Collection: Our 4-Step Method

The 4-Step Method is our formula for building your skincare routine.

1. Cleanse

Choose one of our gentle oil-based cleansers to remove excess oil, makeup and impurities.

How to oil cleanse: Start with dry skin, and massage the cleanser on your face. Rinse. Your skin will be left feeling soft and dewy, not stripped.

2. Hydrate

Use Healing Water Toning Mist to hydrate and soothe skin after cleansing or any time of day.

How to use it: Spray lightly onto skin and allow to absorb for 15 seconds.

3. Treat

For normal to dry skin, choose Active Hydration Vitamin C + Antioxidant Serum to brighten, firm and protect your skin.

For acne-prone or red and inflamed skin, choose Calming Force Clear Skin Serum to reduce redness, clear pores and calm breakouts.

Many people use both serums to reap the most benefits. If you do this, Active Hydration is recommended for the morning and Calming Force for the evening.

How to use them: Dispense a small amount into the palm of your hand, then smooth onto the skin.

4. Moisturize

Use Precious Oils Active Infusion to seal in moisture and protect your skin with antioxidants, CoQ10 and bisabolol.

How to use it: Dispense a small amount onto your fingertips, and gently press onto your skin. Allow 1-2 minutes for it to absorb.

Frequently asked questions about our products

How do I moisturize with Activist Skincare?

Currently we don’t offer a moisturizer in the form of a lotion or cream, and here’s why: those products are typically emulsions (mixtures of oil and water molecules) which makes their molecular size larger and less able to penetrate down into the skin. We want our products to go into your pores where the active ingredients can be better utilized by your skin cells. Using products that are aqueous (solely water-based) together with products that are anhydrous (solely oil-based) means that the molecule size will be smaller and each active ingredient can go deeper.

In comparison, lotions and creams are designed to sit on top of your skin’s surface and not penetrate as deeply. Because all of our products are rich in super-effective active ingredients, we want them to penetrate beyond the top surface of the skin so you’ll get the maximum benefit from them.

Here’s our formula for maximum skin moisture: First, hydrate your skin with Healing Water Toning Mist and then follow it up immediately with your serum of choice (either Active Hydration if you’re focused on brightening or Calming Force I’d you want to target redness, blemishes or hyperpigmentation). The water in Healing Water primes your pores to drink up the actives in your serum — just the way a sponge absorbs better if it’s not dry. By using a hydrating mist and serum you’ll boost the water content of your skin, and following the serum with Precious Oils will lock in the hydration so it doesn’t evaporate and boost your skin’s lipids, the luscious natural oils that make you glow and protect your skin from bacteria, dry air, and other elements.

How do I treat my eye area with Activist Skincare?

The skin around the eyes is thinner and shows the visible signs of aging earlier than the rest of the face, so it’s important to use good products in that area.

You can use all of the 4-Step Activist Method products around your eyes, but avoid getting them in your eyes. Take care as you smooth a small amount of toning mist, serum and Precious Oils in your eye area.

Our cleansers are wonderful for eye makeup removal but please note that some of them contain essential oils that may sting, and getting oil in your eyes will naturally create an oily film until your tears wash it away.

It’s also important to realize that every body’s physiology and tendency to react to new elements is slightly different and you’ll want to do some testing before jumping in head first. Please see this page about skincare safety and how to test new products on your own skin.

What makes Precious Oils “precious”?

We like to use metal as an analogy: just as there are common metals like aluminum and precious metals like gold, the same goes for oils.

Precious Oils contains a luxurious blend of high-quality, cold-pressed botanical oils and extracts including Pomegranate, Avocado, Macadamia, Tamanu, Noni and Chamomile that is infused with actives and antioxidants Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Lutein, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta Carotene and Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10).

Together the antioxidants, active ingredients and ultra-premium oils create a rich, yet lightweight, moisturizer for all skin types from oily and acne-prone to mature and aging.

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