I was excited to be given the opportunity to try Medik8 Cream Cleanse (£21.00 or roughly $36), as I'm always on the lookout for a miracle in a jar! And I absolutely love to try new products. I’m 49 with skin that is dry in the winter and oily in the summer months, and it can also be sensitive at times.
I started out using the Medik8 Cream Cleanse in the morning and at night. I had to stop using it that often, though, as it was a little too exfoliating for my skin. I do use Retin-A every other night, so I’m sure that’s why it was too much for my skin. It states on the label that it is a gentle cream cleanser for normal to dry skin and gently exfoliates with mandelic acid.
So I ended up using the cleanser every other night, which worked just fine. The cleanser has a nice silky texture, almost like a cold cream, though not as heavy. It takes off makeup well and doesn't leave a residue when you rinse it off; it leaves skin feeling nice and clean. When you first apply the cleanser, it has a delicious orange scent, which dissipates quickly for those who don't like any scent in their products. The scent comes from the organic orange oil that they use.
Medik8 cream cleanser contains L- Mandelic Acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from bitter almonds. Mandelic acid is used to treat different skin care issues, such as damage from prolonged sun exposure, hyperpigmentation and acne.
It is gentler on the skin than other AHAs and is said to improve texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It does not contain any parabens and is 100% soap free. The finished Medik8 product is not tested on animals, which to me means that the ingredients that they get from their suppliers may be tested on animals. I would have loved to see that the product was not tested on animals from start to finish. Nevertheless, I enjoyed sampling the cleanser and will continue to use it .