Algenist is an advanced skincare line developed by Solazyme, an industrial biotechnology company that harnesses the oil producing capabilities of microalgae. Solazyme started out as a renewable energy project but after an unexpected anti-aging discovery, Algenist decided to pivot and launch a skin care range based on Alguronic Acid. A group of biotechnology scientists based in San Francisco disovered the protective capabilities of Algae. Alguronic acid is a polysaccharides extracted from algae and claimed to have anti-aging benefits for the skin. Algenist products accelrate cell turnover, promoting tight, wrinkle-free skin over time. Algenist claims that Algae has evolved over millions of years to protect themselves from damaging environmental factors such as UV exposure—the same elements that affect our skin.
Algenist claims Alguronic acid is a”powerful regenerative compound produced by microalgae that functions to protect and regenerate the single-celled organism in harsh environmental conditions.” Algenist products include cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums and eye balms, and can be purchased directly through the Algenist website or through QVC, SpaceNK, Birchbox, Sephora and BeautyBay. Algenist products include Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil, Anti-Wrinkle Expert Trio, Complete Eye Renewal Balm, Concentrated Reconstructing Serum, Firming & Lifting Cream, Firming & Lifting Eye Gel, Firming & Lifting Intensive Mask, Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator, Multi-Perfecting Discovery Kit, Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate, Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer, Overnight Restorative Cream, Pore Corrector Anti-Aging Primer, Regenerative Anti-Aging Lotion, Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20, Regenerative Anti-Aging Set, Regenerative Anti-Aging Ultra Rich Cream, Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum, Targeted Age Correcting Serum, Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer, Travel Size Firming & Lifting Cream, ravel Size Firming & Lifting Eye Gel,Travel Size Firming & Lifting Intensive Mask, Travel Size Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, Travel Size Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator, Travel Size Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate, Travel Size Overnight Restorative Cream, Triple-Action Micropolish & Peel and Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50. Algenist products are priced $20 to $98.
The primary antioxidant found in Algenist products is Algae Exopolysaccharides, this ingredients offers good protection against environmental assulats. The primary anti aging ingredients found in Algenist products are Tetrapeptide-21, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. This ingredients at the right concentration offer good anti aging benifits. Algenist products also contain Niacinamide and Retinol to smooth out uneven skin tone and poor texture. in a review in the Time magazine, Algenist discussed antioxidents and revealed why they thought Alguronic Acid was better than Vitamin c. Algenist has received a bunch of promising reviews from NYMag.com, Self, Maxim, Prevention, More, W, Allure, Fashinista, The Oprah Magazine, BellaSugar, Real Beauty, Modern Salon, 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic, Beauty News NYC, San Francisco Chronicle, Dr. Oz, New Beauty, We Heart This, Vanity Fair, Beauty Sweet Spot and Time.
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