What I Say:
I was so shocked when I contacted skinactives and they wanted to know what my skin concern/issues are-it's so few and far between that you truly find companies with awesome customer service these days. So needless to say I am very impressed from the get go. I suffer from psoriasis on my scalp, hairline, eyebrows and in my ears. I also have very oily skin-yep I have flaky and oily skin at the same time-How does that happen? When my product came I was excited yet worried-They want me to put an oil based product on my already oily skin? But I just the "lotion" on my my skin and did what I was told (yeah comment if you get the movie I am referring too-lol) Still IMPRESSED cause it's working-the inflammation on my skin has decreased so much and I am also less oily! I will happily order again once I run out! Here is a little more info on the products I tried.
Coral Nutrient Serum-This serum alleviates inflammation and soothes the skin. It helps with mosquito bites and reduces razor burn and irritation from shaving. It also feels great on sun burned skin. This serum is remarkably effective at reducing inflammation after laser hair removal.
ELS Serum: 'Every Lipid Serum' with Argan Oil-The objective of this "every lipid serum" (not "every", but near enough) is to provide an array of nutrients and antioxidants that your skin needs to stay healthy. Because this serum does not contain water, it does not require preservatives (bacteria and mold can’t live without water)
Use this oil based serum on its own or as a base for lipophilic actives.
This serum is 100% active ingredients with absolutely no fillers. This serum contains every lipid your skin needs. It is specifically designed to help repair the skin barrier with squalane and ceramides. It will supply every the lipids your skin needs, including essential fatty acids (in rosehip oil), and other lipids your skin can synthesize but may not be making in sufficient amounts. The serum will rejuvenate broken, dry skin that does not provide a good barrier against the environment. The serum has been shown to regulate oil production in oily skin, making it an effective step in an acne control regimen.
Vitamin C Serum with Ascorbic Acid (L)-Refresh your skin with our ready-to-mix Vitamin C Serum. The acidity of Ascorbic Acid (L) and the Orange and Lemon extracts will exfoliate and promote skin renewal. The Vitamin C will help restore elasticity to aging skin, promote collagen synthesis, protect against UV Damage, reduce redness, promote wound healing, suppress melanin synthesis, and more. What they say:
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.
Hannah Sivak, Ph.D.
Dr. Hannah Sivak did her doctorate research at the Institute for Biochemical Research in Buenos Aires directed by Dr. L.F. Leloir (Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, 1970). Her publications include one book and more than 60 papers in international, refereed journals and in books, dealing with different aspects of biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Dr. Sivak was Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University (1990-2002) and Research Fellow at the Universities of York and Sheffield, United Kingdom (1980-1990). Professor Sivak retired from academia in 2002 and now consults as scientific advisor for a number of skin care companies. In 2005 she founded Skin Actives Scientific to provide users with the best actives in the world at affordable prices.
A complete listing of Dr. Sivak's publications can be found here
Skin Actives Scientific provides scientific consulting and FDA compliance services to small manufacturers. As part of our consulting relationship we can provide some of the best skin care active ingredients at market leading prices. We recommend our marine collagen peptides, sea kelp bioferment, and mild pumpkin peel as great products to use in skin care lines.
Our customer service is world class. Skin Actives Scientific is an eBay powerseller with 100% positive feedback and a growing base of returning customers. Skin Actives Scientific L.L.C. is based in Gilbert, Arizona and is registered with the State of Arizona.
D.I.Y skin care
At Skin Actives Scientific we provide everything you need to take control of your skin care. We stock the best ‘actives’, ingredients proven by scientific research and real world testing to have the best effects.
Combine our actives with your favorite cream, lotion, or other application method and you create a skin care product that is not only world class in the sum of its parts but customized for you, by you, so that its effect on your skin is unmatched by any product on the retail market.
We stock the best skin care ingredients in the world, proven by scientific research and real life testing. You will not find promises of miracle cures, only sensible solutions to your needs.
We will take your needs seriously. If you have questions or need advice we will work with you to find solutions suited to you. We will not hesitate to advise you to use a product that we do not stock if we feel it will work for you.
We value your creativity. Mix and match and tell us what you like or don’t like. We appreciate your comments.
We work as hard as we can to make our products affordable. We sincerely believe that the best products should be available to everyone.
We are proud of our products and the service we provide to our customers.
Disclaimer and disclosure:
* I received this product in exchange for a review. I was not compensated for my review and all my opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. *