Press & Clear
Exfoliating 2% BHA Tonic
Winner of Cosmopolitan's 2022
"Holy Grail Acne Awards"
Easy 30 Day Returns
Where the product you purchase is subject to our "Easy 30 Day Returns Policy" you can purchase direct from us with confidence, and definitely no hassle. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we simply ask that you return the product to us at least half-full within 30 days after the date that you placed your order. Please ensure that you are satisfied with our return policy before placing an order. The costs associated with the return of the product(s) must be met by you.
Once the product has been returned you will receive a product refund together with the delivery costs that you paid up to the amount of our standard delivery charge (unless we have already refunded that charge to you in connection with any other return) or a product exchange to the same value (subject to availability and reason for return) depending on your preference. The refund will be made to the same payment method used for purchase. Please see below as to how to return the product(s).
Where your order benefited from a discount or offer by virtue of it being a custom bundle, eligible product combination or due to your shopping cart value, then if you do not return the entire order we will recalculate the order price of the products that you have chosen to retain using the prices and appropriate discounts (if any) applicable at the time of your original order. We will then refund the difference (if any) between the price of your original order and the recalculated order. Where the value or nature of your original order entitled you to a free gift you must also return that free gift at least half-full at the same time, failing which we reserve the right to deduct the price of that gift from the refund (or charge you any excess, if the value of the free gift is greater than the amount of the refund due). Please note that pre-made kits (eg The CSA Philosophy Kit) are considered single products and must be returned as one item with each item in the kit returned at least half-full.
If your product was purchased from another e-tailer, you will need to arrange your return with them directly in accordance with their own returns policy.
How to return
Simply contact us for a returns number and, upon receipt of your product, we will issue your refund.
Standard Returns Policy (excluding E-Gift Cards). Consumer law requires us to inform you that if you offer to contract with us, or contract with us, as a consumer - that is, as an individual acting wholly or mainly outside your trade, business, craft or profession – you may benefit from a statutory right to withdraw your offer or cancel your contract within a 14 day period. Please see the section in our Terms of Service headed "Cancellation Rights – Consumers" for further information.
Reveal a visibly clarified complexion with this clinically proven 2% beta hydroxy acid (BHA) + 2% tranexamic acid daily exfoliating toner. Press and Clear reduces the look of imperfections while respecting skin’s barrier function with its innovative pH of 5.5.
- KEY BENEFITS
Press & Clear helps improve the appearance of oiliness, pores, uneven skin tone and imperfections. Clinically proven on sensitive skin, this hydrating daily exfoliating toner improves overall skin barrier function.
Alcohol Free. Dermatologically tested. Non-Comedogenic. 100% Vegan.
- This daily exfoliating toner is proven to deliver visibly clarified, smooth, bright skin in just 7 days.*
- KEY INGREDIENTS
2% Salicylic Acid with Gentle-Release Technology to promote visible clarity and decongestion
2% Tranexamic Acid for brightening and soothing benefits for visibly even skin tone.
Sake extract and Aloe Vera to soothe and hydrate.
The BHA Toner for Skin Health
A true innovation within BHA skincare, Press & Clear was developed to hold a perfect balance between power and gentleness on the skin. Our encapsulated, slow-release salicylic acid is combined into a unique pH-balanced formula, for maximum results and comfort, in a non-sticky & non-drying formula.
Fast Action on Blemishes
Skin is left visibly clarified, brighter and healthier-looking in just 7 days.*
96% of sensitive, congested skin types found Press & Clear to be gentle on their skin.*
Prevention, action and post-care, all in one everyday toner. For visibly flawless skin maintenance, tranexamic acid helps to brighten the look of the complexion & skin is left nourished and hydrated with the moisture barrier intact.
Perfect Product Pair
Press & Clear and Crystal Retinal are a perfect match for a decongesting evening regime; salicylic acid and retinal (vitamin A) come together to visibly smooth, clarify and decongest the complexion.
*Proven via independent consumer study conducted over 4 weeks on 50 participants with sensitive, blemish-prone skins.
How It Works
Overloading the skin, particularly sensitive, congested skin types, with high strength skincare treatments can often result in an impaired skin barrier that leaves skin susceptible to damage and poor skin health. At Medik8, we intricately formulated Press & Clear to deliver incredible results with daily use, whilst supporting the skin’s moisture barrier to maintain a healthy-looking complexion.
BHAs, such as salicylic acid, work to help break down existing pore blockages for visibly clarified skin. Salicylic acid is optimally delivered with our gentle-release, crystal encapsulation system. This slowly releases the salicylic acid to avoid any discomfort on sensitive skins, while maintaining effectiveness.
Press & Clear has a very skin-friendly pH of ~5.5. Whilst other exfoliating acids, such as AHAs, require low pHs to work on the skin, salicylic acid is special as it is an effective exfoliant at both low and more neutral pHs. Our balanced pH contributes to the gentle experience when using Press & Clear.
Brightening active tranexamic acid works to visibly even the skin tone and dark spots, for a healthy-looking complexion.
Sake extract and aloe vera soothe and hydrate the skin. The skin’s moisture barrier is nourished and supported.
How To Use
Unlock by twisting the top half of the pump counter-clockwise until it clicks to activate.
After cleansing in the morning and/or evening, hold a facial pad (reusable is best) firmly over Press & Clear and push down 3-4 times. Sweep the pad over the complexion, avoiding the delicate eye area. Twist the pump clockwise until it clicks to secure. Store out of direct sunlight.
We advise new users to apply once a day and note skin’s response, then use up to twice daily.
Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
This BHA gently exfoliates the skin, for a visibly clarified complexion. Encapsulation technology gently releases salicylic acid, for comfortable daily use even on sensitive complexions.
2% Tranexamic Acid
A brightening ingredient which works to even areas of uneven skin tone.
Derived from fermented rice water and rich in natural amino acids, nourishing sake extract works to hydrate and support the natural skin barrier for healthier-looking, softer skin.
A naturally-derived ingredient which helps to soothe the skin, keeping it feeling comfortable and hydrated.Full Ingredients
- NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE
- PARABEN FREE
- VEGAN FRIENDLY
- ZIPPER DONATION
- NO SYNTHETIC COLOURS
- NO PHTHALATES
- ALCOHOL FREE
- CRUELTY FREE
The Science Behind
“The Press & Clear formula has an optimised pH of ~5.5, to remain aligned with the natural pH of the skin ensuring a comfortable experience when using the toner.
Many other BHA toners use low pHs, to follow the traditional theory that for an exfoliating acid to work, it requires a low pH to ‘activate’ within the skin. This is true for many acids, such as glycolic acid and gluconolactone. However, salicylic acid is unique in that it is proven to be just as effective an exfoliation agent at a neutral pH, as it has at a low pH.
Hence, in Press & Clear we use a more neutral pH of 5.5 to match that of skin; retaining the power of the salicylic acid while leaving it more suitable for sensitive, blemish-prone skin types. Our non-stinging, balanced pH formula is proven to deliver an incredibly soothing and refreshing experience on delicate, blemish-prone skins.”
Daniel Isaacs, Medik8 Director of Research
Winner of Cosmopolitan's 2022
"Holy Grail Acne Awards"
Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Glycereth-26, Salicylic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Cyclodextrin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lecithin, Oryza Sativa Lees Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pullulan, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol, Buteth-3, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Tributyl Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.