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Discover Medik8 at the Real You Clinic with Dr. Kathryn

Welcome to a New Era of Skincare with Medik8

At the Real You Clinic, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with the pinnacle of skincare innovation and effectiveness. That’s why we’re proud to feature Medik8, a renowned brand that’s redefining what it means to have healthy, vibrant skin. Medik8 blends cutting-edge science with high-strength ingredients to deliver visible results, making it a cornerstone of our skincare philosophy.

Why Trust Dr. Kathryn and Real You Clinic?

Dr. Kathryn, a lead skincare expert, brings years of experience and a deep passion for dermatology to her Real You Clinic. Her expertise is not just in treating skin conditions but in enhancing skin health and beauty through carefully selected products and treatments. Trusting your skincare needs to Dr. Kathryn means choosing someone who understands the importance of bespoke skincare and is committed to achieving the best possible results for each individual.

The Medik8 Difference with Dr. Kathryn

Dr. Kathryn believes in the power of Medik8’s research-backed formulations to address a wide range of skin concerns, from the signs of ageing to acne and sensitivity. Medik8’s philosophy of CSA – Vitamin C plus Sunscreen by day, Vitamin A by night – aligns perfectly with our holistic approach to skincare. It’s this dedication to effective, science-based skincare that has led Dr. Kathryn to not only use but also provide the full Medik8 range to our clients.

Crystal Retinal®


Elevate your nighttime skincare routine with Medik8’s Crystal Retinal®, an award-winning age-defying Vitamin A night serum, expertly recommended by Dr. Kathryn at the Real You Clinic. Revolutionise your skin’s appearance with this pioneering serum, designed to deliver younger-looking skin with just a single tube. Utilising a form of Vitamin A known as retinal (not retinol), Crystal Retinal® is clinically proven to deliver results up to 11 times faster than traditional retinol formulations, ensuring swift and visible enhancements in skin smoothness, brightness, and firmness.

Why Dr. Kathryn Recommends Crystal Retinal®

Dr. Kathryn advocates for Crystal Retinal® due to its groundbreaking next-generation retinal and Medik8’s internationally patented stability system, ensuring each application is as potent as the first without causing irritation. This makes Crystal Retinal® an ideal choice for those seeking effective results, including individuals with sensitive skin.

Tailored Skincare with Crystal Retinal®’s Progressive Strengths

Understanding the importance of personalised skincare, Dr. Kathryn can guide you through Crystal Retinal’s unique ladder of five progressive strengths, ranging from 0.01% to 0.2% retinaldehyde. This approach ensures that individuals at any stage of their skincare journey, from beginners to experts, can experience continually improving benefits, addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots effectively.

Seamless Integration into Your Evening Routine

Incorporate Crystal Retinal® into your evening skincare regimen post-cleansing, following it with a moisturiser such as Medik8’s Advanced Night Restore for optimal results. For those new to Crystal Retinal®, Dr. Kathryn advises a gradual introduction to this potent serum, starting with a frequency that allows your skin to adapt comfortably.

Unmatched Stability and Comfort

Thanks to Medik8’s innovative encapsulation technology and patented carrot seed oil complex, Crystal Retinal® stands out for its stability and efficacy. Unlike other retinol and retinal products that may lead to flaking and irritation, Crystal Retinal® is formulated for both potency and gentleness, even for the most sensitive skin types.

At the Real You Clinic, Dr. Kathryn is committed to offering bespoke skincare solutions. With the full range of Crystal Retinal® strengths available, she ensures every client can embark on a transformative skincare journey tailored to their unique needs and goals. Discover the pinnacle of age-defying treatments with Dr. Kathryn and Crystal Retinal® at Real You Clinic, where personalised care meets innovative science for radiant, youthful skin.

C-Tetra® Serum

Discover the radiance-boosting secret of our C-Tetra® Serum, your first step to a luminous complexion. This cult-favourite is engineered with a stable and innovative form of Vitamin C, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ensuring your skin receives the pinnacle of care without irritation. Ideal for those venturing into vitamin C treatments or with sensitive skin, C-Tetra® revitalises, offering unmatched brightness and a reduction in fine lines, all while ensuring a gentle touch.

Elevate your skin’s natural defence against ageing and environmental stressors with the added benefits of Vitamin E. Together, they form a protective barrier, safeguarding your youthfulness and nurturing a visibly healthier, more vibrant complexion.

Key Advantages:

Youthful Vibrance: Achieve a smoother and more radiant look, as our serum works wonders in enhancing your skin’s natural glow.

Uniform Skin Tone: Witness a transformation to a brighter, more harmonious complexion, thanks to our proven brightening effects.

Deep Hydration: Formulated with jojoba seed oil, our serum delivers moisture without heaviness, leaving skin soft and rejuvenated.

Confirmed Efficacy:

  • Brighter, radiant skin in just 7 days*
  • Significant reduction in wrinkles and dark spots within 4 weeks*
  • 96% of individuals with sensitive skin found C-Tetra® gentle and effective*

*Results based on an independent consumer study over 4 weeks with 52 participants.

