Time Release AHA Overnight At-Home Peel
An overnight at-home AHA peel featuring encapsulated glycolic acid, which can deliver fast results while you sleep.
- KEY BENEFITS
- This bi-weekly treatment can address dull, uneven textured skins who want visibly brighter, smoother skin - fast.
- Harnessing an active glycolic acid value of 10% for enhanced skin brightening results, Sleep Glycolic effortlessly leaves the complexion visibly radiant, smoother and decongested.
- KEY INGREDIENTS
- Active 10% Glycolic Acid, Crystal Encapsulation, Glycerin & Korean Clover Extract
$10 or FREE on orders over $50. Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery.
Sleep Glycolic exfoliates the skin to reveal a visibly glowing complexion.
Refined Texture and Tone
In a study of 34 people who used Sleep Glycolic for 4 weeks, 97% felt Sleep Glycolic promoted a smoother skin surface, while 94% felt their skin was visibly illuminated.
Active 10% Encapsulated Glycolic Acid
The high concentration formula is time-released into the skin overnight to gently deliver the powerful AHA, for ensured skin comfort.
Healthy Skin Barrier
Sleep Glycolic is non-drying on the skin - helping to maintain the natural protective barrier function.
 Pangaea Laboratories, Sleep Glycolic, Medik8 User Trial, 2019
How It Works
Sleep Glycolic is the Medik8 approach to at-home glycolic acid.
Glycolic acid is the most powerful of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids). As a result, glycolic acid can address more stubborn skin concerns such as uneven texture and a lacklustre complexion.
High strength at-home glycolic acid products (most commonly daily toners) are readily available and are often directed for regular, everyday use. This has the potential to oversensitize the skin, and impair the natural skin barrier function. That’s why at Medik8 we believe that occasional use of glycolic acid is best - not daily. Leave daily acids to super-gentle PHAs (polyhydroxy acids, found in Press & Glow).
Instead, Sleep Glycolic takes an innovative approach to at-home glycolic acid, harnessing the powerful exfoliating effects of glycolic acid in a bi-weekly treatment without the downsides.
Glycolic acid is encapsulated in a crystal cyclodextrin ‘shell’ that is slowly broken down on contact with the skin. The encapsulation gradually delivers the high strength exfoliating acid into the skin overnight to minimize any potential for discomfort. With a total 10% active acid, Sleep Glycolic has the power to effortlessly deliver exfoliation benefits to the skin. This is ultimate high-strength glycolic acid, without the downsides.
How To Use
For use 2-3 times a week.
After cleansing in the evening, smooth a pea-sized amount of Sleep Glycolic onto the face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the eye area.
Follow with other serums and night moisturizer. Leave on overnight.
Always wear sunscreen the next day after using Sleep Glycolic.
A note on layering; as Sleep Glycolic is a direct acid, it should be the first step in your evening skincare routine. Layer all other serums and moisturizers over this.
Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
An exfoliating AHA, glycolic acid helps to slough off dead skin cells to promote a smoother skin appearance.
A cyclodextrin-based shell which encapsulates the glycolic acid. On the skin this slowly breaks down, delivering the glycolic acid gradually into the skin.
As a natural humectant, glycerin helps to trap water within the skin to leave it feeling hydrated and comfortable.
Native to South Korea, Korean Clover Extract works alongside glycolic acid to support the skin’s natural overnight processes. It can help to support the natural skin barrier, leaving skin brighter and healthier-looking.Full Ingredients
The Science Behind
“The effectiveness of exfoliating acid products depends heavily on two factors; acid concentration and the pH of the formula. A low pH is crucial to activate acids within a cosmetic formula. Every exfoliating acid (AHA or BHA) can exist in an active form, or an inactive form. Only when an acid is in its active form, will it be able to have an effect on stubborn skin concerns. In Sleep Glycolic, we have optimized our active acid content by lowering our pH to 3.5 - to achieve an active acid value of 10%. This gives us a truly powerful glycolic acid formula. Crystal encapsulation and bi-weekly usage helps us to control this power, reducing any potential for discomfort when using the formula, instead helping to maintain a healthy skin barrier.”
Daniel Isaacs, Director of Research
Water, Glycolic Acid, Cyclodextrin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Lespedeza Capitata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate.*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.