds more glow to it. 
  • The blend of natural oils look to hydrate and nourish the skin. 
  • Skin complexion is also brightened. 
  • The Omega 3 and 6 oils helps to protect skin from free radical damage. 
  • It also looks to reduce the ageing signs of wrinkles and fine lines. 

Also, how I would apply the facial on my skin is of the below steps: 
  • After cleansing skin, look to apply a small amount of the facial oil onto the skin. 
  • Blend evenly over the face and neck. 
  • Can be used alone, under serums and underneath moisturisers as well. 
Overall, I am very impressed with using this facial oil every night and including this as part of my night time skincare routine, because it always leaves my skin with an amazing glow to it. My fine lines around the eyes are visibly reduced and I can really see how much it has improved my complexion from the first day I started to try it out. I love how quickly it looks to absorb into my skin and leaves a dry finish with no sticky or wet feeling to it. It's very easy and convenient to use and I would highly recommend this facial oil any day! 


I hope you enjoyed reading all about my Medik8 experiences. 

Let me know if you have tried it out before and also what you thought! 

Happy reading! 

Livia xo

Thank you MEDIK8 for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support

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