Low waste,
high impact

Ready for healthy skin and a happier planet?

Activist Skincare products are
clean, gentle & effective
and our at-home refill system
reduces waste.

Active ingredients
= visible results

Activist products are infused with clinically-proven active ingredients including Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Salicylic Acid, and Coenzyme Q10.

We love active ingredients so much, they helped inspire our name Activist.

Our active ingredients work to:

Protect from UV rays and environmental pollution

Hydrate up to 72 hours after application

Brighten and reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation

Calm redness and inflammation

Firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Exfoliate inside pores and prevent breakouts

See your skin on Activist

Try our products and find your skin's favorites with the 2-Week Trial Kit. It includes all seven of our refillable products in mini sizes that will last you at least two weeks with daily use.

Here's everything you get:


Find your cleanser match! Includes a 2-week supply each of:

• Botanical Cleansing Oil for oily & blemish-prone skin
• Sea to Skin Cleansing Gel for normal to combination skin
• Deep Moisture Cleansing Balm for dry skin

Our cleansers are ideal for removing sunscreen, makeup, pollution and other impurities while respecting your skin's natural oils.


Soothe, refresh and restore moisture to skin after cleansing, or anytime skin needs a little boost. Includes a 2-week supply.

• Healing Water Toning Mist is perfect for all skin types.


Includes a 2-week supply of two serums. Both are formulated with gentle, effective, lab-purified active ingredients for visible results.

• Active Hydration Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum is formulated to brighten, firm and defend all skin types from damage.

• Calming Force Clear Skin Serum is ideal for calming blemish-prone skin and reducing redness.


Last step: seal in moisture and protect the skin with our plant-based oil blend infused with active ingredients.

• Precious Oils Active Infusion preps skin for smooth application of sunscreen or makeup. Includes a 2-week supply.

Is Activist Skincare right for you?

You're in the right place if...

✔   You want to make a difference for your skin's health and the wellbeing of our planet.

✔   You're ready to invest in high-quality, premium skincare that is ethically made, vegan and cruelty free.

✔   The convenience of refilling your products at home fits with your lifestyle.

✔   You believe that progress beats perfection when it comes to sustainability.

✔   You want to support a woman-owned, independent company that reflects your values.

✔   You love that 5% of profits goes back to the planet through environmental NGOs.

Make a difference
for your skin and our planet

Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews
Laura S. (San Francisco, CA, US)
Best decision I ever made!

I ended up subscribing to almost everything in this sample kit after just a week. I have super sensitive skin and have been searching for the right natural products forever, but now my search is over. Everything Activist makes is gentle, effective, and high quality. I love the serums in particular - so calming and hydrating. My highly reactive skin feels nourished, cared for, and so much happier!

Amy (Ballston Spa, NY, US)
Great products

I really loved the sample pack and though small, it really did last. I love the mission of the company but just cannot afford the whole line of products — which is okay for me because the product out of the line I completely fell in love with is the sea to skin wash - it is just luxurious and smells divine!!! Give it all a try, it’s worth it =)

Kris J. (Walden, NY, US)
Great products

I really enjoy these products! My face is pretty oily and the sea to skin cleansing gel helps a lot with oil control as well as using calming force to help with redness and small acne spots. The precious oils is great too and I only apply a small amount due to my oily skin. The toning mist is amazing too! All the products smell great and I love that they use glass and metal containers compared to plastic. I will definitely be ordering again! This trial size is perfect and lasted me well over two weeks.

Micha L. (Chicago, IL, US)
So far so good

I’m about one week in and have been using the oil cleanser. So far my skin produces WAY less oil during the day and I no longer have to blot my face. Haven’t tried the others yet but I might not even need to! These products are making my face so happy

Olivia (Midlothian, TX, US)
Love the trial kit

Definitely thought some of the products were going to be greasy. They were not! My skin has never been softer and my blackheads are clearing up! The toning mist is my favorite.

Lauren M. (Morrisville, PA, US)
Trial Kit is Amazing

It is SO HARD to find sustainable products that actually work. I loved that this trial kit allows you to try it all and find what works for you. Not only did I settle on 4 products that worked for me, but I love that I can reuse the travel kit when I travel next week on vacation. It also helped me to know which products to purchase to keep at home and continue to refill. Refillable products are the way to go, and even more sustainable than 100% completely recyclable packaging! (Did you know?) So glad I found Activist Skincare!

FAQ about refills

Most customers start with our glass containers, then move to refills.

