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Retexturing Activator Face exfoliator

Retexturing Activator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 122.
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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite serum ever The texture of my skin has never ever been smoother and the moisture retention is next level
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast results! I have been using this for a week only every other night, and I use the glycolic 10 the nights I dont use this. My dermatologist suggested to build up the usage of both products to every night, first this and second the glycolic 10 but I am a little affraid to do so. Are those 2 products good to be used together every night?
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Toner! This toner was recommended to me by a skin care specialist, and I am now addicted. It is great for hydration, and even skin tone. It is also gentle enough for my super sensitive skin. I have started to use once a day in the evening, and only need a couple of drops to make a difference.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is in my top two clay masks of alllllllll time and I’ve used ALOT! From drug store to sephora faves, to other medical grade options. This one meets and exceeds my expectations, it really gets in there and keeps my skin clear! I have oily/sensitive acne prone skin, and I wouldn’t survive without this mask. I use it once a week usually, and I always follow it with their phyto mask. If you want results and you’re committed to good skin, this is for you.
Date published: 2019-08-08
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