Moisturizer

Adaptive Multi-tasker: Algenist Anti-Aging Repairing Oil

now that fall has arrived, are you thinking of changing up or adding a little extra something to your skincare routine?  as the weather changes during the fall and winter, we often need a little extra in terms of moisturization.  i’m happy to report that Algenist’s Anti-Aging Repairing Oil is an excellent candidate for consideration!

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil

Anti-Aging Repairing Oil is a fast absorbing, non greasy, light oil formulated with microalgae oil, ceramides, and brown algae extract to help with skin regeneration, restoring firmness and elasticity, increasing water retention, and preventing moisture loss.  it accomplishes all this with flying colors! i can especially attest to the skin regeneration part.  earlier this summer, i sunburned my shoulders the day before i got on the plane for vacation.  at first it was just tender, but by the time i arrived at my destination, it had become painful.  i mixed a few drops of Anti-Aging Repairing Oil into my aloe body lotion, and it felt much better the next day! all that remained was a little bit of tenderness in the morning.  i applied another few drops, mixed in with my body lotion, before i left the house for the day and reapplied when i got home at night.  the next day all the tenderness was gone!  i’ve never had a sunburn stop hurting that fast!

because of it’s great ability to increase water retention and prevent moisture loss, Anti-Aging Repairing Oil is also a great travel companion! having this in your arsenal while you’re traveling gives great flexibility to your skincare routine.  you can add a drop or two extra if you need an extra boost in moisture or mix it with your serum and skip your lotion/cream if you need to lighten up your routine.  i have dehydrated skin that usually needs the wax in lotion/cream to help seal in moisture; otherwise products tend to evaporate quickly, leaving my skin to feel dry again.  this even happens in humid, asian weather!  however, my skin was happily moisturized when i used only Anti-Aging Repairing Oil mixed with a serum during the 3 weeks i was out there this summer.

Anti-Aging Repairing Oil is really a product that plays well with others.  curious to see how powerful it’s ability to retain moisture was, i’ve used it just with a very thin, non-hydrating serum, and my skin was happily moisturized. then i tested it with a rich cream to see if it would be too much, and again, my skin was happily moisturized with no extra grease.  best of all, over time, i’ve also noticed an improvement of the fine lines on my forehead.

Anti-Aging Repairing Oil works great as a day time moisturizer under makeup too! after cleansing my face in the mornings, i’ll mix some serum and oil together and slather all over my face. by the time i’m done brushing my teeth, my skin is ready for my makeup.  how’s that for fast?

it’s not just me who loves this stuff too!  a close friend complained that her pregnancy gave her patches of flakey skin that nothing was helping.  i introduced her to a sample of this, and shortly thereafter she told me the flakey skin was gone and that she was ready to commit to a full sized bottle. my aunt, who has lots of high end products in her bathroom, including la mer, asked me to bring her back two bottles of it for her own use after just a few days of trying it out while we were traveling together.

Readers, are you a fan of facial oils?  what will you be doing to get ready for the drier winter weather?  please share your tips with me!

 

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  1. Hey Joy, thanks for putting this on my radar. YOU KNOW I LOVE OILS!!! I might have tried an Algenist product or two in sample sachets, but I don’t even remember which ones! The brand is getting so much good feedback nowadays I definitely have to look into it 🙂

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    • awww you’re too kind sunny! i know this was already on your radar since helen’s reviewed it. i don’t love everything Algenist makes but there are definitely a few that i would repurchase. let me know if you end up trying anything of theirs. my two favorites besides this oil are Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer and Targeted Age Correcting Serum.

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      • sounds good. just keep in mind that regardless of how you feel about the oil, it’s one of the few (perhaps only) Algenist products that does not have the active ingredient alguronic acid that the brand is famous for.

        On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 8:36 AM, truecolorjoy wrote:

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