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The science of beauty. While so many of us are busy focusing on the sparkly pieces of our makeup and skincare collections (ahem, present company included), it’s easy to overlook the less glamorous aspects of these items.  However, when I come across products formulated by biotechnology scientists with claims of “unprecedented anti-aging results,” my nerd alert button turns on and I am intrigued.  Algenist is a skincare brand that focuses on the “ability of effective, bioactive ingredients to deliver visible anti-aging results to the skin.”

The key ingredient, Alguronic acid, produced from a specific and unique strain of microalgae, is present in every product in the line and stimulates skin cell regeneration which directly helps to slow the aging process.  How delightful does that sound?  Aging is not welcome in my home, as I am sure it is not welcome in yours.  The line is quite extensive and runs the gamut from cleansers and serums to masks and eye creams, most are non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic and all are formulated without parabens and sulfates.  Finding skincare that has such efficacious ingredients without all the added junk is still quite rare and a welcome addition to my skincare arsenal.

A sucker for cleansers, I immediately dove right into trying the Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser first.  Since my skin type changes so frequently this time of year, I was thrilled to see that it was designed for all skin types.  The texture was quite thick but removed all of my makeup effortlessly and really gave my skin a thorough deep cleansing.  I noticed my skin did not have the using tight feeling I often have with many other cleansers and I attributed that to the oat amino acids in the product.  Afterwards, my skin felt supple, smooth and radiant without any redness.

Another stand out product from the line was the Firming and Lifting Mask – which should be renamed “the miracle mask”.   Designed to immediately tighten, tone and smooth the skin, this mask delivered on its promise, leaving my skin looking like a firmer, tighter and softer version of its normal self.  And like the cleanser, this is suitable for all skin types.


To round out my love affair that has now blossomed with Algenist products is the Concentrated Restructuring Serum and the Firming and Lifting Eye Gel.  Both are formulated with Algenist’s signature Alguronic acid, while the serum has an added bonus of an algae-based alternative to retinol, and the eye cream gets a boost with chamomile and caffeine.

All Algenist products are available on their website and Sephora, and range in price from $25-$95.

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How often do you evaluate your skin care routine? I mean, really critically analyze the needs of your skin against the efficacy of your products. Perhaps the serum you’re using is great for managing acne, but that was five years ago and suddenly you’ve noticed tiny fine lines on your forehead. Or, perhaps your usual daily moisturizer feels great and applies well, but when stacked against current technology and advanced delivery systems, you realize that in addition to increasing hydration, maybe there are creams on the market that also eradicate wrinkles, fight hyperpigmentation, and leave a luminous finish.

I say all of this to say: Skin beyond the age of 20ish regularly goes through a laundry list of changes. It’s up to you to make sure that the products you apply topically are the cream (pun intended) of the crop and best suited for skin’s changing needs.

Does your skin suffer from diminished vitality? Is it not as plump, smooth, and supple as it used to be? In just four weeks, ANEW Genics Treatment Cream (patented with YouthGenTM Technology – inspired by genetic research on human longevity) is a fairly recent skin care breakthrough that promises to do a Cher (“turn back time”) in as little as four weeks. By boosting specific skin proteins, ANEW Genics Treatment Cream stimulates skin’s Youth Gene and triggers younger acting skin. Momma ThisThatBeauty has been enjoying the benefits ever since I gave her a jar about a month ago. Recently, I could not help but marvel over mom’s much improved 58-year old skin…Isn’t she pretty?!

Most women first reach for an eye cream somewhere around early 20’s…usually due to the effects of dryness, puffiness, or dark circles. However, as skin matures, the prevention of fine lines, wrinkles and creasing is a primary concern. Newly launched, SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream smooths the early signs of aging at the corners of eyes and underneath.

The signature complex, a proprietary blend of Pitera™, Oli-Vityl (anti-oxidant protection), Signaline, and concentrated levels of Niacinamide, work in concert to reduce dull appearance, increase hydration, and firm the look of crepe-y skin. SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream is serious treatment for eyes and an appropriate next step option for those of us in search of an eye cream that does more…much more! (ME!!)

It all sounds so sci-fi…A renewable energy project, turned anti-aging discovery is the real life true story inception of Algenist. Picture it: A team of San Francisco based biotechnology scientists were hard at work developing microalgae-based renewable energy solutions when they uncovered “alguronic acid”, a powerful compound connected to cell regeneration. When tested in clinical trials, younger-looking resulted…in as little as 10 days. Yes, 10 days! Now, who doesn’t have 10 days to put the claim to the test?

Ladies, start your engines…I mean, er, start your infrared LED light. Sure, topicals are effective…but why not work deeper? LightStim helps create collagen (the secret to plump, line-free skin) and improve skin’s elasticity by emitting pain-free amber and red infrared LED light. The wavelengths energize skin’s youth cells and promote radiant, brilliant complexion. The handheld, at-home device is a must add to your routine. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!


Give your skin the attention it deserves. Take a step back. Look in the mirror. Survey your skin. Now, survey your medicine cabinet? Are you well-equipped to handle the skin care challenges before you? If not, re-read this blog post and compile your shopping list. Thank me later!

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