Temporary Cosmetic Intolerance Syndrome

A skin condition that results from a sensitivity due to a likely a combination of factors, one being the over-application of topicals containing irritants, usually on a daily basis. Regular exfoliation using acids or manual means can disrupt or thin the skin barrier and allow for deeper penetration of these irritants, accelerating this process even more.


Intrinsic Face Lotion


Plantae Foaming Wash


DNA Care Natural SPF 30


Brilliant Eye & Lip Serum


Joy Mist


Massage Oil - Unscented


Jojoba Polish


Plantae Powder


Restore Serum


Molecular Rice Mask

What Customers Say About These Products

During massages in the past, I could only use lotion because my skin is overly sensitive to oil.  After using the Tecniche Unscented Massage Oil, I am blown away.  My skin feels properly hydrated, but not too oily.  It doesn't flare up with irritation anymore either.  Thank you!

Thank you, N.K.! Glad the massage oil is rubbing you the right way. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.)


After years of battling a form of OCD called “compulsive skin picking”, my skin has acquired some scarring and near-permanent redness in some spots.  My usual powder makeup doesn’t do a good job of concealing the redness, but Plantae Powder does an amazing job of color correcting.  I apply Plantae Powder first with a makeup brush to even my tone, then layer my other powders over it – works great every time!! 

I’m proudly 99% recovered from the behavior, but sometimes I have a tiny relapse.  When I do, Plantae Powder calms redness, inflammation and pain better than anything else I’ve ever used.  What a lifesaver!

We are honored you find such relief from our product while overcoming your challenge – congrats and stay strong! 


I like the versatility of the Plantae Powder because of its powder base.  I call it my “fairy dust” because you can just dab it on a sensitive area and it seems to heal the skin, calm down redness, and speed up healing time.

We agree, Jen…‘Versatility’ is definitely the name of the game with our busy lives!


A few years ago I developed Rosacea symptoms.  I tried several things and nothing really helped until I began using Tecniche’s Gentle Pore Cleanser, which significantly reduced the redness on my cheeks and forehead!  Recently I ran out of a lightening serum I was using and was urged by my esthetician to try the Restore and Supreme C Serums.  They were the best I’ve ever used – redness completely gone and my skin is light, bright, and even.  Thank you!!

Thank you, Andrea, for your wonderful testimony!


I decided to try the Plantae Foaming Wash as a shampoo.  It's the best shampoo I've ever used and I won't ever need to use anything else!  I've had sensitive skin and a sensitive scalp my whole life and traditional shampoos are challenging due to the chemicals and fragrances.  Now, I never have any issues with dryness or irritation, my hair is clean and feels great to the touch, and I never have any flakes on my shoulders.  In addition, while shampooing in the shower it's convenient to wash my face and neck at the same time, avoiding the need for separate products.  I also love the fact that it's unscented.  After my hair is dry, I spread a small amount of the Restore Body Lotion on the palms of my hands and run it through my hair as a conditioner.  Thanks again Tecniche for making my day!

Way to MacGyver it, Phil!

Phil C.

I love ALL of the Tecniche products!  My absolute favorite is the Joy Mist, which amazingly cools and relieves my skin.  It also serves as a great pick-me-up during the day, especially when I'm not feeling my best!  My skin feels fabulous!

Thank you, for your fabulous testimonial, Patti! I’m glad we could help your skin with Joy Mist.

Patti M.

I am very impressed with the Plantae Powder.  I recently took my daughter to the dermatologist because of a rash that turned out to be perioral dermatitis. He prescribed antibiotic gel, which made my daughter’s skin flaming red, so I decided to apply the Plantae Powder and to my surprise, the redness faded quickly. I decided to just use the powder and I am simply amazed.  It is clearing her perioral dermatitis and quickly!  I think I have told every esthetician I know about your powder!

Thank you, Kirstin! We would never claim that our products are prescription strength, but we are beyond pleased that the Plantae Powder is helping your daughter.

Kirstin D.

I have never been loyal to any one line of products until now!  My eyes have become very sensitive to any skin or makeup products I put on my face; they are red all the time and any kind of fragrance is especially problematic.  Then I met one of your advisors and we spoke about Tecniche. She told me to try the Embryol Moisture face cream in case it helps alleviate the irritation to my eyes, and I have noticed a huge difference.  It soothes my dry skin, spreads smoothly and evenly, and most importantly my eyes don't seem to react to the ingredients.  My eyes haven't been this clear in a long time.  I also love the Jojoba Polish to cleanse and the Joy Mist during the day when my skin feels dry and I feel tired.  It has a way of waking me up AND makes my skin glow!

