31 March 2017


My skin has been really troubled lately. It always has been, but mostly I've got it under control, with the odd flare up here and there, and that's just what's it has been going through. What I have learnt over the years is to continuously use good skincare, and not just treat, but prevent breakouts from happening in the first place. And to help with that, Medik8 has recently launched a Blemish Starter Kit that contains the key products to help combat blemishes. 

The kit contains; 
  • Medik8 Beta Cleanse - Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser, 40ml 
  • Medik8 Beta Moisturise - Skin Balancing Mattifying Moisturiser, 5ml 
  • Medik8 Hydr8 B5 - Skin Rehydration Serum, 15ml 
  • Medik8 Retinol 3TR - Advanced Night Serum, 3ml 
  • Presented in a cute little cosmetic bag 

The Medik8 Beta Cleanse - Exfoliating Cleanser is a deep anti-bacterial and exfoliating cleanser containing among others salicylic acid, niacinamide, tea tree oil and L-mandelic acid, with the purpose of giving the skin a deep clean by chemically sloughing away dead skin cells and excess dirt, sebum and impurities to leave the skin feeling cleaner deep down every pore, while not stripping it from essential oils or drying it out. The liquid comes out as a foam, and you simply massage it into the skin morning and night. I have used this cleanser previously, and I really like it as I can feel it makes a difference when I use it, and I generally use it not to remove my makeup, but rather as my second cleaner to make sure my skin is clean.

The Medik8 Beta Moisturise - Skin Balancing Mattifying Moisturiser - this is another favourite of mine, which I've used previously (you can check out my full review here). This moisturiser can be used morning and evening, and I love how it immediately mattifies the skin, thus making it perfect to use under makeup too, making it look nice for longer before looking shiny. The moisturiser has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps the skin regenerate and repair the cells for a healthier and cleaner skin. I really love this moisturiser, as unlike other blemish moisturisers it still gives my skin the hydration it needs, while helping to balance the skin and regulate the sebum production, treat and prevent breakouts, all wile being super gentle too.

The Medik8 Hydr8 B5 - Skin Rehydration Serum, is a serum that is to be used on the skin morning and evening after cleansing, either on its own, or prior to moisturising. The serum aims to help the skin retain moisture, and stimulate the skin to regenerate and heal, as well as it has an anti-inflammatory that helps assist in fighting blemish-associated infections by building up antibodies. The serum does take a moment to absorb into the skin, but once it has, it leaves the skin feeling soft and without any oily residue. And it didn't take long before I started noticing that my skin generally looking and feeling smoother and more supple and not to mention more luminous and healthy after using it.

The Medik8 Retinol 3TR - Advanced Night Serum is a 0.3% retinol treatment that is to be introduced gradually a few times a week until your skin is used to it. The serum is to be used at night prior to the Hydr8 B5, and it aims to help reduce the apperance of fine lines and wrinkles and dark spots (as well as any marks left behind after breakouts!), maintain collagen levels, improve skin texture and speed up the skin's natural peeling process of dead skin cells.

It is recommended to consult your GP prior to the use of retinol (vitamin A), if you are pregnant, lactating or taking prescription medication for acne - and as I am currently still breastfeeding, I decided that I did not want to use this serum at this point, but keep it until its safe for me to use - I'm consequently unable to speak of any results at this point.

However all in all I am really impressed with this kit and the products included, as already after a few days, of using the products, my skin is looking so much better, so if your skin is prone to breakouts, I highly recommend that you check out this Blemish Starter Kit from Medik8

Medik8 Blemish Starter Kit - RRP: $59
Available from Active Skin, Adore Beauty, Facial Co, RY, Medik8 Online and select other stockists.

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

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