Sometimes when I’m not feeling well, I slack on my skin care routine and my skin responds by misbehaving, which means I have to bring out the big guns to restore it before resuming my life out in public. Normally I reach for a mask or some other hydrating product, but instead decided to try a newly released Algenist product I received as a sample from Sephora a few weeks back. I’ve been a huge fan of Algenist since I began using it last summer, so I was excited to see what the deal was with this product.
If you’re unfamiliar with Algenist, they’re a biotechnology company from San Francisco. Originally, it began as a research project for alternative renewable energy sources and turned into one of the biggest anti-aging technologies developed using microalgae.
Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel claims to:
- Visibly brightens and enhances radiance
- Visibly improves skin texture
- Diminishes appearance of pore size
- Smoothes and nourishes skin
Marketed as a gentle skin exfoliant, I wasn't so sure this product would come through for me. In the bottle, it looks like a little bit of oil with some water. I read the directions, washed my face with my beloved face wash and shook the bottle to mix the ingredients together before applying a small amount all over my face.
Immediately, my skin felt different. I expected it to feel almost greasy do to the texture of the product itself, but it felt soft and pampered. Different from other peel's I've used in the past, my skin didn't turn bright red and didn't appear to be irritated.
I rinsed it off after about five minutes and let me tell you, my skin felt a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
I've used it about five times since I've had it and I've already noticed a difference in my skin. The fine lines beneath my eyes have drastically diminished, the sun spots on my face have vanished and my skin has a makeup-free glow, which I am loving!
A full-sized bottle is $85 and you get 30 cotton rounds from Algenist.