Lab Notes

Top 10 Retinaldehyde Questions Answered

What is retinaldehyde? Retinaldehyde is a revolutionary form of vitamin A. It is proven to be 11x faster-acting than the classic form of vitamin A, retinol[1], yet is a notoriously unstable molecule therefore potent retinaldehyde is rarely found in skincare....

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What is a PHA (poly hydroxy acid)?

There is a new kind of exfoliating acid that is ready and waiting to steal the skincare spotlight: poly hydroxy acids (PHAs). The ultra-effective power of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) can be just that bit...

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Blue Light & The Sun

Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the most important tools you can use to prevent premature ageing. That’s why sunscreen is one third of our CSA philosophy - vitamin C and sunscreen by day, and vitamin A...

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The Power of Double Cleansing

Cleansing: the first section of your skincare regime that holds great opportunity to fast-track your way to reaching your skincare goals, if done correctly. Cleansing can help to remove any build up of impurities lying on the skin’s surface, leaving...

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Sleep Glycolic

A gold-standard ingredient within the skincare industry, you have probably already heard of glycolic acid. It is the most talked about and popular alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). Known for its abilities to transform skin texture, glycolic acid can leave skin...

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The Power of Peptides

Peptides are in the spotlight as one of the forerunners in cutting-edge skincare science, as they are known to help support collagen production. But did you know that they can do so much more? Meet the Peptides Family. WHAT ARE...

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Oxy-R Peptides

Want to address hyperpigmentation, dark spots or unevenly toned areas across the complexion? We have just the solution for you. Meet Oxy-R Peptides, the newest member of the Medik8 Peptides Family. Designed to target specific areas of visible hyperpigmentation, Oxy-R Peptides is a potent serum...

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Retinal vs Retinol

When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, vitamin A is the absolute gold standard in keeping your skin looking younger for longer. Nothing even comes close to vitamin A in terms of the clinical evidence for its results and the amount...

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The Impact Of Sunscreen On The Coral Reefs

One of the hottest topics in the sunscreen industry, skincare users are becoming increasingly concerned about their choice in sunscreen and the impact that they can have on coral reefs. You can rest assured that all Medik8 sunscreens are ‘coral...

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All About Acids

ALL ABOUT ACIDS Exfoliating acids can be your skin’s superhero; they can exfoliate, smooth and visibly brighten stubborn skin concerns. As some of the most well proven ingredients in skincare, they have the potential to transform skin texture in just...

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