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Best of 2013: Product of the Year and a Recap of All Winners

Medik8 Firewall

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December 17, 2013 Reviewed by Marta 3 Comments

And the winner for Best of 2013: Product of the Year is...

Medik8 Firewall ($145 in the shop) is, without a doubt, this year's standout product.  Call me bold, but considering its perfect five out of five star reviews from every reviewer in the shop, I think the TIA community stands behind me on this winner.

For those of you who are new to this heavy-hitting, antioxidant-packed anti-ager, allow me to cut straight to the car chase. Medik8 Firewall works. It really works. It really, really works.  OK. I suppose you'd like a little more detail, so we'll flashback to some time ago.

I must admit, I approached Medik8 Firewall with some trepidation. The name is silly, there is a gimmicky 'dual chamber' system and, by the company's own admission, half the ingredients are there as a smoke screen to deter competitors from hacking their secret, patent-pending sauce.  It all seemed, if you had asked me, to be too gimmicky to be true. I've (mostly) changed my tune.

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Daily application on the right side of my face during my first month of use produced appreciably noticeable results. The biggest change is that my skin is much, much firmer. In a side-by-side pinch test, it puts the left side of my face to flabby shame. The beginnings of a nasolabiol groove are diminished. Crow's feet are smoothed out. Overall skin tone isn't bad, but I'd have to say that this isn't this potion's forte. At least for me, Firewall is a little drying and I've found that I need to follow with a moisturizer.

So what are the actives that pack Medik8 Firewall's punch? Well, first it contains several forms of copper. Copper is the key mineral in lysyl oxidase, an enzyme which weaves together collagen and elastin, and there is a mountain of research on how topical applications of copper heal wounds. Also on the of-high-interest list is Liprochroman-6, a free radical savenger that's listed here as dimethylmethoxy chromanol. I wager that this is going to be an antioxidant to watch and that it will start showing up more and more in high-end, anti-aging potions.

Ingredients in Medik8 Firewall: Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Isopropyl Myristate, Superoxide Dismutase, Copper Glycinate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, L-ergothioneine, N-acetyl Cysteine, Polyolprepolymer-2, Proply Gallate, Sodium Metabisulphate, Copper Ferment, Copper Gluconate, Niacinamide, Trehalose, Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Colloidal Copper, C13-14 Isoparafin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panax Ginseng Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Triethanolamine, Ceteareth 20, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Aminobutyric Acid, Aloe Barbadendsis Leaf Juice, Laureth-7, Jojoba Seed Oil, Copper Pca, Allantoin Bp, Sodium Benzoate, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazoline


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  • January 15, 2014

    by Amy

    (5 out of 5)

    My oily-yet-dehydrated acne-prone skin really likes Medik8 Firewall! Only half-way through my first bottle so too soon to tell any major results yet but my skin loves the way this product goes on and absorbs, and it handles the ingredients very well. I use a retinoid from my dermatologist at night and this plays well with that. This is a treatment product and definitely requires a moisturizer on top, even with oily skin. Fingers crossed for excellent long-term results but loving it so far!

  • December 24, 2013

    by Marta

    Sarita, I don't think that this would be a problem with Medik8 Firewall. I have breakout prone skin and have never had any issues with it. And no reports from other users so far either.

  • December 24, 2013

    by Sarita Coren

    This product sounds fantastic! I want to try it but my skin tends to get blackheads and blemishes so easily. Do you think that would be an issue with this product?

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