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Macrene Actives Review > High Performance Face Serum (Formerly, 37 Actives)

Published by Jasmine Seo

37 Actives products now come in different packaging with a new name as the products contain way more than 37 active ingredients and I think that it was a good call to change its name to something more universal and less misleading. Nevertheless, the content and quality of the products stay the same and true, so no worries if you are still going through products packaged with the 37 Actives label. I have gone through a few bottles of the High Performance Face Serum, and I thought it is about the right time to write a review on it😊.


Macrene Actives High Performance Face Serum has a very calming soothing scent without a presence of strong essential oil scent which I often get reactions from. The scent is safe for around the eyes and I never got any bad reaction from it. The scent is very subtle that you only get some soothing hue, which makes it even more suitable for sensitive skin.

Full ingredients

Water, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate1,3, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables1,3, Glycerin1, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables1, Jojoba Esters1,3, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline1,3, Cetyl alcohol1, Sorbitan Stearate, Resveratrol1, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract1,2,3, Chyrsanthemum parthenium (Feverfew) Extract1,2,3, Ilex paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract1,2,3, Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract1, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Extract1,2,3, Coffea arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract1,2,3, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter1,2,3, Tremella fuciformis sporocarp (Silver Ear Mushroom) Extract1, Kappaphycus alvarezii (Red Algae) Extract1, Scenedesmus rubescens (Microalgae) Extract1, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol1, Bisabolol1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Citrulline1, Sodium Lactate, Arginine1, Aspartic Acid1, PCA1, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine1, Proline1, Threonine1, Isoleucine1, Histidine1, Phenylalanine1, Sodium PCA1, Hydrogenated Lecithin1,3, Hydrogenated Phospatidylcholine1,3, Cholesterol1, Glyceryl Caprylate1, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose Stearoxy Ether, Sodium Phytate1, Caprylhydroxyamic Acid1, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol1, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin1, Tocopheryl Acetate

1Plant-Derived   2USDA-Certified Organic   3Eco-Cert


To be honest, there isn't much difference between Macrene Actives High Performance Face Cream and Serum in terms of their textures. The serum certainly feels lighter than the cream, just more like an emulsion.

I would say that Macrene Actives High Performance Face Serum is on the nourishing side without being overly rich or greasy. The best part is that it still carries their signature fast penetration quality with no strong alcohol feel to the serum.

Skin feels comforted, nourished and hydrated upon application, leaving skin velvety soft to touch.


Soothe, hydrate, firm, and even skin tone with this highly active, lightweight serum that will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Proven to lift and tighten crepiness while reducing blotches and evening skin tone, this serum repairs skin barrier while assisting in DNA restoration. Use after Macrene Actives High Performance Face Cream to seal in actives and achieve best results.

Animal Byproduct-Free | Mica-Free | Talc-Free | Silicone-Free | Packaged in Glass | Made in USA



Thanks to the creamy emulsion consistency of Macrene Actives High Performance Face Serum, those with oily combination to normal skin could simply just use the serum as a serum and moisturiser in one product. You can also use it around the eye area, so Macrene Actives High Performance Face Serum truly functions as the one product that you need for your skin, which is great for skincare minimalist. Hence, it has been one of my go to products during my cycle and also in summer when I tend to put less products on my skin.

Having said that, Macrene Actives High Performance Face Serum may still be a bit too nourishing for active oily skin although the Serum doesn't feel greasy. Nevertheless, it is a gentle hydrating anti-aging serum that even works well for sensitive skin. I haven't seen much dramatic lifting or wrinkle reducing effect, but I have noticed that it's a great complementary product to any skincare routine including brightening regime. I would say that Macrene Actives High Performance Face Serum is more than just a serum as I personally consider it as a skin well-being supplement in the long term. With regular usage, you can expect resilient and healthier skin, which contributes to well-balanced skin, a key to anti-aging.

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