Medik8 Hydr8 (Normal to Oily Skin) is a light Pro-Collagen daily hydrating formula with an intensive moisturising and revitalising effect. Contains advanced, clinically tested ingredients in proven concentrations designed to provide cellular protection and hydration, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reducing the visible signs of ageing. Specially designed for normal to oily skin.
Hydr8 SPF 25 for Normal to Oily Skin provides the skin with numerous nutritional ingredients, such as Centella Asiatica and Panax Ginseng Extracts, visibly improving the condition and appearance of the skin. A special blend of humectants called Moisture Magnet increase the cells capability of binding water and enable their proper functionality while multiple vector antioxidants, including the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), scavenge harmful free-radicals.
The oil-free base of Hydr8 SPF 25 for Normal to Oily Skin will suit even the most demanding oily and combination skin.
The formula is enriched with our unique Pre-SPF complex containing Ectoin, which protects the skin from solar damage without blocking UV. Ectoin is a natural substance containing strong DNA and cell membrane protectant properties against the damaging effects of UV. Ectoin prevents damage to Langerhans cells, which exercise one of the fundamental roles in the cells metabolism. It induces fast formation to Heat-Shock proteins (HSP) under stress, reduces the formation of sunburn cells and reduces the chemical and physical damage to cell membranes.
Thanks to its Retinyl Palmitate content, Hydr8 SPF 25 shows the ability to trigger collagen. Retinyl Palmitate is a fat based form of vitamin A, which transforms on the skin into well known anti-ageing active- Retinol. Since Retinyl Palmitate loses its potency when exposed to sun light, the formula has been additionally strengthened by light-weight sunscreen SPF25.
Immune Protection - Prevents damage to Langerhans cells
Membrane Protection - Reduces chemical and physical damage to cell membranes
Cell Protection - Induces fast formation of Heat-Shock proteins (HSP) under stress
Dehydration Protection - Preserves the moisture content of the skin
UV Protection - Reduces the formation of sunburn cells
Results And Science
Ectoin or Medik8 Pre-SPF has completed a new clinical study in Germany, the results of which add to the growing weight of evidence supporting Medik8's decision to spearhead Hydr8 with Pre-SPF. The aim of the study was to assess an Ectoin formulation with regards to the anti-aging properties.
The study was designed as a monocentric, randomized, double-blind application test, in order to ensure the compatibility and efficacy of Ectoin in comparison to vehicle emulsion. A total of 104 voluntary healthy female test subjects were included in the study. Moisturising properties as well as other parameters of skin aging, like skin texture and skin elasticity, were determined for treatment A (vehicle) and treatment B (2% Ectoin) versus an untreated control. Statistical evaluations according to the Wilcoxon rank-sum test indicate a general preference for Ectoin treatment by the test subjects in both the application and the efficacy tests. None of the participating test subjects had any side effects throughout the study. (Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2007;20;211-218).
In terms of anti-ageing properties, previous in vitro studies could be confirmed by this clinical trial, clarifying that the natural cell protection of Ectoin is transferable to skin care with multitude benefits.
All Hydr8 products contain the Pre-SPF Ectoin, plus the powerful antioxidant enzyme - Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A). The skin's own cellular DNA and Langerhans cells are protected from ultraviolet radiation induced damage and consequent premature ageing.
Langerhans cells exercise a key function in the skin's immune system. However, they are particularly sensitive to UV-induced stress. This test shows the protective effect of Medik8 Hydr8:
Apply twice daily to clean dry skin (or in the morning only if using a Night Hydr8 product in the evening). Apply sparingly to the face & neck area, avoiding upper & lower eyelids and lips. Allow Hydr8 to absorb before applying other sunscreen products and/or make up, if desired.
In the event of continuous direct sun exposure, re-apply SPF products every four hours or after swimming,
We endorse the use of sun protection.
Aqua (Water), Saccharide Isomerate, Cyclomethicone, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polyacrylamide, Nylon-12, Ectoin, Superoxide Dismutase, Retinyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cocoglycerides, Benzophenone-3, Cyclopentasiloxanes, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol, Phenoxyethanol, Laureth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polysilicone, Glycerin, Aminobutyric Acid, Barium Sulfate, Panax Ginseng Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola).
Key active highlights
For full details on the key actives and bases, please see the Medik8 ingredient sheets or contact us for more information.
Pre-SPF - Ectoin
Vitamin A Palmitate
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) -