I came across a sample of the Algenist Algae Brightening Mask with Alguronic Acid recently. A sample no doubt from one of the many Space NK goody bag incentives. (Yip, that is where all my money goes!) I find these shopping incentives so handy when they include miniatures of other brands – to give you a taster. That is exactly what happened here, a simple sachet, a touch of curiosity and I gave it a try!
With only enough product for one application I wasn’t really expecting much in terms of results. It is a sachet after all, and if I test a product, I like to test for at least 4-6 weeks. I find the skin really adapts to a product in that time frame. The Algenist Algae Brightening Mask contains six forms of micro-algae, with little flecks of algae within the mask. The consistency is thick, yet smooth – but easy to apply on the face. You simple smother it all over, in an even layer. It is also green. I mean, really green. (Which I kind of like) But your not going to be going outside (I hope) so you will be fine at home – so long as you don’t have to answer the door!
After slathering the mask all over my face and looking at the green, almost shrek like face, staring back at me in the mirror, (oh how that face isn’t in its twenties anymore) I decided to make a cup of tea and leave it to develop. All whilst reading this seasons Vogue Magazine. (Which since Edwards arrival I find I LOVE.)
The Algenist Algae Brightening Mask is to be left on the skin, for ten minutes. Then, gently washed off using warm water – I used a Muslin cloth and warm water to add an extra bit of exfoliation. I was pleasantly surprised to see how bright my skin actually looked. Bearing in mind, this is after one application. I look Really fresh faced and definitely brighter. I haven’t had such a good reaction to a product (after one application) since Dr Sebagh’s Deep Exfoliating Mask.
Turns out ‘Alguronic Acid’ is a patented compound of Algenist, a brand who stem from scientific research in Micro Algae for renewable purposes. Pretty impressive, the Micro Algae compounds can be removed and implemented into skin care to offer brilliant and noticeable results from a scientific and natural stand point – Mother Nature and science working together to keep us looking good. It makes me want to try some more of their range, could all of Their products have such good results after one application? – who knows, my skin loved Hebridean Seaweed, perhaps Micro Algae might also work a treat.
Have you tried anything from the Algenist range?
You can Shop Algenist Algae Brightening Mask at Space NK.
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