Skin Actives Review

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Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Skin Actives is an interesting concept in skin care formulation. Skin Actives carries all of the ingredients for the customer to formulate their own skin care cream, serum, or cleanser. This concept will appeal to those who have a difficult time finding skin care products that contain all of the active ingredients they are looking for.

Skin Actives provides everything you need to make your own skin care creams including bases like Canvas Base Cream With Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Kelp Bioferment, active ingredients like Matrixyl, green tea extract, and alpha lipoic acid, and various fragrances. Skin Actives even sells the jars to store your custom blends. The Skin Actives website is thorough and informative although may be a bit confusing to first timers trying to figure out what needs to go in the formulations. Skin Actives provides some starter recipes and there is a forum section where customers can share their experiences. We did not find any indication on the Skin Actives website of a money-back guarantee even though we did find some customer feedback that some of the blends they made turned into goop.

Product Details

The benefit of the Skin Actives system is that you can formulate your own skin care product. What we look for in an effective anti-aging product are certain clinically-proven ingredients and they are all available from Skin Actives. Collagen helps to replace the body’s dwindling supply and helps to keep skin firm and supple. Hyaluronic acid can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water and deeply penetrates skin to hydrate. Peptides like Matrixyl and Argiriline stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and work to relax facial muscles to smooth wrinkles. There are a couple of concerns when it comes to the Skin Actives system. The first is that, by the time you add all of the active ingredients you feel essential to a good anti-aging product, you would be spending more money than if you purchased an effective formulation off the shelf. Therefore, if you are able to find a formulation that has the above ingredients, you may be farther ahead to purchase that rather then spend extra to make your own.

The second concern rests in the ingredients included in the base formulas. They contain parabens, which are known allergens and suspected carcinogens. Many higher-quality skin care formulations exclude this ingredient for those reasons. Therefore, what could have been a major benefit of Skin Actives for those with skin allergies- formulating your own- has been nullified because the customer cannot custom formulate the base.

The Good

  • Can mix and match ingredients to make custom blends
  • Can order directly from the company’s website

The Bad

  • No money-back guarantee offered
  • Bases contain known allergens
  • Expensive compared to competitive products

The Bottom Line

Skin Actives will definitely appeal to the segment of the skin care products consumers who wish to hand-pick the ingredients that matter to them. While there are many things we like about the Skin Actives system, we feel that the consumer can, in most cases, find a product with the desired ingredients and without allergens present for less money. Keep in mind that if you purchase Skin Actives products you may not be able to get your money back if you are unhappy.


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