Today’s post is all about skin care, the new Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil as our feature. Within the next couple of months, I’ll hit the big 3-0! As I flipped the page of my life another decade, my forehead lines just started to flip my sanity out. I know, this is one of the realities and not so very nice “perks” of being a blogger. I look at my face and my entire body transition and age. I never filter nor do I sprinkle some photoshop magic on my blog post photos. If I add a filter or change the contrast, makeup shades will be inclined to change. I use daylight bulbs instead of the incandescent ones to show my readers how the makeup looks in outdoor lighting. All of my photos are taken with an HD camera so everything is “HIGH DEF” and my wrinkles are starting to get in “HIGH DEPTH”!
Seriously though, I’ve noticed lately that I began to show up some fine lines on my forehead. Yikes! I embraced the fact of getting old and like what my mom always says “Wrinkles are signs of wisdom”. Alright I got it mom, but I was kind of hoping the fine lines on my forehead will appear later than my crow’s feet. I always have this weird impression that if you got crow’s feet that means you laughed often and forehead lines mean you’re stressed a lot. Well, it has a few truth to some extent. Thankfully, I only have those forehead lines to worry about FOR NOW.
Ironically speaking, for this skin care post today, I am using bathroom lights which are incandescent. Since I am documenting the day-to-day progress of the Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Oil after I wash my face. I did make some pointer arrows to show where are my targeted areas on my forehead. From the series of photos below, the first ones are right on Day Zero and the last ones are at Day 10. Why 10 days? The company says to have a 99% improvement on the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and 94% boosted radiance. These are rather vague statements. Improvement means there’s definitely a reduction, but we can’t quantify it for how much.
The sole purpose of this blog post is to be able to share my experience on the product within 10 days of continued use. I stick to the recommended usage of 3 drops applied morning and night. I even just have to apply it in 2 parts between my face and my neck. I sectioned my face into 2: the first part is from the hairline down to the tip of my nose and the other half is from the tip of my nose to my next. To sum it up, I made use of 6 drops of the product per session. I also applied toner prior to the serum application and my daily moisturizer after.
During the first 2 days, I have not realized any visible signs of improvement. On Day 5, however, I noticed a 5% decrease of my forehead fine lines. On the much awaited 10th day, there’s a reduction of 10% of my forehead wrinkles. As of this writing, no significant change from the 10% reduction and it’s Day 14 today by the way. I’ll post updates after 30 days of continued use.
Overall, I did have some improvement on my wrinkles in 10 days however, the companies claim is a bit misleading. Anti-aging serums are very expensive, but they take some time to work and of course proper diet, hygiene and staying away from the sun. You may also add good genes as a bonus, but it may not necessarily be always the 100% truth. There must be a little bit of science to achieve the youthful look of some celebrities.
Start Date: 09-07-2014
End Date: 10-29-2014
After almost 2 months of using this product, I’ve noticed significant improvements on my forehead fine lines. This is also the length of time it took for the sample bottle to get used up when applied twice daily and 6 drops of the serum. It’s a great product when used religiously. So far, this is the first anti-aging I’ve tried which actually worked. If you have any doubts if it works and if it’s worth the price paid, I recommend you get a deluxe sample first when available. It surely does work but time is of an essence! So be patient.
Algenist Advanced Anti-aging Repairing Oil D
Overall Quality: 6/10 Formula: 7/10
Price: $79 / 1.0 oz. / 30 ml bottle
Where to Buy Algenist Skin Care: Sephora (These are not affiliate links)
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