If you are looking for a company based on science, where you truly get good quality without the usual price markup, I cannot think of a better line than Skin Actives Scientific. This gem of a brand is results-driven, a little under the radar of the masses, but loved by true skin care aficionados (I first learned about them on the sub-Reddit Skincare Addiction when people kept recommending their Collagen Serum). When I went to skinactives.com to look up the Collagen Serum, the first thing I noticed was the affordability. An ounce of this number-one selling anti-aging product is just $14. Then I looked at the “expert details” outlining the utility of each of the active ingredients, and my mind was blown. This is a very well thought out product.
The Collagen Serum: has a consistency somewhere between a liquid and a gel, making it easy to apply (i.e., it’s not going to drip out of your hand before you can get it to your face). It has had a gently exfoliating effect on my skin, and it caused a little peeling the first couple of nights, but it was the gentlest peeling I’ve ever experienced. Even when I had some initial peeling, the Collagen Serum never made my skin red or angry, and I didn’t look like a patchwork quilt. My skin adjusted to the Collagen Serum quickly, and it has continued to reveal fresher, softer, smoother skin. My worry lines are a little less pronounced. I’ve been impressed enough that I’m also been using the Collagen Serum on areas where I’m beginning to show some sagging: marionette lines, beneath the corners of my mouth, and my jawline, and I have faith that this will both slow down sag and firm those areas up a bit as well.