Algenist Hits SephoraThursday, February 23, 2012
The "secret" ingredient in Algenist is Alguronic Acid, a mixture of byproducts from algae. This line has gotten attention from The New York Times. Basically, it is a byproduct of algae and there are a bunch of peptides. I don't have enough info to tell you how the algae works on the skin, but in vitro this anti-aging complex increases collagen synthesis by up to 209%, increases proteoglycan synthesis by up to 155%, and increases elastin synthesis by up to 32%.
The new line is already in stock at Sephora, and I'll be trying it out soon. What do you think?
Algenist at Sephora