Algenist has created a skin care serum–the Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen ($115/ 1.0 oz) that makes a visible difference in my skin, so I thought I’d share my experience. I tried this serum out as a sample, and ordered the full size immediately. This is available at Sephora and Algenist’s own website.
This serum is a liquid packed with tiny little golden beads that somehow melt into your skin on application. These little beads are, in fact, thousands of microalgae oil beads which include omegas 3, 6, and 9, and a natural source of vitamin E. The serum can be used twice (2x) a day for maximum effect. Fair warning–it has a strong perfume scent, which fades within an hour or so after application.
Of course, the process of collagen in your skin breaking down is how aging manifests. I realize that the common wisdom holds that merely applying collagen to one’s face will not be effective. Yet somehow this serum works. My skin felt younger, plumper, moisturized, and slightly glowy. The science is in the results. And this Algenist Liquid Collagen delivers. It adds firmness, makes my skin softer, and knocks a good decade off.
The product comes packaged in a tall glass bottle (again–sigh, not good for travel). This is topped with a long glass pipette and can be used to pull the product out.
I have been using this for several weeks. There is an overnight effect, that makes my skin look better the very next day. By now, I’m also seeing more long-term effects in the form of more refreshed-looking, bouncy skin that has more life. Definitely recommend. This is available at Sephora and Algenist’s own website.
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Ingredients: Collagen, Water, Propanediol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine, Pentylene Glycol, Dextrin Palmitate, Collagen Amino Acids, Parachlorella Beijerinckii Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Helichrysum Stoechas Extract, Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract, Niacinamide, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Adenosine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Palmitic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Amodimethicone, Homosalate, Polysorbate 20, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Beta-Carotene (CI 75130).