Oily or combination skin can often lead to congestion in the pores due to a build-up of dead skin cells in the follicle wall. The combination of cellular accumulation and excess oil from overactive sebaceous glands creates the perfect environment for bacteria, which leads to breakouts and inflammation.
Equilibrium has been intelligently formulated to address the source of these problems; slowing down the production of oil, promoting healthy cellular turnover, decongesting pores, and soothing inflammation. Oily skin can often be dehydrated, causing the skin to overcompensate and produce more oil. The addition of Hyaluronic Acid – nature’s “moisture magnet” – optimises water circulation throughout the layers of skin.
Many commercial products for acne or blemished skin contain occlusive emulsifiers, thickeners, and long-chain silicones. These form an unnatural film on the skin’s surface, which reduces its natural regeneration process and facilitates the growth of bacteria. The ingredients in Equilibrium are specifically adapted to integrate perfectly with the physiology of the skin; creating a natural, breathable shield that balances and heals.
Totara: A powerful antioxidant thought to be 3 times stronger than Vitamin E for preventing oxidation in the skin. Its antimicrobial properties provide extraordinary levels of healing; rebalancing the natural biome whilst regulating sebum production.
Salicylic Acid: This natural Beta-Hydroxy Acid breaks down clogged oil, bacteria, and dead skin cell build-up from within the pore; powerfully but gently decongesting.
Kiwi seed extract: A natural antimicrobial; it controls oil production and halts the microorganisms responsible for breakouts. Extracts from the skins of kiwi fruit have also been clinically proven to increase skin elasticity and decrease transepidermal water loss, giving a more supple hydrated skin, for a more youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid: An oily skin can be dehydrated skin, hyaluronic is the antidote to that as it’s capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water, deeply hydrating it constantly attracts moisture to the skin.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): This multi-tasking ingredient is both balancing and anti-ageing. Its anti-inflammatory effect stimulates the skin’s healing processes whilst suppressing the production of excess oil. Collagen production is increased; reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
Aqua – Water
Sclerotium gum – Plant-derived thickener
Sodium hyaluronate – Hyaluronic acid
Podocarpus – Totara bark extract
Epilobium angustifolium – Canadian willow extract
Cucumis sativus – Cucumber fruit extract
Salicylic acid – Salicylic acid
Actinidia chinensis – Kiwi seed extract
Hydroxyethyl cellulose – Vegetable derived thickener
Salix Alba – White willow bark extract
Sodium anisate & Sodium levulinate – Naturally derived preservative