Wake up to deeply hydrated skin with H.E.O. Mask, a two-step overnight mask that takes a pioneering yet fundamentally scientific approach to long lasting moisturisation.
Built on the three principal moisturising strategies: humectants (H), emollients (E) and occlusives (O) are combined in an optimised ratio developed in the Medik8 lab; working in harmony while you sleep to leave the complexion supple, smooth and intensely nourished.
Step one: the cooling blue gel instantly replenishes skin with moisture; employs multi-weight hyaluronic acid, glycerin, natural moisturising factors (NMF) and other proven humectants to draw in water molecules into the upper skin layers. Step two: a rich velvety cream that secures this moisture and improves skin’s natural ability to retain water; infused with high levels of emollients like squalane and ceramides to feed the natural skin barrier alongside dimethicone, a well proven occlusive, which forms a protective layer on the surface to limit transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
H.E.O. Mask is Medik8’s answer to dehydrated and persistently dry skin; providing long lasting hydration to all complexions.
Key ingredients & full ingredients list
Multi-weight hyaluronic acid – Able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid sinks easily into the skin where it draws moisture to itself, leaving the skin both plumped and supple.
Glycerin – A small yet powerful molecule and arguably the most well proven humectant across skin research. Draws water to itself from the lower layers of the skin.
Natural Moisturising Factors – Found naturally in the stratum corneum, Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) work to bind and hold water in the skin. NMF levels in the skin decline as we age, therefore NMF components, such as urea, amino acids and sodium PCA are useful to restore hydration in more mature skin
Blue Sea Kale – A water soluble marine plant extract derived from Crambe Maritima. Helps to stimulate natural hyaluronic acid synthesis.
Ceramides – A selection of lipids naturally found in the waterproof barrier that sits on top of the upper layers of the skin. Ceramides are essential for retaining water, regulating cells and helping to repair the skin’s natural protective shield.
Squalane – An almost skin-identical lipid, squalane helps to restore the skin’s defences and deeply moisturises the complexion.
Dimethicone – Its water repelling properties prevents moisture from escaping at the skin’s surface. The large molecules form a vapour permeable barrier over the skin, allowing skin to breathe while preventing moisture loss.
H.E.O. Mask – Gel
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Glucoside, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Crambe Maritima (Sea Kale) Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Gardenia Florida (Cape Jasmine) Extract
H.E.O. Mask – Cream
Aqua, Squalane, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Cetearyl Olivate, Linoleic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, C12-16 Alcohols, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Olivate, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide