Innovative New Australian Skincare Range Features Indian Sandalwood as the Active Hero


The first-of-its-kind skincare brand, called About Time We Met, is a science-neutral range using Indian sandalwood oil and powder.

Quintis Sandalwood innovated with the creation of a new skincare range using Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) as its flagship active ingredient

The first-of-its-kind skincare brand, called About Time We Met, is a science-based, gender-neutral line using Indian sandalwood oil and powder. All nine products in the collection are made in Australia and contain Quintis Indian Sandalwood Oil, with inclusion levels ranging from 0.2% to 5%. Studies show that the proven benefits of the former ingredient start at just 0.1%, with effectiveness improving as inclusion levels increase. The powder is present in the AHA clay mask at a concentration of 7%.

Consumer studies have also been performed on two of its top products – Naturally Glow Oil containing 5% Sandalwood Oil and Repair Serum containing 1% Sandalwood Oil – with impressive results. After just two weeks of using the oil, 100% of participants noticed an improvement in the overall appearance and condition of their skin, 81% noticed a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and 79 % said they felt calmer after using the product, agreeing with the calming effects of sandalwood on the mind.

The Repair Serum reports equally impressive stats with 100% of participants noting their skin was soothed and less irritated after one week of use, and 92% of participants noticing a reduction in the appearance of breakouts after four weeks of use. use. Vanessa Ligovich, Marketing Director at Quintis Sandalwood, said of the new range: “We are delighted to share this range with our customers. It’s a live demonstration of Indian sandalwood’s powerful role as an active beauty ingredient and shows how sandalwood can be combined with other ingredients.

“We have never seen a range like this anywhere in the world. We believe we’ve created something that matches some of the key trends we’re seeing in skincare. Our brand mantra is “clean, smart, natural”. Each of the products is 98 to 100% natural, dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic. The line is PETA certified cruelty-free and vegan, and we use FSC-certified and post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic packaging.

“The most compelling thing about the range is that the hero ingredient, Indian sandalwood, is backed by centuries of historical use and modern research. We have data that shows it has properties effective antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tyrosinase and antimicrobial properties, and the consumer studies we conducted on two of the products confirm this.

Our ambition is to inspire every formulator interested in sourcing a high quality, sustainable ingredient that delivers strong efficacy to realize the potential of this botanical active ingredient in their products.

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