Medik8 relaunches its hydrating H.E.O. Mask


Medik8 has relaunched its H.E.O. Mask, now packaged in two tubes for optimal product benefit delivery.

This two-step overnight solution replenishes moisture levels in both dry and extremely dehydrated skin types. The combination of humectants, emollients, and occlusives in this solution works in synergy to increase the skin's moisture levels, helping to repair the skin barrier, and prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL). 

“Combined together in an optimised ratio, this powerhouse trio provides the ultimate solution for dry and dehydrated skin,” explains Daniel Isaacs, Medik8's Director of Research. “Humectants are conditioning agents that regulate moisture levels in the skin. They're able to retain that moisture and immobilise water molecules, keeping them within the skin in order to maintain and boost hydration levels.

"Emollients, on the other hand, are long chains of saturated fatty acids which utilise their skin-identical lipid properties to form a waterproof barrier in the upper layers of the skin, " Daniel adds. "This helps to repair the skin's barrier function which is essential for keeping the skin hydrated and healthy. Finally, occlusives are mainly oil-based and are made up of large molecules that are too big to penetrate the skin and instead maintain the moisture content of the skin by reducing transepidermal water loss."

H.E.O. Mask is now packaged in two tubes; one of which contains the cooling, water-based gel while the other holds the nourishing cream. As with all Medik8 formulas, the product is 100% cruelty-free and vegan as well.

The H.E.O Mask can be recommended for those with dry, dehydrated skin as well as anyone looking for an extra boost of long-lasting moisture. It can also be used to prepare the skin before a big event or to intensely soothe the complexion following exposure to the sun or cold weather.