After experimenting with a couple of different tailor-made beauty products recently, I’ve really grown to love and appreciate how well a product can work when it’s made just for you. Activist Skincare is a brand that I have been taking for a trial run for the past month or so, and I am loving how well this Custom Serum Duo addresses my personal skin issues and needs!
First of all, it certainly doesn’t hurt how beautiful the packaging is. The frosted glass bottles are satisfyingly weighty in my hand and I loooove the simple, modern logo and pretty bronze details.
Beyond how gorgeous the bottles are, though, the products are amazing as well. The beauty of Activist Skincare is that their products are totally customized to your needs. You can choose from two serum bases on their site, and then you fill out a questionnaire about your skin type/issues/etc and they choose the active ingredients that go into your serums based on that. SO cool, right?!
The base for the Precious Oils serum is made up of essential fatty acids and nutritional goodness that everyone’s skin needs, regardless of your skin type. It helps keep your skin moisturized and balanced. Based on my questionnaire (you know my usual situation- prone to dryness and a bit of redness, but otherwise pretty alright), the active ingredients that ended up going into my customized Precious Oils serum were bisabolol (which has powerful anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and also helps other ingredients penetrate the skin better), an antioxidant cocktail (which helps to provide protection from UV rays and environmental toxins), and CoQ10 (an essential component of healthy skin cells. Activist Skincare sources this botanically, rather than synthetically like a lot of companies do). I like to use this serum as part of my nighttime skincare routine.
The base for the Hyaluronic Acid serum is- you guessed it!- hyaluronic acid, haha. Hyaluronic acid is amazing for hydrating your skin and I am pretty much using some sort of product that contains it in my skincare routine at all times. The active ingredients added to my Hyaluronic Acid serum were vitamin C (which is an amazing ingredient for evening out your skin tone if you deal with hyperpigmentation), licorice root extract (which contains glabridin, “a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing ingredient” that is helpful for redness and hyperpigmentation), and niacinamide/vitamin B3 (which is a bit of a “jack of all trades” skincare ingredient that helps with everything from acne to inflammation to anti-aging). This serum absorbs very quickly and works great under my makeup during the day.
I can’t recommend trying out personalized skincare enough! This has been my third or fourth experience using skincare products that were made specifically for me, and this customized system hasn’t let me down yet. If you’re not 100% sold yet, how about the fact that they donate 5% of each purchase to charity, or that you can use code OLIVEANDIVY for 20% off throughout April (and 10% off after that), or that shipping within the US is free and to Canada is only $5!
I love the Activist Skincare Custom Serum Duo SO much and am super excited to let you guys know that Activist Skincare is giving one of my readers a chance to win a duo for themselves. Check out today’s Instagram post (@chelseaoliviaxo) to find out how to enter (hint: it’s super easy)!