SKINCEUTICALS Retexturing Activator

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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

Patient Profile: All skin types, Daily exfoliation and hydration, Dry, dull, dehydrated skin, Aging skin, Acne prone skin, Before non-invasive rejuvenating procedures (e.g. laser, microdermabrasion, peels), Use post peel to combat flaking and enhance peel results on the skin


Twice daily, apply 4-6 drops to face, neck, and chest, or as directed by a skincare professional

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



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.


  • 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.
  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

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.

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1 review for SKINCEUTICALS Retexturing Activator

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    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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