Calming Force Clear Skin Serum


NEW! An effective-yet-gentle hydrating serum for stressed skin dealing with blemishes, clogged pores, dark spots, and redness. 5.5 pH.

  • Lightweight and fast absorbing.
  • Packed with proven active ingredients.
  • For use morning and night.

Also available in a Refill Pouch (10% off reg. price) or Refill Subscription (save 15% off reg. price)


Niacinamide reduces redness and helps fade dark spots left by prior breakouts while helping skin stay hydrated.

Zinc reduces redness and controls bacteria. Also helps neutralize UV rays that contribute to fine lines and wrinkles.

Salicylic acid gently exfoliates inside pores to alleviate congestion.

Licorice root extract has a gentle brightening and soothing action to reduce redness and dark spots.

MSM (a form of sulphur) soothes sensitive skin.

Hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin, boosting hydration while minimizing fine lines and other signs of aging.

Panthenol softens and soothes irritation and inflammation for smooth, calm skin.

Saccharide isomerate binds moisture to the skin’s surface for up to 72 hours for long lasting hydration.

All ingredients: 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.

How to use

Use your fingertips to smooth a small amount onto the skin. Do not mix/layer with acidic products, such as vitamin C, AHAs, or exfoliants. These may cause a reaction with ingredients in this product.

Step 3 of 4 in the Activist Method

Subscription frequency

The more often you use this serum, the better results you'll see. Here's what we recommend — but you can change your schedule or skip a delivery at any time.

  • 1x daily use: 1 oz each month
  • 2x daily use: 1 oz every 2 months
  • 2-4x per week: 1 oz every 4 months

Proven ingredients,
thoughtful formulas

We're advocates for actives.

There's no fluff here. We obsess over active ingredients, and we use them in precise concentrations clinically proven to be effective.

Our products are created in small batches to ensure that each bottle and every pouch is fresh and potent, ready to optimize your skin's health and deliver results you can see and feel.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Hannah T. (Royal Oak, MI, US)
Love Love Love

It's as simple as that! I'm always searching for effective and clean skin remedies and this is IT.

Micha L. (Chicago, IL, US)
Better than competitors

I have used a similar product from other companies and often found that my skin would react really poorly. I apply this product twice daily and it seems like I went through a “purge” without suffering from long term reactions.

Abigail L. (Oconomowoc, WI, US)
Daily routine

Along with dietary changes, this has really helped clear up my hormonal acne after getting off birth control. Works well in my daily routine.

S.C. (Flower Mound, TX, US)

I used the trial kit, most skin care products I have tried have not done anything for me but after using this trial kit I could not WAIT until I could get my hands on more. The packaging it came in is amazing and felt so personal. The sea to skin cleansing gel is my absolute favorite, smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling amazing. All of that while helping the earth with sustainable & reusable products? Would and have recommended!

elizabeth v. (Sacramento, CA, US)
Clear, moisturized skin!

I started with a trail kit and ended up continuing use of the cleansing balm, calming force and precious oils. All I can say is wow! I am in my mid 30’s, have dry, sensitive skin and these products leave my skin feeling clean and moisturized. I was prone to getting an occasional pimple and I haven’t had any for the three months I have been using Activist products.

Ana G. (Nuevo Laredo, TAM, MX)

I’ve completely switched my whole skincare routine to only Activist Skincare products because they clear my sensitive skin without leaving it dry or irritated!