Saturday 30 September 2023

Skinetica Quintessence review

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Hey guys! Clear skin is something that we're all after. The beauty world is overflowing with products designed to provide just that, featuring all of the buzzword ingredients and higher price tags. Skinetica, however, have taken the less is more approach with their offering to the market; Quintessence

Skinetica Quintessence
Skinetica Quintessence

Quintessence by Skinetica is a skincare solution that has it's ingredients stripped back, featuring only a few; the main active ingredient, Benzalkonium Chloride (a low level of 0.13%), the patented water stabiliser Organosilane which provides the anti-bacterial residual action on the skin, Propylene Glycol and Deionised Water. As the solution is water based and doesn't include alcohol, there should be no stinging or irritation when using (very helpful when you're dealing with acne!) and also not be drying as it doesn't have astringent properties. 

Quintessence is a different type of product. Whilst a bottle of a liquid like this would normally be assumed to be a toner or cleanser, the primary use of Quintessence is a stand alone skincare product.  It can still be used as a toner (more on that in a moment), but to use, after washing and drying the skin, apply some of the solution to a cotton pad and apply to the skin before allowing to dry. At this point, it can be left as is. Skinetica recommend that other acne treatments aren't used alongside this one as they can interfere with the solution.