My favorite product
Posted 9/6/2016 by Susan
I generally have oily skin, but I use this product in the morning and alternate at night with the B5 gel. My skin is noticeably smoother and the skin tone is more even. I am almost 40 and just use a tinted sunscreen as my foundation thanks to the skinceuticals line.
A favorite of mine
Posted 8/26/2016 by Ann
I love what this product does for my skin. I am often told I look much younger than my age, and I think this product has contributed to my young looking skin. Feels good when I put it on, also!
Posted 7/18/2016 by Andrea
I've been using this product for many years and love it- gentle on my sensitive skin, makes my face look rosy and glowing, exfoliates and hydrates at the same time and it's easy to apply. All my products are Skinceuticals and I'm very happy with the results.
Love this product
Posted 6/23/2016 by Rachael
When used regulalry it does wonders to help my complexion!
Posted 6/21/2016 by Michelle
The product works wonderfully and leaves my skin feeling so smooth. The best part is that a little goes a long way. Too much applied will leave skin feeling greasy.
Didn't notice much
Posted 5/9/2016 by Linda
I was disappointed with this product. Didn't notice any difference in my skin with it in my regimen. I use other SkinCeuticals products that work much better for me.
Posted 4/21/2016 by Ruthie
Really can see a big difference in my texture. I love this product!
Posted 4/6/2016 by sue
I received a sample. I am using it in the morning after vitamin C. It goes on smoothly. No irritation. Moisturizer after Activator. I use retinol every other night . No problem with the combination.
Posted 3/30/2016 by Deca
I've been using this for years and I love it! I only use SkinCeuticals and have been on Retin-A for a decade. This product smoothes my skin, gives it a healthy color and glow and does not irritate my super sensitive skin. I apply after C serum; in the winter, I use Metacell Renewal as AM moisturizer but in the warmer months I switch to Advanced Pigment Corrector for my Melasma. Even with a strong exfoliating agent the Retexturing Activator keeps my skin hydrated so I don't need a moisturizer. Great product!
Absolutely the best!
Posted 3/9/2016 by Deca
For over 10yrs this product has kept acne and dark spots in check, kept moisture in and made my face look rosy checked and healthy. Will not go a day without it!
Posted 12/30/2015 by M
Just started using it so I am not sure yet how effective it is, but it has definitely not irritated my skin and I use it in conjunction with retin a.
Posted 11/12/2015 by night time
Irritated my skin on a daily basis
Posted 10/13/2015 by Rosa M
Is the 1st time in 15 years that a Skinceuticals product irritates my skin. After 2 months of applying it only once a day I had to stop using it. Each and every time I used it, my skin felt a burning sting, In addition, it gave my face an extremely glossy look; so much that if I didn't apply makeup people always told me "you are sweating". It made my skin smoother and helped even my skin tone but for me it was not worth the pain I felt when the Activator touched my skin.
Saved my skin
Posted 9/23/2015 by Susan
After I started using retinol, I noticed that my skin was becoming excessively dry, scaly, red and itchy. My normal moisturizer wasn't cutting it anymore. So I bought this product, and used it in combination with the B5 gel and the Emollience moisturizer. I will forever use these products, within a few uses, I noticed a substantial difference in my skin texture. After a few weeks, my skin is back to being hydrated and not red and scaly! I will continue to purchase this product!
A must use everyday
Posted 8/11/2015 by Manny
Have been using it for years. Makes my skin softer and smoother. I have very sensitive skin but so far my skin doesn't have sensitive reaction to this product.
Posted 7/21/2015 by LexisA
Great serum, been using it for 2 weeks and my skin feels softer and smoother than before. Will continue to purchase.
Posted 7/9/2015 by Rose
Makes my skin feel awesome....
Posted 6/11/2015 by Steve
Just use it every night for 3 days, need time to see.
Re texturing Activator
Posted 5/19/2015 by Adu
I always mix it with the firming cream and use it after a shower. It leaves my face super hydrated.
Posted 5/15/2015 by cata
It works well so far.
Posted 5/15/2015 by cessi
My skin type is nonsensitive combination but more greasy than combination. Haven't seen any changes because just started to use. But it looks like smooth skin a little bit. No bad reaction so far.
Posted 4/20/2015 by trippetta
I have used this product for less than a week. It is a little bit sticky when applying it to my face. My skin looks more radiant than before. I will keep on using it and see what it can do to my face. Overall, satisfied.
LOVE this product
Posted 4/13/2015 by ying
LOVE this product
Moisturizes and smooths skin
Posted 3/24/2015 by wwnjnj
Great product. It gives an oily finish so less is better.
This product works!
