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Retexturing Activator Face exfoliator

Retexturing Activator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 155.
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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 4 out of 5 by from I have to admit I have to admit when using this product, I was still a little unaware of the "technology" and benefits of products such as this. When using it, I liked the rich feel and hydrating sense I got after application. Upon becoming slightly more savvy to this step in the beauty regiment, I find this item to be of great quality and highly effective.
Date published: 2021-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What My Skin Needs I’m happy I decided to buy this product, it’s just what I was looking for. Helps my skin exfoliate to reveal softer, smoother, clearer skin
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I was told this I was told this helps other skinceuticals products enter the skin better. I used one full bottle and never replenished when I ran out. That’s not because I didn’t like it, I just didn’t know how well it was actually working to help absorb other products.
Date published: 2021-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I had been using Ferulic serun for a long time now I just bought it it feels very nice but no sure if I should used after my ferulic serun
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved My Skin 6 Months ago I severely damaged my skin by over using a retinol without any guidance. I was introduced to Skinceuticals and started from scratch to try help rebuild my skins barrier and fix the damage I caused. I have found this product a god send. It has helped rebuild my completion has done wonders for my scaring and texture caused from stripping my skin. Along with Phlotetin CF I’ve gotten my glow back. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I bought this product a few weeks ago and already love it! My skin is extremely dry and flaky. Whenever I would put my liquid foundation on, my skin looked so dull and the flakes would become more noticeable. After using the Retexturing Activator, my skin has improved so much. I never really had a skincare routine before this and now I am so excited to use this product and others. My skin has become more of a priority because I can see the benefits and the results. My skin is glowing and looks so much more healthy and refreshed.
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tried to love I love the skin ceuticals line and I’m so thankful to have found products that actually work. I tried to love this stuff and based on reviews, I thought I would. I think I would have seen results if I just started using this alone, but I already use Metcall renewal, ferulic, age interrupter, and a few others. I saw no change once adding this to my routine and since, have returned it.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Sticky I was hoping to use this during the day but it’s not possible because the sticky texture would make it too uncomfortable. I will wear it at night and hopefully the results will be great enough that they are visible through the day as well, even though I will wake up in the morning with my face stuck to my pillowcase :,(
Date published: 2020-12-17
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