Medik8 - Pore Minimising Tonic

Medik8 Pore Minimising Tonic

PROMISES
FULFILLED
85 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
+ 2 more
Key ingredients
  • lactic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • arginine
  • glycerin
  • mandelic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate
+ 4 more
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Pore Minimising Tonic"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (gluconolactone, mandelic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliation is absolutely vital for a youthful-looking, clear and visibly pore-free complexion."
WIMJ summary

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

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The refreshing tonic improves skin tone and texture; leaving a flawless base and naturally healthy glow."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone, mandelic acid

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliation is absolutely vital for a youthful-looking, clear and visibly pore-free complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconolactone, mandelic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Hyaluronic Acid helps to lock in moisture for a deeply hydrated finish, warding away dryness and dehydration to improve the texture and feel of skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. 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. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (thioctic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
mandelic acid
Has skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
gluconolactone
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin

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