Founded by Elliot Isaacs in 2009, Medik8 is a science backed skincare brand that has been making serious waves in the beauty industry. Their range includes toners, moisturisers, and cleansers, which are all formulated with evidence supported, skin boosting ingredients.
Today we're going to be taking an in-depth look at one of the best-selling products, the Surface Radiance Medik8 cleanser. We'll tell you how its potent ingredients deliver softer, brighter, younger looking skin, and share how you can easily incorporate it into your regular skincare routine every day.
The refreshing, exfoliating and age-defying Medik8 Surface Radiance cleanse
Surface Radiance cleanse is formulated with, among others, three particularly powerful ingredients:
- mandelic acid
- lactic acid
- salicylic acid
All three have exfoliating properties which gently remove excess sebum, dirt, and impurities from the skin's pores. They also help to promote cell turnover, which is the process of replacing dead skin with fresh cells, which come to the surface from the lower layers of the epidermis. This is the ultimate goal of all beauty and skincare products, as cell turnover helps to reduce the build up of dead skin cells which cause blemishes and acne, and helps to reduce the appearance of signs of ageing, including dark patches, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Using Medik8 cleanser
Adding this gel cleanser to your usual skincare routine is very simple. It comes in the form of a gel, which, when combined with water, becomes a hydrating lather which deeply exfoliates and nourishes the face, leaving it softer, brighter, and firmer. It is also infused with grapefruit and orange peel oil and extract to deliver a fresh citrus scent, which helps to make skin feel energised and rejuvenated after every wash.
Surface Radiance cleanse should be used slightly differently depending on your individual skin type. If your skin is normal to oily, it's recommended that you use Surface Radiance once or twice a day, in the morning and before bed. Those with drier skin types should use it slightly less frequently - up to twice a week is sufficient to reap the cleanser's skincare benefits.
To use this cleanser, simply follow these steps:
- Lightly wet your face and neck with warm water.
- Squeeze a small amount of Medik8 cleanser into the palm of your hand and massage it gently onto your face, making sure to cover your t-zone, chin, and cheeks. Using light, sweeping movements working upwards from your chest is a good way to ensure even coverage.
- Remove the cleanser by gently splashing your face with water.
- Pat the skin dry, and follow up with a toner and moisturiser as part of your normal routine.