As an aesthetician, treating oily or combination skin begins with addressing and controlling the three triggers that lead to congestion:
The first trigger is an overproduction of oil in the sebaceous glands, creating obstructions in the follicle wall which can lead to breakouts and enlarged pores.
The second trigger is cellular accumulation; blockages in the pore caused by a build-up of dead skin cells in the neck of the follicle.
The combination of these two triggers creates the perfect environment for the third trigger – bacteria. The more bacteria that multiply, the more severe the breakouts and the more infected they become, causing inflammation and painful pustules.
Equilibrium Balancing Gel addresses these triggers; slowing down overactive oil-producing glands and promoting healthy cellular turnover to eliminate the food source for bacteria.
Totara: A powerful antioxidant thought to be 3 times stronger than Vitamin E, Totara supports the oxidative degradation of lipids in the skin, It’s antimicrobial properties provide extraordinary levels of healing; rebalancing naturally-occurring bacteria, whilst regulating skin’s sebum production, making it an important ingredient for oily skin types.
Salix Nigra: A natural source of salicylic, that has similar effects to synthetic salicylic acid without the side effects. It’s potent antimicrobial and exfoliating proprieties, allows it to decongest from within the pore, breaking down clogged oil, bacteria and a build up of dead skin cells that can lead to pimples, papule and pustules.
Cucumber: Calms, cools, hydrates, and heals. A natural antimicrobial that controls oil production halting the microorganisms responsible for breakouts.
Aqua – Water
Aloe barbadensis – Aloe leaf juice
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
Sclerotium gum – Plant derived thickener
Sodium hyaluronate – Hyaluronic acid
Podocarpus – Totara extract
Panthenol – Vitamin B5
Leptospermum scoparium – Manuka extract
Epilobium angustifolium – Canadian willow extract
Cucumis sativus – Cucumber fruit extract
Nigella sativa – Cumin seed oil
Xanthan gum – Naturally derived gum
Salix nigra – Willow bark extract
Diatomaceous earth – Silica
Melaleuca viridiflora – Niaouli oil
Cymbopogon flexousus – Lemongrass oil
Sodium anisate & Sodium levulinate – Naturally derived preservative