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MEDIK8: Press & Glow Daily Exfoliating PHA Tonic


Medik8 was created by Elliott Isaacs, whom after developing an anti-redness product for his sister was inspired to create this cosmeceuticals brand that he built up from a tiny lab in the back of his father’s pharmacy. I am once again thrilled to have this opportunity to try and review a NEW product from a world renowned skincare brand. Continue reading to learn more.

Complement your cleansing regime with a toner. We only make 100% alcohol-free toners to prevent the usual drying and associated excess lipid production, but still offering exceptional refinement properties.” – Medik8.

*Daily Exfoliating PHA Tonic with Enzyme Activator 200ml $55

The press & glow is the next generation hydrating acid toner that claims to help gently exfoliate the surface of the skin to reveal a noticeable everyday glow. It has been formulated with 5.5% gluconolactone which is said to act as a moisture magnet to help hydrate skin while the surface of the skin is exfoliated with comfort and ease. The formula claims to be a non-drying, non-stingy and non-sticky formula. In addition to pha, it also contains active ingredients like vitamins c + a, aloe vera, açai extract and prickly pear extract to help create a base for makeup, but also to help reveal a radiant surface, soothed and toned complexion.

In rotation with other facial toners I am currently using, I prefer to incorporate this toner in my morning skincare routine. I enjoy the way I can access the toner by placing a round makeup pad on the top and easy to press and control the amount of product that is soaked into the cotton pad. I also enjoy how much impurities I see are drawn out and away from my skin overnight. As this is a gentle formula, I haven’t experienced any adverse side effects such as redness, inflammation or itchy skin. It definitely has a non-sticky, non-stingy, and non-drying formulation. This toner keeps my skin feel extra cleansed, soothed, hydrated and my skin appears supple and feel smooth. When I team this product with a skin-brightening serum, my skin appears amplified with a beautifully radiant and healthy-looking complexion. You can bet this product has become a staple in my skincare routines.

You can find a range of Medik8 cosmeceuticals at selected and authorised online retailers like Adore Beauty, Look Fantastic, Oz Hair and Beauty, RY Australia or check your nearest stockist–please visit the brand’s website.


*PR sample for review consideration. All opinions here are 100% mine.

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