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Equilibrium Balancing Gel

NZD $50.00


Create balance and reset an overactive skin with our 95-per cent naturally-derived gel moisturiser that instantly absorbs, blocking the cycle of overproductive oil glands, in a combination, oily skin, clearing pores, reducing acne inflammation, increasing hydration and targeting breakouts and blackheads.

A unique clearing complex leverages the skin purifying benefits of nature astringents; New Zealand Manuka Totara, Jojoba, and Salicylic acid. These work below your skin’s surface, targeting blackheads, and acne, regulating oily secretions, clearing pores and calming acne inflammation. Niacinamide and n-acetyl glucosamine target areas of pigmentation, so your skin stays happy, healthy and shine-free throughout the day.

Daily Routine: Morning and night, gently massage your face, neck, and décolleté.

Skin Types: Combination/Oily Skin.

NZ KIWI & SALICYLIC  60mL 2.0 fl oz

As an aesthetician, treatment for oily or combination skin is about addressing and controlling the three triggers that lead to congestion:

The first is due to an overproduction of oil in the sebaceous glands, which creates congestion in the follicle wall, leading to breakouts and enlarged pores. The second trigger is due to cellular accumulation. In healthy skin, cell turnover is natural, but in oily, congested skin, dead skin cells accumulate in the neck of the follicle, causing blockages in the pores. Combining these two triggers creates the perfect environment for bacteria;  the more bacteria multiply, the more severe the breakout, causing inflammation and painful pimples. Equilibrium addresses these triggers, slowing down the overactive oil-producing glands and eliminating the food source for the bacteria.

Many of our clients struggle with pimples, breakouts, deep, painful cystic acne, and inflammation at some point in their life, so there were several criteria we wanted to meet with this formula:

  1. The base had to be gel, not cream, and not contain emulsifiers. This is because sebum production is at its peak in oily, acne skin, and the bacteria that create acne feed off emulsifiers and have comedogenic potential.
  2. It had to be hydrating and non-drying. Many oily/combination skin products can be astringent, which strips the protective barrier leading to dehydrated skin. Few people realise that oily skin is often dehydrated because it over-produces oil to compensate for the lack of moisture.
  3. It had to contain ingredients that target PIH – a potential byproduct of acne and inflammatory skin conditions. It occurs when damage to your skin causes an overproduction of melanin. When combined with N-acetyl glucosamine, Niacinamide effectively targets PIH, the appearance of hyperpigmented spots and skins texture, with improvement in red blotchiness.
  4. It had to maintain Equilibrium in hormonally charged skin by slowing down oil production targeting the source of breakouts.
  5. The ingredients need to gently loosen skin cells, unblock pores and resurface the skin. The combination of ingredients within Equilibrium has keratolytic and antimicrobial properties; Salicylic, Willow Bark extract, and Urea break down the hydrogen bridge bonds between the corneocyte cells to reveal healthy skin.

The result is a gorgeous hydrating, balancing gel that clarifies and calms without stripping.

Note: We know that this skin type can have several conditions, so treating your skin depends on the specific breakout or acne type. For instance, if you require a targetted keratolytic spot treatment, customise Equilibrium with RESQ anti-blemish complex.

Hero will support your skin’s further recovery if you need anti-inflammatory properties with its plant-based antimicrobial agents.

FREE FROM: Emulsifiers, silicones, synthetic fragrance, parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates, silicones, lanolin, petrolatum, propylene glycol, PEGs, and more.




Skin Health Benefits

  • absorbs oil and balances an oily T-Zone
  • minimises blemishes and enlarged pores, reducing excess oil secretion
  • non-comedogenic, free from drying alcohols and occlusive ingredients
  • rebalances lost hydration; preventing dehydration that triggers an overproduction of sebum


Manuka Honey: Scientifically proven to accelerate skin healing, Manuka honey is a potent antimicrobial, an antibacterial agent with impressive research into its efficacy against the bacteria that can lead to acne and breakouts.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): This multi-tasking ingredient balances lightening and anti-ageing. When combined with N-acetyl glucosamine, Niacinamide targets PIH, the appearance of hyperpigmented spots and skins texture. Niacinamide also reduces excess sebum production, which helps prevent congestion and blackheads from forming. Its anti-inflammatory effect stimulates the skin’s healing processes whilst suppressing excess oil production. Collagen production is increased, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
N-acetyl glucosamine: This is a “skin-identical ingredient” found in the gaps between the skins cells and is used to maintain the barrier function. Studies have found that it increases collagen production, increasing elasticity and moisture. It can be combined with Niacinamide to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Willow Bark Extract: Traditionally used to soothe irritated skin. Containing salicin—from which salicylic acid is derived—this versatile ingredient is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, clearing pores and alleviating acne and irritation.
Hyaluronic Acid: Oily skin can be dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic is the antidote to that as it can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, deeply hydrating it constantly attracts moisture to the skin.
Kiwi Seed Extract: This antimicrobial extract controls oil production and halts the microorganisms responsible for breakouts. Kiwi fruit extract has been clinically proven to increase skin elasticity and decrease transepidermal water loss, creating supple, hydrated skin for a more youthful appearance.

Aqua – Water
Niacinamide – Vitamin B3
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
N-Acetyl Glucosamine
Epilobium angustifolium – Canadian willow extract
Xanthan– Plant-derived thickener
Sodium hyaluronate – Hyaluronic acid
Actinidia chinensis – Kiwi seed oil
Sodium anisate & Sodium levulinate – Naturally derived preservative
Hydroxyethylcellulose – Vegetable derived thickener
Melia Azadirachta – Cumin seed oil
Nigella Sativa – Neem seed oil
Manuka Extract –  Leptospermum scoparium mel

4 reviews for Equilibrium Balancing Gel

  1. Chaz Colston

    Fantastic gel moisturizer and amazing customer service. This formula works perfect for my combination/acne prone skin. Samantha truly cares about her customers and her products. I had been searching for really well formulated skin care for quite a while before I found out about Naked Chemist and I hit the gold mine with these products. I hope her and her team continue all the great work because she has got herself a lifelong customer.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi thank you so much for this wonderful review and really pleased that the products and especially Equilibrium are getting the results you require. I know it’s been a long journey for you and we are really pleased we could help on your journey to skin health.

  2. Maria

    I’ve been using this for about 2 months, and I absolutely love it. It’s so light but also really moisturising, my skin feels so smooth and plump after use.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Maria thank you for this wonderful feedback and so glad it is helping on your journey to skin health.

  3. Jalela Muhyieddeen

    I layered this with resq and the next morning my face was clearer , that’s just from one use! Can’t imagine the results with continuous use, I tried resq alone which works nicely but with this under resq it’s even better

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Jalela

      So glad you are enjoying the product, but more importantly that you are getting results, which has to be what using intelligently formed skincare is all about. We really appreciate the feedback. Samantha

  4. Krystal

    I love this gel moisturiser! Have been using it over the summer as my skin is more oily during the summer months. It feels amazing as it is so light weight so I am not getting that oily shine throughout the day:) Thank you for recommending Samantha!

    • Samantha Miller

      Krystal I am so glad you are receiving the results you want with this product, and that you took my advice and layered with Resq. Thank you so much for taking the time to review Equilibrium for me. Samantha

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