Medik8 H.E.O Mask
Step one: the cooling blue gel instantly replenishes skin with moisture; employs multi-weight hyaluronic acid, glycerin, natural moisturising factors (NMF) and other proven humectants to draw in water molecules into the upper skin layers. Step two: a rich velvety cream that secures this moisture and improves skin's natural ability to retain water; infused with high levels of emollients like squalane and ceramides to feed the natural skin barrier alongside dimethicone, a well proven occlusive, which forms a protective layer on the surface to limit transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
DIRECTIONS: After cleansing in the evening, as the last step in your skincare routine, apply the blue gel of H.E.O. Mask to face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the eye area. Allow to absorb for a few minutes then gently massage the white cream of H.E.O. Mask into the same areas. Leave on overnight, and cleanse as usual in the morning. Apply 2-3 times a week or as required. As always, a patch test is recommended prior to first use.
Multi-weight hyaluronic acid - Able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid sinks easily into the skin where it draws moisture to itself, leaving the skin both plumped and supple.
Glycerin - A small yet powerful molecule and arguably the most well proven humectant across skin research. Draws water to itself from the lower layers of the skin.
Natural Moisturising Factors - Found naturally in the stratum corneum, Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) work to bind and hold water in the skin. NMF levels in the skin decline as we age, therefore NMF components, such as urea, amino acids and sodium PCA are useful to restore hydration in more mature skin .
Blue Sea Kale - A water soluble marine plant extract derived from Crambe Maritima. Helps to stimulate natural hyaluronic acid synthesis.
Ceramides - A selection of lipids naturally found in the waterproof barrier that sits on top of the upper layers of the skin. Ceramides are essential for retaining water, regulating cells and helping to repair the skin’s natural protective shield.
Squalane - An almost skin-identical lipid, squalane helps to restore the skin’s defences and deeply moisturises the complexion.
Dimethicone - Its water repelling properties prevents moisture from escaping at the skin’s surface. The large molecules form a vapour permeable barrier over the skin, allowing skin to breathe while preventing moisture loss.