Press & Glow™ | 200ml
Daily Exfoliating PHA Tonic
with Enzyme Activator
Experience the power of next generation exfoliating poly hydroxy acids (PHAs) with Press & Glow; the hydrating acid toner that helps to exfoliate the surface of the complexion for noticeable everyday glow.
PHA gluconolactone acts as a moisture magnet to help comfort and hydrate the skin, making the surface exfoliation of the skin effortless. A non-drying, non stingy and non-sticky formula, this is the acid toner with all the power and none of the ouch.
Press & Glow is a juxtaposition of powerful results and a gentle experience, leaving the skin visibly smooth, evenly-toned with a year-round glow. The addition of prickly pear extract helps to induce a more youthful cell renewal process.
Press & Glow works in tune with vitamin A so you can boost your daily glow without sensitising the skin. Glowing skin has never been easier.
Skin is visibly resurfaced, hydrated and smoothed. Over time, Press & Glow helps to create a perfected skin surface which is not only better at absorbing active ingredients like vitamin C and A, but also creates a better base for makeup. It helps to gently lift the appearance of hyperpigmentation and can brighten the skin surface. The complexion is left visibly glowing, soothed and toned. The overall health of the skin is visibly maximised.
|How it works||
Balance is key when it comes to exfoliation; overuse of powerful AHAs everyday can often lead to sensitisation of the skin and premature skin ageing due to the skin’s inability to repair itself. PHAs are made up of larger molecules than AHAs and BHAs, meaning they do not penetrate into the skin as deeply and instead exfoliate the surface of the skin. This makes PHAs the perfect match for those even with sensitive skin, who want to achieve true daily exfoliation while keeping the skin barrier healthy. Gluconolactone is a high-performing PHA which breaks down the glue between dead skin cells whilst effortlessly hydrating the skin due to its humectant (water-loving) properties, ensuring the skin remains cool and comfortable after use. It breaks down the bonds between dead skin cells allowing them to shed off with ease, restoring both texture and tone; unveiling that enviable skin glow. Gluconolactone is clinically proven to work perfectly in partnership with vitamin A, as it can aid the absorption of vitamin A and get the gold-standard anti-ageing ingredient to exactly where it is needed in the skin. Press & Glow also harnesses the powers of prickly pear extract which helps to boost the activity of natural exfoliation enzymes, allowing the skin exfoliation cycle to return to a more youthful pace. This again works well in conjunction with vitamin A for all round skin cell rejuvenation. While the enzymes help to restore the natural exfoliation in the upper layers of the skin, vitamin A helps to boost cell regeneration from the lower layers of the epidermis. Aloe vera and acai extract use their calming properties to visibly take down inflammation and irritation, whilst hydrating the skin.  B. Green et al, Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) Provide Conditioning Effects to Skin Without Increasing Sensitivity to UV Light, American Academy of Dermatology Poster Exhibit: New Orleans, LA, February 22-27, 2002.
|Key ingredients & full ingredients list||
5.5% Gluconolactone – A high performing, water-soluble PHA, gluconolactone converts into gluconic acid to gently exfoliate and hydrate the skin, resulting in a visibly more even, smoother skin surface. Prickly Pear Extract – A natural enzyme activator, it helps to increase the rate of desquamation of the skin, and then the rate of cell renewal. This can help improve the clarity and luminosity of the skin, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Aloe Vera – Ideal for reducing skin irritation and enhancing the skin’s moisture retention properties, as well as helping to prevent free radical damage. Acai Extract – It can help to take down inflammation, while protecting the skin from free radical damage. Aqua (Water), Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Directions Transfer the pump saved from your previous Press & Glow bottle onto the Press & Glow Refill. Twist the top half of the pump anti-clockwise until it clicks to activate. After cleansing in the morning and evening, hold a reusable cotton pad firmly over Press & Glow 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 avoid leakage. Always do a patch test before first use.
“Poly hydroxy acids (PHAs) are a new generation of exfoliating acid. PHAs are different to traditional exfoliating acids, as they have more hydroxyl (OH) groups within their molecular structure. More OH groups make the molecule larger, so they don’t penetrate as much into the lower skin layers. Instead, they work on the skin's surface without disturbing the delicate layers that lie beneath. This ensures optimum skin renewal with minimal irritation. They work by breaking down the 'glue' that binds dull, dead cells to the surface of the skin. This helps to speed up cellular turnover, while revealing a brighter, smoother complexion. PHAs also have powerful humectant properties, meaning they draw moisture from the air into the skin for increased hydration. This ensures PHAs are gentle and soothing on the skin – without any of the drying or irritating effects that are commonly associated with acid toners.” Daniel Isaacs, Director of Research
Boost the results of Press & Glow Visit a Medik8 specialist for a detailed skin consultation and experience one of our relaxing anti-ageing facial treatments. Platinum Facial Our signature facial. A true treatment innovation delivering visible and immediate rejuvenating results. Platinum powder and haritaki superfruit are blended with lifting polysaccharides to visibly plump and firm skin, revealing a more youthful and radiant looking complexion. Rewind Professional Skin Peel A targeted peel that helps to promote collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It fades away imperfections, leaving the skin visibly smoothed and rejuvenated.
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