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Medik8 Beta Gel Blemish Gel

by Medik8

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Medik8 Beta Gel
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Size: 0.5 oz (15 ml)

Medik8 Beta Gel Blemish Gel is formulated to fight blemishes by penetrating deep into the pores to calm skin inflammation and congestion while also reducing blackheads. Key actives in this spot treatment include salicylic acid, azelaic acid and niacinamide to help to reduce acne-causing bacteria and soothe problem skin. This treatment wears well under makeup and does not contain benzoyl peroxide or sulphur derivatives.

Note: The Medik8 Beta Gel has been recently reformulated and is currently being tested.

TIA Review by Christina:
I was lucky enough to be chosen to review Medik8 BetaGel On The Spot Exfoliator. I have been wanting to try this product for quite some time because of the pure ingredients, but I was so put off by the price, I just couldn't do it. So, when I received the email letting me know the fabulous news, I was so psyched.

I am a Licensed Esthetician (have been for four years now) and have access to most anything I want, but I have still struggled with finding the perfect regimen for my finicky, easily irritated, unreliable, breakout prone skin. I have dealt with breakouts/acne since I was in eighth grade, and am now 32. Combating pimples and aging is one of the most difficult things to do.

As, I said earlier, I have had my eye on this product for a bit. One of the main ingredients, niacinamide, is antibacterial and fabulous for acne and hyperpigmentation; it increases ceramics in the skin, assisting with a healthy barrier. Azelaic, which is the second active ingredient, and the third in the ingredient deck, is also antibacterial and helps with hyperpigmentation of the skin. It is also soothing and in many products prescribed for rosacea. Next is Salicylic Acid, a beta hydroxy acid that exfoliates to keep the skin clear and can actually penetrate oil, which other hydroxy acids cannot.

Luckily for me, my actual blemishes are small and are typically controlled to a single area, but they are very persistent, I have blackheads on my nose and chin, and I also have melasma from years of birth control use. That being said, I need something that addresses my hyperpigmentation and breakouts, and this is exactly what the ingredients in this formula promise to deliver. The formula is like an essential oil (it does contain rosemary ess oil), is very thin and watery and comes in a glass dropper jar. I put a single drop on my fingertips and rub it into an area on my face. The product can be used as a spot treatment or as an all-over treatment. Now, let me say, they have currently changed the formula effective this month. My review is on the old formula with the dropper. From what Medik8 told me directly, it is now in an actual gel and some of the ingredients have changed, but it still has all of the actives from the old formula I am reviewing.

So would I purchase this again? Yes, if it were on sale. It really did help reduce the redness from my blemishes overnight, which is an amazing feat, it felt clean and absorbed very quickly and did not dry my skin at all — not even once, and I was using it daily at night. I used it for more than a month before writing this review, and I still have a little over half left, which is fabulous. I was thinking it would go so fast because of its small size, but I only use about six to eight drops every night. I am a bit sad that they reformulated it, but who knows? Maybe the new formula is an improvement. I would try it after this bottle is finished.

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Our Take...

by Christina As some of you may know, I reviewed the old/original formula of Medik8 betaGel ($68 in the shop), which I was really impressed with. As I explained in my original review, I am 32 years old with finicky, easily irritated, unreliable, breakout-prone skin. When Truth in Aging contacted me... Read Full Article

Your Take...

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Please bring the spot exfoliator gel back. It worked so well on my dull troubled skin.

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    Unfortunately, this product did not work for me. I have the newer version, the gel that comes into a tube. It's thicker than the old version and it is easier to apply on a small area. It has quality ingredients and it is definitely non drying. However, it has not helped with either pimples or the bumps that I get on my chin every month which I believe are hormonal. The price is high for only 0.5 oz but I thought it would be worth it if it helped with these little cysts which eventually get red and become the focus of my entire face. I tried it for several months on at least 8 such cysts and the gel has not reduced their size or their redness. Also, most of them did turn into pimples after a few days despite being covered in the gel twice a day. I kept putting the gel over pimples as well and did not see an improvement. I also tried smearing the gel over my entire chin but the cysts still kept coming around the same time every month.

    While this is unrelated to the review for the Medik8 gel, the one thing that seems to have prevented the chin bumps from reliably showing up every month is using the Innarah Daily Treatment Solution every morning. This has kept my chin clear, faded some old acne scars and reduced the blackheads that I had on my chin.

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I received this in the Discover with Marta collection. I am 58 and have combination/oily skin. I don't break out very often, but I still will get a pimple or 2, especially in hot, humid weather. I used this on a few breakouts and I found the results to be amazing. Within a day or 2 after using this, the pimple was gone. This is something I would not have bought on my own, but I am glad that I have this product for those times when I do break out.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Initially I was confused when trying a sample of this as I expected a gel-like product, similar to many other acne-products. Instead it was more of a slightly oil-like serum, which was fine to use, but just caught me off guard. I applied the product to a recent breakout and found that it helped clear up the area within 1-2 days time. While this was great, I've had the same experience with other acne products, so the price tag didn't make sense at first.

    However, after experimenting a bit more, betaGel really set itself apart from the rest as it is helping fade old acne scars that have been driving me crazy. Incredibly impressive, Medik8.

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Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat, Isopentyldiol, Niacinamide, Azelaic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Octadecendioic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Sodium Metabisulfite, Linalool.
In the morning and/or evening after cleansing, dispense an adequate amount of product onto a clean finger. Gently apply to blemish, rubbing in carefully to maximize penetration. Alternatively, it can be applied to the entire face for a complete spot-fighting treatment, which may cause some localized stinging.
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