Skin tone: light-fair with yellow-neutral undertones
Skin type: Oily, tending to combination type, acne prone
Wish you all Happy Independence Day! Let’s not forget we owe this freedom to several unsung heroes of Indian Army/Navy/Air Force also including civilians who bravely fought against terrorism in times of need as well as warriors who laid their lives till date to make it to this day. I feel it is so easy to take another’s life or peace of mind in fit of rage but it takes sheer determination, dedication, and devotion towards motherland to sacrifice your own life, family and comfort despite of knowing the fact that they will be forgotten heroes for rest of life! As they say: We live by chance, love by choice and kill by profession! I read somewhere that “want to do something for soldiers? Be an Indian worth fighting for”, I hope it says all; let’s take a pledge on this day to make our country worth fighting for, to be an Indian worth fighting for as this will be real tribute and reward to our heroes.
Anyway, let’s move onto my today’s purchase which is my magical potion considering I have several skin care concerns to deal with! Algenist launched the color correcting drops in 4 colors targeting redness, dullness, sagginess and uneven skin tone. I picked their Green Color Correcting Drop and so far like it for its promising performance. Let’s read more about Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Green Color Correcting Drops!
Price: $20 for 0.23 Fl Oz and $38 for 0.5 Fl Oz, excludes shipping and tax
Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Mica, Nylon-12, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Methicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, PEG-8 Distearmonium Chloride PG-Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Oxide (CI 77891).
What it is: A unique color corrector featuring microalgae and pigments to treat the main concerns of uneven skin.
What it is formulated to do: This weightless color drop serum combines microalgae, alguronic acid, and microalgae oil to instantly color correct, treat skin, and cover imperfections. Use alone or add into makeup or skin care products to help balance skin’s texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear.
Green Color Correcting Drops: green microalgae and pigments work in synergy to color correct and neutralize redness.
My Experience with Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Green Color Correcting Drops:
The color correcting drops come in sleek and sturdy glass bottle packaging with dropper applicator attached to screw-on black cap. It does have medicinal smell but is hardly noticeable. I totally like the user friendly & travel friendly concept of this packaging.
The pastel green color correcting drops are named aptly considering their watery consistency which makes it easier to incorporate in any skin care or make up product. It can also be used alone as spot treatment for severe redness but I always mix it with my respective regimen for different reasons. First reason is its dry finish which can easily emphasize drier patches and uneven skin texture on my face and secondly I have mild redness which covers almost whole of my cheek hence spot treatment won’t work for me. Well it does feel drying on its own hence I am not sure if using it alone would serve our purpose but it definitely works like charm when used with our regular moisturizer or even tinted moisturizer. But make sure to pair it with bit hydrating /moisturizing or dewy finish product as it tends to feel drying and might be tricky to pair with matte finish products.
Personally I had bit disappointing experiences of pairing it with my matte finish foundation as it did help me simplify my makeup without using concealer and color correcting product but it did emphasize dry patches and uneven skin texture within few hours of wear time. On the other hand, pairing it with hydrating moisturizer/tinted cream helped me to blur redness on my cheeks without feeling greasy or oily skin as it has dry nature and it balances the dewy finish of my hydrating moisturizer if you know what I mean? That being said, it is by far best discovery for me as I liked the concept of simply incorporating drops in our regular skin care/makeup regimen with no hustle bustle of blending it for minutes.
Not to forget, it never breaks me out or even aggravated further dryness on my skin. And it definitely does what it claims as the smallest drop of color correcting liquid mixes well with my moisturizer to give even toned, refreshed skin while I can easily skip concealers/correctors off my makeup regime by simply mixing it up with respective regimen. Though it seems applicable for every skin type I personally find it perfect for oily skin types considering its bit dry texture though as I explained above beauties with dry, normal and combination skin type can certainly pair it with dewy finish, hydrating products to balance the drying effect. I would definitely like to get it again considering the quality, performance and ease of usage on my skin. Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Green Color Correcting Drops:
• A light-weight, micro-algae infused color correcting drops.
• Easy to mix in any skin care or makeup regimen excluding powdery products.
• Incorporates well with hydrating dewy finish products.
• Imparts matte, dry finish on skin.
• Does not accentuate or aggravate acne prone skin.
• Works well on every skin type depending on usage.
• Neutralizes mild to severe redness depending upon number of drops.
• Corrected my mild redness up to great extent.
• Replaced my color correcting regimen completely.
• Even works efficiently under foundation with no concealer coverage.
• Quite user friendly and travel friendly concept.
Cons of Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Green Color Correcting Drops:
• Bit tricky to be used alone.
• It gives dry matte finish naturally.
• Might cling to dry patches or emphasize them.
• Might be tricky for dry parched skin.
IMBB Rating – 4.5/5
Well I personally feel it is all about matching this magical potion with apt product considering our skin concerns & natural skin behavior and it can simply change the whole game.
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