Driven by a passion to strive for better skin health and facilitated by a background in physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry, Elliot Isaacs founded Medik8 in order to deliver results-driven formulas, informed by proven science. Firm in the belief that the perfect skin care routine should be simple yet structured, the Medik8 CSA philosophy was coined in 2009; advocating that the pillars of your regimen should include vitamin C and sunscreen by day, and vitamin A by night.
With a cool, hyaluronic acid-infused gel to feed your skin with moisture and a ceramide-rich cream to fend against water loss, this two-step overnight H.E.O. Mask from Medik8 reveals beautifully supple, smooth skin, come morning.
Standing for 'Hydrators', 'Emollients' and 'Occlusives', this intensive treatment is the culmination of Medik8's three-part theory for absolute hydration; hydrators, such as hyaluronic acid, draw water upwards from the lower layers of the skin to the dehydrated upper layers and draw in water molecules from the air; emollients reinforce your skin's protective barrier to prevent water loss and shield against irritation; large- molecule occlusives sit on top of your skin to provide a physical barrier to block water loss. The first step is a cooling gel that's infused with multi-weight hyaluronic acid, glycerin, natural moisturising factors (NMF) and other humectants to draw in moisture. It's followed up by a rich velvety cream that locks in this moisture and improves your skin's natural ability to retain water. With high levels of emollients like squalane and ceramides to feed the natural skin barrier alongside dimethicone, a well-proven occlusive, it forms a protective veil that limits transepidermal water loss (TEWL). This one is for all of the dehydrated and persistently dry skin types out there!
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
After cleansing in the evening, as the last step in your routine, apply the blue gel of H.E.O. Mask to face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the eye area. Allow to absorb for a few minutes then gently massage the white cream of H.E.O. Mask into the same areas. Leave on overnight, and cleanse as usual in the morning. Apply 2-3 times a week or as required. As always, a patch test is recommended prior to first use.
Step One - Gel
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Glucoside, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Crambe Maritima (Sea Kale) Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Gardenia Florida (Cape Jasmine) Extract
Step Two - Cream
Aqua, Squalane, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Cetearyl Olivate, Linoleic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, C12-16 Alcohols, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Olivate, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide