” It started out as a renewable energy project—and turned into an unexpected antiaging discovery. Algenist comes from a team of biotechnology scientists based in San Francisco. They were working on developing microalgae-based renewable energy solutions when they uncovered alguronic acid, a powerful compound responsible for regenerating and protecting the microalgae cell. When scientifically tested, it demonstrated significant antiaging properties, too. The result? A breakthrough skincare collection that offers never-before-seen technology for rejuvenated, younger-looking skin at any age.” (credits: Sephora.com)
My mom first told me about Algenist last week when we got together during my work week in her territory. We were talking about anti-aging and prices of products and she told me about Algenist. I never heard of it before, but according to my mom it has been receiving amazing reviews. She actually got some samples (somehow) of some of the products and gave me her almost empty samples of the product. 😛 The samples I got are the Concentrated Restructuring Serum, Complete Eye Renewal Balm, and Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer.
After I first applied the Concentrated Restructuring Serum, it immediately reminded me of Lancome’s Genefique a little bit because of how quickly it absorbs into the skin without leaving a film layer or any residue. But THIS is about 10x better than Lancome Genefique, because I actually saw a result on my skin right away. I noticed that my skin was more radiant and glowy and that my lines around my forehead and smile lines were diminished. Now, I know it says on the website that it takes 4 weeks for the real results to appear, but the fact that I noticed a difference within one use of the product, says a lot to me about how well developed and researched this serum is.
Now don’t get me wrong, Genefique is a good product, but I think Algenist might just be better for my skin type.
I’ve never used an eye cream before, so I really have nothing else to compare to this, but I LOVE this. The Complete Eye Renewal Balm is incredibly concentrated so you only need a little bit. It absorbs so well in the eye area and really makes them appear more awake and feel rejuvenated. Before this, I just thought using a serum for all over the face was enough. But your eyes need a different kind of therapy. Everyone should use an eye cream to stimulate the cell regeneration and prevent fine lines, cure discoloration, and drooping eyes.
The Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer is probably the FIRST anti-aging moisturizer that I can wear without it building up and making me want to wash it all off my face after an hour. It soaks right into the skin and hydrates from the inside out all while smoothing out fine lines and correcting any damage on the skin. I primarily have been using this at night, simply because I prefer to use a moisturizer with SPF in it for the daytime. But when I wake up in the morning, my skin feels SO soft and the best part is that I don’t have a film of oil over my skin.
I think this is love. 😀 Once I am finished up with the samples, I will be sure to purchase the full-size products.
You can buy them online at: Sephora.com , QVC.com , Amazon.com , or Algenist.com
Algenist is an incredible line of anti-aging products that was created from a biotechnological accident of sorts by students in San Fran. There is a beauty in that the cosmetic world would not thrive without breakthroughs in science and technology. Unusual and unexpected discoveries help us advance our way of thinking about the world and allow us to view ourselves in a new way. A beautiful way.