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Calming Force Clear Skin Serum

"I am a big fan of this serum. I love its mix of skin-clearing ingredients, (still dealing with #maskne) and it's antioxidants, as well as how it's sensitive-skin safe. As someone with rosacea and sensitivity, I'm a fan of this product in my minimal skincare arsenal!" — Amy

"My face often goes through spells where it is irritated and red. This serum has kept it consistent and glowing!! I love it, it’s my favorite part of the routine." — Marina

"I started using this item the day I got my period in preparation for my monthly breakouts and it definitely took away the inflammation I typically get. I also have super sensitive skin, and tend to get rashes or burn-like reactions to most acne fighting serums, but I got none of that with this product. It is super light and absorbs quickly, making it perfect for daytime use under makeup." — Natalie

Regular price $64.00
Regular price Sale price $64.00

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

  • Lightweight and fast absorbing.
  • Packed with proven actives: 5% niacinamide, plus salicylic acid, MSM, licorice root and panthenol.
  • For use morning and night.

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.

Key active ingredients

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.

  • Powerful anti-inflammatory actives

    A powerfully soothing array of actives calm inflammation, which is the cause of both acne and premature skin aging.

  • Clears pores to prevent breakouts

    A gentle dose of salicylic acid treats congested pores while panthenol, MSM and licorice root help calm red, angry skin.

  • Evens skin tone & dark acne marks

    Niacinamide (5%) helps prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and gradually lightens existing marks.

Powerfully calming active ingredients to the rescue

Calming Force Serum is a multi-tasker that soothes breakout-prone skin and fights off the signs of premature aging at the same time.

We combined a powerfully soothing, multi-functional array of active ingredients to restore calm to inflamed skin: MSM, niacinamide (vitamin B3), panthenol (vitamin B6), zinc, licorice root extract and salicylic acid come together for a uniquely mild yet efficacious approach to restoring equilibrium.

This serum is the perfect fit for unbalanced and inflamed skin that’s experiencing redness and breakouts, while thinking ahead to prevent the visible signs of aging.

  • Clean & Sustainable

    We formulate using green, ethically sourced ingredients free of parabens, sulfates, silicones and other toxins.

  • Refillable & Eco-Friendly

    Our packaging is low-waste, from refillable glass containers and minimalist refill pouches to plastic-free shipping mailers.

  • Vegan & Cruelty Free

    We do not use ingredients tested on animals or animal products, with the exception of organic beeswax in our sunscreens.


Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Gianna (Lee's Summit, MO, US)
Another Winner

I added this into my Activist skincare routine at night. It really calms redness, and I wake up with my skin feeling hydrated and smooth!

Sarah (Arlington, VA, US)
Love it!

Makes such a difference in my skin! I have hormonal acne and can get clogged pores and this definitely helps reduce outbreaks and speeds healing

Jessica (El Dorado Hills, CA, US)
Best Natural Skincare Out There!

I've been looking all over for healthy skincare without all the crap preservatives, dyes, parabens, etc. After trying a few brands, this is the only one that actually works. It cleans without drying, it moisturizes without leaving me feeling greasy. I love every product that Activist has.

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