Press and Clear



Reveal a visibly clarified complexion with this clinically proven 2% beta hydroxy acid (BHA) daily toner. Expertly optimised by Medik8 to remain kind to skin, this decongesting powerhouse is designed to become a staple in any clear skin regime.

Press & Clear helps to improve the appearance of blemishes, oiliness, blackheads, pores, uneven skin tone and post-blemish imperfections.
Proven to deliver visibly clearer, smoother skin in just 7 days.*
Gentle-Release 2% Salicylic Acid, 2% Tranexamic Acid, Sake Extract, Aloe Vera, pH 5.5, Dermatologically Tested


Key Benefits
  • Clarity Without Compromise

    A true innovation within BHA skincare, Press & Clear was developed to hold a perfect balance between power and gentleness on the skin. Our encapsulated, slow-release salicylic acid is delivered within a unique, pH-balanced formula to ensure maximum results and comfort – all in a non-sticky, non-stinging & non-drying formula.

  • Fast Action on Blemishes

    Skin is left visibly clearer, more clarified and healthier in just 7 days.*

  • Kind to Skin

    Blemish-prone skin is sensitive skin, and should be treated as such. 96% of sensitive, blemish-prone skin types found Press & Clear to be gentle on their skin.*

  • Clear Skin For Life

    Breakout prevention, action and post-care – all in one everyday toner. Tranexamic acid prevents visible post-blemish imperfections and dark spots, while the overall complexion is left nourished and hydrated with the skin barrier intact.

Perfect Product Pair

Press & Clear and Crystal Retinal are a perfect match for a clear skin evening regime; salicylic acid and antibacterial retinal (vitamin A) come together to visibly smooth, clarify and decongest the complexion.

*Proven via independent consumer study conducted over 4 weeks on 50 participants with sensitive, blemish-prone skins.

How It Works

With Press & Clear, we recognise that blemish-prone skin IS sensitive skin. Overloading the skin, particularly sensitive, blemish-prone skin, with high strength blemish treatments can result in an impaired skin barrier. Skin becomes susceptible to damage, inflammation and further breakouts. At Medik8, we intricately formulated Press & Clear to deliver incredible results with daily use, whilst supporting the skin barrier to maintain a healthy complexion.

  1. Maximum strength BHA (2%) salicylic acid is oil soluble and able to penetrate deep into pores to break down blockages which can lead to blemishes and congestion. Our blemish hero, it promotes a visibly decongested, clarified complexion. Salicylic acid is optimally delivered with our gentle-release, crystal encapsulation system. This slowly releases the salicylic acid to avoid any discomfort on sensitive, vulnerable skins, whilst maintaining power.
  2. Press & Clear has a very skin-friendly pH of ~5.5. Whilst other exfoliating acids, such as AHAs, require low pHs to work on the skin, salicylic acid is special as it is an effective exfoliant at both low and more neutral pHs. Our balanced pH contributes to the non-stinging, gentle experience when using Press & Clear.
  3. Brightening active, tranexamic acid, works to visibly even the skin tone, minimising the appearance of stubborn post-blemish marks and imperfections.
  4. Sake extract and aloe vera soothe and hydrate the skin, offsetting any dryness that has occurred during and post-blemish. The skin barrier is nourished and supported; resilient to future breakouts.

How To Use

  1. After cleansing in the morning and/or evening, hold a facial pad (reusable is best) firmly over Press & Clear and push down 3-4 times.
  2. Sweep the pad over the complexion, avoiding the delicate eye area.
  3. Twist the pump clockwise until it clicks to secure. Store out of direct sunlight.
  4. We advise new users to apply once a day and note the skin’s response, then use up to twice daily.Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
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50ml (TRY ME), 150ml

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