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GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum

Algenist

GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum

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1.0 oz Item 2295248

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This powerful formula combines Algenist's alguronic acid, a breakthrough anti-aging ingredient, with nourishing microalgae oil and a potent vitamin C derivative* to help visibly minimize fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the appearance of age spots and discoloration. The most fragile skin texture appears strengthened and skin's youthful, even radiance is revealed.

*3-O-Ethyl ascorbic acid is a long lasting derivative of vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Key Benefits:
  • Replenishes, nourishes and delivers smoother looking skin
  • Visibly minimizes the depth and volume of deep wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of skin discoloration
  • Boosts brightness and radiance for a uniform complexion
After cleansing, apply to the entire face, under-eye, neck, and décolleté. Do not apply to eyelid. For optimal result, follow with your usual moisturizer. Use only as directed.
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Niacinamide, Ethoxydiglycol, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Algae Extract, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Vegetable Collagen, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin.

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AlgenistGENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (29)
  • Non-greasy (25)
  • Softens skin (20)
  • Moisturizes (13)
  • Soothes skin (13)

Cons

  • Bad smell (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (24)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (17)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
  • Uneven skin tone (15)
  • Enlarged pores (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (18), Survivalist / minimalist (7), Beauty expert (4), Brand buyer (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (16), Dry (7), Normal (5)

Reviewed by 37 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

NO results & more damage after 2 months use - SEE PHOTOS

By BusyBee

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Skin Care Professional

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Irritates Skin
  • Not Effective

Best Uses

    Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

    2 Months of diligent 1 pump daily morning use, and my sunspots and light skin damage have not altered. In fact, my skin is worse. SEE PHOTO PROOF
    I understand the Vitamin C+ and ingredients are meant to 'resurface' the skin, and this can cause light breakouts - but if you view my photo of before and after, you can see visible current breakouts and MORE scarring damage caused by the ones I have had over the 2 months. Some light zits became very problematic and even with careful care, damaged skin that was clear before.
    The small zits/skin irritation should outweigh the effectiveness BUT IT DOES NOT. Proof is in the photos that my light sun damage under eyes and on cheek bones did not reduce or lighten at all.
    Visible skin irritation and breakouts daily for 2 months is unacceptable for no results.
    I wish I could get a refund on this product. As it is, I have to spend the next month repairing my skin in time for a family wedding. Out $100+ dollars and MORE skin damage?!? Furious and heartbroken.

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 30-44

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Odd Smell but Has Become My New Fave

    By DinaNYC

    from NY, NY

    Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

    Odd smell, but i absolutely noticed a ' downgrade' in my skin after 3 weeks of NOT using. Went back and after 3 weeks my skin was clearer, brighter and less crepiness ... just exceptional. For thosr negative reviews re: working with makeup, this IS a serum - a moisturizer/sunscreen is needed after. Stick with it, even frugal ole me thinks it's worth the price, especially for the well rounded ingredients ( niacinamide, antioxidants Plus peptides? very nice!)

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Something Finally Worked

    By Professor T

    from Michigan

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

      Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

      I have tried several different serums.....This one finally worked. My forehead wrinkles are gone. People keep asking me what I did. My search is now over.

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 45-59

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My dark spots have faded!!

      By Liz143

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • doesn't last long
      • price

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • dark spots
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

      This products has definitely faded my dark spots and helped with my wrinkles. I have been using it for quite a while and it did not happen overnight. Recently I am getting tons of compliments on my skin, and my dark spots have almost completely faded away. I love this serum, but just wish it lasted longer and wasn't so expensive.

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 45-59

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Will be returning

      By Lisa

      from WV

      Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

      Left my skin feeling sticky. It actually caused my makeup to separate and my pores stood out like I've never seen before. I've got good skin to begin with and have never had this issue with any product before. I'm incredibly disappointed, especially at this price.

       
      5.0

      Good product!

      By Ada

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin
      • Very pleasant so far. With only one application
      • Very pleasany

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

          I used it once and I had an appreciation already for its effect on the skin: brightness, smoothness. I will continue to use and hope to see better results and retention of them with prolonged use.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 30-44

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Used for two weeks

          By Sharanne

          from Palm Desert CA

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

              I have only been using this product for two weeks so it is not fair to review results this early in. When it is first applied it goes on quite sticky but dries smooth. Obvious results have not been found as of yet.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 60+

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A must have for 35+!

              By Misty

              from NC

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

                I will say there is a slight odd smell upon application but it immediately dissipates once it's dry...literally in seconds. It's lightweight but feels like a nice smoothing under-layer to my daytime lotion. After a week of twice daily my pores are looking minimized and skin tone evening. I have some minimal sun damage, crows feet and occasional pimples and this C serum, in conjunction with my daily cleansing and lotion regimen, seems to be alleviating.
                I am using the Algenist eye balm too with great results. I like this line, it was highly recommended by my niece who is an aesthetician.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                I have only been using this about 10 days, no difference yet

                By DK

                from Virginia

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

                  Only been using it about 10 days, so can't really tell any difference yet. I will give it a full month before I decide if I want to purchase it again.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal
                  • Age:
                  • 60+

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pleasantly surprised

                  By MrsMee

                  from Cottonwood Heights, UT

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum:

                    Use this every morning before moisturizer. Had received a small pump bottle sample that lasted me a month. Saw results after almost two weeks and became a loyal fan. It actually works! Evened our my skin tone, reduced appearance of my freckles, and my skin has never looked or felt better. I will repurchase, it's worth the money!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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