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Medik8: The Ultimate Nighttime Routine

Medik8: The Ultimate Nighttime Routine
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The idea of “beauty sleep” isn’t a total myth. During those precious hours, your skin works hard to rejuvenate after a full day of exposure to the elements. Overnight, your skin is the most active and the most committed to recuperating. As we know, sleep is essential, but there’s a reason we spend time on our skincare at night—and it’s to support this process. 

It can be hard to curate a go-to nighttime skincare routine, especially when you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, with products carefully curated by their in-house experts, Medik8 is there for your skin overnight with unwavering, visible results. 


Micellar Mousse 

Medik8’s Micellar Mousse is the perfect start to your routine. The beautifully creamy yet light-as-air formula effortlessly rinses dirt and makeup away without the need for cotton pads. Featuring deeply cleansing olive oil-infused micelles, with antioxidant moringa seed extract, this gentle yet effective formula leaves the complexion feeling nourished, hydrated and visibly refreshed. 


Press and Glow (Exfoliating Acid) 

Press and Glow is your every day, twice a day, acid toner. Gentle, hydrating, and non-sticky, it features hydrating PHA (polyhydroxy acid) gluconolactone which leaves your skin glowing and smooth. It works perfectly with your vitamin A, which we recommend for enhanced results. 


Liquid Peptides 

Medik8’s Liquid Peptides serum effortlessly helps to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles with their innovative 30% peptide cocktail. The cutting-edge formula created with hyaluronic acid targets visible signs of aging and infuses the skin with lasting moisture. 


Crystal Retinal 

Crystal Retinal is a Medik8 cult-favorite vitamin A serum and a key part of any nighttime routine. Retinal (retinaldehyde) delivers results up to eleven times faster than the classic form of vitamin A (retinol)* and smooths skin texture while visibly reducing the appearance of any fine lines or wrinkles. To ensure your skin is kept comfortable while the retinal goes to work, the active is delivered in a crystal encapsulation and is time released throughout the night. Retinaldehyde promotes a visibly healthy, decongested skin appearance, unlike other forms of Vitamin A. 


Crystal Retinal is available in four strengths. Medik8 recommends starting with Crystal Retinal 3, moving up to Crystal Retinal 6, and finally Crystal Retinal 10 if you wish when your skin is ready and able to handle the higher concentration. For sensitive skin, Medik8’s Crystal Retinal 1 is gentle and the perfect fit. 


Advanced Night Ceramide 

Medik8’s Advanced Night Ceramide is the final step in your routine. Designed to follow vitamin A serums, it’s your go-to night cream after using Crystal Retinal. Infused with a blend of ceramides in a ratio optimized in Medik8’s in-house labs, the luxurious cream works to moisturize your skin throughout the night. The cream features their Midnight Complex, made with antioxidants saskatoon berry and dragon fruit extract, which helps support the skin’s natural processes during your sleep. Advanced Night Ceramide is their signature night cream and the perfect way to end your well-rounded nighttime routine. 


*G. Seigenthaler et al., Biochemical Journal, 1990, 268, pp 371-378 

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