Monday, July 9, 2012

SkinActives Skin Care Review

Salicylic Wash


You use this once or twice daily to cleanse skin.

As you may know, most acne cleansers have Salicylic in them. The reason most Acne medicines contain Salicylic is because it has such a great ability to penetrate the pores to get the deep down dirt and grime. It works at reducing the amount of oil in the pores so you don’t get as much acne also.

Begin with warm water. Dipping a washcloth into almost hot water and then rubbing it on your face in a circular motion to activate and open your pores.

Salicylic Acid is also great for other skin problems, such as psoriasis. It can help to loosen and break up the clumped up skin. Then gently massage the cleanser into your facial skin (avoid your eyes, nose, and mouth areas). Rinse your face with warm water, and then pat dry with a towel.

It may take several applications (depending on how much you use it) to first show results. It needs to have time to get the deepest down dirt and then begin protecting your skin from other dirt trying to enter. It reduces the number of blockages of pores and breakouts.

Salicylic acids come in pads, lotions, gels, and regular cleansers. If you are using this wash, do NOT use another form of salicylic acid, because it can dry out your skin if used too much.

If you have acne or blackheads on other parts of your body, this cleanser is very safe to use on your body as well. Do not put this on your entire body, just put it on the affected area, and then rinse with warm water.

You must continue using this wash if you want your pores to stay unclogged and breakouts gone. When you stop using it, the dirt will find it’s way back in and you’ll have breakouts again. So use this as needed, and continue to use at least every other day if not everyday.

I really liked this wash. It isn’t expensive, and it works just as well as the expensive ones. For Skinactives price, you could purchase something else and have even smoother, more beautiful skin. Winking smile Who could pass that up?

Salicylic acid can cause dryness, irritation, and burning. This shouldn’t occur if you are using an oil-free moisturizer after you use the salicylic acid. Also make sure you aren’t using it too much. One time a day should be all that you need.

I really like this. In this summer, because of the heat and sweating constantly, I end up with acne on my face and shoulders. This has really helped to reduce and eliminate those pesky bumps.

It doesn’t smell and can be used morning or night. I use it at night to make sure my pores stay as clean as possible.

BUY IT: You can but the Salicylic Wash 4.0 oz. for $12.50


Vitamin A Cream


Use on clean, dry skin before bed to nourish the skin and help fight wrinkles.

This cream is amazing, it is really evening out my skin tone. Not only does it even out skin tones in your face, but this is amazing as an all over body cream. As I’d said a couple of times before, I have Keratosis Pilaris- nicknamed chicken skin for a reason.

I have had Keratosis Pilaris since I was twelve, and until last year- I didn’t even know what it was or what would help to rid of it. For a very long time, I thought I might have been allergic to laundry detergent. I was amazed that 50% of Americans have this and have no idea what it is or what can sure it.

I was reading the DermaDoctor manual, and it showed that this can be cured by Retinol A cream. When I went to the doctor the Retinol A Cream was $80 to pick it up. I can’t afford that, so obviously I started checking into stuff that I could afford and would actually work.

I can use this mixed with Hugo Naturals’ Body Oil and it helps to diminish the bumps and make them invisible. Nothing can absolutely cure this forever. If you stop using your treatment, they will always come back!!

Vitamin A is well known for evening out skin tones and reducing redness and bumps. This glides on smoothly and doesn’t leave my skin oily or greasy. It helps to keep my skin smooth, soft, and supple for a very long time. I only apply this once a day- before going to sleep and it stays on until I bathe and reapply it.

This helps stress lines and dark spots disappear. Within two weeks I could tell that my skin tone had evened out and that the dark spots from old acne scars that I’ve had since I was a teenager.

BUY IT: You can buy the Vitamin A Cream 4.0 for $30

Anti-Aging Cream


Apply on clean, dry skin daily to combat the effects of aging.

After cleaning your face, you apply this at night to help fight off the effects of aging.

This world class anti-aging cream is geared towards the 50 and over woman, but good for anybody over 35 who is worried about wrinkles and skin firmness. This cream is literally loaded with the best actives we could find to combat the effects of aging. Hand selected by Dr. Sivak to work in synergy and address a wide variety of causes of aging, there is simply no product on the market that can keep up with Skin Actives' Anti-Aging Cream.

Although this is made for women over 50 and over, women who are worried about wrinkles and skin firmness can also benefit from this cream. This cream is fully charged with the best additives Skinactives could find to help all of us combat aging signs.

The ingredients were hand selected by Dr. Sivak, to help fight every sign of aging.. not just wrinkles. It contains tons of antioxidants and moisturizers to bring lifeless skin back into young looking, glowing skin.

