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Pore Perfection!

You know how it is, you see the craters, you see the holes in your face.  For me, part of aging has been an increase in my pore size, and an increase in the oiliness of the t-zone.  I’m sure you oily skinned gals know the frustration I feel!

So what can you do to help tighten these pores and reduce the oil production?  Well in short, pretty much nothing.  My dermatologist says so, all the beauty experts say so.

But you can shrink the appearance of your pores, and help to control the oil production, or at least the impact of it!

Algenist - Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector ConcentrateAs you have read in previous posts, I am loving what Algenist is doing.  A local, San Francisco based company, Algenist was created to find new energy sources.  However, with the discovery of algeronic acid, a skincare company was born.

The Algenist multi-perfecting pore corrector is a lightweight, oil-free serum that tightens pores, smooths roughness, and refines skin texture.  A serum that includes both the patented anti-aging Alguronic acid and salicylic acid (a well known anti-acne powerhouse), this serum has been amazing!

I personally use this every morning and night, on my t-zone – which is where my pores are the largest and most noticeable.  It’s been about a month, and while they certainly aren’t invisible, I do think there is a difference.  It is very gentle and has also helped with the general texture of my skin.

Give it a shot!  In combination with the Algenist moisturizer, and the IT Cosmetics primer, this is one of my core skincare products.  A little goes a long way, and this should last you 6+ months.

Grade:  B+ (but I reserve the right to improve it with time!)

 

$75 (QVC, Algenist.com, Sephora)

 

Winterize your skin!

Over the past two years, I have worked very hard to regulate my skin . I’ve had some issues to be sure, including flaky patches, sensative red skin, bumps and you name.  So, finding a skin care routine that actually works for me was crucial.

I recently switched to my winter moisturizer, but wasn’t happy with the way the Miracle Worker from Philosophy was working any more.  It had been great for a while, but just got to be too much.  Mind you, I love that product, but your skin is alive, so your needs changed.

Enter Algenist.  Algenist is a skincare brand that actually was created by happenstane, when a biotech company was researching alternative energy sources here in my hometown of San Francisco.  Mysteriously, the workers who were working iwth the algae that was the source, had hands that looked 20 yeras younger than the rest of them!  What was this amazing thing?

Enter Alguronic Acid.  This miracle ingredient has shown amazing promise in cell regeneration.  The natural process of shedding old damaged cells so that you can grow new, healthy skin cells is no mystery.  However, Alguronic acid showed the ability to stimulate this regrowth by 55%.  This puts them well ahead of both Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid, which are very powerful and until now, the most advanced anti aging ingredient on the market.  The promotion of these new, healthy skin cells is paramount to anti aging.

Enter my new favorite moisturizer!  The Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer promises to restore skin moisture, rebuild firmness, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and regenerate your skin.  The Alguronic acid works in conjunction with Vitamin C, to boost radiance, increase cell regeneration, and give you a more youthful appearance.

Well!  That might be a tall order, but I am here to tell you, I love this product.  First of all, there are no parabens, sulfates, phtalates or any other ickies.  Next, it really does what it says it will do.

My skin in the winter becomes the Sahara desert.  I am contantly combatting dry flaky cheeks and dull tired looking skin.  When I first started using this, I figured, ok I’ll give it a shot.  But within a week, my skin looked brighter, was absolutely moisturized, and the crinklies were less noticeable.  I love the way it makes my face look!  It’s smoother, balanced and just looks better.  At 40, I need all the help I can get!

At $90 for 2oz, it’s pricy, but I am happy to spend more money on something that works.

Have you tried Algenist?  What products do you like?