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) present in the pores that thrive in oily environments.
- Increased sebum production or oil production is usually due to an excess of male hormones (androgens), which stimulates sebum production.
Many anti-blemish products only target one or two of these factors, so it was important to create a treatment that addressed all four within one product.
As a result, this fast-acting formula gets right to the source of your pimples, papules, and pustules, which can 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 the dead cells on the surface of the skin and works deep within the pore to flush out the dead cells that mix with oil and debris and become trapped below the surface. Left unchecked, this buildup leads to congested pores, blackheads and whiteheads and rough skin, setting the stage for blemishes and breakouts. Synergistically combined with Sulfur, another natural keratolytic, that flushes out the pore’s lining for improved skin clarity with continued use.
The addition of multi-tasking Niacinamide was important; it is a potent anti-inflammatory and also encourages the production of ceramides that protect your skin, forming a barrier to stop pathogens from entering and preventing water from evaporating; it can also reduce or even out hyperpigmentation or PIH, which may occur due to acne scarring.
We also included Bentonite clay, which acts like a sponge to absorb excess oil, helps to support clear skin further, whilst Calamine and Zinc counterbalance the potentially drying effects of salicylic acid, 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.