Category Archives: Algenist
ADVANCED ANTI-AGING REPAIRING OIL
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The next generation of face oils. Formulated with patent pending Microalgae Oil, this face treatment delivers the performance of a powerful anti-aging serum with the unique experience of an oil. Fast absorbing and non-greasy, it instantly replenishes the skin with essential moisture while working to repair the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
PRICE DETAILS: $79 for 1oz. PRESENTATION: Dropper bottle
KEY FEATURES: Formulated with patent pending Microalgae Oil, this face treatment delivers the performance of a powerful anti-aging serum with the unique experience of an oil.
I love face oils. But like BB Creams – everyone has one, so which should you choose? Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil has an interesting ingredient list with patent-peding Mircoalgae Oil (Chlorella Protothecoides Oil) as the base. I’m picking this up as soon as its available (August 2013).
INGREDIENTS: Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceramide 3, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Geraniol
Back in March, Algenist caught my attention in a big way. I’ve been wanting to give this line a real test and with the introduction of 4 new products to their line which features anti-aging newcomer, Alguronic Acid, I will likely give it a go. The products I’m most excited about is the new cleanser and the lotion – which gives those with oilier skin more options.
PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
PRICE DETAILS: 1fl.oz./30ml $95 (Glass bottle with dropper)
PRESENTATION: Glass Bottle with Dropper
TEXTURE & SCENT: Lightweight lotion/serum without any fragrance.
KEY FEATURES: Alguronic Acid – which demonstrated a 55% increase in cell regeneration over untreated cells.
QUICK REVIEW: Impressive lightweight serum delivers promising results.
New Product Alert: Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum
“It started out as a renewable energy project—and turned into an unexpected anti-aging discovery. Algenist comes from a team of biotechnology scientists based in San Francisco. They were working on developing microalgae-based renewable energy solutions when they uncovered alguronic acid, a powerful compound responsible for regenerating and protecting the microalgae cell. When scientifically tested, it demonstrated significant antiaging properties, too. The result? A breakthrough skincare collection that offers never-before-seen technology for rejuvenated, younger-looking skin at any age.” – Sephora
First, I love that Solazyme, Inc. is based in San Francisco, and who’s main purpose is developing a renewable oil source utilizing the microalgae’s “prolific oil production capabilities”. Through serendipitous discovery, they find Alguronic Acid®, which is the isolated protective molecule that microalgae uses to protect itself from UV exposure and desiccation (drying out).
Sure, algae isn’t a newcomer to the cosmetic and skin care world. Dr. Max Huber, the aerospace physicist used sea kelp and bio-fermentation to create his Miracle Broth™. Creme de La Mer was born (although it is now owned and distributed by Estee Lauder) and a plethora of algae-centric products followed. Algenist was also smart in formulating their products without parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan (according to Sephora’s website) keeping them on trend.
MONSTER BITES: Being Japanese and living in Hawaii – algae isn’t a mysterious substance from the sea. Sometimes we buy dried wakame (seaweed) from the store to make soup. After soaking the dried wakame in water, it quickly re-hydrates back into a soft, pliable – but firm substance. Why not harness some of that miraculous resilience into skin care? I’m writing Algenist products in my notebook and predicting that it will create the next big boom in skin care. Algenist products are a Sephora exclusive and will also be on QVC’s Friday Night Beauty on March 25 at 10PM EST (Hawaii Time: 4PM).
Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum 1oz. $95
Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer 2oz. $90 / 4oz. $135
Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF20 2oz. $90
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm .05oz. $65