Skin type: Oily-sensitive, acne prone
How are you doing today? I am back to share my views on the latest product I purchased from the brand Algenist, which sadly failed to impress me, unlike its other products. Let’s read more about Algenist Regenerative Anti-Ageing Moisturizer SPF 20!
Price: $94 for 2 Fl Oz, excludes shipping and tax
This luxurious anti-aging moisturizer with SPF provides deep hydration and helps nourish while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Alguronic Acid combines with Vitamin C and Apple Stem Cell Extract to address imperfections while protecting against damaging UVA and UVB sun-rays.
• Protects with SPF 20 while delivering deep hydration
• Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Addresses imperfections from sun exposure and imparts a healthy glow
Ingredients: Water/Eau (Aqua), Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Di-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Malus Domestica Fruit (Apple) Cell Culture Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf/Stem Extract, Tetrapeptide-21, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Biotin, Glucosamine HCL, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Ergothioneine, Oleanolic Acid, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Mannitol, D-Limonene, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
My Experience with Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20:
The anti-aging moisturizer comes in a semi-opaque, glass tub packaging with a black screw cap and safety lid. It does have a slight medicinal smell which subsides soon post application. I just wish that it was available in a hygienic pump dispenser or tube packaging for ease of usage and storage purpose.
Coming over to its consistency, I am a bit surprised (shocked) to see that the texture of this lightweight off-white gel cream was neither too thick nor runny, just perfect to get easily absorbed into my oily skin, but now, I can see the oil floating over creamy gel, making it difficult to apply on the skin. Blame it to the temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit probably, I feel that the texture of the cream has changed within a few weeks, making it tricky for usage. I need to shake it really well prior to opening it, to avoid spillage and leakage, as the oil is separated from cream concoction.
I have been using this moisturizer for 2-3 months and found it perfect for my skin type, as it absorbs faster without leaving any greasy or tacky layer on my skin (before its consistency changed). I do need powder touch-ups on my cheeks and T-zone area to avoid sweating, as I feel a slightly oily T-zone within 5-6 hours of applying this moisturizer, nowadays. However, it never aggravated or accentuated my oily and acne-prone skin. I have never experienced breaks outs or clogged pores so far.
However, it is not recommended for summertime usage for oily skin types, as I can already notice the change in its consistency as well as nil oil-control property on my skin type. I think it will perfectly suit aged dry skin beauties all year round considering the intense hydrating texture of this moisturizer, while oily, combination skin beauties might want to limit its usage to winters.
Moreover, I have tried many great skin care products from Algenist which are comparatively cheaper but effective in every sense than this whooping 94 bucks moisturizer. I think we do get better quality and price worthy products these days, hence, we can easily skip this product. I don’t think I would ever repurchase this expensive product again.
Pros of Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20:
• A fast absorbing day cream formulated without parabens
• Contains SFP 20 broad spectrum sunscreen protection
• Lightweight texture
• Does not feel heavier on the skin
• Does not clog pores and/or cause breakouts
• Suitable for every skin type
• Intense hydration
Cons of Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20:
• The consistency of moisturizer changed in hot weather
• I do need powder touch-up post application
• It might be overly hydrating for oily, combination beauties in summers
• Hefty price tag
• I am not a fan of tub packaging
IMBB Rating: 2.5/5
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