Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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In my Play! By Sephora August 2016, I received an eye cream from Algenist.

Here are all the samples I received. For this post, I will review the eye cream on the middle right.
Product Review: Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

Where to purchase: Sephora and online at algenist.com
Price: $68 for 0.5 fl oz/ 15 mL

Made in USA

Description from the website: Complete Eye Renewal Balm is truly a multi-tasking product designed to minimize the appearance of fine lines & wrinkle, brighten dark circles, reduce puffiness & fatigue, and hydrate, soothe, & nourish the skin. This rich, nourishing eye cream visibly diminishes signs of aging around the eyes, while decreasing the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Alguronic Acid combined with vitamin C, caffeine, as well as cucumber, aloe and green tea extracts help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps nourish and hydrate the eye area for a recharged and rejuvenated appearance.
Water/Eau (Aqua), Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Isostearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Algae Exopolysacharides, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf/Stem Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Tetrapeptide-21, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Malus Domestica Fruit (Apple) Cell Culture Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Inula Crithmoide Extract, Phospholipids, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Steareth-20, Ceteareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
Thoughts: I've always heard good thing about Algenist but I never ventured into it. I'm trying to finish my skin care products that I own before purchasing more. For that reason when I saw this sample, I was excited to test it out.
Here's a closer look at the eye cream.
Here's a swatch of the eye cream on my hand.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there's no noticeable scent while applying. I just sniffed the product and there's a slight scent. It's so light that I cannot distinguish the smell. It smells like it's on the plant side. Secondly, I received a sample size. It's the size of half the original size. For that reason, I cannot say how I like the packaging. If it's the same as the sample size, I like it. It's light-weight, simple, sturdy, and travel-friendly. I cannot see it break or open unless you are rough with the packaging. Third, the consistency is thin. It's very light-weight and feels like a thin lotion. You just pat the product lightly around the eyes and it's sinks into the skin quickly. My skin absorbed this product like no other. Honestly, it doesn't matter if you have dry or oily skin. It's for every skin types. With that said, it's easy to apply and it leaves a nice, soft texture. It's not greasy and heavy, but it leaves a hydrated, smooth skin. A little goes a long way with this product. You really need the minimum for the entire eyes. I've been using this sample bottle for some time and I'm barely getting towards the end. Lastly and with usage, I noticed an improvement around the eyes. The first thing I noticed is the hydrated skin around the eyes. It softened the dry patches, made my skin look more youthful, and diminished the fine lines. When it comes to dark circles under the eyes, I cannot say. I never had heavy dark circles. It's always been light and there are times I barely notice. For that reason, I never worried about it. I just cover it with concealer and I'm set for the day. Puffiness, on the other hand, I've always had the Asian puppy eyes. To be honest, I think it's cute and it's something a lot of people want in the Korean culture. For that reason, I don't worry about that either. I usually focus on the crow's feet and I saw improvements. It's not fully gone but the fine lines improved.

* No noticeable scent while applying.
* Thin consistency.
* Light-weight.
* Easy to apply.
* Absorbs into the skin quickly.
* Great for all skin types.
* Leaves a nice, soft, smooth texture.
* Not greasy.
* Hydrating.
* A little goes a long way with this product.
* Got rid of dry patches.
* Made me look youthful.
* Improvement on fine lines.

* Can be costly.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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