SKINCEUTICALS Retexturing Activator

(3 customer reviews)


SKINCEUTICALS Retexturing Activator

Serum. All skin types.

Retexturing Activator harnesses two polar mechanisms — exfoliation and hydration — to activate skin’s regeneration response, visibly diminishing surface lines and transforming skin’s fabric into a smoother, softer texture

Size: 30 ml



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If you purchase this product you will earn 867 SkinMiles Worth R86.70

Skin results and statements are based on clinical trials performed by the brand and individual results may vary.



How to use

How to use

Twice daily, apply 4-6 drops to face, neck, and chest, or as directed by a skincare professional. Before non-invasive rejuvenating procedures (e.g. laser, microdermabrasion, peels). Use post peel to combat flaking and enhance peel results on the skin.

Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

In young, healthy skin, the desquamation cycle takes approximately 28 days.

At the beginning of the cycle, each basal keratinocyte divides into two identical daughter cells. One remains behind to divide again while the other differentiates, migrating through the epidermis toward the stratum corneum where it becomes a corneocyte.

Corneocytes contain proteins (primarily keratin) and water soluble substances (including urea, filaggrin, and amino acids). These components provide the proper hydration and make up the natural moisturizing factor (NMF) that helps reinforce the skin’s barrier function, preventing irritation, dehydration, and damage.

As cells migrate upwards, enzymes break down corneo-desmosomes (the links) holding those together, allowing older corneocytes to naturally detach from the surface in a process called desquamation. This revolutionary resurfacing and replenishing serum surpasses the results of a 20% daily glycolic treatment while simultaneously reinforcing the skin’s barrier for healthier, more radiant skin.

Retexturing Activator thus:

  1. Normalizes epidermal renewal to resurface the skin
  2. Promotes cell differentiation, encouraging new cell migration to the skin’s surface
  3. Smoothes skin
  4. Improves radiance and skin tone
  5. Provides a non-irritating, hydrating base
Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients:


  • Helps to improve skin texture and limit roughness by stimulating the enzymes (proteases) that help break down corneo-desmosomes to promote desquamation
  • Normalizes epidermal renewal and combats signs of aging
  • Promotes cell differentiation, encouraging cell migration to the skin’s surface
  • Reinforces skin’s barrier by balancing and optimizing the amino acid supply, a key element of skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF)
  • Diffuses into the stratum corneum to replenish moisture levels critical for efficient differentiation and desquamation
  • Alleviates the clinical signs of dryness
  • Proven in-vivo to be as powerful an exfoliant as glycolic acid, but without the associated irritation


  • Product of the fermentation of sweet black tea
  • Improves overall skin quality by enhancing skin smoothness, radiance, and clarity through lipo-filling


  • Natural humectant with excellent water-binding capabilities
  • Provides a non-irritating, hydrating base
  • Ability to retain water gives immediate smoothness to rough skin
  • Occurs naturally in the dermis
  • *Sodium hyaluronate is the salt of hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally; we use sodium hyaluronate because it is water soluble.

Full ingredient list:

Aqua / Water / Eau, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/ Black Tea Ferment, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol.

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for SKINCEUTICALS Retexturing Activator

  1. Lauren Vallee (verified owner)

    Lovely product which I saw good results from – and great that it offers dual action, exfolation and hydration!

  2. Marni van den Bergh (verified owner)

    I have been using the Retexturing Activator for three weeks now and I can already see a difference in my skin’s texture. I like the fact that the product does not cause any skin irritation and it hydrates my skin at the same time. I also do not need a lot of the product when I apply it. A little goes a long way!

  3. nazlie

    I have been using this for about a week and I’ve seen results already with my skin colour more even and the texture is improving as well

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Delivery Options

  • FREE Delivery: On orders above R 750.00
  • Delivery Fee R120.00: On orders below R 750
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