Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil Review

Purchased by me (Affiliate Links)

Yes, I know the last thing that I "need" is yet another luxury face oil, but every single time that I set foot in Sephora I always found myself slathering Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil on my hands and arms. I must have placed it in my basket a dozen times and then put it back on the shelf out of guilt because I already have so many oils in my collection. However, there is something special about this oil, and I kept thinking about how amazing that it made my skin feel-- so I finally caved and bought a bottle. I'm really glad that I did because it is a truly lovely fast absorbing oil.
Algenist describes their Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil as, "the next generation of face oils. Harnessed from a strain of microalgae, this patented formulation contains Microalgae Oil, delivering 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."

Product Claims:
  • Instantly softens and smoothes skin texture
  • Helps nourish and hydrate skin
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Boosts radiance
Microalgae Oil: "The unique molecular structure and oil profile of Microalgae Oil is the reason for its remarkable benefits to the skin. Algenist Microalgae Oil is rich in Oleic Acid, Phytosterols, Tocopherols and Tocotrienols."

Alguronic Acid: "Alguronic Acid is a powerful regenerative compound produced by microalgae that functions to protect and regenerate the single-celled organism in harsh environmental conditions."

Suggested use: "Warm 2-3 drops between hands and press gently onto cleansed face morning and evening before moisturizing. May be applied on top of your serum or mixed in the palm of your hands with your moisturizer for added hydration. Use only as directed."
My experience: The first thing that I noticed when I began using Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil was the feather-light silky consistency and fast absorbency. It leaves behind no greasy residue, but does leave skin luminous and glowing. I used it day and night for about a month during my initial testing period (at the exclusion of all of my other oils) and found that it provided my combination skin with deep moisture and hydration, and left it dewy and radiant rather than oily. Microalgae Oil, which is now gaining serious traction in the beauty industry, is rich in Oleic Acid-- which is a monounsaturated fatty acid that is naturally occurring in many animal and plant products. Oleic Acid is an Omega-9 Fatty Acid, like that found in Olive Oil, which accounts for its many health benefits. It penetrates the skin more deeply while nourishing and moisturizing it.

After sustained use, I definitely noted that my fine lines are plumped, my skin is deeply hydrated, and that my face is left remarkably soft and supple. I must underscore the extent to which my skin is left soft and supple-- it leaves my face feeling like baby-soft skin that is so silky smooth that I can barely keep my hands off of my face.

In addition to applying this oil directly to my face, I also added a drop or two to my foundation or tinted moisturizer for greater luminosity and hydration-- and the results were fantastic. I also periodically added a drop or two to my moisturizer or cream to boost hydration, and once again Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil did a magnificent job.

Algenist definitely delivered on their promises that Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil instantly softens and smoothes skin texture, nourishes and hydrates the skin, improves the appearance of fine lines, and boosts radiance. Additionally, I would add that the texture is so lovely and fast absorbing that it is exceedingly pleasant to use. It has a very pleasant light clean scent that disappears soon after application-- therefore it is unlikely to bother those among you who dislike fragrant skincare products.
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.

Free of: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
Overall assessment: I'm so glad that I finally bought Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil, and probably should have long ago. A lovely face oil, indeed. I now want to investigate the Algenist line further.

$79.00 for 1 oz. Available from Sephora, Nordstrom,  SpaceNK UK & Algenist (Affiliate Links)
Purchased by me. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. i'm so glad to hear you like it! i love it too. i use it over my serum in the morning as moisturizer instead of my normal creams because it hydrates so well and absorbs so fast. my other algenist must have is their targeted age correcting serum!

    1. It's really such a lovely oil-- I'm so happy to have it. I use a lot, and the fact that I reach for it so often is proof positive that I'm delighted by the results! I agree that it is very hydrating, and I periodically skip a morning or evening moisturizer when using it. It's amazing how quickly it absorbs, and skin glows and feels so hydrated immediately. Well, then it looks like I need to go check out their Targeted Age Correcting Serum next-- thanks for telling me about it! I love serums-- so I will definitely look into this one! :-)

  2. I recently tested another facial oil and couldn't wait to get back to Algenist. It's so lightweight compared to other brands.

    1. You are responsible for planting the seed in my head about this oil, and I have to say that it is truly wonderful. I can definitely see why you were excited about getting back to using it after testing another oil. I reach for this one at least once a day these days, and you know that I have accumulated a ridiculous number of face oils. I agree-- I love how lightweight it is, and it just sinks in so quickly and effortlessly! LOVE!!!!!!!!

  3. I love this oil. I bought it from my mum a few months ago and can't help stealing it for her. She is obsessed with it as well. I should get one for myself. It makes my skin look and feel so lovely.

    1. Hi Kimmy! It is definitely an oil worthy of obsession-- I'm tight there with you and your mum! This is such a fantastic oil-- it's so lightweight, sinks in quickly, and leaves the skin so soft and supple. I LOVE IT!!!!!!! You should definitely get one for yourself! :-)

  4. I just got a small (.23 oz) size of this in a kit. Can't wait to try it.

    1. Fantastic! I can't wait to hear what you think about it!


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