Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel
Suitable for skin types:
Fitzpatrick: I - VI
Basic: Normal, Dry, Oily/Acne-prone, Combination
Glogau: Mild, Moderate, Advanced, Severe
They Say: This powerful yet gentle formula calms and soothes skin with no irritation or recovery time. It visibly improves skin texture, brightens, and enhances radiance for a youthful-looking, glowing complexion. Great for all skin types, it minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skintone, and fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin elasticity.
We Say: I know what you're thinking, "another peel- just what the world needed" or perhaps something along those lines, right? Hold on a sec! Don't write this one off because it is not the same. This bi-phase peel is based on glycolic acid, salicylic acid and introducing shikmik acid.
For the first time ever, this bi-phase formula combines the powerful effects of a peel with the nourishing benefits of Microalgae Oil. Glycolic and salicylic acids work together for gentle, highly effective skin exfoliation and renewal while Microalgae Oil leaves skin feeling soothed, nourished, and deeply conditioned. The two phases combine to offer an unparalleled experience – the effectiveness of a peel, with the luxurious benefits of an oil.
•Visibly brightens and enhances radiance
•Visibly improves skin texture
•Diminishes appearance of pore size
•Smoothes and nourishes skin
All of these claims are typical of a good glycolic acid peel. Salicylic acid definitely helps with purging the pores to help them appear smaller while the shikimic acid backs up the glycolic acid in performance without adding any irritation. Shiki- what? Yeah, you read it right, shikimik acid- a rising star ingredient derived from star anise (yep, the pun was intended). Shikimik may sound like the newest dance but I assure that that is one ingredient that you will want in your skin care arsenal- especially if you’re prone to breakouts. Here is the rundown of what skikimic acid is capable of:
1) slashing the number of acne causing bacteria
2) Preventing moisture from leaving the skin
3) Exfoliating the skin as well as glycolic acid but without the irritation
You can see how this skikimic compliments both glycolic acid and salicylic making the perfect peel trio. Top it off with the microalgae oil that’s rich in omega-9 fatty acid, phytosterols, tocopherol and tocatrienols- all skin goodies that will nourish and hydrate the skin. There you have it; a peel that doesn’t just leave you bare but smoothed and nourished. What better way to show your skin love?