13 October 2016


As you may know, one of my favourite and trusted brands is Medik8, so I am always excited when new products are being launched. Today I've put the new Medik8 C-Tetra Vitamin C Day Cream and the Retinol 1TR Vitamin A Renewal Cream to the test.. 

The Medik8 C-Tetra Vitamin C Day Cream is chock full of vitamin C and vitamin E antioxidants to help restore radiance in dull skin, and hydrate and protect against everyday environmental aggressors.

The cream has a very light texture, which is perfect for my combination skin, and it has a gorgeous fresh orange scent that I adore. And how stunning is that orange jar with the silver lid!! 

The cream absorbs quickly into the skin, and leaves is so soft and smooth and clearly hydrated and nourished, and with an immediate glow. And because it leaves absolutely no greasy residue behind on skin, it is also perfect for use under makeup.

The cream is also blended with hyaluronic acid to help support the skin’s natural barrier, as well as give it an energy boost, while brightening it and evening out the skin tone. 


At night, I've been putting the new Medik8 Retinol 1 TR Vitamin A Renewal Cream to the test. This cream has been formulated with advanced encapsulation technology in a 0.1% dosage which is gradually released with unique ‘time-release’ technology allowing for slow delivery into the skin, to reduce irritation, something retinol is otherwise known form.

Vitamin A, or retinol as it is also known as, has been clinically proven to combat the first signs of skin ageing, helping to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, skin tone and texture, while also helping to stimulate cell turnover and intensely nourish the skin.

The cream also contains Hyaluronic Acid add moisture to the skin providing long-term hydration and supports the skin’s elasticity and structure, Glycerin to supports the skin’s natural barrier and boosts moisture levels and Vitamin E to help fight off free radical damage with its powerful antioxidant properties

In spite of it's gentler formulation, it is however recommended to just use twice a week for the first two weeks, every other night for the following two and then move on to use every night, to make sure that the skin gets used to the retinol without any irritation.

Although my skin is fairly used to retinol, I thought that I'd best follow instructions, and did as per above. And after just a few uses, I was so impressed with the results, that I couldn't wait to be able to use it nightly, to speed up the results, but on the other hand, also didn't want to risk any skin reactions, which luckily I didn't.

In the morning after using it, I would simply wake with soft and smooth skin that had not only enjoyed the intense moisture and hence looked more plump, and consequently fine lines appearing to be minimised. But what's more, my skin in general seems to be more even toned too, and have this radiant glow, as if I'd just had the best beauty sleep of my life! The cream is quite rich, but thankfully it hasn’t been a problem at all for my breakout prone skin.

The cream comes in a stunning red jar with a silver lid, and I love the fact that it (and the Vitamin C Cream), but come with a small spatula, so you don’t have to keep digging your fingers into the creams.

Overall, yet another couple of winning products from Medik8, as I really love what they do to my skin, and how dullness seems to fade by the day, and is replaced with a more youthful and glowing skin.

Medik8 Retinol 1TR Vitamin A Renewal Cream - RRP: $75 / 50ml 
Medik8 C-Tetra Cream Vitamin C Day Cream - RRP: $129 / 50ml

Available from
Medik8, RY, Active Skin and Adore Beauty

* Products kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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