As we approach the end of 2015 you’ll soon be thinking about how you want things to change in the new year. It might be making resolutions (which we all do and usually break quickly thereafter) or just wondering what you can do differently in 2016. One of the things I thought about a lot in 2015 was keeping my skin looking its best and youngest. Two products that I haven’t talked about yet are from the ALGENIST GENIUS WHITE line. I’ve used Algenist on and off over the last few years and was always happy with the products but I hadn’t had the opportunity to try out their Genius White line.
The two products I was sent to test are the GENIUS WHITE Brightening Anti-Aging Emulsion and the GENIUS WHITE Concentrated Brightening Essence. As with all skincare I used these for a month to see how my skin would react with these and if I’d see results. That was in June and I’m using them still as we are approaching January. That in itself tells you that I like the results I’m seeing.
Both of these are for anti-aging which means they are both perfect for my skin. I’m not getting younger but when I see the people I worked with I realize that the difference between how we carry off our age is our skin. I’ve never been a sun worshipper and I’ve never smoked so that plays out in my favor. Besides those two factors, I think I take better care of my skin than most of my former colleagues.
Algenist Genius White Anti-Aging Emulsion ($75) is a first step toward hydrating. It helps reduce the appearance of dark spots as well as to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This is used as a pre-moisturizer, it doesn’t take the place of a moisturizer but it adds to the efficacy of one.
Algenist has unique ingredients that make the line stand out from others. They use a patented Alguronic Acid as well AlgaBright complex in high concentration to make this Emulsion stand out and do its job. This is is formulated with ascorbyl glucoside, a powerful brightening ingredient with antioxidant benefits that reduces the look of melanin for a perfectly even complexion.
What I’ve noticed the most is the clarity of my skin tone and the lightening of my freckles aka age spots. They aren’t gone but they are less visible and help me feel less self conscious about my skin.
One of the “rules” about skincare is applying it from the thinnest to the thickest texture so this Brightening Anti-Aging Emulsion and the Brightening Essence go on first before any serums or moisturizing products.
Algenist Genius White Concentrated Brightening Essence ($115) seems like it’s similar to the Emulsion but they are have different properties to them. If you’ve been keeping up with the latest and greatest in skincare then you know that Korean skincare is coming to the forefront. They’ve been very advanced in their research and development. One of the terms they use is “essence” which is a type of serum but a very thin one. This product is meant more for drier skin than the emulsion. The Algenist Brightening Essence just needs a little bit thinly applied to your face to do its job. It pumps out white but as you gently pat it on you’ll find that it spreads quickly and easily. It’s to be applied twice a day after cleansing and prior to moisturizing but I only use it in the mornings.
This Essence is the product I’ve used the most and that I’m getting close to finishing up. According to Algenist “This luxurious essence is formulated with ascorbyl glucoside, a powerful ingredient with antioxidant benefits that reduces the look of melanin. Skin is left luminous, uniform, visibly firmed, and more supple.
Within 10 days of use:
- 91% of subjects saw brighter skin
Within 28 days of use:
- 91% of subjects saw visibly restored suppleness and elasticity
- 87% of subjects saw faded dark spots and a more even skintone”
The Algenist Genius White Concentrated Brightening Essence is something I’ll purchase when I’m done with this bottle. The Emulsion is 3.3 oz and the Essence is 1 oz so I know I will only need to buy the Essence for now.
Starting a good skincare routine shouldn’t be put off. What you do in your early twenties is going to show as you get older. Algenist is a line I’d recommend to my family and therefore your family too. — Marcia
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