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Medik8 was born out of a passion to strive for better skin health. Carefully developed with expertise and precision, the full range features 6 solutions that focus on common skin challenges. From anti-aging, pore refining, blemishes to pigmentation and redness, there’s a solution to suit every skin type.

Research sits at the heart of the brand. Based on a tailor-made UK superlab, Medik8 consistently develop never-seen-before technologies that maximise the health and vibrancy of skin. Founder and biochemist, Elliot Isaacs crafts each product with pharmaceutical-grade precision, so you can rest assured you’re receiving high-quality formulations that will make a real, noticeable difference to your skin.

Every product combines great texture, sublime fragrance, and powerful ingredients alongside cutting-edge science. So you can enjoy a pampering beauty ritual while experiencing professional skincare results. This is how Medik8 is able to promise beautiful skin for life.

Testing & Clinical Studies

All ingredients we use must be clinically tested and backed up by original research in order for us to consider using them in a formulation. The formulation process begins with extensive market research. Our formulators use this research to pull together the ingredients they want to include in the product. They study its claims, regulations, and clinical data to prove its effectiveness. The formulators then make version 1 of the product and begin consumer testing. After initial consumer feedback, the formulators keep improving the product until it meets all of our specifications and expectations. This process of testing and reformulating can take months on end until we find the perfect solution. We are simply incapable of producing second rate or ‘good enough’ – it’s just not in our DNA.

Once the product has been finalised, it undergoes at least 3 months of stability testing under various market conditions; checking it is fit for the market. Depending on the type of formulation, it may also be sent for additional external testing to ensure it meets all of our requirements.

When the product has passed all stability testing, we hold clinical studies at our labs in the UK in order to assess the final formulation’s action within human skin. Often these involve taking before and after images as well as including questionnaires to the participants about their enjoyment and experience with the product. As a result, we find real evidence that our products will provide the desired results we strive for. Findings of our clinical studies represent how products will perform in the real world, during professional treatments and at home.

Science vs Nature

Nature offers us a lot of gifts that are highly effective in skincare. But the line between science and nature isn’t always as black and white as it may seem. Many effective and safe ingredients in skincare are found in nature, for example, vitamin A and vitamin C, but in order to extract the part of an ingredient that works on the skin, it requires a scientific process.

Sustainability is also key to the beauty industry. When we choose to use natural ingredients they are often unsustainable. So in order to protect the earth’s natural environment, it may be better to use a version of the ingredient which has been formulated in a lab, ensuring its safety and efficacy.

At Medik8, we strive to find a balance. If there is a scientific ingredient that provides more effective results and is backed by clinical data then we will use it, but if there is a natural alternative that has the same effects, we will always go for the latter.

What goes inside Medik8

With years of formulation experience, we know exactly what should be in and what should be left out of a formulation. We are always learning and constantly seeking to improve our products.

There are thousands of active ingredients available. Excellence comes from not just the selection of these actives, but the way they are put together into a formula. Each of the Medik8 solutions has a core ingredient range that features in every product. For example, oxyresveratrol is used throughout our brightening solutions and salicylic acid is a key decongesting ingredient in our blemishes solution. Our ingredients are scrupulously hand-picked based on their research-backing, affinity for the skin and exceptional effects on the complexion.

With years of formulation experience, we know exactly what should be in and what should be left out of a formulation. We are always learning and constantly seeking to improve our products.

Ingredient Choice

We carefully research each and every ingredient that we choose to put into our formulations. This involves studying research that proves the ingredient has the desired effect and, of course, checking all regulatory aspects. We assess its safety data alongside the general internet response to the ingredient and weigh this up against its claims before allowing it in our formulations. This means you get only the best.

Using only skin-safe ingredients, we avoid anything which is deemed unsafe or unfriendly by the EU. We are also SLS-free, free from phthalates, and try to avoid synthetic fragrance and colour wherever possible.


We are happy to be 100% paraben-free. Preservatives are an essential part of any cosmetic formulation – they stop our products from deteriorating over time. And although the majority of preservatives are found to be safe, we would rather find alternative solutions. We have replaced parabens with alternative preservation systems to keep our products safe and stable.


Small Batch Production

Intricate formulas require care to produce. Handcrafted in small batches, Medik8 serums guarantee freshness and potency. Many effective ingredients in skincare are unstable and difficult to work with, so having a hands-on approach ensures each customer benefits from powerful and effective formulas. Providing lab-fresh products to customers is one example of the many ways Medik8 ensures freshness and potency of all our formulas.


We understand that having a beauty regime filled with vegan skincare is beneficial for the planet and your skin. All Medik8 products can be used by vegans and do not contain any animal ingredients


As per European regulation, we never test on animals. And we never ask any other company to test on our behalf. Unfortunately, many of the most common ingredients used in cosmetics have been tested on animals in the past (never by us). But testing on animals has been banned in the EU for over 15 years, and the latest EU cosmetic regulations (2013) prevent the use of ingredients tested on animals after the cut off date. We take the matter of checking our compliance very seriously as an integral part of our product development and supplier selection process. We look forward to the day when animal testing is banned worldwide, forever.


We are very aware that some of our customers will have specific allergies which they need to look out for. Some of our products contain nut or wheat derivatives and we would always suggest thoroughly checking the ingredients list on the product if you have allergies. Ingredients lists can be found on our product pages as well as our ingredient glossary for more detailed descriptions of some of our key actives. Or best of all, you can contact our helpful customer care team if you need advice on which products are best for your clients.



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