We understand that your journey to perfect skin has taken multiple turns and has not always been a smooth ride. At AKTIV it is our mission to teach you about clinical ingredients that are based on clinically proven science and not just the next big trend. So, what essentials do you need?
Let's Start with Cleanser
Oily Skin? Your cleanser needs to be gel or foam. Make sure your cleanser has a mild BHA to regulate oil production and keep bacteria under control. Use our AKTIV Botanical Wild Oats & Honey Cleanser or Clinical Purifying Gel Wash.
Dry Skin? Your cleanser needs to be cream or oil based. Your skin will be struggling with the under production of oil and will need the extra emollients to mimic oil the natural oil process. Start with the AKTIV Botanical Green Tea Cleansing Cream
Combo Skin or Sensitive Skin? Our Chamomile Clinical Cleanser is a mix between an oil and cream giving you the perfect blend. High in antioxidants it will remove dirt and oil and fight free radicals.
Want to exfoliate while you cleanse? Use our AKTIV Evolution VITAcleanse.
NEXT IS YOUR TONER!
Toning the skin helps remove any residual cleanser or make-up that may have been left behind. A toner also helps restore the natural pH level of the skin, leaves your skin clean, clear and ready to be hydrated. Toning the skin keeps sensitivity away and allows products to penetrate easier. All of our toners are balanced to make sure they match your skin's natural pH.
EVOLUTION: Worried about aging? Use our AKTIV VITAtone.
CLINICAL: Worried about damaged skin? Use our ANTIOXIDANT pH Restoration
BOTANICAL: Worried about acne? Use our White Willow Toner. Worried about sensitivity? Use our Rose Aloe Toner.
NOW LET'S MOISTURIZE!
Every morning and evening your skin needs the appropriate moisturizer. This step in your routine reduces common skin problems. Moisturizing every day can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and can cause common skin conditions like acne or flakiness.
Oily skin? Make sure you are using a non-occlusive moisturizer. This means it will not clog your pores. Heavy creams are contraindicated for oily skin due to this. Having oily skin myself I really love using the VITAglow with VITAsheild in the AM & the VITAglow with the Blueberry Aloe Gel each night.
Dry skin? Your AM moisturizer needs to be heavier and would be best if paired with our VITAhydrate night cream. Try our BOTANICAL Hibiscus Antioxidant Cream!
Combo skin? Stick with our Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer AM + add in a SPF. Then in the evening choose your favorite vitamin c serum and hyaluronic acid combo!