Nice, Colleen! We are so glad to have you on board.

Colleen O'Neill

The Molecular Rice Mask is truly a winner - very soothing and zero stinging.  Thank you!

It’s a win-win for Paula!


Just wanted to share with you the outcome of a client under my care, an 80 year-old man who has been using Tecniche products after experiencing some health challenges. I started him on the Gentle Pore Cleanser, Restore Serum, DNA Care Natural SPF 30, and Embryol Moisture.  He had a squamous cell on his face and was being treated with a topical cream. When he started using the Restore Serum together with the Embryol Moisture, the results were amazing. It healed faster and the oncologist was impressed.  My client is also going through radiation therapy for a cancer near his jugular vein, and feels these products are helping him maintain the integrity of his skin.  I am happy that he is experiencing wonderful results.  Keep up the great work!

Such great news, Liz!  Thank you for sharing.

Liz T.

I’m an esthetician and recently started using the Molecular Rice Mask on clients.  They say they love it, and that it feels cool and refreshing.  I have used it various times during facials and have found that I like it most as post-microdermabrasion soothing.  I also really like how quickly it absorbs into the skin.

Thank you, Susan! We know skin can be inflamed throughout a facial, so we are delighted to hear how the Molecular Rice Mask is helping your clients.


I like that the Molecular Rice Mask is creamy yet light, and the blue color makes it look soothing and inviting.  It felt like the mask was easily absorbed into my skin, leaving almost no residue and making for easy removal.  Plus, it didn’t give me any type of sensitive reaction.  A winner all the way around! 

That is nice to hear, Betty! Winner, winner, chicken dinner! 


I have rosacea and use several of your products in my daily routine to keep it at bay.  I clean my face with the Plantae Foaming Wash and the Jojoba Polish.  I then apply the Molecular Rice Mask with a brush (I was immediately pleased with how cool it feels on my skin!), and get in the shower.  I easily rinse the mask off after 10 minutes or so, and my skin always feels calmer, softer, and smooth.  After that, I use the Joy Mist, Restore and SupremeC Serums, the Intrinsic Eye Serum and the Intrinsic Face Cream.  I love it all!

Your Tecniche skincare arsenal is a perfect lineup of products that promote healthy skin, which translates into radiant beauty. Thank you, Marsha!


I am an Oncology Esthetician and recently requested some Tecniche samples.  I wanted to try them all just to get a sense of how they work and feel on the skin. I used the Plantae Foaming Wash at night and put the Restore Serum on overnight (I usually can’t stand to have anything on my skin overnight, but this wasn’t bad at all). This morning, I cleansed with my usual cleanser, used the Joy Mist (smells amazing), and the Embryol Moisture. 

I am in awe!  I don’t know the last time my skin felt this amazing, but it was long before I entered the skin care industry. There is literally NO roughness, no poor texture, my makeup went on absolutely beautifully – I’m sold. This is the line I’d like to provide for my oncology patients, and I believe it will also be suitable for a number of my other guests. I am impressed by your ingredient profile and am thrilled to be working with your products.  Thank you!!

Casey, so happy we could change your mind about overnight treatments!  Enjoy!


The Plantae Foaming Wash and Jojoba Polish are awesome, used together or separately. They leave the skin feeling fresh, moist and smooth!

We think those products are pretty amazing, too. Thank you, Carol, for your awesome testimonial!

Carol T.

Starting last week I had a terrible eczema breakout, the worst I've ever had on my hands, arms, and groin. Nothing seemed to be helping, so two mornings ago I started using the Jojoba Polish and it has saved me from misery!  I am not an esthetician, but I've been experimenting with my skin and the results are unreal.  I officially don't ever want to be without this product!

We are happy for your relief!



I love the Joy Mist for so many reasons and, as a Parkinson's patient, it's fantastic for me. Medications make me drowsy and are very drying to my skin, but after a few spritzes I'm refreshed and my skin is hydrated.  Love this product!!

Bring on the Joy, Patti!

Patti M.

A client of mine suffering from lung cancer has been breaking out in an itchy rash on her face, neck, and chest.  Her dermatologist gave her some samples to try and relieve the itching, but they just made it worse!  I gave her a sample of the Plantae Powder and the Restore Serum.  She called me two days later and was so happy - her skin calmed down, it wasn’t so itchy and she was amazed at how soft her skin felt.  I ordered her a Plantae Powder, Restore Serum and Plantae Foaming Wash.

