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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.

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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, 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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  1. Claudia Lorenz

    I have been using Sublime Defense SPF 30 and am not impressed. It leaves a whitish “glow” on my face and I can’t wear it without makeup unless I want to look like Casper. The consistency also bothers me. Pinkish, rubbery, feels like spreading thin dough on my face. Glad that I got it for $17 at tjmaxx, I would have hated to pay full retail for a product that does not work for me.

  2. Claire

    This product is amazing! It is one of the reasons that I’m keeping my horrible job, so I can’t afford it. Tried the Eye Balm around the eyes, it works wonders. I can feel my skin is tighter when I apply eyeliner. The other day I ran out of moisturizers and dabbed some eye balm on my skin. My face looked glowy after. I am a fan. This stuff is really youth restoring.

  3. Sharon

    Used the Algenist Firming and Lifting Cream. Basically worthless and now stuck with expensive jar. Think I’ll use it on my feet and see if it softens.
    Agree with above comment on sticking with Olay and L’Oreal. These products are not inexpensive anymore but still less than the heavily market Uber expensive creams and potions thst do nothing.
    Of some value to me has been topical Hyaluronic Acid and the topical Vitamin C serums.

  4. Sarika

    It is a miracle wonder cream. I love the instant results. Unfortunately, I have adult acne where this cream unfortunately made me break out. I recommend it to anyone who doesn’t have acne problems. I just switched back to genifique as a serum and I’m so missing the glow that algenist genius gives me, but I can’t afford the acne.

  5. Anonymous

    What do you think about the new Algenist Genium cream? Have you reviewed this product as yet? Is it worth $110? The product has vegetable protein, is this stuff actually good for the skin? Does the skin benefit from topically applying collagen?

  6. Daisy

    I would give Algenist a higher score than your review. I have been using Algenist Firming & Lifting Cream for close to year and I think it is a great product. You gave them a two for texture and scent but this product feels amazing and smells great. It does not have any oil and it provides enough moisture to the skin. I’ve sampled other products in the range and if I could afford more Algenist products I would buy them without any hesitation.

    • Kim

      I agree with Daisy I have been using this product for over a year & I have it works very well. I work at the front desk in a doctors office & patients are always commenting on how great my skin looks.

  7. Joan

    I have been using Algenist’s anti-aging, spf moisturizer and I can’t recommend it. It is a poor base for make-up as it leaves trace solids on the skin’s surface. It leaves a matte finish on the skin which may be a plus for some but I’d prefer the dewy glow I’ve experience with other products. Lastly, it makes me break out. I’ve given it several chances as it was SO expensive but it definitely doesn’t agree with my usually calm pores.

  8. Jasmine

    I am regular user of Algenist products and find them to be suitable for sensitive skin types. I have been using Firming & Lifting Cream and the Overnight Restorative Cream. I am not a fan of retinol so I will stay away from the new product but everything else is good.

  9. Isabella

    Algenist Firming & Lifting Cream is my absolute favorite moisturizer! This cream offers the greatest level of hydration. It has been 6 months since I started using this product and I have noticed my skin looks healthier. I have tried very expensive creams and this one works better. You pay $92 and you get a ton of product that lasts for 3 months. The only advice I have is that if you have sensitive skin to avoid the Retinol Firming & Lifting Cream as retinol can cause your face to breakouts. I have sensitive skin so I stick with the original version of the cream. The only difference is the retinol.

  10. Kate

    I purchased Algenist skin care item after visiting Sephora and I like it. Well, consider me a convert. I am using Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum, Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Cream, Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream, Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm and Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer.

  11. Victoria

    I always see Algenist skin care products on Sephora and they seem to get good reviews from Sephora customers. I have not tried anything as their products are very expensive but Algenist looks very promising. I wonder how long it takes to see a result with the retinol firming serum. Maybe if I win the lottery one day I will try Algenist but for now I am happy with my tub of Olay.

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