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Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum

Algenist

Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum

Item #: 2279848 Size: 1.0 oz

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Algenist's Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum is a dual action serum that combines patented alguronic acid + retinol for the very first time. Alguronic acid and retinol work efficiently to deliver dual anti-wrinkle and firming benefits. This powerful serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the appearance of skin elasticity. This serum is gentle enough for daily use.

Key Benefits:
  • Visibly firms and lifts skin
  • Minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture, smoothness and softness
  • Skin tightness and tone appear restored to impart radiance
Apply 1-2 pumps of Algenist's Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum to the entire face and neck following cleansing. Follow with your favorite Algenist moisturizer as desired. If used in the morning, follow with an SPF. Avoid contact with eyes. Use only as directed. In case of redness, irritation or itching, stop the use of the product.
Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Retinol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Ceramide 3, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Laurate, Cetyl Palmitate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Whey Protein, Carbomer, Lactic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Lactose, Disodium EDTA, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Mica, CI77891.

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AlgenistRetinol Firming & Lifting Serum
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Effective (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5)

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2.0

What is up with outside measuring?

By Shelby

from Long Island NY

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • seems to be effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

    Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

    Side of the container has measuring lines so you can use the stated amount but ,,,
    1) container is completely covered with label .....and when scraped off container itself is silver,.
    you cannot see if you received a full bottle , what level you're at ,what amount you are applying or when its empty
    2)cannot open container to see what left or if its even full
    for $100 + I should be able to do all the above ...especially since they have measuring lines on outside to check the product level and make sure you're using the recommended amount,,, I don't even know if the bottle was full to begin with..
    Their QC person must be on vacation

     
    5.0

    expensive but i love it

    By kim

    from 76084

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

      love the product, it just a little pricey..

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes

      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Tough to Tell

      By Marj

      from Bradenton, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

        I appreciate the fact that retinol works over time, so little can be learned if one is given a clear sample jar that contains only one or two applications of a product that should not be exposed to sunlight, but the sales associate at an Ulta store some 40 minutes from my home told me that Ulta doesn't give customers samples of the products it sells. I believe that customers want to know how a product feels when used on a freshly cleansed face and to know whether or not it is irritating in any way (at least in the short term). Although the associate told me that Ulta has a very generous return policy (and I know this to be true), I don't think that a customer should have to pay handsomely for a "test drive" that may include a long trip to return a product that failed to satisfy. I balked and told the associate that I don't like to return products. Finally, with obvious displeasure, the associate offered me some that she pumped from a container of the lauded serum, this although my face had many other products on it including makeup. The associate said that women like to buy the products she recommends, like Algenist, because she's in the same age group that they are. This is probably true, but her face was quite lined, so it didn't persuade me that the lifting and firming serum worked for her, and she didn't say that she uses that particular serum routinely if at all. She did share that she liked the brand a lot. She warned me only to use the serum at night, but I don't use skin products at night. She did not tell me that I could wear the serum during the day with sunscreen. I've read rave reviews, and I use and re-order Algenist's Genius serum, but it's not easy to hanker for a pricey product that is not shared liberally, knowledgeably, and warmly at a skincare venue.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 1+ Hour
         
        5.0

        Great stuff!

        By Daph

        from Frederick MD

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

          I'm 58, and have dry-ish skin. After less than a week, my skin is soft and hydrated. Works better than anything else I've tried. Plan to try more things in this line of products.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Great Product!

          By TerriinCA

          from Elk Grove, California

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs quickly
          • Easy to apply
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Lightweight
          • Not at all greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Women

            Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

            I initially received a free sample of this product. It said that I should see results in as little as 2 weeks. I used it sparsely (as directed), and the sample lasted exactly 2 weeks, and I could hardly wait to purchase more. My face looked and felt great! One thing that I really liked is that the instructions said to apply it, then apply whatever moisturizer I normally use. This is great, because I love my moisturizer, and it's a different brand. Now is time to wait to see if it's worth the cost of this product to keep using it. We'll see.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes
             
            5.0

            This product makes my skin feel good!

            By Bonnie

            from Buffalo, ny

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Tad Bit Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

            I have used for a few months & feel that my skin looks better & pores smaller

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes
             
            3.0

            Disappointing......

            By Best Friend

            from Morris Plains, NJ

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

            other then that it was light and absorbed pretty quickly into the skin.....I could not see a difference in the appearance of lines and texture of my skin. Will finish the contents of the bottom and then on to something else that hopefully will work.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love

            By NY Doll

            from NYC

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Use Before Bed

            Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

            I was looking for a product that would help smooth expression lines on my forehead and around the lip area. I this product is lightweight and effective. I've been using the Serum in combination with the lift and firm moisturizer and cleanser and I am very happy with the results.
            I'm 31 and I needed a new beauty regime because my old creams were no longer working. I was referred to this line by the beauty consultant at Ulta. I'm very glad I found it. I just wish it were a little more affordable.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth trying on your skin

            By CJ

            from Stratham

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Morning and Evening
            • Women

            Comments about Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum:

            This product is nice, effective, improved results in about 2 weeks

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

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            • Q:

              I know the serum is applied at night but Do I apply right after I clean my face? and do I wait to apply moisturizer or it is used in place of the moisturizer Please advise
              thank you
              Asked on 12/28/2015 by Cookie from Harlingen Tx

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                This would be applied to clean, dry skin after cleansing, followed by your moisturizer.

                Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              Is this a product to be used by a 70 year old? If not, what do you recommend?
              Asked on 12/22/2015 by pat from albany, ga

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Where is the expiration date of the product located?
              How do you determine the expiration date of Algenist Retinol Firming and Lifting Serum?
              Asked on 5/28/2015 by Ageless looks

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum does not have printed expiration dates on the packaging. Unopened Algenist products have a shelf life of 36 months. Once opened, the product should be used within the number of months indicated on the product packaging within the open container icon. For Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum, we recommended the product be used within 6 months of first use.

                Answered on 6/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              what percent retinol is in the firming and lifting serum ?
              Asked on 3/15/2015 by Tabitha from Chillicothe, ohio

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Algenist does not disclose the percentage of active ingredients in any of their products. However, the retinol in this serum is time-released, so that way you won't experience that flash burst of retinol on the skin all at once, which will help prevent any irritation. Algenist's patented ingredient, Alguronic Acid, is also combined with retinol in this serum, and Alguronic is an anti-inflammatory which also helps to prevent redness or irritation.

                Answered on 3/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              when should someone start using products with retinol? what age? Also, is this to be used every night? do I need to avoid sun exposure or will wearing spf be good enough? Thanks!
              Asked on 12/21/2014 by queencosmo from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Algenist's Retinol is combined with Alguronic Acid. This combination boosts collagen and repairs damaged cells. Because of this, it will minimize fine lines and wrinkles and improve your skin's texture. We would suggest using the Retinol Serum starting around the age of 30 to keep skin looking its best.

                Algenist's Retinol works best when introduced gradually to your regimen. Start with 2 to 3 times per week at night and once your skin adjusts to this effective ingredient, you'll be able to incorporate it into a nightly skincare regimen. Always use an SPF during the day to protect and prolong results. Hope this helps!

                Answered on 12/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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