Application Guide:

  1. Begin your morning routine by applying 4 drops to cleansed face, neck, and décolletage.
  2. Allow for absorption before finishing with sunscreen, such as our recommended Advanced Day Ultimate Protect.

Behind the Formula: Crafting a vitamin C serum that stands the test of time is no small feat, given the ingredient’s susceptibility to instability. This led Medik8 to select tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a form of Vitamin C celebrated for its stability, ensuring your skincare investment remains effective long after opening.

Transform your skincare routine with C-Tetra®, designed for those seeking to embark on a journey to visible skin health and radiance with the assurance of gentle care.

Daily Radiance Vitamin C


Kickstart your day with the energy of Daily Radiance Vitamin C, Medik8’s signature Vitamin C cream combined with SPF 30, designed for vibrant skin protection. This day cream merges potent antioxidant defence with comprehensive sun protection, safeguarding against the early signs of ageing. Its luxurious, non-greasy texture seamlessly blends into the skin, with 94% of users agreeing it feels more akin to a moisturiser than a sunscreen.

Key Advantages:

Radiance & Protection Fusion: An innovative blend of skin-brightening Vitamin C and SPF 30 offers dual-action skincare in a single step.

Anti-Ageing Benefits: Dedicated to not only preventing but visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother complexion.

Enhanced Firmness: A formula proven to leave the skin feeling firmer and more radiant within just 7 days, backed by an independent consumer study.

Continuous Hydration: Hyaluronic acid and glycerin are key ingredients for lasting hydration, ensuring your skin remains moisturised throughout the day.

Instantaneous Glow: The cream’s Vitamin C formula is crafted to deliver visible radiance from the first application, establishing a luminous base for makeup or a natural day look.

Confirmed Results:

  • Achieve visibly smoother and brighter skin in just 7 days.
  • A remarkable 94% of users find it more moisturising than traditional sunscreens, with instant hydrating effects.
  • An impressive 88% regard it as the superior Vitamin C cream they’ve experienced.

Usage Instructions:

  1. Every morning, after cleansing, generously apply Daily Radiance Vitamin C across your face, neck, and décolletage for all-day protection and glow.
  2. Reapply as needed to maintain protection and hydration throughout the day.

Behind the Innovation: With up to 80% of ageing signs attributed to UV exposure, daily sun protection is crucial for youthful skin. Daily Radiance Vitamin C ingeniously combines high-performance UV filters with stabilised Vitamin C, offering a shield against both sun damage and environmental stressors for enduring skin health and vitality.

Incorporate Daily Radiance Vitamin C into your morning regimen for a dual-action approach to skincare, ensuring a protected, hydrated, and luminous complexion with each use.

Scientific Mushroom Thermal Exfoliator


Elevate your skincare ritual with Medik8’s Scientific Mushroom Thermal Exfoliator, a cornerstone of the exclusive Platinum Facial experience. This premium exfoliator merges the rejuvenating power of scientific mushroom enzymes with the physical efficacy of finely ground bamboo beads, delivering a dual-exfoliation process that caters to all skin types, including the most sensitive. Its unique formula, featuring self-heating natural minerals like Zeolite, not only relaxes facial tension but also enhances the sensory experience, facilitating smoother, more luminous skin.

Key features include:

Dual-Method Exfoliation: Utilises mushroom enzymes and bamboo beads for comprehensive removal of dead skin cells without compromising skin sensitivity.

Self-Heating Sensation: Zeolite’s natural reaction with water gently warms the skin, easing tension and unlocking pores for deep cleansing.

Youthful Skin Renewal: Aims to reinstate a youthful skin regeneration cycle through controlled exfoliation, ensuring the skin’s protective barrier remains intact.

Perfect for those preparing for a significant event or seeking an indulgent treat, the Platinum Facial, featuring the Scientific Mushroom Thermal Exfoliator, promises glowing skin with no downtime. Experience the warmth and witness a transformed complexion, only available through this luxurious, anti-ageing Medik8 treatment.

Application Insight: Incorporate this exfoliator into your routine by applying a small amount in circular motions across the face, neck, and décolletage, avoiding the eye area, and leave for up to 10 minutes. It’s specially designed to prep the skin for subsequent nourishing treatments, ensuring maximum absorption and efficacy of active ingredients.

The Science of Innovation: Medik8’s dedication to cosmeceutical excellence shines through in this warming enzyme exfoliator. Launched as a testament to the brand’s commitment to cutting-edge skincare solutions, it is specifically crafted to restore youthful vitality by aiding in the natural skin regeneration process while ensuring a deep cleanse through its self-heating mechanism.

Embrace the Medik8 Scientific Mushroom Thermal Exfoliator for an unmatched skincare experience that leaves your skin impeccably clean, radiantly healthy, and thoroughly rejuvenated.

