Press & Clear™
Exfoliating 2% BHA Tonic
Gentle-Release Salicylic Acid
Reveal a visibly clarified complexion with this clinically proven 2% beta hydroxy acid (BHA) daily toner. Expertly optimised by Medik8 to remain kind to skin, this decongesting powerhouse is designed to become a staple in any clear skin regime.
- KEY BENEFITS
- Press & Clear helps to improve the appearance of blemishes, oiliness, blackheads, pores, uneven skin tone and post-blemish imperfections.
- Proven to deliver visibly clearer, smoother skin in just 7 days.*
- KEY INGREDIENTS
- Gentle-Release 2% Salicylic Acid, 2% Tranexamic Acid, Sake Extract, Aloe Vera, pH 5.5, Dermatologically Tested
Clarity Without Compromise
A true innovation within BHA skincare, Press & Clear was developed to hold a perfect balance between power and gentleness on the skin. Our encapsulated, slow-release salicylic acid is delivered within a unique, pH-balanced formula to ensure maximum results and comfort - all in a non-sticky, non-stinging & non-drying formula.
Fast Action on Blemishes
Skin is left visibly clearer, more clarified and healthier in just 7 days.*
Kind to Skin
Blemish-prone skin is sensitive skin, and should be treated as such. 96% of sensitive, blemish-prone skin types found Press & Clear to be gentle on their skin.*
Clear Skin For Life
Breakout prevention, action and post-care - all in one everyday toner. Tranexamic acid prevents visible post-blemish imperfections and dark spots, while the overall complexion is left nourished and hydrated with the skin barrier intact.
Perfect Product Pair
Press & Clear and Crystal Retinal are a perfect match for a clear skin evening regime; salicylic acid and antibacterial retinal (vitamin A) come together to visibly smooth, clarify and decongest the complexion.
*Proven via independent consumer study conducted over 4 weeks on 50 participants with sensitive, blemish-prone skins.
How It Works
With Press & Clear, we recognise that blemish-prone skin IS sensitive skin. Overloading the skin, particularly sensitive, blemish-prone skin, with high strength blemish treatments can result in an impaired skin barrier. Skin becomes susceptible to damage, inflammation and further breakouts. At Medik8, we intricately formulated Press & Clear to deliver incredible results with daily use, whilst supporting the skin barrier to maintain a healthy complexion.
Maximum strength BHA (2%) salicylic acid is oil soluble and able to penetrate deep into pores to break down blockages which can lead to blemishes and congestion. Our blemish hero, it promotes a visibly decongested, clarified complexion. Salicylic acid is optimally delivered with our gentle-release, crystal encapsulation system. This slowly releases the salicylic acid to avoid any discomfort on sensitive, vulnerable skins, whilst maintaining power.
Press & Clear has a very skin-friendly pH of ~5.5. Whilst other exfoliating acids, such as AHAs, require low pHs to work on the skin, salicylic acid is special as it is an effective exfoliant at both low and more neutral pHs. Our balanced pH contributes to the non-stinging, gentle experience when using Press & Clear.
Brightening active, tranexamic acid, works to visibly even the skin tone, minimising the appearance of stubborn post-blemish marks and imperfections.
Sake extract and aloe vera soothe and hydrate the skin, offsetting any dryness that has occurred during and post-blemish. The skin barrier is nourished and supported; resilient to future breakouts.
How To Use
Unlock by twisting the top half of the pump anti-clockwise until it clicks to activate.
After cleansing in the morning and/or evening, hold a facial pad (reusable is best) firmly over Press & Clear 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 secure. Store out of direct sunlight.
We advise new users to apply once a day and note the skin’s response, then use up to twice daily.
Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
Decongesting and exfoliating from within the pore, salicylic acid promotes a visibly clarified complexion. Encapsulation technology gently delivers salicylic acid into the skin, for comfortable daily use even on sensitive complexions.
2% Tranexamic Acid
A brightening ingredient which works to even areas of uneven skin tone, and can help to minimise the appearance of post-blemish imperfections and dark spots.
Derived from fermented rice water and rich in natural amino acids, nourishing sake extract works to hydrate and support the natural skin barrier for healthier, softer skin.
A naturally-derived ingredient which helps to soothe the skin, keeping it feeling calm and hydrated.Full Ingredients
- NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE
- PARABEN FREE
- VEGAN FRIENDLY
- ZIPPER DONATION
- NO SYNTHETIC COLOURS
- NO PHTHALATES
- ALCOHOL FREE
- CRUELTY FREE
Used in Professional Treatments
Boost the results of Press & Clear
Visit a Medik8 expert for a detailed skin consultation and experience one of our results-driven facials or peels. Read more about our treatments here.
Clarity Professional Skin Peel
This peel contains a powerful blend of exfoliating acids that sink deep into pores to effectively clarify and decongest the appearance of the complexion. Rapidly brings visible blemishes under control and reduces the risk of future breakouts.
The Science Behind
“The Press & Clear formula has an optimised pH of ~5.5, to remain aligned with the natural pH of the skin ensuring a comfortable experience when using the toner.
Many other BHA toners use low pHs, to follow the traditional theory that for an exfoliating acid to work, it requires a low pH to ‘activate’ within the skin. This is true for many acids, such as glycolic acid and gluconolactone. However, salicylic acid is unique in that it is proven to be just as effective an exfoliation agent at a neutral pH, as it has at a low pH.
Hence, in Press & Clear we use a more neutral pH of 5.5 to match that of skin; retaining the power of the salicylic acid while leaving it more suitable for sensitive, blemish-prone skin types. Our non-stinging, balanced pH formula is proven to deliver an incredibly soothing and refreshing experience on delicate, blemish-prone skins.”
Daniel Isaacs, Medik8 Director of Research
Gentle-Release Salicylic Acid
Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Glycereth-26, Salicylic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Cyclodextrin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lecithin, Oryza Sativa Lees Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pullulan, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol, Buteth-3, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Tributyl Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.