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Retexturing Activator Face exfoliator

Retexturing Activator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 126.
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This oil-free serum simultaneously exfoliates skin and replenishes moisture for radiant, smooth, skin

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Product Details

Retexturing Activator is a revolutionary replenishing and resurfacing serum that helps reinforce the skin’s barrier for healthier, more radiant skin. Using patented technology, this unique serum is highly effective in promoting proper exfoliation while optimizing the skin’s amino acid supply to reinforce the external barrier. Formulated in an efficient oil-free delivery system suitable for all skin types to replenish and exfoliate skin for noticeably soft, smooth skin texture. This oil-free serum has the resurfacing power of daily 20% glycolic acid treatment.

  • Bi-functional exfoliation and hydration
  • Diminishes the appearance of surface lines and smoothes skin
  • Increases the look of overall radiance
  • Balances moisture levels
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Stimulates enzymes that help break the bonds that bind dead cells to the surface of the skin, to diminish surface lines and wrinkles

How To Use


Twice daily, apply 4-6 drops of serum to the face, neck, and chest, or use as directed by a skincare professional.

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    Retexturing Activator harnesses two polar mechanisms – exfoliation and hydration – to activate skin’s natural desquamation, or removal of dead skin cells, and visibly diminish surface lines without dryness. This replenishing serum is shown to have the resurfacing power of a daily 20% glycolic treatment.

Key Ingredients

  • 25% hydroxyethyl urea/aminosulfonic acid compound
  • Kombucha
  • Hyaluronic acid

This unique patented combination of ingredients is designed to stimulate enzymes that help break the bonds binding dead skin cells to skin’s surface, to evenly exfoliate skin while maintaining the skin’s moisture levels

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aqua / water / eau, hydroxyethyl urea, hydroxyethylpiperazine ethane sulfonic acid, pentylene glycol, saccharomyces/xylinum/ black tea ferment, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol

Physician Insight

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My favorite product is Retexturing Activator. I love that it gives the exfoliation and glow of a retinoid, while replenishing moisture for smooth skin.

Dr. Sarah Sawyer – Dermatology and Laser of Alabama

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is amazing I have only been using this for 1 week- about 4 drops at nighttime only- and it has already transformed my skin. I have always had dry skin, but I'm 44 now and have an autoimmune condition that makes it even worse, and I had resigned myself that the skin on my face would just have to feel rough, and completely devoid of moisture. But using this, my skin now feels normal and smooth, and when I first wake up it's even I dare say a bit dewey. I can't wait to find out what benefits will come over time! Completely worth the price.
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer! Love, love, love this product. Makes my skin look so dewy and fresh.
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for acne! My teenage daughters love this for keeping their faces clear!! I have used it for years for my oily/thick skin to keep it turning over and dewy fresh, and then when they started to break out, I thought why not? Its a LIFE SAVER!! Just put it on at night after they wash and no zits! I also recommend this for a neighbor going through menopause who was starting to break out on her chin, and after 1 night, no more redness/painful zits! I will never, not have this in my stash of essentials!
Date published: 2020-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! I never write product reviews but, I absolutely love this brand. It has changed my skin in just a couple of weeks of use. I used to have very clogged and enlarged pores, but since using this line, I’ve seen dramatic improvements in the texture and clarity of my skin.
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cannot live without this Seriously, if I skip one day my skin goes back to being dull, dry and my acne starts to flare up again. I love this stuff and I've never in the 4-5 years of my skin having acne, discovered anything close to this before. THANK YOU SC, YOU HAVE GIVEN ME MY CONFIDENCE BACK.
Date published: 2020-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent on my sensitive skin My skin looks more even and glows after use. I use about 5 drops in combination with moisturizer and toner.
Date published: 2020-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the money I bought this back in October been using it twice a day ever since, haven’t noticed a change in my face AT ALL. My face gets super dry in the winter and being hopeful this would help my face, it hasn’t helped at all my face still gets tight and cracks by the end of the day. I use this before a moisturizer too. I also suffer with the texture of my skin from acne scars and thinking this would help for those I didn’t notice a difference at all. This is my first ever review on a product because I’m out almost $100 for something that doesn’t even work might as well be water in the bottle.
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jess J This is one of my favorite and most used serums. It’s hydrating and also resurfaces the skin. It absorbs quickly but within 2 weeks you can tell that it’s working. The skin is reflective and hydrated. I like this better than the b5 gel. B5 gel absorbs quickly and it doesn’t appear to resurface the skin. RA is a better product in my opinion and doesn’t sting or burn.
Date published: 2019-12-10
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