In the Mirror

Algenist Overnight Cream

By Charlotte on March 5, 2012 6:33 AM

I walk a fine line when it comes to face creams. Being almost 55 (it's not April yet!) means I need a seriously strong wrinkle fighter and all the hydration I can get. But my sensitive skin tends to rebel if pushed too far.

Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream 225.jpgThat's why I wanted to try Algenist's Overnight Restorative Cream. It adds moisture, promises a wealth of anti-aging benefits and is safe for all skin types.    



What the Experts Say

This nutrient-packed cream repairs and renews skin overnight. Alguronic Acid, a potent compound that promotes cell regeneration, helps improve skin structure and restore elasticity. Enriching peptides reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Vitamins C and E increase collagen production, helping make skin firmer and more radiant.


What I Tested

I tried Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream (2 ounces) with Alguronic Acid.



What I like

Algenist's nourishing, anti-aging powerhouse goes to work fighting lines, smoothing wrinkles and preventing sagging while I sleep (don't you just love multi-tasking?).


Massaging a dab of this rich cream on my face and neck before bed offers a mega-moisture boost that helps make even my bone dry, Boomer skin soft and smooth. Goodbye, flaking! Plus, it absorbs quickly and doesn't feel the least bit oily so I don't have to worry about sliding off my pillowcase.   


This sensitive-skin friendly treatment is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. What's more, it contains no parabens, sulfates or other harmful chemicals.


Although there's always a risk I'll trigger redness when trying something new, this bet was practically a sure thing. After almost two months of use, there's been no unpleasant reaction, my complexion looks nice and healthy, and I still have half a jar left! 



On the Shelf

Sephora, Sephora.com and Algenist.com




$90 (2 ounces)



"Thank you" to Algenist for providing a sample for review and testing.

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