Press & Glow™
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.
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- KEY BENEFITS
- 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.
- Press & Glow is clinically proven to deliver glowing skin in just 2 weeks.*
- KEY INGREDIENTS
- PHA Gluconolactone, Prickly Pear Extract, Aloe Vera, Acai Extract
Glowing Skin Made Easy
Press & Glow is clinically proven to improve skin glow by 20% in just 4 weeks.*
Gentle Toner for All Skin Types
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.
Smooth & Even
Over time, Press & Glow helps to create a perfected skin surface that has a visibly more even tone.
Perfect Product Pair
The hydrating toner was designed to work in perfect harmony with vitamin A (retinol or retinal products). We recommend Crystal Retinal as Press & Glow's perfect partner, for visibly glowy, smoother, more youthful looking skin.
*Proven via independent clinical study on Press & Glow. Tested on 31 participants over 4 weeks.
**Proven via independent consumer study on Press & Glow. Tested on 54 participants with sensitive skin over 2 weeks.
How It Works
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 for all round skin cell rejuvenation.
Aloe vera and acai extract use their calming properties to take down visible inflammation and 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.
How To Use
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.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
Interested in routines & layering?
Press & Glow features in many of our carefully curated regime guides, including our Beautiful Skin Everyday regime. Click the link for additional product recommendations and easy-to-follow layering advice.
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.
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.
Ideal for reducing skin irritation and enhancing the skin’s moisture retention properties, as well as helping to prevent free radical damage.
It can help to take down inflammation, while protecting the skin from free radical damage.Full Ingredients
- NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE
- PARABEN FREE
- VEGAN FRIENDLY
- ZIPPER DONATION
- NO SYNTHETIC COLOURS
- NO PHTHALATES
- ALCOHOL FREE
- CRUELTY FREE
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The Science Behind
“Polyhydroxy 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 visibly brighter, smoother complexion. PHAs also have powerful humectant properties, meaning they draw moisture from the air into the skin for increased hydration. This results in a gentle, soothing sensation on the skin - without any of the drying or irritating effects that are commonly associated with everyday acid toners.”
Daniel Isaacs, Medik8 Director of Research
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.*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.