Slowly but surely Algenist is creeping into my heart and pushing other skincare loves aside. This brand has become a favorite with its patented ingredient Alguronic Acid ” Alguronic Acid®is the tradename for a never-before-seen biotechnology discovery from a team of scientists in San Francisco. Alguronic Acid is a powerful regenerative compound produced by a specific and unique strain of microalgae that functions to protect and regenerate the single-celled organism in the harshest environments and conditions on the planet.”
I’m currently using the Algenist Eye Renewal Balm and finding it meets all my eye care needs. This fragrance-free balm is moisturizing yet never greasy. It sinks into my skin pretty quickly allowing me to apply concealer over it without a problem. I prefer to use this at night to give it time to work its magic. It makes my undereye area feel soft and I notice the lessening of fine lines and crow’s feet. I use it in the morning on the days that I really haven’t gotten much sleep since I need the extra benefit then of getting rid of the puffiness and dark circles that I wake up to.
The Algenist Eye Renewal Balm has all sorts of wonderful goodies in it like advanced skin bioactives that include caffeine, vitamin C, cucumber extract as well as alguronic acid.
It comes in a .5 oz jar for $65 and it’s worth every penny. Even using this for 2 months I’ve barely made a dent in it. I expect the jar to last me 6-8 months of nightly use. I’ve purchased much more expensive eye creams/balms from LaMer, Chanel and Estee Lauder and they haven’t come close to the results I see using this Algenist Eye Renewal. I know that there is a lot of controversy about using products in jars but I don’t see how this could be packaged any other way. The balm is so thick and rich that you’d lose half of it squeezing it out of a tube. I either use a small plastic spatula or break off the fuzzy part of a q-tip to get the product out. I can clean the spatula off or just toss the q-tip when done so it isn’t contaminating the product.
Do yourself a favor and start to experience Algenist’s skincare line. I’m obviously not the only person to love this line. This year, Algenist was chosen as the recipient of the Rising Star Award during the QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards. The Rising Star award honors a new vendor that has launched on QVC and had quickly gathered customer loyalty and support. I’ve got 4 products that I’m using all the time (Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer, Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50, Overnight Restorative Cream and Eye Renewal Balm). Plus I even took this Eye Balm as one of my desert island products, it can get more HG than that!
I’d love to hear about other Algenist products you think I should try. I know there’s more room in my heart for them. — Marcia
Ingredients: Water/Eau (Aqua), Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Isostearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Algae Exopolysacharides, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf/Stem Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Tetrapeptide-21, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Malus Domestica Fruit (Apple) Cell Culture Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Inula Crithmoide Extract, Phospholipids, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Steareth-20, Ceteareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.