Posted 2/21/2015 by Kaelin
I've been using this product for two years. It makes a huge difference in skin texture and only adds to the benefits of my skincare regimen. I use it twice daily and I have not had any problem with it interfering with my makeup. It does a great job in replenishing a smooth texture without causing peeling (like retinol products). I'll never stop using it. It's a fabulous product that goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly and can be followed by other skincare products without causing any sort of build up. I am a loyal user and recommend you give it a try!
Very happy with this product!
Posted 2/13/2015 by Michele
I tried this as a free sample and got hooked. It only takes a little bit, so it's easy to get past the higher price tag.
Posted 1/31/2015 by Tenn
I was advised by an aesthetician to try this activator for my skin. So glad I did! Been using for a month now and can tell such a difference. I have milia, which is hard to treat. After a month using this my skin doesn't feel as bumpy. The milia are coming to the surface more easily and I feel like are reducing. My daughter said my skin looked smoother! It doesn't irritate my skin. Awesome product!
Great nighttime product.
Posted 12/26/2014 by Bebar
I use before bedtime and my skin is still moist and smooth in the A.M. Wonderful hydrating treatment.
A new user
Posted 12/12/2014 by T
I am a big fan of Skinceutical products. I just started this as my pm regimen recently and my face feels so smooth!
Posted 4/11/2012 by Linda George
i loved this product..My skin was damaged my ache and sun but this product improved my skin. skin tags removal
Posted 1/2/2012 by Laura
I have read the reviews, and must agree with those who say they wouldn't leave home without it! This product has a tightening effect for my 'mature' skin (I'm early 50's) that leaves it softer and tight but not dry--in fact the hydrated face lasts through the day. The people who say this product is tacky may be using too much or have oily skin??? Again, I cannot say enough positive things about putting this on in the morning. When I do, I feel as though I can venture out without makeup!
Necessary part of my skincare regimen
Posted 9/5/2011 by MEgirl
I have had sensitive, acne-prone skin since my teens, and I am nearing 30. My current skincare regimen is the most effective of the countless ones I have tried. It is what I swear by, even though it is (in my opinion) pricey, and it works even when my skin flares up during that certain time of month. In the past, that was just beyond my control. The SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator is best used at NIGHT. I can see how people would find it difficult to work with during the day, because it could provide a subtly gunky base for your makeup, which is far from ideal. Use it at night, and you don't have a problem. During the day, I use Phyto (the liquid, not the gel), followed by a complexion-evening moisturizer that contains SPF. This combo keeps my skin very even with a minimum of redness. Regular use reduces oiliness. The only times I encounter problems are when I stray from this routine. Highly recommended product.
Love this product!
Posted 10/3/2010 by LolaD
I am surprised at the other reviews because I absolutely love this product! I have some scaring from acne and sun damage, but saw improvement the first time I used this product. I would recommend it! The only complaint that I have is that it does feel 'sticky' on my skin but that fades as it dries. I have tried so many skin care products and this is the first to offer such amazing results. Definitely worth every penny!
Posted 10/3/2010 by SaraM
I love this product! I have some scarring on my skin but found that this product really helped. I was advised to only use 3-4 drops, but to get results I use twice that amount. Whatever works!
Posted 8/24/2010 by Amanda
I have been using this produce for 2 weeks. My skin looks better and feels better. I have acne scarring and my skin is very flaky. The scarring seems reduced and the flakiness has almost disappeared, so much so that I can actually look in the mirror in daylight! I am definitely going to continue with this product and am at the moment deciding on which other Skinceutical products to purchase.
Better Looking Skin in a Couple of Weeks!
Posted 4/30/2010 by Anonymous
I love this product. My skin is combination and prone to occasional large acne cysts, so I have some scarring. Plus my crows feet are starting to really stick. I have noticed my skin looks brighter, smoother and lovelier since about 2 weeks after beginning use. I am going to ask my esthetician for some other recommendations - perhaps something for eyes.
An absolute miracle
Posted 1/6/2010 by BethanyA
I kept waiting for people to review this product so I would have an excuse to buy it. I bought it anyway in November. I have uneven texture on my cheeks and around my mouth due to acne scarring. This product, in conjunction with the M2 Cleanser, has cleared up my scars at least 70% in the past two months. I don't know what to do with myself in the morning, as I no longer spend 10 minutes artfully applying layers of foundation. Instead, I use Benefit Erase Paste for any redness and a swipe of their pressed powder. I'm like an artist without a canvas! This is usually the last thing I put on at night, as it seals in the goodness of any other serum or night cream. Both my derm and my facialist are happy that I use this product, btw. So go forth! May your painting days be numbered!
Posted 11/24/2009 by Anonymous
I am a huge SkinCeuticals fan, and my aesthetician recommended this product to me as my skin was a bit dry and flaky in areas, especially now that the weather is getting colder. It glides on like silk, and I noticed an immediate difference in the smoothness of my skin. My skin feels like my 3 year old daughters!