Algenist Skincare Review

Algenist Skincare Review
Algenist Skincare Review

I have really been trying to step up my skincare game lately. I love makeup– you know this– but as Glossier says, “skin first, makeup second, smile always,” and that’s exactly what I’m doing. Well, minus the smiling because #restingbitchface problems.

I’ve had the pleasure of testing out some Algenist skincare products over the last month-ish so I wanted to share my thoughts on all of the products with you, of course!

Algenist Skincare Review

Algenist Skincare Review

Algenist Skincare Review

The Complete Eye Renewal Balm has been my go to night eye cream, and it’s really hydrating, creamy, and smooth. It doesn’t leave the under eyes feeling greasy or heavy since it’s so lightweight. It’s formulated with their patented alguronic acid, vitamin c, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts so it feels very refreshing, and has some really beneficial ingredients. Since I don’t have eye wrinkles yet, I can’t really tell you how well it fares against them, but overall my under eye bags (not Prada) have improved and the skin there feels very smooth and nourished.

The Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum is one that I was very excited to receive since I’ve been wanting to add retinol into my skincare. I don’t use this every day, but only a couple times a week at night before bed. Retinol is great for anti aging, but it can be drying depending on the strength. This didn’t dry out my skin and it has made my skin tone more even. I have some scarring left over from some pesky blemishes, and this serum has been helping fade those.

The serum that has been making my skin more radiant and smooth is the Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Serum. I use this on the nights I don’t use the retinol serum. It leaves my skin looking and feeling more smooth and hydrated. Again, I don’t really have wrinkles yet, but I do have some developing smile lines– the curse of being funny and having funny friends. It has helped smooth my smile lines a bit. They’re not completely gone, but you can’t tell that they’re forming from afar. You have to get extremely (uncomfortably) close to my face in order to tell I’m beginning to get them. I’m just hoping that this serum helps prevent any wrinkles from coming my way!

I talked about the Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream in my September Favorites because it’s one amazing moisturizer! It smells a m a z i n g and feels very nice on the skin. It’s not greasy or heavy, but it’s very moisturizing and makes my skin look and feel amazingly smooth. Did I mention it smells a m a z i n g?

Overall, I have really been enjoying their products! They are really expensive, but I think it’s one of those things where you need to decide if skincare is really important to you or not. If you’re 18-25 then I don’t necessarily think you need these in your life because you can find moisturizers and serums that have great ingredients for less money. But, once you’re 26+ I think skincare becomes even more important so splurging on an expensive serum, eye cream or moisturizer is okay if it’s going to help prevent future problems. It’s all about prevention, people!

Have you tried anything from Algenist? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I never tried anything from Algenist. I’ve been wanting new eye cream so this eye balm is now added to the top of my list. All the key ingridients you mentioned seems like it would benefit my skin.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • Haven’t tried the other products but I did try a sample of Algenist eye cream and it was great. Really made a difference and wasn’t irritating at all.

  • I’ve never tried anything from Algenist yet…the firming serum sounds great though.
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

  • I’ve only tried the moisturiser out of the products you’ve reviewed here & I really like it. I love the cleanser from that range too. Love the sound of the eye renewal balm! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

  • Rosy Flynn

    I’ve never tried anything from this brand, the price might scare me off a little but, then again, if they’re worth it then they’re worth it :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    • The price is pretty scary! I think out of everything, I’d repurchase the moisturizer first!

  • High five for #restingbitchface problems haha I know where you’re coming from with that one. I’ve tried a few deluxe Algenist samples and I’ve really liked everything, especially the cleansing balm. I’m currently trying a sample of their new Splash Sleep Pack and so far I’m really liking it!
    They may not have the cutest packaging, but the product inside definitely works!
    xxx Claire

    • omg glad I’m not the only one with RBF haha! I haven’t tried their cleansing balm or sleep pack so definitely have to give those a try!

  • Ana Teresa Pessoa

    I had never heard about this brand before this post!
    I really liked you blog :)

  • I’ve never heard of this brand so thanks for sharing. It’s good to know they work! Expensive skincare is so worth it in the long run because most of the time, it works amazingly!


  • I used to be OBSESSED with that eye cream! Wow, I totally forgot about it! I loved it when I was using it. I was happy to spend the crazy amount of money on it. I never tried anything else from this brand but I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Katie |

    • Haha isn’t it crazy how we love products, but then forget about them because something new and shiny comes along?

  • I really need to start a skin care routine. Thanks for these recommendations!