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Frequently Asked Questions

De-ionised water, Propylene Glycol, Benzalkonium Chloride (active ingredient), Organosilane (patented water stabiliser)

Yes, Quintessence does not contain any derivatives of animals and is vegan friendly

No, Quintessence does not contain any microbeads or micro plastics

No, Quintessence does not contain any nut derivatives.

Yes, Quintessence is Paraben free.

Quintessence has a very long shelf life and will still be 100% effective up to 6 months of opening.

With average use a bottle should last 3-4 weeks, plenty of time to get our usual result, however this varies from person to person.

It’s a great idea to continue using Quintessence on a daily basis. Not only will it prevent the return of any P. acnes microbes, but also when used as a toner, will keep your skin clean, and also protect it from the environment, and encourage the skin’s natural oils, resulting in a clearer glowing complexion.

Yes, it is suitable for all ethnicities, and will not discolour any skin in any way. 

As Quintessence needs to be in contact with your clean dry skin to work effectively, any other treatment may well interfere with this contact and reduce Skinetica’s efficacy, we recommend that you use it without any other treatments.

Yes, Quintessence may well have a beneficial effect on these conditions and we have customers who have told us it cured their rosacea.

Although Quintessence does not claim to help with acne scarring, we have many customers who advised us that using Quintessence had significantly reduced their acne scarring.

Comedogenic means that a product clog up pores, whereby it is more likely that blackheads and clogged sebaceous glands will develop. Quintessence does not contain any ingredients which clog pores and is therefore non-comedogenic.

  • The main active ingredient is Benzalkonium Chloride being at a very low level of 0.13% which will not cause any irritation. It can be an aggressive anti-bacterial agent at higher concentrations, this active is commonly used in skincare products.
  • The key to Quintessence is the Organosilane patented water stabiliser which is providing the anti-bacterial residual action on the skin, it is attaching to the carbohydrates of skin that polyhydroxylated, so it doesn’t penetrate the hardy skin cells hence still allowing the skin to breathe nor will it get into blood streams like alcohol. Once dried it will not impede moisturisers from attaching to the skin, but those may not be necessary as Quintessence contains a moisturising agent.

  • Quintessence should be applied, using a cotton pad, to the affected areas twice a day. We suggest using it as a toner at night before bed, and then again in the morning after washing and before applying any make up or moisturisers. It must be applied to clean dry bare skin (without any other products applied to it). 
  • Quintessence must be in direct contact with your skin to work effectively. Make up and moisturisers may be applied on top of Quintessence after waiting a few moments for it to thoroughly dry. 

As Quintessence contains no toxic chemicals, and is chemically inert when dry on the skin, it cannot be absorbed through the skin, and so is safe to use whilst pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Quintessence is alcohol free and so perfectly safe for you to use. 

Over 95% of traditional acne treatments contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, both of which are effective against acne but well proven to irritate skin. Quintessence contains no toxic chemicals and will not irritate your skin. 

Yes, Quintessence will continue to work underneath your make up. However, please be sure to give it a few moments to dry thoroughly on your skin, before applying any make up or moisturisers. 

This can vary. We have many customers who have seen a clear result in 2-3 days, whereas some others have taken 2-3 weeks. On average you should see a real difference in 7-8 days. 

Yes, a good routine is to use it as a toner last thing at night, and then again in the morning just before applying make-up, making sure it is dry before you put anything on top of it. 

Yes, Quintessence will work effectively on any area of skin.  

Yes, Quintessence is a super toner, and will remove impurities from the skin that other toners leave behind. It also forms a microscopic coating on the skin, which encourages natural oils, and protects against the ravages of the environment, and so gives you a smoother and clearer complexion. 

Yes, but be sure to apply it AFTER your Quintessence application has dried on your skin. Skinetica needs to be in direct contact with your skin to work effectively.

Quintessence is currently only available through our website and Amazon Prime. If we supplied other retailers or stores it would increase our costs and we would have to charge more. We strive to keep our prices as keen as possible. 

Skinetica was designed for use on sensitive skins. It contains no toxic chemicals, and when dry on the skin it is chemically inert, and so can have no detrimental effects whatsoever on the skin. 

Skinetica is specifically designed to be suitable for all skin types –    from oily to dry to combination. 

Yes, it is designed for all genders and ages.