Medik8’s ultimate day cream. Advanced Day Ultimate Protect features sun protection, elevated with next-generation DNA repair enzymes and our most advanced 360° environmental shield, ever.
The beautifully hydrating cream leaves the complexion with an invisible protective shield ready for the day ahead. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin is infused with long-lasting hydration, with future signs of ageing kept at bay.
HOW IT WORKS
Our ultimate protection in the Medik8 range, offering advanced sunscreen filters. We use a complex of premium, modern sun filters carefully selected for their photostability, high performance on the skin, and skin friendly benefits. Advanced Day Ultimate Protect sun protection is boosted by DNA repair enzymes.
Exposure to UV rays can result in DNA damage, with a resulting effect on natural processes such as free radical defence mechanisms. Photolyase, a light-activated enzyme, supports the skin's natural repair mechanisms to prevent the future formation of visible fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation caused by UV exposure.
The photolyase is encapsulated to optimise penetration into the skin, delivering next-generation anti-ageing results that include healthier-looking and more resilient skin with a natural glow. UV rays are not the only thing we need to protect our skin from; we are also exposed to a number of other daily factors all year round which could cause premature ageing.
Advanced Day Ultimate Protect features sustainably sourced blueberry seed oil, a natural shield against blue light. Blue light from the sun can cause free radical damage or visible hyperpigmentation across the complexion. Blueberry seed oil is able to absorb the blue light before it hits the skin, minimising damage from blue light exposure. Marrubium vulgare extract provides superior anti-pollution defence to limit the damage caused by environmental pollutants, by protecting the skin cells and helping to strengthen the skin barrier. Carnosine is a multi-tasking dipeptide which protects from both glycation and infrared. Glycation is a natural ageing process in which dietary sugars react with proteins such as collagen, transforming them into advanced glycation end-products (A.G.E.s) that cannot be renewed, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles.
Advanced Day Ultimate Protect uses carnosine to help inhibit the glycation reaction and keep skin protected from glycation-derived skin ageing. Carnosine can also protect the skin from infrared rays, which make up around half of the sun’s rays and are known to play a part in the breakdown of collagen. Nourishing squalane and hydrating hyaluronic acid work to infuse the skin with long-lasting moisture, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Advanced UV Filters - A complex of premium, modern chemical sun filters carefully selected for their high performance on the skin, photostability and skin friendly benefits.
Encapsulated Photolyase - Derived from plankton extract, photolyase is a light-activated DNA repair enzyme which supports the skin’s natural defence mechanisms against DNA damage caused by UV light.
Blueberry Seed Oil - Sustainably sourced from 800,000 upcycled blueberries*, blueberry seed oil is rich in beta-carotene and acts as a natural shield against blue light.
Marrubium Vulgare Extract - A powerful antioxidant that provides essential protection to shield delicate skin from pollution-induced damage.
Carnosine - A protective peptide that is naturally produced in the body, carnosine blocks skin-damaging sugars from binding to collagen in the skin in a process called glycation. This helps to prevent the formation of wrinkles, while shielding skin from infrared damage.
Squalane - Squalane is an almost skin-identical lipid that helps to support the natural skin barrier, working to moisturise and nourish the complexion.
Multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid - With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000x its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid can draw in moisture, leaving the complexion feeling both nourished and supple.
*Per 1kg of material
Medik8 Advanced Day Ultimate Protect
As the last step in your skincare routine, apply a liberal amount (¼ teaspoon) of Advanced Day Ultimate Protect to the face, adding more for the neck and décolletage, avoiding the eye area. Use light, upward strokes and allow to absorb. Reapply throughout the day as needed, and every 2 hours if in direct sunlight.
Perfect for layering over your favourite Medik8 vitamin C serum.