RESQ was specifically 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:
- Overproduction of skin cells.
- Excess skin cells combine with environmental pollution and dirt and get clogged in the pores.
- Acnes bacteria (Cutibacterium) is present in the pores, which thrive in oily environments.
- Increased oil is often due to excess male hormones (androgens), which stimulate 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 important – 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 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. Left unchecked, 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 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.
The result is a multi-actioned formula that controls oil production, clears pores, and soothes inflammation around the blemish to promote a flawless, clear complexion.