Medik8 - Daily Refresh Balancing Toner

Medik8 Daily Refresh Balancing Toner

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • allantoin
  • alpha-glucan oligosaccharide
  • beta-glucan
  • glycerin
  • inulin
  • +3 more
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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"Clarify and refresh your complexion with Medik8 Daily Refresh Balancing Toner ; an ultra-hydrating, alcohol-free formula that effectively eliminates excess oil and impurities after cleansing."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": allantoin, glycerin.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
5.2% - 7.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.3% - 4.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
2.6% - 3.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
2.2% - 3.2%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
1.5% - 2.2%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 2%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
1.1% - 1.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
0.5% - 1.2%
0.4% - 1%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.01% - 0.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.2%

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