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Photography by Torey Noora Earlier this year, we sent a sample of our serums to the lovely Torey Noora from Beauty and Beatitudes. Her review of our Custom Serum Duo is now up on her blog, and we are so excited to share it with you! “Custom skincare? YES PLEASE! … Activist is a luxe skincare brand that I’m so glad I’ve found and feel lucky to have partnered with.” Torey’s skin objectives were to lighten dark spots, reduce redness and inflammation, and control congestion and occasional acne breakouts. To combat these concerns, we formulated her Custom Hyaluronic Acid Serum with...

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Wondering who's behind this different sort of skincare company and what she's all about? Meet our founder, Allison Callaway, the 30-year-old mom-to-be in Dallas, TX, who wants to change how we approach skincare. What is Activist Skincare in a nutshell? We create skincare products made to order with active ingredients tailored to each client's skin type and concerns. I'm an aspiring minimalist, and I believe that you shouldn't have to use a multitude of products to address all your needs. Actually, I think it's bad for your skin to use too many products. Our custom serums help our clients simplify and optimize their...

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We are so excited to be featured in Little Green Dot’s Spring 2017 Natural Beauty Shopping Guide! The lovely Militza from Little Green Dot included Activist Skincare as one of the “33 Eco Brands You Should Know.” “All of the brands selected match our ethos of buying products that are good for people, good for the planet, and good for your skin. I truly believe that any one of these brands is a great choice and can stand up against conventional products. They’re each effective and do exactly what they’re meant to do — without compromising your health.” Our Custom Hyaluronic...

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While its flavor is polarizing, licorice has many fans when it comes to skincare. It’s beneficial for a wide range of skin problems and we include in as an active ingredient in a high number of our custom skincare orders. But what exactly is it and what does it do for your skin? Ancient Wisdom for Modern Beauty Licorice root extract is derived from the roots of the plant Glycyrrhiza Glabra, commonly grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. It is one of the oldest and most widely used medicinal herbs for inflammation and is the most frequently used herb in Chinese traditional...

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Oil is making a major comeback in skincare. Once considered a luxurious natural indulgence fit for queens like Cleopatra, then shunned for fear it would clog pores and exacerbate acne, oil is once again considered a skincare "do" for everything from cleansing with oil to moisturizing. Oil-based products help strengthen your skin's protective lipid barrier, which protects your inner layers of skin from the hazards of pollution, dry air and UV rays. Oils also help seal in moisture, soothe sensitive skin, and impart a lovely sensual texture. Oil is a skincare "do" for everything from cleansing to moisturizing. But the rising popularity of botanical oils doesn't mean water-based...

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Stroll down the skincare aisle in Walmart or in Whole Foods and, despite the major differences in the two retailers' strategies, you'll get the same impression: today's shoppers are interested in using safe and nontoxic products on their skin. Consumers Aren't As Protected As They Think A survey released this month by the Mellman Group and American Viewpoint revealed that "voters overwhel­mingly support stricter regulation of the chemical ingredients used in their personal care products." In addition, a third of Americans surveyed assumed that the government has tested and approved most of the chemicals used in personal care products. 87% of us want stricter...

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Learning the difference between dry skin and dehydration There’s a common misconception that facial oils are the best way to hydrate dry skin — and not only is this just half of the story, but making the mistake of only using an oil based product can make it more difficult for you to achieve any other skin care goals you have, like reducing inflammation or breakouts, or warding off the signs of aging. To avoid dry skin and dehydration, we need a skin care regimen that performs two different functions: adding moisture, and preventing moisture loss. Humectants and emollients: your weapons against dehydration When you think of hydration, think...

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Before we at Activist had even launched our first product, we were incredibly lucky to have been introduced to Mercedes, a longtime beauty blogger (a true OG in the beauty blogger world), deep house DJ, PhD social scientist, francophile, and most importantly, a lovely person with a beautiful heart. She's the sister of a close friend of Allison's and she blogs under the name L’amour et la Musique. We sent her our prototype to try during our beta testing phase while we were still refining our custom serum concept. Mercedes was so generous with her time in providing extremely helpful feedback about...

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This modern life is all about go, go, go and a constant push to accomplish more in less time. Many of today's modern conveniences end up sacrificing our ideals if we're not careful. Here are 10 thoughtful ways to make modern life easier on the environment.

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How It All Began It's a long story, but I had the idea for Activist back in June 2015. It's funny to look back and see how far it has come, yet how much the essence of the idea is exactly the same. To found a socially-conscious skincare company that is based on truly effective ingredients and real results. After working for months on my own, with help from my generous husband Robert, I found a partner in February... While it may seem strange to tell you about all the problems we had, we decided it is important to emphasize how imperative it is to...

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