medik8 hydr8 night resveratrol cell longevity hydrator

Reviewed by TIA Community Member on January 25, 2014


by Carolyn

It was an early Christmas present to be chosen to sample a Medik8 product. At the front end of the 50s, to say I am invested in my anti-aging regimen would be an understatement. Unfortunately, I do not have an unlimited budget to try every brand or Johnny-come-lately miracle cure.

If you have spent any time on Martha’s site, you have heard about the Medik8 product line. For the past month, I have been using Medik8 Hydr8 Night Resveratrol Cell Longevity Hydrator ($68). My skin tends to be dry in the winter. I have lines under my eyes and overall loss of elasticity. The claim-to-fame ingredients in this light, creamy lotion are resveratrol and beta-glucan, the latter of which is touted to support skin texture renewal. They also added some botanical antioxidants, like passionflower and valerian. These are not the heavy hitters of my usual night time routine, but I was committed to follow through. The lotion is light and non-greasy.

Right off the bat I noticed my skin was very soft in the morning. That was nice. It does a good job of hydrating as the name implies. However, for my needs, it just wasn’t enough. After a few weeks, I had to cheat and sneak in a few applications of my Skinfinite Platinum PM Cream 1% Retinol ($79 in the shop). Used alone, perhaps this would be a good lotion for younger skin. It clearly states that this night time lotion is ideally suited for mixing with their Hydr8 B5 Skin Rehydration Solution ($68 in the shop), Retinol 40 Powerful Night Serum ($150) or one of their other targeted products. Had I had the benefit of one of those serums, the outcome surely would have better. Be that as it may, I will still give it thumbs up for the younger ladies who aren’t looking for quite as much magic yet.