Algenist Genius_Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream, 2oz. Auto-Delivery
Softness and Hydration
I really like this product, even though I've not seen "monumental" improvements as to deeper lines. This cream really, REALLY hydrates and softens my skin incredibly; sinks in without a residue on the surface. Of course, hydration is key with wrinkles. I love how my skin feels. I cleanse a.m. and p.m. with Biore Free Your Pores Charcoal cleanser and follow with this. Not every skin reacts the same and I don't expect miracles. But I must admit that my skin is definitely more youthful feeling and looks so much better than before. I have not encountered any of the problems others have expressed with pilling and dryness whatsoever. Maybe if others tried to add periodic exfoliation to their regimen, it may works more effectively. I'm going to keep using this for now. I do think it is a bit pricey, however.
If you are expecting a "facelift in a jar..."
....or a "10 day miracle" you will be disappointed. The product has the consistency of pudding and a subtle, unidentifiable scent. After 1 month of use any improvement to the definition of minor lines and creases was virtually imperceptible. There was no improvement as dramatic as the "before" and "after" photos used in the product pitch, which are probably not "typical" results. I haven't had the product long enough to judge whether there is further potential benefit from prolonged use. Also, this product doesn't play well with other products when used as a base. While on vacation, I put a specially formulated facial sunscreen over this product and it rolled up into an unsightly mess of white, flaky residue. This had never happened with other moisturizers I have used as a base under sunscreen.Now I use this product only at bedtime. If you have deep pockets and want to give it a whirl, I hope your results will be different. I will finish the jar, but plan to cancel auto-delivery.
Best face cream ever used
58yrs old, so I've used many brands of high end creams. I really love this cream, the consistency of it, the way my skin feel after putting it on. There's no shine, greasy slick feel waiting for it to absorb. It goes right in so I can get my makeup on! I don't smell anything and I do have a sensitive nose. And you don't have to use a lot, it lasts along time, another plus!! My skin looks great! I first use Algenist firming serum then the cream. The two combined is a must. I've never experienced grainy feel or pilling. That usually happens when I'd mix various product lines together. I'm also using the new face oil and polishing duo Tatcha LOVE! And Kate Sommerville retinal duo. My skin has been transformed. I won't be without this cream. Thank you!
Love this cream
I have been using this cream for a few weeks and I love it! My skin is soft and supple, wrinkles are not as deep. I also really like the smell, and for me it is a soft, sweet coconut.
Soothing and Glowing
This is an amazing cream. I am very happy with the results. My skin has a greater luminosity and smooth texture . I find it vey soothing. As I am in my 60's , I need emollient and moisturizing. It does all that! It smells delicious too. Love all the Algenist products.
I have been using Genius for about a month now and have noticed a softening of the lines around my brow, mouth, and eyes. I like the texture and smell of the cream. I also recommend their eye cream. I have purchased a lot of the high end anti-aging creams from QVC and found this to be one of the very best and will put it on auto-delivery. I also look forward to trying the neck cream too.
I had been using the previous firming cream for 6 months with just minimal results. This product is so improved that I did see positive results in 10 days. But, wanted to know if I would continue to see more reduction in my wrinkles in 30 days. I am getting near the bottom of the jar and am still seeing improvement. My skin is softer, yet firmer. I have deep(!) wrinkles in my forehead and they are much better. By the end of the day, my forehead wrinkles are not as relaxed and smooth as in the morning, but the total 24 hr. appearance is greatly improved. I love the end results so far and am confident that improvements will continue. Highly recommend it.
For the price I expected better results. It made my skin feel very taut and grainy-feeling. Used it for more than 3 weeks and saw the same wrinkles but w/ a drier feel. The packaging is also way over the top. Couldn't they at least use a lighter weight jar (plastic rather than glass) so it wouldn't break if it falls off the vanity? It might even cost less to make and thereby pass the savings on to the consumer. I'm sending it back and returning to using Philosophy Miracle Worker which is more emoliant and makes my skin glow while plumping the wrinkles!
I should of known better! I tried this for the 30 days and no results! I bought it because on air she said it would get rid of wrinkles on the forehead. It didn't work for me. I sent it back.!
I couldn't wait for this cream to come in the mail and I wasn't the least bit disappointed. It made my skin feel soft but tightened. I did in fact think I noticed some small balls when I first applied the cream but then blended into my skin. I thought it had something to do with the temperature of the cream???? Anyway.....I only noticed it that one time. I do not find the smell of the cream offensive, as a matter of fact I rather like the smell. To each his own. I am very happy with my purchase.
I was hestitant due to the price but gave it 10 days as advertised, it did nothing more or better than my roc or oil of olay cream. I used it after hydroshield serum and I feel you have to use a lot of it for it to penetrate it kinda sits on your skin. im going to stay with dr denese and my old regimen, back it goes.
Wow, I am a little surprised as I expected this cream to get mostly 5 star reviews. Especially the negative comments about the smell. I have an extremely sensitive nose and I am even pregnant right now so can barely tolerate any smells. I've used this cream for a couple of weeks and didn't even realize there was any fragrance until I read some of the reviews. So, I smelled it and it has the slightest, lightest sweet scent. I honestly cannot imagine how that would bother anyone. Maybe these are the people who complain about even the slightest smell, like if you wear hand lotion they don't want to sit next to you. I am not sure. Or, maybe some jars have more fragrance than others. But, to me this was a non-issue. On the more important topic, does it work. For me it did immediately. My skin looked smoother and younger right away and within a week my husband commented that my skin looked so nice I didn't even need to wear makeup. This was an unsolicited comment, out of nowhere, from a man that isn't overly generous with compliments. I've only been using it for a couple of weeks and I am in my 30's so maybe it doesn't work as well on much older skin or very deep wrinkles. But, so far I feel like my crow's feet are being smoothed out and my skin is tightening nicely. I have not noticed any of the balling issue at all, it seems to absorb quickly and leaves my skin with a soft, silky finish. So, I am thinking maybe it works differently on different skin types but since you have 30 days to return it, that gives you enough time to try it. I say give it a try!! What do you have to lose but some wrinkles.....