Once I crossed the line from mid 20s to late 20s, I became completely obsessed with my skincare. Sometimes I forget not everyone is like me. I remember when a friend’s older sister had her bachelorette party and we brought her home, super drunk, and helped her get ready for bed. I was all like “girl, where’s your skincare, I will take care of you…” and everyone else was like “huh??” My reasoning was if you already know you are going to be waking up not feeling well, at least you can wake up with great skin. There is nothing worse than not washing your face before bed and waking up with clogged pores and all of your eyelashes stuck together, right?
To me, the Algenist Genius line is like the opposite of waking up with hangover face. The combination of Alguronic Acid and Microalgae oil makes my skin feel like absolute heaven. I’ve been using their Ultimate Anti- Aging Eye Cream and their Ultimate Anti- Aging Cream for weeks and I can’t remember the last time my skin felt or looked this good- which is ASTONISHING to me considering I just gave birth 6 weeks ago and my skin would have every right to go haywire.
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These two creams are the first of their kind and part of the GENIUS range. Combining Alguronic Acid and the genius of Microalgae Oil they address the most accelerated signs of aging while nourishing, firming, and smoothing the skin. At the age of 28, my most prevalent skin care concerns are fighting the beginning signs of aging, keeping my skin hydrated, and fighting the occasional breakout. My skin is combination/dry normally, and as we get closer to winter, my skin normally gets lots of dry patches.
Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream
This powerful formula combines Alguronic Acid- a patented antiaging breakthrough- with a new source of nourishing oil, Microalgae Oil, and a plant-based collagen. This potent fusion helps restore skin resiliency and elasticity, delivering a firmer, tighter, more toned appearance. It strengthens the most fragile skin texture, softens facial contours, visibly minimizes fine lines and deep wrinkles, and unveils skin’s youthful radiance.
I’ve been wearing it over this serum morning and night. The texture is kind of like a thick, whipped cream. I scoop out less than a dime sized dallop when I use it, which is enough for my face and neck. The scent reminds me of vanilla tapioca and is light, and fades shortly after application. It sinks into the skin immediately, so directly after applying it I am able to apply makeup, or lay my face on my pillow to go to bed.
My skin has been silky smooth and very hydrated and supple since using this. You get 2 oz in a jar for $110 which is a sky high price, but I think this would last at least 3 months if you were using it twice a day. I’ve even gone without wearing makeup at all several times since I began using this and my skin has looked great! I really think it is making my skin firmer and tighter, and I’ve experienced NO breakouts despite my hormones being all over the place post baby. Gold star for this face cream!
Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream
A rich, unique eye cream that addresses advanced anti-aging concerns for visible results in as little as 10 days. With Persian silk tree extract to visibly firm the upper eyelid area for a 360° eye care solution, this formula visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin luminosity instantly. Skin is left nourished, smooth, and younger-looking.
Most of the time I review an eye cream, I give it a solid couple weeks and then go back to my holy grail, Clinique All About Eyes, after the product doesn’t impress. This time around, I have been so impressed with the eye cream that I haven’t strayed. I apply this to my under eye area, lid, and all around. The formula is rich and thick and I need barely any. A finger smudge worth will suffice for the entire eye area. There is no scent. When I apply this in the morning, my makeup looks flawless and there is a noticeable difference in how soft my eye area feels. When I apply it at night, I wake up bright eyed! I definitely feel as though my under eye area is firmer since I’ve begun using this.
It’s $72 for 0.5 oz but much like with the facial cream, I have been using it for weeks and there is hardly a divet in the jar. This will probably last me forever!
If you are hesitant to splurge on these, check out Sephora’s Best of Algenist collection. There are trial sizes of some great products in there, including a half size jar of the GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging cream.
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