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ReNEW Activated Retinol Treatment is a 2-step approach designed to put the anti-aging benefits of Retinol within reach by reducing the chance of some visible unwanted effects like skin ruddiness while accelerating visible anti-aging results.

STEP 1 freshens and calms the skin, reduces the feeling of dryness and lessens the look of dryness and uneven skin. STEP 2 delivers quick-acting and long-lasting vitamin A atop skin already acclimated to receive after applying STEP 1. The look of collagen appears boosted, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are diminished; skin bounce is visibly renewed.

2-Step Retinol Treatment Benefits

  • Increases the appearance of skin thickness so skin looks smooth, plump and strengthened
  • Helps improve moisture barrier, increase hydration and improve the look of skin tone
  • Enhances the look of collagen
  • Reduces the appearance of dark spots and pore size
  • Decongests the appearance of pores
  • Smooths skin and improves the look of skin texture
  • Dermatologically patch tested
  • No synthetic fragrance, parabens, sulfate, petroleum/petrolatum (paraffin), mineral oil, phthalates, artificial colors, animal testing, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate and bromopol
  • Vegan, non-GMO, clean, cruelty free
  • 100% natural fragrance
  • Double chamber bottle with two pumps and cap
  • Made in Italy

Clinical Study Results

  • Patch + Eye tested for sensitivity In a 30-participant clinical study
  • BRIGHTENING: 9.29% reduction in the appearance of skin darkness after 15 days of twice daily application.
  • 15.12 % reduction in the appearance of skin darkness after 30 days.
  • In a 30-participant clinical study using the face cream
  • HYDRATION: 18.87% increase in skin hydration measured 15 minutes after first application
  • 12.64% increase in skin hydration remained 24 Hours after first application.
  • IN-VITRO: 141.7% increase in the appearance of collagen
  • IN-VITRO: 144.0% increase in the appearance of elastin
  • As reported by 30 volunteers under dermatological control the use of the product did not create any irritation or skin ruddiness
  • 100% reported they felt satisfied
  • 96.7% of volunteers agreed on an overall visible improvement
  • 90.0% of volunteers agreed on smoother, more elastic and compact looking skin
  • 96.7% of volunteers agreed on less visible, smaller looking pores

Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.

For questions about product, please contact the Active Argan Customer Support line: 1-866-288-7134.

Skin Firming

When skin ages, its collagen and elastin are produced more slowly. This causes gradual changes like hyperpigmentation, discoloration, dryness, sagging, wrinkles, crepe-like folds, loss of muscle tone, textural unevenness and loss of elasticity.

The topical application of key skin firming ingredients works synergistically to protect and strengthen the skin. Skin care products should have a combination of naturally occurring active ingredients. They will contain compounds to protect which will likely be in the form of extracts containing antioxidants. Another set of ingredients will firm the skin by penetrating through its seven layers to support the collagen process at a cellular level.

Skin firming creams are usually formulated as night creams. They tend to be richer, thicker and more emollient and should be able to stay on long enough to absorb for maximum benefits. In general, face creams are designed to minimize lines/wrinkles, improve skin density, firm, plump and decrease puffiness (especially in the eye area).

Many manufacturers describe their product as a "cocktail" of ingredients that work together to decrease the effects of aging. Skin firming and anti-aging ingredients often include antioxidants, minerals, seaweed, herb extracts and different kinds of oils like Vitamins A and E. Other ingredients attributed to having a firming effect on the skin include green tea, aloe vera, beech bud extract, alpha lipoic acids, shea butter, hyaluronic acid and the very exotic sounding emu oil. Some firming and anti-aging products also contain light reflecting pigments, such as mica, to enhance the glow and make the skin look radiant.

You can choose the right skin firming creams according to your skin type (oily, combination or dry) and the anti-aging action associated with them.

