Why we recommend

Medik8’s Calmwise Serum is a great addition to your skincare regimen if your skin is sensitive or dry and suffers from redness. Calmwise Serum not only soothes your skin, gradually reducing redness with sustained use, but also harnesses the power of teprenone to stabilise your telomeres and hold back the visible signs of ageing.

Medik8 Calmwise Serum

Lightweight but powerful serum for calming inflammation and soothing stressed and sensitive skin


Medik8 Calmwise Serum is an anti-redness serum that really works for skin that is irritable, inflamed or suffering a rosacea flare-up. With just seven soothing ingredients, it calms inflamed skin and reduces redness while also making it smoother and more hydrated by building up the skin barrier.


  • Soothes irritated skin, leaving it more comfortable
  • Includes teprenone to extend the life of your skin cells
  • Strengthens your skin’s barrier function to reduce loss of moisture
  • Visibly reduces skin redness in a month 
  • Does not contain fragrances, which may irritate sensitive skin


Anti-inflammatory Serums and Hydrating Serums


Dry Skin and Sensitive Skin

    When your skin’s barrier function becomes reduced, more moisture escapes through the skin, which can make it dry, sensitive, and easy to irritate. Calmwise Serum strengthens your skin barrier, making it less susceptible to irritation. Calmwise Serum also calms your skin, reducing inflammation and protecting it from damage from free radicals.


    Use Medik8 Calmwise Serum morning and evening. Cleanse your skin, and then massage about six drops of serum across the areas of your face that need calming. Allow your skin time to absorb the serum before you apply a moisturiser. 

    Use sunscreen to protect your skin during the day.

    Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Teprenone, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract

    What is teprenone and how does it benefit my skin?

    Teprenone is the official name for a compound also called geranylgeranylacetone and abbreviated to GGA. Teprenone has skin-enhancing effects and is used in various skincare products. These effects include improving the texture and appearance of ageing skin, strengthening the skin barrier by locking in moisture and warding off environmental damage, and reducing redness and irritation.

    What are telomeres?

    Telomeres are the end-caps that protect our chromosomes, rather like the plastic tips that protect the ends of shoelaces from fraying. As we get older, our telomeres gradually shorten and provide less protection for the chromosomes, leading to signs of ageing. One of the effects of teprenone is to stabilise our telomeres, helping to slow down the visible effects of ageing on our skin and bodies.

    Why do I need to wear sunscreen during the day when I’m using Calmwise Serum?

    Some of the ingredients in Calmwise Serum that target redness and inflammation may make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so you should protect your skin with sunscreen during the day.