There are some skin situations where one has to bring in the big guns: Dark circles. Acne. Rosacea. Sun damage from years of summers spent in search of a savage tan (if you remember David Hasselhoff’s heyday, you know what we’re talking about).

That’s why we've brought Medik8 to you from the UK, where it’s known as the “Green Cosmeceutical” brand for its use of technology and packaging that are kinder to the planet. Medik8 was founded by Elliot Isaacs, a cosmeceutical chemist who created his first product, Red Alert, to calm and heal his sister’s red, irritated skin. Isn’t that nice? Since then, Medik8 has developed a full range of targeted treatment products designed to deliver real results without irritation.

Yes, it’s great that Medik8’s formulas are safe to use even on sensitive skin, and we love the carbon neutral packaging. But what really won us over was the fact that these products just WORK.

• betaGel is the single most effective spot treatment we’ve ever tried for acne.
• CE-Tetra boasts some of the most advanced technology we’ve seen in a Vitamin C serum (savage tanners, this is for you).
• Red Alert tackles not only redness and rosacea, but also aging  — a combination of benefits you rarely see. Try its sister cleanser, too, which is a favorite of redness-prone customers and men who like clean-feeling, fragrance-free washes.

This brand is about to make some serious waves in the US, and we’re delighted to be Medik8’s only US retailer aside from spas at places like Canyon Ranch and The Ritz Carlton. We like to feel special (but you knew that already). Check out these flat-out phenomenal products here.