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Recent Algenist Reviews

Cleansers -Algenist -GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser

on 9/29/2018 2:36:00 PM


I got this in a set so it's not the full size but big enough to have used it for a few weeks. I like the smell (sort of vanilla) and the texture which is thicker than an oil or gel. It removes most of my makeup quickly though I do have trouble with removing mascara as other reviewers noted. I have sensitive eyes but haven't had a problem with this cleanser. My issue with this is that it doesn't rinse off completely or at least it doesn't feel like it. I get that you want a soft feeling after using a cleanser and don't want skin to be stripped but my face just doesn't feel totally clean after using this. I usually follow it with another gentle cleanser to remove the residue. Because of that, I'm going to use up the tube I have but won't repurchase.

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Moisturizers -Algenist -POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum

on 9/27/2018 12:46:00 AM


Surprised this product doesn't have more reviews. I got a small jar of this serum as part of a kit that I purchased at sephora. Of all the products in the kit this serum was the one I fell in love with.

It feels so hydrating and refreshing going on and it smells delicious. The scent is like a sweet vanilla but very subtle. The serum is solid in the jar but immediately melts into a serum when applied. It just feels like luxury.

As much as I loved it I didnt think I would ever purchase it again because it's over a hundred dollars but then I was in sephora one day and they had this on sale at half price and the jar contains 2 full ounces so it was a steal. I bought it and I use it every night before bed. I still love it but I also don't think I would ever pay full price for it. As lovely and luxurious as it looks and feels I can't say that it's actually improved my skin in any way other than making it feel hydrated and I don't need to spend over a hundred bucks for that. This serum is just an expensive treat that I will only buy if it's on sale.

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Primer/ Corrector -Algenist -REVEAL Color Correcting Radiant Primer

on 9/22/2018 5:41:00 PM


It seems that both this product and the color-correcting powder are designed for medium skin tones. This primer went on fine, but definitely gave me a mild, and not uniform, "fake tan" look. Same as the powder, which however I can utilize as a bronzer/for contour. Whether it's actually color-correcting or not, I can't tell, given my new tan.


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Treatments (Face) -Algenist -Genius Liquid Collagen


Got my hands on a this beauty last week, used for 7 days now and already really liking it. My skin looks glowing, rested and more plump by the morning and generally just better overall. Even from the 1st application I could see a difference. It hasn't made any difference to texture or pores but I would use a Retinol or AHA/BHA for that purpose, separate to this. No stickiness to speak of, I think if anyone does experience a sticky after feel chances are they are using too much serum.

A friend of mine who used Liquid Collagen had dismissed this as all hype after an SA told her it could get rid of her 11's (expression lines) which she knows as well as I do - NO skincare product can do that as these are created by repeated muscular movements well below skin level. Only something that can stop those movements at their source, i.e botox can diminish the muscular movements and therefore the 11s.

Ok so back to this; yes it is pricey, it smells like a frying pan to my nose but I've read all sorts of feedback on the smell from good to bad. Personally I don't mind what it smells like when the results are this good! The dispenser system is a bit fiddly and often will not dispense product which can be frustrating. Yes it has its minor downfalls but its saving grace is its ingredients, everything from peptides to niacinamide, proven ingredients that help the condition and appearance/function of your skin... not those 11's!!

Selena x

~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)

1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

Treatments (Face) -Algenist -Genius Ultimate Anti-Ageing Vitamin C Serum

on 9/12/2018 3:58:00 AM


Background on my skin: my skin is sensitive and prone to breakouts, normal-dry. However, I've figured out what works for me throughout the years and what doesn't, so I'm able to deal with my skin issues pretty well. Right now, my biggest concern is hyperpigmentation that was left after a bad breakout because I was stressing a lot. Otherwise: I'm prone to dark circles. I'm only 27, so I don't have many wrinkles yet - only a little under my eyes, which has always been the case, and a few shallow lines on my forehead.

About this serum: thin gel that spreads easily on the skin. Desn't really hydrate, but its main purpose is to fight hyperpigmentation and supply skin with antioxidants. Smells kinda like baker's yeast: you should be familiar with the smell if you've ever dissolved yeast in water or dealt with fresh yeast in cubes. Some find the smell to be nasty - I don't really care - it's fine with me.

Before trying this "new and improved" serum, I used up a whole bottle of the Genius Ultimate Anti-Ageing Vitamin C Serum (no "+" after the C"), which I had purchased myself. It lasted me for about 3 months. I felt like my skin liked it, and that it helped me a little with my hyperpigmentation, although it wasn't fantastic - I'm sure you can get comparable things for less. So, I bought two bottles of this serum: one using my Ulta points, and one during a 20% off Ulta sale.

I began using this new version of the serum about a week ago (morning and evening), and woke up the next day with a big round patch of eczema on my neck and an even layer of eczema and allergic contact dermatitis all over my face, including around my eyes. My skin felt horrible: red, stinging, scaly and dry - I could barely wash it with my gentle face cleanser. My eyelids were swollen and reddish-brown. Good thing I had some anti-histamines lying around and actually knew what was going on. In short: whatever Algenist has changed in this serum, it doesn't work for me, and now I have no clue what to do with the two bottles that I have.

This horrible skin reaction is gone now, thanks to the skin care and meds I use: Cetrizin anti-histamines for the eyelids, 1% hydrocortizone for my lips (which were also scaly from eczema). Avene Hydrance Intense Serum and Avene Skin Recovery Creme Rich, It Cosmetics Confidence In a Cleanser facial cleanser and good old petroleum jelly for around the eyes and on the lips. Still, I don't want to forget to mention: since the skin on the neck and around the eyes is so thin and sensitive, the eczema has left me with some pretty ugly hyperpigmentation around my eyes, and a weird pink ring and where the eczema patch on my neck was. Also, from my eyes being swollen for 3 days, I now have more undereye wrinkles than before. Thank you, Algenist...

If you have used the C-serum before and have sensitive skin, like me, I would recommend trying to get hold of a sample of the new one first, before purchasing a whole bottle, or to buy it somewhere with a good return policy - Ulta or Sephora, NOT the Algenist site. For some people, this might just be a more effective version of the original serum, but for me, it turned into a disaster after 2 uses.

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