RESQ Anti-Blemish Complex

NZD $48.00


RESQ is a fast-acting spot treatment that decongests pores, dries surface blemishes, and calms inflammation by delivering a powerful blend of anti-blemish therapy to the source of breakouts and acne.

The unique clearing complex contains a blend of Salicylic Acid and Zinc which gently dissolves the ‘glue’ between dead skin cells to decongest pores; anti-inflammatory Niacinamide quickly reduces redness and irritation surrounding the blemish and Native NZ Hibiscus, with its gentle exfoliating properties, lightens and brightens to rapidly reveal clearer skin.

Daily Ritual: Do not shake the bottle. Dip a cotton tip into the pink sediment at the base of the bottle. Apply onto clean skin directly onto the surface area of the blemish and leave to dry. Use daily, morning to night, as required.

Note: Please don’t shake the bottle – if you do, leave it standing overnight, and the lotion will settle. Contraindications: Avoid using on inflamed, peeling or compromised skin.

Skin Concerns: Blemishes, Pimples, Papules, Pustules, Acne (Grades 1 & 2).

NZ Hibiscus & Salicylic acid 30 mL (1.0 fl oz).

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:

    1. Overproduction of skin cells.
    2. Excess skin cells combine with environmental pollution and dirt and get clogged in the pores.
    3. Acnes bacteria (Cutibacterium) present in the pores that thrive in oily environments.
    4. 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.


Skin Health Benefits

  • soothes and calms irritation and acne inflammation
  • decongests the pore-lining; flushing out dead cells and debris
  • a natural keratolytic, it peels away dead skin cells to reveal unblemished skin
  • dries up breakouts and balances sebum (oil) production on the skin’s surface
  • a natural antiseptic, astringent, and antimicrobial, it targets bacteria within the pore responsible for breakouts and acne


Salicylic Acid: Works on the skin’s uppermost layer, gently dissolving the “glue” between dead skin cells to exfoliate and remove debris trapped within the pore.
Hibiscus extract: A natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids – specifically, malic and citric acid – which exfoliate and brighten, lifting hyperpigmentation and improving the skin’s clarity.
Niacinamide: One of the most potent anti-inflammatories in skincare, niacinamide suppresses the skin’s inflammatory response to calm inflamed imperfections. It can also reduce or even out hyperpigmentation or PIH, which may occur due to acne scarring.
Sulfur: A natural keratolytic that is widely used to treat blemished and irritated skin. It works as a descaling agent, breaking down excess keratin flakes.
Bentonite Clay: It is unique in structure when charged in water, it becomes hydrated, and the electrical and molecular components change and produce electrical charges. This causes it to swell and act like a sponge, binding heavy metal toxins from the skin’s surface – drawing impurities from the skin to balance oil production.

Water – Aqua
2-Propanol – Astringent
Zinc Oxide, Ferric oxide – Calamine
Salicylic acid – Salicylic acid
Bentonite– Clay
Sulphur – Sulphur
Camphora – Camphor
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis – Hibiscus extract
Manuka – Leptospermum scoparium essential oil

3 reviews for RESQ Anti-Blemish Complex

  1. Antoine Scicluna

    This anti-blemish complex is truly a “rescue!” RESQ Anti-Blemish Complex is the first acne product which I have found to improve the condition very fast. Other products just dry a pimple out but it remains visible for weeks. The sooner you apply RESQ, the faster you get rid of the acne, and you will see pimples disappear within a few days.

    • Samantha Miller

      Antoine, I appreciate you have been on quite the journey with your skin, as we have with creating a journey that effectively targets cutibacterium acnes within the pore. The very fact that you have found something that quickly improves your condition is really encouraging to hear Antoine, we truly hope your skin health continues to improve. Samantha

  2. Bri

    Amazing product! Has helped clear my acne!

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Brianna, we got a result and I for one could not be happier. It has been a journey but I am so glad we managed to help return your skin back to health, it was worth the time and elimination and well Resq really does the trick.. good luck with everything Samantha

  3. Krystal

    Noticed a huge difference using this product on my hormonal breakouts! Thanks so much:)

    • Samantha Miller

      That is really good news as I know you were struggling with this the additional benefit of Equilibrium would really help to target those pustules and papules.

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