Celloxylin Step 2. Activating Tonic
Item #002 | $21.60 , 4.0 fl oz/120 mL
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• Opens pores to receive the benefits of subsequent products • Helps skin retain moisture • No alcohol or drying ingredients • pH correct to protect skin's barrier function

Remove the last traces of impurities while preparing skin to receive the many benefits of the anti-aging Nutrient Reservoir ingredients, plus the subsequent Celloxylin skincare products in your daily skincare regimen. Formulated with powerful humectants, this tonic helps to increase skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture, helping you get the most out of your moisturizer and treatment products.

TIP: For maximum benefits, apply Step 3. Firming Complex while skin is still moist with Activating Tonic. Humectant ingredients will help your skin drink up moisture from the Firming Complex.

Celloxylin® works at the cellular level to reduce the visual signs of aging and proactively nourish and protect cells from oxidative stress.

Morning and night after cleansing. Splash tonic generously on a fresh cotton ball or pad, then apply evenly to face. Do not rinse off. Avoid eye area. Follow with Step 3. Firming Complex.

Water, Hamamelis Virginiana Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tremella Fuciformis Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Acetyl Resveratrol, Sucrose, Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Menthol, Hexylene Glycol

Key Ingredients

Tremella Fuciformis (mushroom) — extraordinary moisturizer, antioxidant, supports cell metabolism
Acetyl Octapeptide-3 — anti-wrinkle peptide, reduces wrinkle depth
Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract (Ginseng) — Chinese herb known for analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and healing effects
Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (Goji Berry) — super antioxidant
Hyaluronic Acid — essential for moisture retention, cell communication, cell proliferation, cell migration and wound repair, maintain skin barrier function
Acetyl Resveratrol (from grapes) — a phytoalexin, class of antibiotic, super antioxidant


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  • Removes the last traces of impurities without the use of alcohol or harsh, drying ingredients.

  • Contains ingredients with antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties.

  • Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water acts as a skin-conditioning agent, enhancing skin’s appearance and suppleness.

  • Formulated with powerful humectants that increase skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture.

  • pH correct, helps protect skin’s natural acid mantle barrier layer.

  • Sulfate, Paraben, and Fragrance Free! Gentle and effective formula is perfect for all skin types.

How often should I use Celloxylin Activating Tonic?

The Celloxylin Activating Tonic should be used twice daily (after cleansing) in conjunction with the Celloxylin skin care regimen.

How does Activating Tonic contribute to my skin care regimen?

Activating Tonic is designed to remove the last traces of impurities after cleansing, and helps open pores and prepare the skin to receive beneficial ingredients from subsequent products. Built into the formula are ingredients with antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties. Additionally, Activating Tonic contains Tremella Fuciformis extract, an incredibly effective humectant that both moisturizes the skin and helps the skin hold onto moisture for longer; this is essential for ensuring that your skin receives the maximum
benefits from the Firming Complex, Eye+Lip Age Eraser, and Day Defense or Night Repair 3Deep. In fact, using Activating Tonic will effectively cut down the amount of these products necessary to achieve optimal results. Finally, a naturally acidic layer protects skin from bacteria and other contaminants; Activating Tonic is slightly acidic, and thus helps maintain the skin’s naturally acidic pH level.

Should I let the Activating Tonic dry completely before applying Firming Complex?

No. Applying the Firming Complex while the Activating Tonic is still slightly moist on skin will enhance the skin’s ability to draw in beneficial ingredients from the Firming Complex. The humectant ingredient, Tremella fuciformis, in Activating Tonic is especially important for helping skin absorb and retain moisture.

Will the Activating Tonic dry out my skin?

No. Though many toners, astringents, and tonics tend to include drying and irritating ingredients such as alcohol, Celloxylin Activating Tonic is completely different. Stripping the skin of its natural oils can actually promote sebum overproduction, leading to unbalances that cause acne breakouts. Rather than containing ingredients that dry skin and close pores, Activating Tonic is actually designed to open pores to receive the benefits of the Nutrient Reservoir, and hold in moisture with its excellent humectant capabilities.

Customer Reviews (10)

T. Consultant2, CA - November 18, 2016

great product

N. Walsh, CA - October 10, 2016

Using the tonic after I cleanse leaves my skin feeling tightened, refreshed and clean. It also holds the moisture, keeping my skin hydrated. #aprioricagirl

E. Dyke, TX - September 20, 2016

My morning is not complete without my Tonic....I love the cool, tingling sensation as it prepares my skin for the next step!!

DeHar, NY - September 16, 2015

I cannot say enough about the Apriori Beauty skin care line. The step I was consistently skipping was Step 2. Activating Tonic from the Celloxylin Face line. Then I had a breakout and after washing my face I decided to try the Activating Tonic just to see if it would calm the irritation down. I will never miss this step again! I am constantly asked about my skin care regimen and complimented daily on how my skin looks. Thank you for truly awesome products.

Tammy Brewer, AZ - August 11, 2015

I want to talk about the Celloxylin Step 2. Activating Tonic or as I refer to my toner. If there was one product I used to leave out it was the toner, but not anymore! This product is awesome. I splash it on and use my hairdryer on cool and go back and forth across my face to lightly dry it. I live in the dry desert and need moisture. I can actually feel it soften and moisten and tighten as I do this. It leaves my skin soft, pores look reduced, and I know my skin is ready for the Celloxylin Step 3. Firming Complex to absorb. I love the Celloxylin Step 2. Activating Tonic and would not go without it.

Jacqui, FL - January 17, 2016

OK...when I speak to people about these products I keep coming back to our Activating Tonic and how awesome it is. I love that no cotton pad is necessary. Just dab it on like a man does after shave! It is quick and easy, leaves no tightness, makes my skin feel freshened and ready for the Firming Complex. It is the product I run out of most often because of course I am dabbing it everywhere — my neck, my face, my hands... there is NO tonic like it anywhere!!! Apriori Beauty continues to top it self time and again. I feel so grateful that I found this line and this business- there simply is nothing better. Thank you!!!

Jessica, FL - January 19, 2013

I didn't think I needed the Activating Tonic, so I didn't order it right away. When my face had a break out, I used one of my Turn Back Time Capsules to see if the Activating Tonic would help. I was amazed! Within one day my breakouts started going away and my skin tone was more even and brighter than before. Needless to say, I ordered the Activating Tonic and can't wait to get it in the mail!

Marji, AZ - June 21, 2016

From the very first time I used the Celloxylin Activating Tonic, I fell madly in love! It sold me on Apriori Beauty instantly — I can't wait for that feeling … clean, energized and ready for more beautiful product! The Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub runs a close second, and I have to say that each product is equally gorgeous in its own lovely way. I am so very grateful to have been introduced to these AMAZING products and opportunity!

Cindi, KY - May 26, 2016

Who knew the Activating Tonic would sneak up on me and become one of my favorite products?! I love that it opens my pores to receive the benefits of the other Celloxylin products, and I can tell a definite difference in my skin's appearance and feel if I skip this step!

Shannon, NE - February 11, 2013

I have a friend with acne and sensitive skin and said she wanted to try Apriori products. I get a little nervous when someone with problem skin wants to try a new product, I would feel so bad if it made their skin worse for some reason. With Apriori I don’t have to worry, so I happily gave her a Turn Back Time Capsule and Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub sample – she especially loved the Crème Cleanse, Micro Scrub and Activating Tonic!