Okay, so this is my absolute FAVORITE product by my absolute FAVORITE brand in luxury beauty products! When Algenist comes out with a three-in-one transformative melting gel cleanser for your face, YOU BUY IT!
Summary & Experience
When you first open the bottle, you are presented with a light green gel which gently soothes its way into the palm of your hand. As you rub the gel all over your face, the gel gently transforms into a smooth and silky oil. Once water makes contact with the oil, the oil transforms into a soapy cream cleanser which then purifies and cleanses your face. I have to say…this is a GENIUS and revolutionary idea for a face cleanser (pun intended)! Seriously, who knew that something as simple as a face wash could be so innovative?!
I was definitely skeptical at first, I am not going to lie. I figured the whole “three-in-one” tagline was a sales and marketing tactic. Which, it is, but in this instance it is actually true, as each substance relates to a specific mechanism of action to purify and cleanse your face. I was in store when I first heard about it, and the salesperson poured the tiniest drop of gel onto the front of my fist. She then rubbed it in ever so gently, and I watched the gel transform into a silky oil. She then whipped out a tiny spray bottle out of her back pocket and sprayed a spritz of water onto the oil. She lathered the water and oil together, and I saw the transformation into a creamy and milky liquid. She rubbed it in and then sprayed more water on it as to wash the gentle substance off my wrist. She then said, “Take a look at your other fist, and compare them side by side.” I was absolutely astonished at what I saw. There actually was a vast and notable difference between my two fists. FISTS, MIND YOU! Probably the hardest part of the body to test out the results of a beauty product. It amazed me that even the tiniest drop of gel on that one fist made a huge difference in both appearance and texture in comparison to the other fist. The cleansed fist looked younger, newer, and just really clear. It was like magic. I then found myself at the checkout counter sporting my first bottle of Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser in hand.
I actually remember the first time I used it. It was a crisp fall October day, my birthday specifically, when I used it for the first time on my face before meeting up with friends for dinner. I remember the spa-like treatment I had endured when rubbing the gel/oil/cream onto my face. I was excited to see what would happen, however I wasn’t anticipating anything special. After I wiped off the cream and water and did my last towel pat, I looked in the mirror and again, was amazed and astonished. It was my birthday, which meant I was getting older, and yet I had never looked younger than I did in my mid-20’s as I did at this moment. My face was the softest it’s ever been, and my face just looked absolutely clear and radiant. I was shocked by the instant results, and knew I had found my little bottle of youth. It is also extra-special because if you wear any skin cream or makeup, the cleanser acts as a primer, priming your face in the best way possible prior to application. When I went to dinner that night, one of my friends specifically said, “You’re not getting older, you are getting younger!” My thoughts, exactly I said to myself, as I knew the secret weapon that had made this possible.
Tips & Best Practices
As my experience in-store highlights, you only need a tiny drop (about the size of the tip of your pinkie) to reap the benefits from this cleanser. Remember to cover your whole face with the gel/oil, and your neck as well (you may want to use a little bit more to cover the neck area). Being an extremist myself, I used a little bit more than I am suggesting, and the 150 ml/50 oz bottle had lasted me for six months (every time)!
After the gel turns into an oil, I usually let the oil absorb into my skin for about 1 minute prior to cleansing with water. You don’t necessarily need to do this, but psychologically, I feel that it improves the benefits. 🙂
If you are going to be wearing makeup or any other cosmetic for the day, I definitely recommend the use of this cleanser before application. As I had mentioned prior, it really does have the added benefit of priming your face as you will find your skin to be softer and silkier than ever before. I would recommend to still use your regular primer in addition to the cleanser to enhance the effects.
Product & Pricing
The most common size for this anti-aging melting cleanser is 150 ml/5 fl oz. at a price range of $38-$45. Not bad for an average six months of usage! You may purchase this item directly here: Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser 150Ml/5 Oz
GENIUS is a spin-off brand within the Algenist Brand. Basically, it is a higher-end line within a high-end beauty brand. Algenist uses science, research and proven ingredients that make the brand stand out (and actually work). The GENIUS brand contains higher-end ingredients that make the products more beneficial & results-oriented. Eventually, I will do a blog specifically on this brand, given that it is my favorite luxury beauty line.
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