The Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer deeply moisturizes and nourishes while minimizing the size of fine lines and wrinkles. This moisturizer rebuilds skin's firmness and boosts skin radiance. The key ingredient, Alguronic Acid, has outperformed some of the most well known anti-aging ingredients on the market including hyaluronic acid, retinol and vitamins C and E. Visit algenist.com for more information.
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This is a really interesting product line that I recently attended the launch for at Sephora. It's designed to create dramatic visible anti-aging results within 10 days, thanks to the use of Alguronic Acid, which is a skin protecting compound.
Alguronic Acid has not been used in skincare before. The company that created Algenist is actually a biotech company that was investigating microalgae as a source of renewable energy. They discovered and trademarked Alguronic Acid after realizing the benefits for skincare. What they discovered is that algae have to protect themselves from the same environmental hazards that we do, so it made sense to try using it for skincare. It's not just as simple as adding a certain type of algae to the formula. It's a really complex 5 phase proprietary extraction and purification process that allows for the isolation and intensive scientific testing of the complex algal polysaccharide, now trademarked Alguronic Acid.
There is a lot of science behind these products but I'll give you the quick and dirty. The main line consists of an anti-aging moisturizer, eye cream and serum that are designed to give you noticeable anti-aging results within 10 days of use. When applied to skin cells, Alguronic Acid increases skin cell renewal and regeneration by 51-55%. It also increases skin's elastin production by up to 32%. When we're younger, our skin is naturally doing this at a faster rate. As we age, this process slows down.
The product is also designed to decrease melanin formation (that causes dark spots and pigmentation) by up to 26%, which is part of the reason I was interested since I have lots of dark spots on my face.
This line is actually targeted to older women, so I'm not really the ideal tester for it but my skin seems to like it. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and my skin looks clear and healthy. I haven't had any adverse reactions to it despite having sensitive skin. I do have some lines around my eyes and between my eyebrows. I have noticed a difference with the eye cream (which I'll review separately), but the lines on my forehead look more or less the same as they did when I started. As I said, this is really designed for an older user with deeper wrinkles where results can be more dramatic. I plan to get my Mom to test this out on her next visit. As for myself, I'll continue using it and update if I notice anything else.
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