"Cleanse, activate, moisturize," is Dr. Perricone's motto when it comes to his new Activator Series. While some toners can dry out your skin and only remove dirt and bacteria from the top layer, the Activators work to penetrate deeper into the layers of your skin and exfoliate, as well as hydrate, your skin. While it may seem that adding an exfoliator to a toner will be too harsh, it's only gentle AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which gently exfoliate the dead skin cells from the top layer of skin. This sloughing actually allows the antioxidants to get into your skin and work properly. Each Activator contains a different antioxidant which deeply penetrates your skin's layers, helping to eliminate acne, dullness, and dryness, while firming. And because each Activator is water-based, it won't strip your skin of its natural oils.
Product availability: Available at Sephora, Sephora.com and GetSuper.com, ($38)