Medik8’s Press & Glow is a daily resurfacing PHA toner which removes the upper layers of dead skin from the surface of the complexion resulting in visibly brighter, more even toned and hydrated skin. Press & Glow makes gentle daily exfoliation possible without over sensitising the skin and keeping the skin barrier healthy.
Gentle alternative to AHA or BHA toners.
Non-sticky, non-drying, non-irritating.
Sustainable - Refill available, reusable pump - use the pump up to 5 times.
Press & Glow works in tune with Medik8 vitamin A so you can boost your results without sensitising the skin. Visibly radiant skin has never been easier.
Hydrating and super gentle formula can be used everyday, twice a day.
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 turnover. This can help improve the clarity and luminosity of the skin, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ideal for reducing visible signs of skin irritation and enhancing the skin’s moisture retention properties, as well as helping to prevent free radical damage.
It can help to protect the skin from free radical damage.
Unlock by twisting the top half of the pump anti-clockwise until it clicks to activate.
After cleansing in the morning and evening, hold a facial pad (reusable is best) 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 secure.
For Press & Glow Refill, transfer the pump saved from your previous Press & Glow bottle onto the Press & Glow Refill.
Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.com.au/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
All skins. This everyday, twice a day exfoliating acid toner is the perfect addition to any skincare routine. 96% of sensitive skins found that Press & Glow was gentle on the skin, with no stinging sensations** that are common with acid toners.
Balance is key when it comes to exfoliation; overuse of powerful exfoliating acids everyday can often lead to sensitisation of the skin and premature skin ageing. PHAs are made up of larger molecules than other exfoliating acids, meaning they do not penetrate into the skin as deeply and instead work on the surface of the skin. This makes PHAs the perfect match for those with sensitive skin, who want to achieve true daily exfoliation while keeping their skin barrier healthy.
Gluconolactone is a high-performing PHA which breaks down the glue between dead skin cells so they are shed off with ease to reveal that covetable, glowing skin surface. As PHAs are humectant ingredients (water-loving), they help to hydrate the skin during exfoliation for ultimate comfort during and after use.
Gluconolactone is 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.
Prickly pear extract helps to boost the activity of natural exfoliation enzymes, allowing the skin exfoliation cycle to return to a more youthful pace. This again works in conjunction with vitamin A.
Aloe vera and acai extract use their calming properties to reduce visible redness, 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.
*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.
One of the major components of our natural extracellular matrix, helping to maintaining a firm and supple complexion, while providing intense hydration to the skin.
Hesperidin helps to stimulate blood circulation encouraging detoxification around the eye area to eliminate the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Hesperidin is also used as a brightening agent as it helps to suppress the transport of melanosomes to stop aggregations of melanin in the skin, leading to a reduction in pigmentation and dark circles.
Ideal for reducing the appearance of puffiness and darkness under the eyes. Able to shrink the blood vessels underneath the eye, it diminishes dark circles while firming and lifting the entire eye area.
Helps to shield against damaging environmental pollutants, able to form a film over the skin, Moringa acts as an ‘urban shield’ to bat away pollution particles before they can create free radicals leading to premature ageing and photo damage.
Blocks the glycation process and prevent A.G.E.s from being formed, inhibiting the process which causes fine lines and wrinkles. Carnosine also helps protects the skin from infrared rays which leaves collagen untouched for firm, smooth skin.
CHEMICAL ORGANIC FILTERS:
Tinosorb S, Uvinul T150, Uvinul A Plus, Eusolex 232
Mode of action:
Absorbs UV rays, converting them into heat energy.