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

Small pouch
with a big impact

Refill pouches reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 99% because they use less resources to manufacture and transport than recycled glass.

By reusing pumps, droppers, and lids, you'll also reduce plastic waste by 75%.

It's a huge improvement over conventional skincare in reducing climate change and pollution.

See your skin on Activist

Find your favorite products with the 2-Week Trial Kit

What's included:


Remove sunscreen, makeup, pollution and other impurities while respecting your skin's natural oils.

• 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


Soothe, refresh and hydrate after cleansing, or anytime skin needs a little boost.

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


With gentle, effective active ingredients for visible results.

• Active Hydration Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum brightens, firms and defends all skin types from damage.

• Calming Force Clear Skin Serum for blemish-prone skin.


Seal in moisture and protect skin with our oil blend infused with active ingredients.

• Precious Oils Active Infusion preps skin for smooth application of sunscreen or makeup.

Is Activist Skincare right for you?

You're in the right place if...

✔   You want to see results in your skin and make an impact for the planet.

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

✔   The convenience of refilling your products at home fits your busy life.

✔   You believe in progress over perfection in sustainability.

Make a difference
for your skin and our planet

Customer Reviews

Based on 119 reviews
Jessica S. (Longmont, CO, US)
Not the best customer service

The products were fine. I liked the moisturizers. My order had a broken glass bottle. I emailed twice about it and never received a response. It was the toner. Since I didn’t get to try all of the products I just ordered from another company.

Emily A. (Oakland, CA, US)

For me, my skin before using these products was very uneven and break outs were common. Ever since I’ve used these products I’ve noticed that my skin complexion is much more even and I don’t break out as much. My pores are much more smaller. My only complaint is that I wish there was a more exfoliating product or that Activist Skincare had an exfoliating brush. These products are perfect for traveling though!

Samantha S. (Buffalo, NY, US)

Activist Skincare Refillable Trial & Travel Kit

Emily M.J. (Fresno, CA, US)
good products

I enjoyed all of the products, especially the hydrating serum. Will be purchasing a full set soon.

Lucy P. (River Falls, WI, US)
Great way to try everything

The sample kit is great. You have an opportunity to try all the products and see/feel what will work best for you and what you want to buy. The little bottles are great for travel too!

Nicoleta P. (Troy, NY, US)
Great products

Great set to try out the products!! I am in love with the company and it’s reusable skincare. The sample set holds a good amount of product to last two weeks or so and you can refill them to travel with. Would definitely recommend!! I will be purchasing the large items after I run out of the travel items!!!

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.