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.
- Acnes bacteria (Cutibacterium) present in the pores that thrive in oily environments.
- Excess skin cells combine with environmental pollution and dirt and get clogged in the pores.
- Increased production of sebum or oil, which is usually due to an excess of male hormones (androgens), which stimulates the production of sebum.
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 and
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, flushes out the pore’s lining for improved skin clarity with continued use.
Bentonite acts like a sponge absorbing excess oil, supporting clear skin, while Calamine and Zinc counterbalance the potentially drying effects of salicylic acid, soothing stressed, blemish-prone skin.