This helps skin elasticity. When you get older, your elasticity drops yearly. This helps with putting all the things that are running out to be put back in. This also helps retain your estrogen level, which also starts dropping at age 35.

This helps skin heal, while helping it breathe. So this isn’t a product that is going to smother your skin and make your pores clog up. This is an amazing anti-aging cream, because you can use this on your body as well as your face.

My mom is in her late 40s and swears by this cream. She said that it has toned up her sagging areas in her face, as well as filled in the lines and wrinkles. Although I am only 23, I still love using this because it is such a great moisturizer.

This has so many awesome extra’s put in, most of them can only be found in products that are highly priced (@ $250-600).

BUY IT: You can buy the Anti-Aging Cream 1.0 oz. for $32

Bright-I Cream


Use once or twice daily on clean skin around the eyes and on the eyelids to reduce puffiness and dark circles.

After only 10 days, I could tell a huge difference under my eyes. This is great for dark circles AND bags. I don’t suggest that you use this during the day because if you wear makeup over it, the makeup will curl into little balls. So use this as a nighttime regimen and you’ll love it.

Not only has my dark circles diminished after just a short amount of time, when I wake up my eyes has less puffiness. I have used this by itself for about a week and a half, and then started adding a body oil to it, and it worked even more fabulous.

My under eye skin was super soft and the darkness definitely did fade. It doesn’t smell bad, and it isn’t greasy at all. I’ve noticed some eye products were greasy and hard to get off in the morning. Not this one, it came off after one wash. I really like it.


If you have dark eye circles or bags, you should definitely check this out!

BUY IT: You can buy the Bright-I cream in 0.5 oz. for $17.50. It also comes in 2.0 oz.

Collagen Serum


Apply to clean, dry skin as a serum or mask to help synthesis and maintenance of collagen.

This is SO much more than just a collagen serum. This serum can be used to prevent aging of the skin, increases the elasticity of the skin, decreases wrinkles, and can help decrease acne scars and stretch marks.

Collagen makes up about 70% of skin’s makeup, but it slowly starts to decrease about 1% every single year. SO the older you get, the less collagen you’ll have in your body. This will dramatically effect your physical appearance over time.

If you would like to slow down your skin’s aging process, such as lines, wrinkles, and volume.. you should really look at buying this collagen serum. Collagen gives the skin a chance to combat the strain and thickness that comes with age.

What this collagen serum does is stimulate the collagen cells and preserves what collagen you have left. When you are young your collagen cells are organized, as you get older- you cells become disorganized and start to bundle up. The collagen serum reorganizes your cells to make them as organized as possible.

The reason you don’t want to sunburn is that UV rays make your collagen decrease, hence the reason older women who have spends hours and hours tanning look like leather handbags..

So, you need to wear sunblock at ALL times, and take some action increasing your collagen. This isn’t sticky when you apply it. It goes on smoothly, and can be applied under makeup in the morning or at night before you go to sleep OR both! It doesn’t have a smell once applied, so you can wear it ALL day!

Within the first week, I could tell that this was an amazing anti-aging product. My skin was smoother, firmer, and plumper. I googled all the ingredients in this and every single one is proven to help boost collagen and help with wrinkles and fine lines. Skin feels thicker, which means collagen has been re-boosted and reorganized.

If you have stretch marks after having a baby, or ARE just now wanting to do something about your stretch marks, you can apply this to the stretch marks and see them faintly disappear within a short amount of time. The more time you use it, the more results your going to see.

Even after you stop using this, the results you see WHILE you are using it, will not go away. So the results you see, are there to stay!

My skin immediately absorbs this when put on. You can use this on your face, body, AND hands. My skin looks and feels so much firmer and thicker. I have put this in my regular everyday routine and will continue buying this because it has worked so well.

They aren’t using silicones in this serum as most collagen serum’s do, so you don’t have to worry about anything. This has the most needed essential ingredients for boosting and firming skin.

BUY IT: You can purchase this collagen serum in 1.0 oz. and 4.0 oz. The 1.0 oz. is $12.50

About Skinactives:

Skin Actives Scientific supplies skin care actives to home users and small private label firms who wish to design products customized for their own needs. Our experts review scientific and industry literature to find the best skin care actives and then provide our customers with the information they need in an easy to understand way. In addition, our protein engineers use methodology developed over years of research to manufacture specialty proteins in laboratories in Michigan, Illinois, and Santa Fe, Argentina. The activity of these proteins is second to none in the world and Skin Actives has the capability to supply even the largest of manufacturers with accelerated lead times and at affordable wholesale prices.

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, all products were sent for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% mine and completely honest.


Thanks, Jess


This post was written by:

Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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