If you must try Algenist products, the Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum contains the highest concentration of the active microalgae ingredient. Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum also contains the highest concentration of niacinamide of any of the Algenist products. Considering niacinamide has been clinically proven to do everything from soften skin to treat hyperpigmentation to eliminate mild cases of acne, it makes Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum your safest bet.
Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum has a light, quickly absorbing consistency, so it's perfect for daily wear under sunscreen, especially since Solazyme research suggests it boosts UV protection.
Ingredients in Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum: Water/Eau (Aqua), Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Niacinamide, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Tetrapeptide-21, Beta-Glucan, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit (Apple) Cell Culture Extract, Inula Crithmoide Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf/Stem Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Ergothioneine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Sorbitol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Sclerotium Gum, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citral, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol.
My bottom line? Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum is worth a shot if you're dying to try alguronic acid, but the data is not glowing enough for me to make it an all-time favorite. Maybe Solazyme will produce more research and I will happily do a re-post at that time, but until then, I'm going to hold off on giving this one a glowing review. Based on the data, I personally will stick with my antioxidants/sunscreen/niacinamide by day, retinoids/peptides/niacinamide at night, and will stay on the lookout for more new ingredients!
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