Welcome to my morning. I very very slowly get out of bed after giving myself “just 10 minutes” about three times. Then I drag myself into the shower since that’s the only thing that will wake me up. I wash my hair about every other day and then sit down to start with my face. My morning skincare routine is almost all Algenist. Since I discovered this brand it’s become my favorite. I’ve used several of their regimens in the past and am now using their Pore Minimizing products. The three products I use each morning that are in this review are: Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator, Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate, and Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer.
While I’m still in the shower though I start with Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator which will be called Exfoliator from this point on! Originally I used this at night since that’s when I usually do my exfoliation but I changed for two reasons. #1 is that it washes off better in the shower and #2 is that it helps clear my pores and is more effective for my routine in the a.m. The purpose of the Exfoliator is to reduce pore size, renew skin for a more even skin tone and to brighten dull skin. Well that’s what I want prior to putting on foundation. This is a very creamy exfoliating product that is clay based and oil free. The exfoliators in it are made from granular minerals from algae. Plus it contains salicylic acid and oligosaccharides to renew the skin’s surface. I love the clean feeling this gives me and I feel my skin is better prepared for what comes next! It’s gentle enough that I can use my SpaSonic with it and not tear my skin. I use this exfoliator every 2nd or 3rd day.
Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate is what I use after my LMdB Dark Spot Corrector. I use this absolutely every day no matter what else I’m using. This is a silky smooth serum that is oil-free. It is lightweight and makes my skin feel soft. When I’m wearing a BB or CC Cream I don’t always feel the need to use a moisturizer but this Concentrate gives me extra moisturizing while feeling light on my skin. This uses similar ingredients to the Exfoliator so they work together well. In addition it has Algenist’s Alguronic Acid that makes their products so unique. Enlarged pores and discoloration are helped by this Pore Corrector Concentrate.
I’ve been using Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer for months. This is the perfect summer moisturizer but I also used it in the winter. It feels amazing on my skin. I once referred to it as “loose” since that’s how it feels when I’m first applying it. It’s a lightweight gel that goes on slightly wet and very cool. Now that it’s summer I don’t use this daily but that’s only because I wear mostly BB or CC Creams instead of foundation and most have enough moisturizing qualities for me.
Since all three of these products have been assigned the job of “pore reducing” then that’s the bottom line you need to know about. I have craters, not pores. I had extremely oily skin as a teen and tons of blackheads. I honestly didn’t take good care of my skin. My mother didn’t know anything about skincare and back in the dark ages when I was a teen there just wasn’t the information available. My pores will never truly be gone but they can look better and that’s why Algenist’s Multi-Perfecting Pore products work for me. On a daily basis I’m seeing smaller pores that look cleaner.
I can’t help but rave about Algenist skincare. I’ve yet to find a product that I didn’t love and these three only make the love stronger. I’m adding in a new product from Algenist to my routine too so the love will continue. Mornings are Algenist for me. — Marcia