Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer

Algenist
Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer

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Claims
A concentrated gel that primes the skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Upon application, alguronic acid filling spheres swell on contact with the skin, instantly concealing the appearance of lines and imperfections using this exclusive technology. The skin is primed for improved makeup application and a longer lasting, perfected finish. The regenerative power of alguronic acid combines with soy protein, echinacea, and an active peptide complex to minimize the look of deep wrinkles and even skin texture, creating a more youthful appearance and healthful glow.

Alguronic acid is a unique and powerful regenerative compound from microalgae. This rare ingredient was discovered unexpectedly by a biotechnology laboratory in San Francisco, CA, focused on researching renewable energy solutions. Algenist is the only line of skincare products to contain the antiaging power of alguronic acid.

Vanessa’s Review
Since the area around our eyes ages 36% faster than the rest of our face, I noticed my makeup settling into the fine lines under my eyes and immediately took action. I booked an appointment with my cosmetic surgeon, then sprinted to Sephora for a quick fix to bridge me to my appointment.

Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler works not because the algae expolysaccharides work magically vaporize wrinkles; rather, the formula contains silicone that works like a spackle to fill in fine lines.

Defined by Algenist as a “gel primer,” I thought I discovered the fountain of youth in a tube and eagerly applied it to my entire face like I usually apply foundation primer. It appeared to result in a smooth, primed surface. However, applying liquid foundation ruined the intended effect; rather than appear poreless and wrinkle-free, the liquid foundation refused to adhere to the primer, and resulted in flakey under-eye skin and a rough overall texture.

Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler is not a foundation primer and shouldn’t be used as one; however, it is an effective and wrinkle filler and if applied correctly, provides a completely smooth, flaweless finish.

For my second attempt, I smoothed a pea-size amount under each eye (and Smashbox primer on the rest of my face), concentrating on the fine lines I wanted to mask. My skin appeared completely smooth and wrinkle-free after the product dried (in 5 minutes). I successfully applied mineral makeup and powder to set.

Personally, I think Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler looks best with minimal makeup. It is perfect if you’re low maintenance, wear little to no makeup and want to take 5 years off your face in 5 minutes. It’s an instant lower eyelift or temporary filler for forehead fine lines. If applied heavily to a targeted area, this product completely temporarily fills in wrinkles.

Strengths
If applied correctly, results in airbrushed, poreless, wrinkle-free skin. Couldn’t ask more from a wrinkle filler.

Weaknesses
The effect is temporary. Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler is definitely not the DeLorean of skincare products. No traveling back to when you fearlessly fake baked, slapped on baby oil and hit the beach then slept in your makeup with zero fear of fine lines. Also, it’s too thick to be used as a liquid foundation primer.

How To Use
Generously smooth on (do not massage in) targeted areas, allow it to completely dry, then apply mineral foundation. If you aren’t getting the results for which you had hoped, try using more product.

* My surgeon ended up using the CO2 laser under my eyes, which vaporized any fine lines and provided a long-term solution. Read that review here.

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