Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator 30ml
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A revolutionary resurfacing and replenishing serum, which surpasses the results of a 20% daily glycolic treatment, while simultaneously reinforcing the skin's barrier for healthier, more radiant skin.
- Artificial Fragrance Free
- Sulphate Free
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- Age Prevention
- Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
- First signs of ageing
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.5 of 39 reviews
79% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
This magic serum smooths and hydrates. Since using this at night with an HA serum I don't even need moisturiser after. Skin feels smooth, hydrated and alive.
Most Helpful Criticism
Didn't live up to the hype :(
I had such high hopes for this after Jo raved about it but I have been using this every day for weeks and I honestly can't see any difference in my skin texture or pores. It is fine for sensitive skin though as it hasn't caused my very sensitive skin any irritation and it has no scent. Don't think it's worth the $$$
Smoothing and hydratingThis magic serum smooths and hydrates. Since using this at night with an HA serum I don't even need moisturiser after. Skin feels smooth, hydrated and alive.
Didn’t live up to expectationsI have oily, blemish prone skin; I had high expectations after hearing Jo rave about this on the podcast. I honestly havnt noticed any changes in my skin since starting this product a few months ago unfortunately. Very $$. I will not be repurchasing.
Best serum everI purchased this serum after a recommendation from a friend and I could not be happier with the results. This product performs as advertised and has everything you would want in a daily serum. It soothes, moisturizes, and gently exfoliates, leaving your skin with a healthy glow.
Didn't live up to the hype :(verified purchaserI had such high hopes for this after Jo raved about it but I have been using this every day for weeks and I honestly can't see any difference in my skin texture or pores. It is fine for sensitive skin though as it hasn't caused my very sensitive skin any irritation and it has no scent. Don't think it's worth the $$$
Still waiting on noticeable resultsverified purchaserI have added this into my routine for night time, I have not noticed any major difference over the last few weeks but will keep it up and see how I go. It goes on nicely and absorbs quickly which is good.
Didn't work for meI used an entire bottle and it did nothing for my skin. It didn't make it worse but for the price I was expecting it to do something at least but I'm sorry to say but it didnt absolutely nothing so I won't be repurchasing this.
Exxy but worth the moneyLove the Skinceuticals range! My skin was really flaring out with hormonal acne (I'm in my mid 30s) - and so I purchased this product on the recommendation from one of the AdoreBeauty chat advisors. I use it AM and PM just before my moisturiser. It really has helped calm my flaring skin and reduce breakouts. I still get pimples here and there, but using this has definitely made my skin a lot brigh...Read More
Podcast Purchaseverified purchaserHeard about this on the podcast and I have really enjoyed using it and the changes it has made to my skin. The texture of my skin is smoother and softer.
I like it but......I bought this product after hearing Joanna sing its praises on the Beauty IQ podcast. I was curious and had to have it. I am still unsure about if I am seeing results from this product or not, my skin feels better but I cant say if that is specifically attributed to this product or my good skincare regime. I don't think I would repurchase because I think it's a nice to have product, but not a crit...Read More
Hydrated smooth skinAfter noting Kate use this in conjunction with Vit C and Hyaluronic acid, I decided to include in my morning routine and am so glad I did. The watery serum feels hydrating and refreshing and layers well with both other serums and moisturisers. I have used daily for 2 weeks and noticed overall my complexion has evened out, feels smooth and hydrated and spf and makeup sits beautifully. I have exper...Read More
Smooth SkinPurchased this after hearing Joanna rave about it on the podcast many times and so far i love it, makes my skin feel very smooth, worth the money.
Super hydratingI have been using this product for about a year and love it. Initially I expected more of an exfoliating effect, however I was amazed with how well this product hydrates my skin and helps to maintain its barrier, despite my daily use of retinol and BHAs. I have repurchased many times and continue to use it every day.
brighteningI heard this product praised several times on the podcast, and decided to see for myself. I am glad I did, it goes on easily and is absorbed quickly. I have rosacea and this really helps lighten, brighten and even out my skin tone. Very happy with this product.
WOWIf there is ever such a thing as a magic serum, this one just might come close. Another product I've been convinced to try based on hearing so much about it on the Beauty IQ podcast and I'm SO glad I did. Since I've been using this serum every morning I have noticed a HUGE improvement in my skin. I love how its exfoliating, but also works to strengthen your skin barrier, as I have struggled with t...Read More
WonderfulMy face love this, I can feel my whole face has been felt so much smoother after a week of use, pricy product, but worth it
BeutiufAs a girl in my ealry 30s, I've started to become hyper aware of the fact that my skin is not what it once was. Always on the look out for a new product that will help maintain a youthful skin, I tried this. I felt my skin looked smoother or perhaps plumper after a couple of weeks of using. I'm not 100% sold on this though for my particular skin type, which I would describe as combination normal...Read More
Good but overpricedPersonally, it is a good product like really saw good improvements of my skin, but for the price point there are better and cheaper alternatives.
Love love loveThis product is amazing and worth $$$
I started using this about a week ago and I have noticed my skin Is smoother, plumper and that my redness on my cheeks have gone down. Will continue using!!
Evens out textureUsing this after looking for a quality AHA serum. Definitely smooths out texture and skin looks better after a week. Tends to make my skin feel quite sticky and tight after use though, even with moisturiser/SPF over the top.
Love itProduct is well worth it girlies. My skin feels super soft when using this and I have noticed a difference in tone. I did notice blackheads on my nose if I applied this all over my face, but I now avoid applying this near my nose and my blackheads have gone. I apply this morning and night, love it!
