Skin Actives Collagen Serum is keeping our skin from aging

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.



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.

Skin Actives Scientific Collagen 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.

Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum, Vegan

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.

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.

Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum
Skin Actives Scientific Collagen Serum

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.


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.


  1. Lola Seicento | 22nd Apr 19

    This is such a wonderful serum. I have the vegan version, and love it so far! I am so glad that it includes Hyaluronic Acid since it retains moisture so well, and helps plump fine lines.

  2. Never Say Die Beauty | 22nd Apr 19

    Sounds like a product I need to keep in mind for the future. It is much more affordable than what I’m using now

  3. gloria patterson | 22nd Apr 19

    I have never used any products with collagen but this sounds so good. And it does I also like that there is no scent I really hate face products that have a fragrance in them. This also sounds like it hydrates

  4. Kathryne | 22nd Apr 19

    I’d be interested to know if there are clinical studies for this product. Glad that there’s a vegan option

  5. Cindy Ingalls | 22nd Apr 19

    I don’t currently use a collagen serum so it sounds like something I need to add to my skincare routine!

  6. Claudia Materdomini | 22nd Apr 19

    I agree that a collagen serum with HA is a great thing to keep in a skincare routine! And I like the price!

  7. | 23rd Apr 19

    I’ve been on the lookout for a collagen serum – my derm has prescribed an EGF product to use right after my laser procedures, to help with acne scarring, but I’d like something OTC for the rest of the time.

  8. Courtney | 23rd Apr 19

    I wonder if I should add this to my routine. Thanks for letting us know about both versions.

  9. Stephanie Telford | 23rd Apr 19

    I LOVE when they don’t add unnecessary fragrances!

  10. Jen Walker | 23rd Apr 19

    These sounds like great serums and need to join my beauty routine pronto!

  11. Angie | 23rd Apr 19

    Hi! It’s great to know about this. I got some collagen to take internally with my vitamins, and am interested in hearing about this external serum. Thanks for testing and sharing, Angie—

  12. 25 Sweetpeas | 23rd Apr 19

    fragrance free on my face is a must if its staying on!

  13. Glamorable | 24th Apr 19

    I think it’s genius that they made the same product with vegan and regular ingredients. More brands should do this.

  14. Miranda Mendelson | Slashed Beauty | 24th Apr 19

    Wow, I feel like it’s hard to find collagen that’s vegan! This is the first brand I’ve seen it from.

  15. Mai | 25th Apr 19

    The kelp ferment kind of reminds me of La Mer, I wonder if this is a more affordable option!

  16. Krystal E | 27th Apr 19

    I have a ton of stretch marks on my stomach but I’ve never thought to use a collagen serum on them before!

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