Bamboo Micro Polish


Elevate your skincare routine with Medik8’s Professional Bamboo Micro Polish, a vegan-friendly exfoliator designed to seamlessly integrate with Medik8 cleansers for a customised exfoliation experience. Crafted with fine, dry natural polishing beads, this innovative scrub is engineered to assist with desquamation, improve skin texture, and unblock congested pores. Its unique formulation allows for adjustable intensity, ensuring a tailored exfoliation process that suits your skin’s specific needs.

Key highlights include:

Fine Exfoliating Powder: For a gentle yet effective exfoliation, helping to smooth and refine skin texture.

Customisable Exfoliation: The amount of beads added to your cleanser can be adjusted to modify the intensity of the mechanical exfoliation, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.

Enhanced Skin Texture and Clarity: Aids in the removal of dead skin cells and unblocks pores, promoting a clearer, more radiant complexion.

To achieve the best results, integrate this polish into your morning routine by blending it with your preferred Medik8 cleanser. This allows for a varied degree of mechanical exfoliation, tailored to your skin’s sensitivity and needs. Whether you’re looking to gently refresh your skin or achieve a deeper cleanse, the Professional Bamboo Micro Polish offers versatility and efficacy in enhancing your skin’s natural glow.

This premium skincare product is exclusively available through professional channels, underscoring its quality and effectiveness in delivering spa-like results from the comfort of your home.

Comprehensive Skincare Solutions

At the Real You Clinic, you’ll find the complete Medik8 line, from their groundbreaking serums to their rejuvenating moisturisers and targeted treatments. Whether you’re looking for daily skin maintenance or solutions for specific concerns, Dr. Kathryn can guide you through the Medik8 range to find products perfectly suited to your skin’s needs.

Embark on Your Skincare Journey Today

With Dr. Kathryn’s expertise and Medik8’s innovative products, achieving radiant, healthy skin has never been easier. Discuss your needs with Dr. Kathryn to discover how we can tailor a Medik8 regimen that reflects your unique skin type and goals. Let’s transform your skincare routine into a journey of rejuvenation and self-care.

Optimise your skincare experience with Dr. Kathryn at the Real You Clinic, your trusted partner in achieving beautiful, healthy skin with Medik8.

How can will I be able to collect my products?

For the majority of Real You Clinics skin health products you can choose to collect in person or get rapidly via by post – perfect for those with a busy lifestyle but still want their skincare routine to be priority!

How do I know which products are suitable for me?

Dr Kathryn will thoroughly assess your skin and recommend specific products for you to target your concerns and restore your skin’s health.

What happens if I react to a Medik8 product?

Should you experience any adverse reactions to your Medik8 regimen, please contact Dr Kathryn at the Real You Clinic as soon as possible where she will be able to advise you.

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Heliocare 360: Protect and enhance your skin with Heliocare 360, offering advanced sun protection combined with powerful antioxidants for comprehensive skin defense.

Obagi Nu-Derm: Transform your skin with Obagi Nu-Derm, a clinically proven system designed to correct and improve signs of aging for a more youthful complexion.

Obagi Skin Care: Experience the exceptional benefits of Obagi Skin Care, a leader in medical-grade skin health products, for visibly healthier, radiant skin.

Skinade: Elevate your skincare routine from the inside out with Skinade, a multi-award winning, collagen-based drink formulated to boost skin hydration and elasticity.

ZO Skin Health: Embrace ZO Skin Health's innovative skincare solutions, crafted by Dr. Zein Obagi, to maintain healthy skin and combat aging effectively.

Click to see the full list of Real You Clinic treatments
Acne scarring
B12 Injections
BioIdentical Hormones
Botox Treatments
Brown Spot Removal
Collagen Stimulation
Crepey Skin
Dermal Fillers
Earlobe plumping
Facial Redness
Facial Thread Veins
Hands Rejuvenation
Hay Fever Injections
IPL Treatments
Jaw Sculpting
Labial Puff
Laser for Vascular
Lines and Wrinkles
Lip Enhancement
Lipstick Lines
Masseter Reduction
Menopause Testing
Micro Needling
Mole and Skin Tag Removal
NDYag® Treatments
Neauvia® Range
Non-Surgical Nose Job
Nordlys Light&Bright®
Obagi NuDerm®
Pigmentation Brown Spots
Pores Treatment
Silhouette Soft® Thread lift
Skin Boosters
Skin Peels
Skin Resurfacing
Skin Tightening
Spring Threads
Sweat Reduction
Thread Lifts
Turkey Neck
Under Eye Wrinkles
Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vitamin D Injections
Weight Management
How can I make an appointment?

Book a 10 minute complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Kathryn over a phone call, Facetime, or WhatsApp video.

Contact us at or call 020 8901 6444 to schedule your appointment.

Book your complimentary consultation with Dr Kathryn at the Real You Clinic to find out more about the Medik8 range and your skincare regime. Call 020 8901 6444 or email

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