RESQ is formulated as a spot treatment to target acne and its associated blemishes, which are the result of chronic inflammatory skin conditions that involve four factors:
- There is an overproduction of skin cells.
- Excess skin cells combine with environmental pollution and dirt, getting clogged in the pores.
- Acnes bacteria (Cutibacterium) are present in the pores, which thrive in oily environments.
- Increased oil often results from excess male hormones (androgens), stimulating sebum production.
Many anti-blemish products only target one or two of these factors, so creating a treatment that addressed all four within one product was necessary – as a result, this fast-acting formula gets right to the source of your pimples, papules, and pustules, which may occur not only on your face but also on the neck, chest, and back.
Salicylic Acid is unique because it breaks down the bonds between dead cells and skin cells and works deep within the pore to flush out the debris below the surface. Synergistically combined with Sulfur, a natural keratolytic used to treat blemishes and irritated skin, it works as a descaling agent, breaking down excess keratin flakes and debris in the pore. This buildup leads to congested pores, blackheads, whiteheads, and rough skin, setting the stage for blemishes and breakouts.
Manuka oil has potent antimicrobial properties, and there is impressive research into its efficacy against the bacteria that cause acne. Calamine counterbalances the potentially drying effects of these ingredients, soothing stressed, blemish-prone skin.
A multi-actioned formula that controls oil production clears pores and soothes inflammation around the blemish to promote a flawless, clear complexion.