[By Grace Chua]

What it is:

A moisturizer with SPF 20 sunscreen protection and the exclusive antiaging ingredient alguronic acid.

What it is formulated to do:

This fast-absorbing day cream nourishes the skin, restores its moisture, and rebuilds overall firmness and elasticity. Skin is protected against signs of aging caused by UVA and UVB exposure while the revolutionary microalgae-based ingredient alguronic acid works to minimize wrinkles. These properties come together to leave your skin hydrated, protected, and looking noticeably younger.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens

– Sulfates

– Synthetic Fragrances

– Synthetic Dyes

– Phthalates

– GMOs

– Triclosan

I am always excited to test out new products. I had not heard of the brand locally but was impressed with the packaging the feel of the product.

This product provides the perfect combination of restorative properties and sun protection which is rare. I especially like the inbuilt SPF 20 because I am a one-product sort of gal and this gives me the perfect excuse to par down my beauty regimen and skip sunscreen in the day!

The only downside is that it tends to dry on the surface of my skin and peel off if I massage it on for too long, so it doesn’t seem like it absorbs into the skin very well. It form a films on the skin that peels off if it starts drying while you’re massaging it into your skin. So the trick is not to over massage this product.

Nevertheless, I have noticed a major improvement in my skin’s appearance since I started using it about a week ago, and I’ve been less dependent on my foundation!

This moisturizer provides the perfect combination of regeneration properties and sun protection. And I find that it really improves my skin’s overall appearance, and it’s reduced my dependence on makeup.

I am realistic about what a product can achieve and while I certainly don’t look 5 years younger, this product does make my skin feel more supple and youthful. I admit this product line is expensive but, well worth the money.


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6 thoughts on “Algenist”

  1. My skin has become much drier in the last few years and this moisturizer has really helped! I exercise outdoors a great deal and have found that this is the best moisturizer I’ve found. It absorbs very quickly and is not greasy. I’ve never paid this much for a moisturizer but I do think it’s the best I’ve used.

  2. Received a sample of this product and notice a difference in my skin after 2 weeks of use. Decided I needed to buy a full size. Was surprised by the price, but have decided it is worth the price. The alguronic acid in the moisturizer works like a retinol , so you could consider this two products in one.

  3. I love this sunscreen & moisturiser! They promise first results within 10 days, but I started seeing them well before that. Some stubborn wrinkles which even Rodial’s Glamotox products had not been able to budge are now seriously decreased. I look forward to more results in the longer term.
    The only downside is that it does smell pretty nasty when you first put it on – a bit like Pine-Sol or something! But the smell goes right away, and it the results make it so worth it. I think every penny is well spent on this product!

  4. I have light skin so I am always looking for a good moisturizer with SPF in it, but I prefer at least SPF20 and most only go up to SPF15. This one is a wonder for me! It isn’t oily and it absorbs quickly, it is very lightweight (although not quite as lightweight as some others I have tried). However, I have noticed my skin is soft and not as red and blotchy as before. Love love love this!! There is a slight smell to it, but it isn’t too bad and dissipates quickly.

  5. I have spent so much money on my skin the past and was hesitant to purchase a few from this line, knowing so little about it. Well, after not even two days I COMPLETELY noticed a difference. My skin looked so fresh, brighter, the pores were smaller and the lines around my eyes were not as noticeable to me. My boyfriend asked me if I was getting a lot more sleep at night because I looked so alert and fresh! Such a compliment from someone who says so little! I went back and purchased the eye cream and will purchase the night cream, if there even is one. I have just been using all my products day and night. SO WORTH IT!

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