Incredible!Absolutely in love with this serum! It has completely changed the surface of my skin! It feels less dry, smoother, plumper, brighter and break outs have cleared including acne scarring fading! Such a great product, I won’t live without this again!
GreatI love this product and it has helped the texture of my skin a lot. My skin is left very supple and soft
Blown Away by this brand!I have never seen such great results in such a short amount of time prior to using Skinceuticals. I layer this over the CE Ferulic serum in the AM and the Resveratrol in the PM and my skin hasn’t never been smoother, more glowing or happy. I have fine lines, dehydration and pigmentation and this just helps so much. I also adore the texture, it’s gorgeous and a pleasure to use!
Avoid your foundation picking up dry patchesI have tried retinol products which always seems to dry out my skin and starts the peeling process very early on. I also noticed my makeup was picking up dry patches of skin. I use this serum on specific areas of the face to encourage natural exfoliation and smooth skin.
Super effective... in the beginning onlyI purchased this after reading about it in Adore Beauty's skincare blog and thought this may help out with the grainy-like texture of my skin that I started to experience during the winter.
The first week of using this, day and night, I could simply tell you that this product was a miracle and did something incredible to the texture of my skin. My sister even noticed and said my face...Read More
Holey Smooth-Skin MoleyWow. Instant hero product status.
I have rosacea and sensitive skin and exfoliating products are usually a gamble for me - some days they're fine, some days I wake up with tiny red pastules on my upper cheeks. Fun, right?
This guy though - not a chance. Exfoliated. Plump. Hydrated. Smooth. Bright. You name the benefits of exfoliation and this lil buddy has my back.
Still finding out what it doesThis review is a lot earlier than when you would normally expect to see a full review but in saying that I still like it . My skin is mostly in good condition with the occasional breakouts but texture has been driving me up the wall off late. I like this product as it helps to keep my skin moisturized for longer periods . I use this in conjunction with the skinstitut even blend serum as I love tha...Read More
Seems to be workingI’m extremely sensitive and I can use this.... I’ve had problematic skin that gets dry and irritated in places, and breaks out when I moisturise.
I’ve been using this product daily for two weeks and my skin tone has evened out and the dryness has reduced. I use in combination with the skinceuticals gentle cleanser (and an occasional Cremorlab gentle exfoliant)... retexturing activato...Read More
Miracle WorkerThis stuff is magic in a bottle. My skin has never been so clear ever! Been using for about 2 months everyday and my skin loves it so much. Just makes my skin look amazing.
Just finished my second bottleHighly recommended!!
BUYING A NEW BOTTLE TODAYI love this product, not exactly what it does for my skin but absorbs really well, love the feeling of it and fits well into my routine. I know my skin is definitely benefitting from it, because when I stopped using it, my acne was more prominent and my acne scar (bumps) are decreasing in size slowly. Live for skinceuticals products.
Pricey but worth itMy skin’s texture has suffered after years of eczema and hormonal acne. I’ve accepted I will always have blackheads and need hydra facials to manage them.
But after about 3 weeks of using this, the whole tone of my skin has improved and I can’t believe how much my acne scars have faded. For two years I’ve
Miracle Worker!My skin has never felt smoother or clearer! From the first day I started using the Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator I could feel and see a difference and improvement in my skin texture. A friend I hadn't seen for some months said in amazement that I look 15 years younger! (I choose to believe him :-)
Bomb.comThis stuff is amazing. Doesn’t dry me out at all like the blemish and age defends serum does, I’m still in love with that one too but I find that Im always gravitating towards this now as I find I get the same result without the over drying of my skin. This skin care line has completely changed my skin FINALLY! I’m about to turn 25 again (wink wink) at the end of April and my birthday wish was to ...Read More
Amazing!I have combination skin and this serum has completely changed my skin. It has reduced the amount of blackheads and pimples i get whilst also greatly improving the overall texture of my skin. I have only been using this a few weeks and have seen great results. I would definitely recommend this.
Exfoliation and mosturization in 1! Incredible resultsThis product is nothing short of amazing! I have combination dehydrated skin, but this is a product that will work for all skin types, even sensitive! It's incredibly concentrated and powerful, yet gentle and effective at smoothing out texture, small bumps, smoothing out the complexion, leaving it softer and more replenished and plump all day long! I use it every day in the evening and have not ha...Read More
Amazingly smooth skin - without downtime or irritation...An absolutely superb product which totally refines the skin whilst hydrating intensely. This super product helps to reunite the complexion with its own softness, smoothness and clarity. Used twice daily, after my SkinCeuticals antioxidants, the RETEXTURING ACTIVATOR makes the skin translucent, fresh and soft to the touch.
Roughness, congestion and dehydration disappear, whilst the...Read More
Another awesome product from SkinceuticalsI use this with other Skinceuticals products, Phloretin and Retinol 0.5% and I love it! Makes my skin softer, brighter and hydrated. I can feel my skin’s overall texture and tone has significantly improved in such a short time. I can now say I can confidently go out without wearing makeup as I noticed my skin has become brighter, glowy and plump. It is expensive but intend to repurchase as I can s...Read MoreThis is the perfect exfoliator. It's gentle, works really well and you just pop it on under your moisturiser after you've cleansed. My skin has never felt more moisturised or smooth after using this product. I had previously been using a scrub which ended up causing rough skin on my jaw line, after using the retexturing serum my skin has smoothed out and feels hydrated.
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