Algenist Anti-Aging Skin Care 3-piece Discovery Kit
No.. it's not cheap... but I use it because it works... nothing works overnight... but this is pretty close... the money is in the product not the packaging... I've had no problem with 'rub off'... & even so... it's easy to tell which is which simply by shape & size...
I have used this product for a while now and like it from various points of view: It is unscented and I am highly susceptible to aromas........so good to use. It easily rubs in and absorbs very well. I think this product has greatly helped my skin and appearance.
Noticed and felt a difference to my skin, immediately!!!!
I am 57 and have used everything. But it is not ten days yet and I can already tell the difference along with the Algenist neck cream. The eye balm even feels good and seems to work as a primer for my eye shadow. I highly recommend these products.
I Prefer LightStim Serum for results
The LightStim Serum works fantastic with the Lightstim because it has hyaluronic acid which appeared to penetrate my skin because the wrinkles seemed to plump the wrinkle along with the LED treatment. This Algenist serum really doesn't do that. After using the entire bottle of Algenist serum, the results were not nearly as good as those I experienced from using the hyaluronic acid LightStim serum. Perhaps a larger bottle and longer use might provide some benefit but I rather stick with hyaluronic acid until there is more proof that this expensive product actually works better over time. I'll keep watching to learn more on this special "acid" product.
I bought this & i thought the product was kinda little but it has lasted a long time. I've seen my skin get smoother & the lines look smaller. I luv this product & hope i can afford to buy more when it runs out!
I see the difference
I've been using these product since QVC offered them. Maybe I'm crazy, but I see a big difference in my skin. I have always worn self tanner, just makes my skin look better. The other day I realized I haven't use any since before Christmas. I was stunned. My skin looks good without it. People have said "oh , but you have good skin". NO, I don't. I'm 69 years old. Maybe you can see the difference better on senior skin. This little kit is a great way to try the products, but remember the serum is the most important item.
DOES NOT DO ANYTHING
I PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT SEVERAL TIMES NOW.....IT DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
Waste of money
Texture of cream is nice but does not do what it claims. Glad I only purchased the discovery set.
Good product, Cheap Packaging for the price we pay
Mixed reviews for me. Bottom line - I was disappointed in the quality of the packaging and labeling flaking off on my hands and thus getting on my clean skin... seems more like what I'd expect from Wet and Wild, not Algenist. But the product itself does seem to do what it says.
But Algenist, for the price we pay, how have you not fixed the flaking jar/label issue? I've seen several complaints about it. Shame shame shame. Seems like cutting corners. I won't be buying more until I see some improvement in the reviews on this. Just too tedious and messy... plus your name "Algenist" is rubbed off the jar. I would think that alone would make you hop to fixing the issue. Would have given you a 4 if it wasn't for this careless cheap packaging.
Here's the detailed info and my skin care background in case anyone is wondering.. Until about 2 months ago I rarely washed my face before I went to bed... unless I had been at the gym or sweating, I skipped washing it. Gross I know, but what's a girl to do? Every time I tried a routine of washing, moisturizing, etc my face would break out. If I left it alone, it was basically flawless. I'd wash it in the shower in the morning, then put my makeup on. I figured if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'm now 36 years old, and am just starting to see fine lines on my forehead and under my eyes so I figured it was time to try again. My sister bought me the serum - I was happy to find it didn't cause any odd reactions. When I ran out I bought this hoping I could continue use of the serum and add it's two little moisturizing partners and finally have a routine.
Here are my thoughts.
1) Serum -- no issues with packaging, does not chip off because the bottle is porcelain. Works great, no breakouts, good trial size for those wondering how this works. So far I don't know if it helped my fine lines, but certainly don't see any more and they aren't worse. I used it at night before the moisturizer. I'm now starting it am and pm.
2) Moisturizer -- First thing to note, I ran out of this very fast. Like in under 2 weeks. I use it am and pm, which I also do with the eye cream. That was my biggest disappointment. I'm 3/4 through eye cream and the moisturizer is empty. Plus the printing on the jar flakes off if your hands then it gets on your skin and you have to flick it off. However, I did love the way it feels and absorbs. Did not cause any breakouts.
3) Eye cream -- Love Love Love it. EXCEPT for the fact that it's the cheapest jar of the three - this jar flaked more than the moisturizer... it's now just a white jar. Product itself feels very good, lasts a very long time considering it's such a tiny jar. I still have lots left to use.
I would recommend this ONLY if they change the labeling on the jar. No one should have to pick little black flecks off their skin because the product that's supposed to be helping it!
Also, I'd be mortified to give this to someone the way it comes for those thinking to give this as a gift.
Not So Great
My left eye has had a red spot under it since I started using the product and now my right eye has a dry spot under it. Not impressed at all with the products.
My third order in two years
I love this set!! I'm mid 40's and it suits my needs perfectly. I did have trouble finding it online for awhile so I was forced to try a new brand. I spent over $300 on Dr. Perricone, only to not see the same results but I did diligently continue until product was gone. For the value, I feel this brand is where it's at.
THIS time I ordered two at once!