Algenist Retinol Firming Serum and Firming Neck Cream
I was excited when Algenist was first introduced on QVC and thought there may just be something to their theory. I began with trial kits. Thought the eye balm and moisturizer were nice. When the serum and firming neck cream was added, I decided to try these.
For me the serum was no different than other serums. The neck cream is nothing more than a moisturizer. I have noticed NO firming what so ever. Kept the products, cancelled the auto delivery and continued to use the remainder to justify the expense of this duo. I stumbled across Cellceuticals and I am IMPRESSED with their night treatment and love, love, love their moisturizer. Certainly has been saving my skin from this harsh winter.
Tried these for quite awhile now. Using daily. Neck cream is a nice moisturizer- keeping my skin well hydrated, but no magic in firmness. Just slightly better.
The firming serum for face- haven't seen much in the way of results.
I do have to say the original Algenist products; Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Reconstructing serum and Eye Renewal Balm are all lovely. I do think I need more help in the eye area though- still searching for something magical!
I do switch off with Dr. Denese's products at night for extra help.- they are all great!
I first tried Algenist with the TSV. I really liked the weight (heavy for neck, light for face) and greaseless feel. However the packaging on the retinol face treatment didn't allow me to utilize the treatment - pump, pump, pump and nothing. I was past the 30-days so just tossed it and kept the neck cream. Just received an auto-ship and again frustration as there is virtually nothing coming out o f the pump. I am sending it back - sad because I do like it when I can get the few odd drops. But when I pay this much for a month or two of face cream I want to use every last drop. This packaging hardly allows me to get the first drop!
I'm a fan!
I was already using the retinol firming serum; so this TSV is perfect for me. I love the serum, and I can a difference in my skin. There is NO discomfort when using this retinol product. I really like the neck cream also. It is moisturizing and firming. I am now such a fan of Algenist. Keep the new products coming.
No better than Ponds
I'm at the point with QVC that if the product doesn't do what it claims...well...it simply goes back! The TV hype was great - and I was certainly hoping for a small miracle; but like the others say - it's not worth the price! It didn't work and I used it religiously! BACK IT WENT!
that is about it. I did not notice any difference in my skin texture or any firming, so I would say it is not worth the price. I will not be reordering this.
Waste of my money
I tried this for several months & with no results. Very dissappointed!!!!!
retinol firming serum is their best product
I love the retinol firming serum. the neck cream is an added bonus nice and thick. this and the eye cream are my favorite products in the line. If i want a little more hydration after i have put these products on at night i take a few drops of Josie Maran argan oil and press it on my lips and skin..at almost 56 most people guess 40 i have always taken care of my skin and i am always on the lookout for products to keep it looking fabulous
Claims didn't match up
I gave these products more than enough time to perform. The neck cream did make an improvement initially and the serum made my skin smoother but honestly, you can get retinol in so many drug store brands that are way cheaper and do just as well.
If it was such a great product it would be front page news. When will I learn???
I am sorry to say I was not impressed with these two products. The first month I used them I saw a slight improvement in the texture of my skin, but otherwise no other benefits. The neck cream is very moisturizing, but I did not notice or see any firming from using this product. I ordered these two products expecting to see the results shown on the show but was disappointed. I have been using this product for almost 3 months now and have decided not to re-purchase these.
Waste of Money
After using these products for two months on a daily basis I see no results. Very disappointing in view of the hype that accompanied the presentation.
Poor customer service at Algenist
Have used daily since receiving as a TSV. After second week of use, Retinol Firming Serum does not dispense well. Acts like the container is empty. Looked on the computer for a customer service number & called them. After telling the rep. it was a QVC purchase they told me I needed to deal with QVC. I have continued to try to get product from the container as I wanted to give Algenist a fair try as it was suppose to be such a Miracle product. I pump, pump multiple times to get anything out. It goes on nicely & the Neck Firming Cream acts like a nice moisturizer, but it has not done all that they say it should. Also, they need better training for the Customer Service Reps. I canceled the future shipments.