Activist Skincare Blog: Skin Type Info, Active Ingredients, Activism & More

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Cleansing is a delicate balance. You want your skin to be clean, but you don’t want to remove your skin’s own moisturizing factors or throw it out of balance. This step in your routine is the foundation of good skincare and it’s so important to get it right. That’s why we are so excited to announce the addition of two new cleansers to the Activist Skincare line: our Cleansing Balm and Botanical Cleansing Oil! These two products work great to remove makeup and impurities. Why use an oil-based cleanser? Using oil to cleanse the skin seems counterintuitive at first — especially...

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We’ve all been there: tension in the neck and shoulders after a stressful week, sore muscles after hitting the gym, stiffness from hours at a desk or driving, or even sleeping wrong. Wherever your pain may stem from, it is time to kiss it goodbye with our new favorite trend in wellness: CBD, or cannabidiol. CBD is a natural way to alleviate pain and discomfort. This botanical extract is made from the amazing hemp plant, which is a variation of the cannabis plant. However, it should not be confused with THC, which is made from the marijuana plant and produces...

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Photography by Jenny Wu Jenny Wu, the brains behind Geeky Posh, recently published a review of our Custom Serum Duo on her blog. Her post is chock full of great information, and you should check it out if you are wondering how our customization process might work for you! “Skincare by nature is very personal. Luckily there are brands out there that recognize and respect the individuality of our skin and understand that there’s no one-solution-fits-all product.” Jenny first reviews our Custom Hyaluronic Acid Serum. After filling out our skin type assessment, we concluded that her unique skin goals were...

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It’s no secret that we pride ourselves on using only the highest quality ingredients for our skincare products. We’re passionate about getting right to the cause of the most common skin issues, and we have something for every skin type and combination of complexion concerns in our library of almost 20 actives. Some are suited only for specific uses, while others do almost any skin type some good. Let us introduce you to our top 5 favorite active ingredients that can benefit almost everyone. Vitamin C Simply stated, vitamin C is an anti-aging superpower. It provides many anti-aging benefits including...

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Photography by Jena Halman-Kincaid Earlier this summer, we sent Jena Halman-Kincaid from Clean’s the New Black our Custom Serum Duo. Jena is a nurse; she takes wellness seriously and is heavy on the research. So we are honored that Jena took the time to try our products and give her honest and informed opinion. Her review is now up on her blog and we are so excited to share it with you! “Activist Skincare is redesigning the wheel, blowing a fresh gust of air into the sometimes monotonous beauty industry.” Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the first product that she reviews....

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Remember when smoking was seen as glamorous and harmless? No one batted an eye at cigarettes until science showed the horrific effect they had on human health. What if the same is to come of some of the cosmetic ingredients we apply daily to our skin? It is up to us as consumers to educate ourselves about which ingredients are potentially too dangerous to risk exposing ourselves and our families to on a regular basis. If you do want to educate yourself about what’s out there and what to avoid, you can start with five of the most toxic ingredients...

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We don’t have to tell you that vitamin C is beneficial to your health. And unless you've been living under a rock, you know that it's a hot ingredient in skincare recently. But what's all the fuss about? Simply put, vitamin C promotes clear, youthful, glowing skin. Who doesn't want that? Here's our guide to how and why vitamin C can provide all those benefits, and why you don’t want to miss out on this active ingredient! The Top 5 Skin Benefits of Vitamin C Sun Protection More relevant than ever during the summer months, we are constantly reminded to...

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When it comes to using skincare products, it seems that if a little is good, then more is certainly better. And if you have multiple skin concerns (like adult acne plus fine lines and wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation plus redness and sensitivity), then you are probably using several different products already. But instead of getting the results that you were expecting, you may find yourself left with sensitized and irritated skin from too much experimentation with different treatments. You are now left with the unfortunate conclusion that more is not better at all, but perhaps harmful. So what do you do...

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The summer heat is here to stay, and just like you need to keep yourself hydrated, so does your skin. So how do you accomplish this when there’s an abundant amount of products to choose from? If you’re following a skincare regimen, you most likely already use a moisturizer. However, there may be one product you’re missing in your routine: a serum. But what’s the difference between the two? And do you still need one if you’re already using the other?  What's the Difference Between a Serum and a Moisturizer? Serums and moisturizers have very different goals: serums are all about delivering...

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Photography by Chelsea Olivia Recently, Chelsea from Olive and Ivy Blog reviewed our Custom Serum Duo (which includes both our Custom Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Custom Precious Oils Serum) — and she absolutely loved her experience! “After experimenting with a couple of different tailor-made beauty products recently, I’ve really grown to love and appreciate how well a product can work when it’s made just for you. Activist Skincare is a brand that I have been taking for a trial run for the past month or so, and I am loving how well this Custom Serum Duo addresses my personal skin issues...

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