You know the phrase that starts, ‘it doesn’t take a genius?’ Well, sometimes it does. Launched last week, Algenist has added another powerhouse formula to their highly advanced skincare line up with the Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel. Combining the benefits of a resurfacing peel with those of a nourishing and protective facial oil, this new treatment addresses multiple skin concerns and delivers a firmer, brighter, and more youthful complexion. When my playful exchange with the brand on an Instagram photo of my medicine cabinet resulted in an offer to try this system prior to its release, I was like, score! #LivingTheDream
With the emphasis on Bi-Phase, the latest Algenist Genius Peel combines Alguronic Acid and Microalgae Oil that float without mixing. After shaking the bottle, however, they do play well together and blend into one potent yet gentle solution that brightens, tightens, and refines the skin. With absolutely no irritation nor downtime, the results of smooth and conditioned skin are pretty remarkable. Having used it both during the day and before bed, I greatly appreciate the flexibility this peel offers. As I do the included application pads!
Simply give the sleek glass bottle of Algenist Anti-Aging Peel a good shake to allow for both phases to mix. The enclosed cotton rounds are thick and absorb the product very well. Providing just enough abrasion, they glide over the skin and gently wipe off any dead cells while the active ingredients penetrate deeper to deliver the glowing effect of a peel. After 3-5 minutes, remove the Bi-Phase treatment with warm water and proceed with your moisturizer as usual. If you choose to use this Genius Peel in the morning, remember to step it up with your SPF as the chemical exfoliation it provides increases the skin’s photosensitivity. Even if you experience minimal tinging upon application you can be sure there will be no redness after you remove it.
Infused with Algenist’s signature Alguronic Acid, a sea derived compound that regenerates, firms, and protects the skin, it also includes Glycolic and Salicylic Acids, Niacinamide and Copper. Complemented by highly skin compatible Microalgae Oil, this double powered formula protects and nourishes while helping to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in Oleic Acid, Phytosterol, Tocopherols, and Tocotreinols this ingredient superhero soothes, restores and hydrates.
Blending luxury with advanced technology, the San Francisco based Algenist offers some of the most phenomenal skincare treatments available today. A huge fan of their Vitamin C+ Serum, I am currently eyeing the new Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer.