Actives + Advocacy = Activist

Activist Skincare is an artisanal line that is lovingly handcrafted in small batches in our studio-lab in Southern California.

While creating incredible skincare products is our primary obsession, we are idealists at heart who look at every aspect of our business as an opportunity to be the change.

That's where we get our name: active ingredients + advocating for change = Activist Skincare.

Our ethos

Being in business means having influence, and we take that seriously.

From ethically sourcing environmentally-sustainable ingredients and formulating pure and potent products without cheap fillers, to the ethics of how we treat people and our planet, it all matters deeply to us.

We seek sustainably-minded suppliers, prioritize women and people of color when selecting our partners and vendors, and treat our beloved customers with respect.

Sustainability

We believe that taking incredible care of our skin shouldn't come at the expense of our planet.

Our products are formulated using high-performance active ingredients that will effectively help you achieve your skin goals, and are safe for our bodies and the environment.

And our eco-friendly packaging system, which pairs gorgeous refillable glass containers with low-waste refill pouches, makes it super convenient to reduce your footprint.

5% for the planet

We donate 5% of our revenue to environmental organizations, including Communities for a Better Environment, Cultural Survival, Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Rainforest Trust, and more.

You can select any eligible organization to receive your 5% at checkout.

Meet our founder, Allison

Two things influenced Allison to start Activist: her obsession with how skincare works stemming from her struggle with acne as a teen, and her passion to protect our planet as a nature and animal lover.

After studying natural skincare formulation and mixing up lots of experimental formulas in the kitchen, Activist Skincare was born. Over the first few years, we took over more and more of Allison’s kitchen, dining room table, spare bedroom and garage until we eventually moved into our studio-lab, where we continue to joyfully make and ship everything by hand in small batches.

Allison lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and wild-child son, who you may spy on our socials every now and then. As a family they love hiking, camping, surfing, travel, music and being creative.