We’re sure you’ve heard the expression “they’re the same but different”. My (Marcia) father used to tease me about saying this. But I think he’d agree with me today about Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum. Lisa and I have the same product to share with you yet they are different. There is a Vegan and a Regular formula to this serum that contains EGF (epidermal growth factor) hyaluronic acid and sea kelp bioferment. All of the ingredients prevent collagen breakdown, reducing the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles & improving overall tone and texture.
Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum was developed by skin care scientist Dr. Hannah Sivak, PhD to help prevent aging. This is part of Skin Active’s Ageless Collection and created to promote the synthesis of collagen in the skin. Research indicates that aging decreases skin thickness and elasticity, pointing to collagen as a solution. Skin Actives Scientific is a cruelty free brand.samples
MARCIA IS USING THE VEGAN FORMULA OF SKIN ACTIVES SCIENTIFIC COLLAGEN SERUM
When the two bottles of Collagen Serum arrived I chose the Vegan formula mainly because I couldn’t smell anything that would irritate my sensitive nose. I’ll find out, along with you, whether or not the Regular formula has any fragrance.
This is a very easy serum for me to use. It’s very liquidy and I don’t need a lot. After applying I allow it to dry for a few minutes and often use another serum over it. I started by using the collagen serum alone to see how my skin would react to it and once I was confident with it, I knew I could layer it with another serum.
The purpose of this Skin Actives serum in my routine is to add collagen, an ingredient I hadn’t paid attention to prior to the use of Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum. I’ve been using it for over a month and notice that the overall tone and texture of my skin is improving. It’s made me more confident to go out without foundation. I now feel good about using CoTZ lightly tinted sunscreen moisturizer without covering it up.
If we care about slowing down and reversing skin aging, we need to care about collagen too. Because it’s such a major constituent of the skin, the objective is to stimulate its synthesis, and preserve the collagen protein in an active, organized structure.
Why do I like this? Well I’ve already made it obvious that the fact that it’s fragrance-free matters to me. But I’m thrilled that it also contains hyaluronic acid. That along with sea kelp bioferment help with moisturization and help with my desire to have skin that’s not as dry and definitely not aged. I think I need to use this longer to see more results but what I’ve seen so far is perfect – exactly what I want and expect my skin to look like. I have no wrinkles, I have a few fine lines, and most importantly my skin looks healthy. And Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum has this vegan rendition which makes me feel even better about what is being applied to my skin. The vegan one is only available in the 1 oz. size ($20) and is a product I plan to continue using.
LISA IS USING THE REGULAR FORMULA OF SKIN ACTIVES SCIENTIFIC COLLAGEN SERUM
I’m a big believer in collagen serums. Our skin collagen decreases by about 1% every year and by my age those are stats that have really added up! Collagen serums are great for slowing down skin aging, although while I like what they do for my skin I also usually find them to be pretty sticky, so I am not good about using them. The Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum has an excellent texture. It’s thin and it soaks in quickly, leaving skin perfectly smooth and soft. Like Marcia said, it’s great for mixing or layering with other serums and it doesn’t affect the texture of them.
I know that Marcia chose the vegan formula to avoid any fragrance, but interestingly the regular formula has absolutely no fragrance. I mean NONE. Everything in this serum complements and helps support my other skin treatments, and does all the things I want from my treatments – reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, plus an improvement in skin tone and skin texture.
A few other benefits of Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum – it can be used on stretch marks and acne scars, and it is appropriate for all skin types from dry to oily. The regular version comes in the 1 oz size for $18, as well as a 4 oz size for $61.
Whether you prefer the Vegan version or the Regular version, Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum gets a soft, silky, fragrance-free thumbs up from us.
COMPARE THE INGREDIENTS:
VEGAN: Water, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Panthenol, Carnosine, Proline, Glycine, Valine, Threonine, Lysine HCL, Leucine, Alanine, Phenylalanine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Extract), Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Fucoxanthin, Astaxanthin, sh-Oligopeptide-1 (Epidermal Growth Factor), Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Chlorphenesin (and) Caprylyl Glycol.
REGULAR: Water, Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Boswellia Serrata Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Carnosine, N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine, Niacinamide, Betulinic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Epigallocatechin Gallate, Glutathione, sh-Polypeptide-2, sh-Oligopeptide-1 (Epidermal Growth Factor), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.