Medik8 is a pioneering skin research company, working in the field of 'sensitive skin green cosmeceuticals'. When using Medik8, this equates to results... without the irritation!
Medik8 products will only ship within Australia.
There is a myth that has been circulating for a while now, which says that a product designed for sensitive skin would be less effective simply because it is less irritating. The joy for sensitive skins is that latest independent research finds the opposite. Most skin is sensitive, it is just to what degree that distinguishes it from others. People of all ages and skin types can periodically suffer from sensitive skin, making them particularly susceptible to certain irritating cosmeceutical ingredients. Medik8 recognises that people with sensitive skin and redness can also have oily, dry or combinations skin which is why the Medik8 range for sensitive skin encompasses all skin types rather than offering one sensitive option. The challenge for Medik8 is to make effective professional skincare formulae less aggressive without reducing potency.
Medik8 has been able do this in many ways, for example using film-encapsulation, chirally correct actives, non-acid derivatives and patented anti-erythema technologies.
In the late 1990’s Dr Elliot Issacs’ sister began to develop a skin redness that would not go away. One skin cream she used appeared to contain the right anti-inflammatory actives but paradoxically seemed to be causing more irritation than it calmed.
In between returning from 4 years of travelling in Asia and embarking upon his yet undecided career, he decided to investigate this problem and see if he could make a better product using the small lab in his father’s pharmacy. Weeks turned to months and with the eventual success in calming his sister’s redness, the decision to get more involved in skincare and to manufacture this cream formula was taken.
Several years passed satisfying regulatory steps until Medik8 launched Red Alert® in 2004.
The First Green Cosmeceutical
Medik8 uses bio-available ingredients
Green chemistry technologies eg using plant emulsifiers to facilitate cold processing, saving energy
Carbon neutral packaging (FSC approved)
Follows guidelines on US Environmental Protection Agency on green chemistry
Fair Trade partners
Donates 10 litres of water to Africa, via World Vision, for every 1 litre they use in production
No parabens or petrochemicals
No SLES, SLS or soap
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