It's easy:

1. When your glass container is empty, save it.

2. Order a refill and save 10% (or 15% if you subscribe).

3. Squeeze the refill pouch into your container. You may want to order one of our mini funnels to help prevent spills.

How to get a refill: You can order refills on demand, or sign up for a subscription to have refills delivered regularly on whatever schedule you choose.

99% less CO2, 75% less plastic waste — it's true!

Our refill pouches generate 99% less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than recycled glass containers because they are so lightweight.

Glass has a huge shipping and manufacturing footprint. Recycling glass involves shipping the material across the globe to be melted down and re-manufactured at extremely high temperatures. Then it gets shipped back across the globe again to a port, then a warehouse, then a screenprinter, then our facility, then your home — all to go through that entire process again if you recycle the bottle.

Avoiding that process just once by refilling your container with a pouch reduces CO2 emissions by over 99%, and when you refill a bottle multiple times, that percentage goes higher and higher.

Plus, there's up to 75% less plastic in a pouch than there is on the bottle tops — those lids, pumps, and droppers can't be recycled, so let's reuse them!

Our refill pouches are made of mylar: a lightweight, durable type of plastic.

Unfortunately, no compostable option currently available is compatible with our products because they require protection from leaks and microbial contamination. Compostables should break down within a few months of exposure to moisture, so that doesn't work for liquid skincare products.

We believe that our refill pouches, while imperfect, are a great alternative to conventional skincare packaging. With 99% less CO2 emissions and 75% less plastic, they're the most sustainable option aside from walking/biking to a refill shop.

FAQ about products

All skin types.

The 2-Week Trial Kit gives you the chance to try all 7 of our products and see which ones work best for your skin.

Whether your skin is excessively oily, super dry, breakout-prone, or somewhere in between, we have an option that will work for you.

We developed the 4-step Activist Method to help simplify and structure a complete skincare routine.

Step 1: cleanse.

Step 2: hydrate with our toning mist.

Step 3: treat with a serum.

Step 4: moisturize with our face oil.

The 2-Week Trial Kit helps you identify the right products for your skin within the 4-step Method. It contains three options for cleansers, two options for serums, and our universal toning mist and face oil, along with a helpful instructional card.

Our products are premium, clinical-grade skincare and our prices reflect their high quality, pure ingredients, small batches, ethical production and sustainable sourcing.

Full size products range in price from $32 for our toning mist to $64 for our serums and face oil. Refill pouches are 10% off these prices or 15% off with a subscription.

Once you complete your 2-Week Trial Kit and are ready for a subscription, you will see a helpful "cost per day" of the products you select as you build your subscription. This helps ensure your selections fit your budget.

Subscriptions are a service we offer to make refilling even easier and more convenient.

You can build a subscription with as many or as few of our products as you want and set each product's delivery schedule to whatever works for you.

As a new subscriber, you'll receive the glass containers in your first shipment. After that, you'll receive refill pouches in a flat, 100% recycled content envelope.

Subscribers save 15% off regular prices.

You'll have the flexibility to change your subscription, skip a delivery, or cancel at any time.

Everything we use is rated 1 for safety by the EWG, and we consciously choose organic, wildcrafted and pesticide free ingredients where possible.

Sea to Skin Cleansing Gel (7mL): Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Quillaja Saponaria Wood Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Arthrospira Platensis (Spirulina) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopherol.

Botanical Cleansing Oil (5mL): Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Tocopherol.

Deep Moisture Cleansing Balm (7mL): Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Quillaja Saponaria Wood Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopherol.

Healing Water Toning Mist (5mL): Aqua, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Distillate, Calendula Offinalis Distillate, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Distillate, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Saccharide Isomerate, Citric Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Salicylate, Sodium Anisate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid).

Active Hydration Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum (5mL): Aqua, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Salicylate, Sodium Anisate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate.

Calming Force Clear Skin Serum (5mL): Aqua, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Saccharide Isomerate, Salicylic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate.

Precious Oils Active Infusion (5mL): Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed (Tamanu) Oil, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Lutein, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta Carotene, Bisabolol (Alpha), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10).

Shipping & returns

Good news! We offer free standard shipping (USPS 3-5 business days) on the 2-Week Trial Kit throughout the United States.

Expedited shipping and international shipping is available at checkout for our friends across the world.

Returns and refunds are not offered for 2-Week Trial Kits once shipped. If you would like to cancel your order before it ships, please email us at so we can cancel and refund your order.