What is a Serum?
Deciding to use a serum can depend on various factors including skin type, age or degree of damage. They are able to effectively absorb onto the skin, delivering active ingredients for maximum benefit. Depending on ingredients, serums contain anti-aging properties that help to firm, tighten, provide anti-oxidants, re-texturize, or address the signs of aging. If you decide to use a serum with your moisturizer, select one with the ingredients or benefits associated with the concerns you wish to address.

Aging skin may have any combination of wrinkles, sagging or slack skin around the jowls, chin, cheeks and jawline. It may also have evidence of sun damage (photo damage/hyperpigmentation) in the form of spots or leathery texture. The skin may also feel tight and dry. If you tend to have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.

Daily Skin Care Regimen
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since skin can be acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture - a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.

A daily moisturizing routine is essential to aging skin. After washing skin, pat it dry and begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF An evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.

Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to absorb. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump skin that may be dry and dehydrated.

Product Recommendations:

  • Makeup remover
  • Cleanser, mild or cream based
  • Toner (low or no alcohol)
  • Morning moisturizer with SPF
  • Evening moisturizer
  • Eye moisturizer
  • Serum
  • Mild exfoliant
  • Moisture enhancing mask

    Key Ingredients for Aging Skin:
    Hyalauronic acid, Manuka Honey, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Green Tea, White Tea, Idebenone, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, DMAE, Retinol, Aloe Vera, Borage Seed Oil, Ceramide, Cocoa Butter, Evening Primrose Oil, Glycolic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Lactic Acid, Shea Butter, Pycnogenol Cucumber, Copper Peptide, Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

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    About the Collection
    Discover your best, most supple, radiant and youthful-looking self with Active Argan. Developed to unlock argan oil's true potential, Active Argan is a revolutionary, age-defying, head-to-toe beauty collection featuring the world’s first, patent Activated Argan Complex. Made at one of Italy’s most prestigious and innovative cosmetics laboratories, Active Argan is available exclusively at ShopHQ.

    Rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and other anti-aging properties, argan oil has been used for centuries for its naturally nurturing abilities. Combining it with advanced dermatological technology, Active Argan preserves the oil’s properties while allowing it to work harder and longer. The secret is the Activated Argan Complex, a proprietary technology that combines ozone, medical-grade oxygen and 100% pure, organic and cold-pressed argan oil to boost skin hydration and improve elasticity.

    Anti-age gracefully with the power of Active Argan.

    Morgen SchickAbout the Expert
    Author, Model, Mother, and Make-up artist - Morgen Schick is a beauty authority and passionate advocate of clean skincare ingredients and industry transparency. She joined forces with Active Argan after experiencing the patent-pending technology first-hand. Captivated by the transformative benefits and Argan's emphasis on building skin integrity and lasting results, she turned her passion into a mission - making real skin change a reality for all.

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    How To Use

    For intensive treatment apply every night for seven days. For maintenance or if skin is sensitive, apply every other night. Apply STEP 1 to clean, dry skin and allow to fully dry (about 30 seconds). Next apply STEP 2. Wear sun protection during the day. It is recommended to use an SPF of 15 or higher. Keep in a cool place.

    Please note: Avoid excessive intake of retinol during pregnancy. For external use only.

    Average Days of Supply: Depends on use.


    Step 1: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dimethyl Sulfone, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernnel Oil (*Specially-Ozonized Organic Argan Oil), Tocopherol (*Gmo-Free Vegetable Vitamin E), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Maltodextrin, Silica, Peg -40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol Denat., Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Menthyl Lactate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

    Step 2: Aqua (Water), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Sodium Chloride , Cyclopentasiloxane, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (*Specially-Ozonized Organic Argan Oil), Tocopherol (*Gmo-Free Vegetable Vitamin E), Retinol, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil , Ceramide 3, Phytosphingosine, Ceramide 6-Ii, Cholesterol, Ceramide 1 , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vignaa Conitifolia Seed Extract, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Bisabolol, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebaca Te, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Maltodextrin, Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tricaprylin, Bht, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Fragrance (*100% Natural Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol.