Quanta® Botanical Extracts
DISCOVER QUANTA® TECHNOLOGY
Quanta® The Power Of Ultrasonic Technology
I sat down with Deborah Scott, Co-Founder & CEO of SKN-RG Skincare to learn more about the award-winning Quanta® Technology "Ultrasonic Extraction" Method.
John Wharff: What drove you to find an alternative way to extract plants?
Deborah Scott: We wanted to capture the optimum benefits of the plant. We knew that most botanical extraction methods relied on high heat, drawn-out processes and harsh solvents, each, in turn, reducing the valuable elements contained within the plant. These processes can damage and even destroy the plant's medicinal benefits.
We knew there had to be a better way. We pursued a different path to other brands favouring eco-friendly and sustainable methods, leaving behind over-processing and harsh chemicals to seek a safer purer alternative that combined nature + science, yet delivered results. Too often in the organic and vegan industry, you trade purity for results but not in the case of SKN-RG.
John Wharff: Wow, that's a massive list of problems to solve. Where did you look for answers?
Deborah Scott: In 2009, my husband and I were at University working with frequency also known as "sound and light waves". It was not to be until 2011 that the full extent of our time at University was to become a reality.
During that year, my husband and I built our own "Eco-Laboratory" on our land, powered by green energy and solar. Nestled between areas of outstanding beauty and the most stunning Marshlands on the Essex Coast. We created a machine inspired by our work at University that would use powerful yet gentle vibration waves to extract the plant material. This would form the basis of our incredible skincare.
We called the machine Quanta® derived from a physics term for "radiant energy". Our pioneering technology used Ultrasonic Waves. The node placed inside the botanical vibrates at super-speed causing the plant cell to collapse allowing the full plant benefit to be released. In 2014 our technology was met with British Government Innovation Awards and outstanding recognition from our local universities. We had created the world's first sonic extraction well before the CBD industry, and "Ultra Sonic Technology" had begun.
Pictured Deborah Scott Co CEO SKN-RG
John Wharff: Once you created the Quanta® Botanical Extraction Method, what did you do next? How did you know it was a good fit for the skincare industry?
Deborah Scott: As an industry expert therapist, I could see first hand what a profound difference our Quanta® technology had made to our client's skin. The skin actually looked as if "it was lit from within", with newfound energy… pure SKIN ENERGY, and this is where the name for SKN-RG comes from.
We wanted to give our clients the optimum benefit from our products. We began to fuse Quanta® with cutting edge clinical approved actives to give consumers absolute confidence that they are buying a product that works. Each effortlessly addressing their concern, enabling them to step through our collections to achieve incredible benefits.
Quanta® uses a range of frequency waves. This gentle process captures the optimum benefit of the precious plant bioactive, held until released on the skin. Through the years, we continue to work closely with traditional organic growers and harvesters selecting plants with exceptional powers.
Our green technology uses the power of nature to create a cleaner, greener, solvent-free extraction process that is fresh and healthier; kinder to you and kinder to the planet.
John Wharff: Ultrasonic being able to extract botanicals is very interesting. What role does this play in your life?
Deborah Scott: Vibration is around us, all the time, you may not be able to touch it or hear it, but it has a physical presence. It has immense power; in fact, many medical machines today like Ultrasound uses sound waves. Sound has the power to transform and can heal, inspire, and even enlighten.
I have always loved sound, whether it be through beautiful music or the gentle sound of nature. I can see why I feel so connected as if I were born to do this, born to have this deep understanding. When I became a Buddhist student many years ago, my understanding of the power of sound deepened. In every mantra I spoke I began to understand that it wasn't the words that created an incredible sense of being in me, but the sound of the words which created the resonance that waved through my body. And this is where my first inspiration came from.
John Wharff: What tests have you performed using the ultrasonic waves?
Deborah Scott: Having the privilege of our own clinic, we were able to engage our client base to perform in house testing. We did so over 4 weeks. We created sets of products that were identical. Our client base did not know which set they were getting first. Halfway through their usage, we swapped their products, at the end of the testing, the results were incredible, confirming our theory that Quanta® extraction was more beneficial.
To prove our theory, we began comparing extracts in our laboratory under our microscopes, witnessing that there was a defined difference between the botanicals extracted with Quanta® and those that had not.
SKN-RG's philosophy places great emphasis on creating products that are pure and results-driven. It is an easy thing to say with so many brands out there. But SKN-RG is genuinely exceptional, and this shows through our awards, spas, and salons that partner with us to offer their clients the same incredible products and treatments that we do.
John Wharff: So where do you see SKN-RG going?
Deborah Scott: Over the years, we have gathered many accreditations including Soil Association Certification, Vegan Society Approval and Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free Certification, our newest award from the 50+ already received, was winning the Best Soil Association Certified Organic Range of the year.
First, we created Organics created for skin sensitivities, then Advanced to tackle ageing concerns. Our newest ranges, including our Men's grooming and new Waterless Bamboo eco-range which were launched last year.
Our newest Tech Ageing Collection couldn't have been launched at a better time when we are so dependent on using technology. Blue Light Skincare is the pinnacle of modern skincare, named "Evolution®" it uses a new clinically proven active derived from Plankton that not only corrects and smooths the skin but repels blue light known to causes ageing from modern technology. While most brands continue to use antioxidants or vitamins to scavenger free radicals, SKN-RG have created a solution that not only uses power antioxidants and vitamins and clinical actives but a clinically proven active that allows beneficial light to enter the skin whilst repelling damaging blue light. The "A" list of actives in this range is already gaining great interest in the skincare arena.