Skinceuticals Retexturizing Activator


One steady trend in the cosmetic industry is the commercialization of spa treatments at home. This movement makes higher level skin care more accessible and affordable. Skinceuticals – a subsidiary of L’Oreal – is a comparatively new skincare line established in 1997. Skinceuticals has three goals: to prevent future damage, protect skin, and to correct prior damage. I tested the Retexturizing Activator (1 oz, $70), which was as good as a 20% glycolic treatment. The Retexturizing Activator has two functions to exfoliate and to hydrate the skin. Since it is a serum, the exfoliation process is gentle and smooth upon application. The primary ingredients include a patented 25% formulation of hydroxyethyl urea/aminosulfonic acid compound, kombuchka, and hyaluronic acid. I applied the serum twice a day (4-6 drops) on a clean face. In young, healthy skin, skin regeneration takes 28 days, however in aging or dry skin, or acne prone skin, that process can take up to 45 days. Retexturizing Activator works to restore texture, brilliance, clarity, and hydration in an oil free serum. After two weeks, I noted no abrasive side effects and a more radiant complexion. Skinceuticals Retexturizing Activator is a useful, straightforward product ideal for spa quality exfoliation, dehydrated skin, aging skin, acneic skin, and as an alternative to laser, microdermabrasion or peels.

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