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Daily Exfoliating PHA Tonic with Enzyme Activator

With sustainability and the environment at the heart of Medik8's ongoing business mission, new packaging has been created for Press & Glow™ to help reduce plastic waste. Pumps are notoriously difficult to recycle, so we wanted to ensure that the pump could be reused once the bottle is empty. Save the pump and clear cap and place them on the Press & Glow™ refill. The aluminum caps and the empty bottle are recyclable.

Press & Glow is a high-performance PHA toner that can be used twice a day.
Why PHAs? PHAs, or polyhydroxy acids, are a 'next-generation' acid group that allow for slower, more gradual exfoliation. Thanks to their molecular size, they are non-irritating and do not sting, unlike some other acids. Medik8's choice for PHA is gluconolactone; this mild acid helps exfoliate top dead skin cells to reveal fresh, healthy and radiant skin.

Free from synthetic colors Free from artificial fragrances
Paraben-free Phosphate-free
Free from palm oil Alcohol-free
Animal friendly Vegan


  1. Unlock by turning the top half of the pump counterclockwise until it clicks to activate.
  2. After cleansing morning and evening, hold a facial pad (reusable is best) firmly over Press & Glow and press down 3-4 times.
  3. Wipe the cotton pad over the skin, avoiding the delicate eye area.
  4. Turn the pump clockwise until it clicks into place.
  5. For Press & Glow refill: Transfer the stored pump from your previous Press & Glow bottle to the Press & Glow refill.
  6. Patch testing prior to use is advised.


*Gradiant skin made easy

Press & Glow is clinically proven to improve skin radiance by 20% in just 4 weeks.

*Gentle toner for all skin types
This exfoliating acid toner for daily use, twice a day, is the perfect addition to any skin care routine. 96% of sensitive skins found Press & Glow to be gentle on the skin, without the stinging sensations** common with acidic toners.

*Smooth & even
Over time, Press & Glow helps to create a perfected skin surface with a visibly more even skin tone.

*Perfect product pair
The hydrating toner is designed to work perfectly with vitamin A (retinol or retinal products). We recommend Crystal Retinal as the perfect partner to Press & Glow, for visibly radiant, smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

*Proven through independent clinical research on Press & Glow. Tested on 31 participants for 4 weeks.

**Proven through independent consumer research on Press & Glow. Tested on 54 participants with sensitive skin for 2 weeks.

Key ingredients:

*5.5% Gluconolactone

A high-performing, water-soluble PHA, gluconolactone converts to gluconic acid to gently exfoliate and hydrate skin, resulting in a visibly more even, smoother skin surface.

*Prickly pear extract
A natural enzyme activator, it helps increase the rate of skin exfoliation and subsequently the rate of cell renewal. This can help improve skin clarity and radiance, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

*​​Aloe Vera
Ideal for reducing skin irritation and improving the skin's moisture-retaining properties, as well as helping prevent free radical damage.

*​Acai Extract
It can help reduce inflammation while protecting the skin from free radical damage.

How it works:

Balance is key when it comes to exfoliation; Excessive use of powerful exfoliating acids every day can often lead to skin sensitization and premature skin aging. PHAs are composed of larger molecules than other exfoliating acids, which means they don't penetrate as deeply into the skin and instead work on the skin's surface. This makes PHAs the perfect match for those with sensitive skin, who want to achieve true daily exfoliation while keeping their skin barrier healthy.

  1. Gluconolactone is a high-performing PHA that breaks down the glue between dead skin cells so they are easily shed to reveal that covetable, radiant skin surface. Because PHAs are humectant ingredients, they help hydrate the skin while exfoliating for ultimate comfort during and after use.
    Gluconolactone has been proven to work perfectly in combination with vitamin A[1], as it can promote the absorption of vitamin A and deliver the anti-aging ingredient exactly where it is needed in the skin.
  2. Prickly Pear Extract helps stimulate the activity of natural exfoliation enzymes, returning the skin's exfoliation cycle to a more youthful pace. This again works in combination with vitamin A for all-round skin cell rejuvenation.
  3. Aloe vera and acai extract use their soothing properties to reduce visible inflammation and redness while hydrating the skin.

Green et al, Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) provide conditioning effects to the skin without increasing sensitivity to UV light, American Academy of Dermatology Poster.

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