We started creating products for individuals with compromised skin. Your testimonial makes us so happy, Denise!


After using the Joy Mist regularly, my skin feels softer, more moisturized, and it seems like my pores have gotten a bit smaller too.  As a matter of fact, I've felt more comfortable going without makeup lately because I feel like my skin just looks better.  Thank you!

Time to reJOYce, Angela! 

Angela K.

I love the Brilliant Eye Serum.  It has really helped minimize the fine lines around my eyes and lips!

Brilliant, indeed, Candi!

Candi S

I use the Brilliant Eye Serum on my eyes at night, and on my lips as a lip gloss during the day! Wonderful!

Dual function goodness…Nice, Lynn!

Lynn C

Living in Arizona, I won't leave the house without DNA Care Natural SPF 30 on my skin.   After having skin cancer, I need special protection.  This sunscreen has a cool, healing effect and is so emollient; I love how my skin feels after applying it.  Thanks to Tecniche and DNA Care Natural SPF 30, I can enjoy my convertible again!

Sounds like fun, Patti! Happy cruising...can you take us along next time?

Patti M

I have found the Plantae Powder to be very helpful.  One client, due to Sjogren's disease, has inflamed, raw skin at the corners of her mouth.  We made a paste with the Embryol Moisture and the Plantae Powder and she applied it before bed.  The next morning these areas looked like normal skin with the redness and tenderness completely gone.  This treatment seems to last 7-10 days, and she is thrilled.

There are definitely amazing properties in the Plantae Powder. Jennifer, we loved that you mixed it with the Embryol Moisture! Brilliant!


I am a cancer survivor and was having a bad allergic reaction to one of my medications. The doctors stopped the medication and put me on strong antihistamines. I had a miserable red, itchy rash.  My esthetician recommended your Plantae Powder, and I immediately felt relief after one use!  The powder was so soothing. It stopped the itch and I could use it several times a day.  I recommend it to everyone.

Thank you for your recommendation, Amy! We’re very happy you felt fast relief.

Amy R.

I can’t seem to adequately express my appreciation for your Tecniche products, designed for health-challenged skin like mine! For over 30 years I have searched to find skin care that would simultaneously cleanse and hydrate my skin during on-going treatments for systemic lupus, fibromyalgia, and most recently breast cancer. Tecniche is by far the best help that I’ve found. Your products are not only gentle but also provide the nourishment that my skin has needed for a very long time.

Some of my favorites in your line are: Plantae Foaming Wash, Restore Serum, Embryol Moisture, and Joy Mist.  Taheebo Balm has been especially helpful for my nails while in chemotherapy. The best testimonial I can pass on comes from my naturopathic doctor who recently noted how much better my skin looks and feels now that I have been on your therapies. Thank you again for designing products that serve my specific needs so wonderfully.

Sue, we are happy your search for proper skin care is over, and it ended with Tecniche!

Sue S

I just started using the Plantae Powder on little red, itchy bumps on my side, and it certainly helps relieve the itching.  So far, I like the Plantae Powder and feel that it helps me more than the 1% Hydrocortisone Cream I have.  Also, since I started using the powder, the rash has not spread, the bumps seem to be healing, and they have not scabbed like the others did before I started using the powder.  I am grateful the formula exists!

Rashes are tough to stabilize… We are very grateful for your testimony and that the Plantae Powder has worked for you, Kim!

Kim M.

I used Restore Serum on a deep skin abrasion on my leg, and within 10 days my epithelium was completely restored!

Thank you, S.W.! That is a wonderfully quick outcome.


With my face so sore and painful from a recent rosacea breakout, I was able to use the Plantae Foaming Wash to soothe my skin, and then the Plantae Powder covered the red so most people hardly noticed my condition!  Thanks so much!

You’re golden, J.S.!


I felt very self-conscious about going back to work with shingles blisters on my face.  The Plantae Powder soothed, helped dry the blisters, and most importantly helped to conceal them.  I think it may have helped speed up my recovery as well by reducing my desire to scratch the blisters as well as my stress about their unsightliness.

You’re gorgeous, R. Kane, blisters or no blisters! But, we are so pleased that the Plantae Powder helped in your speedy recovery.

R. Kane




Skin Challenges

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