By Alina Kelly
Algenist is a company born from biotechnology. They use algae and uncover its limitless potential to create skincare products that can reform your skin in only 10 days. Algenist uses Alguronic Acid, which demonstrates significant anti-aging properties, in their products.
The skincare company is committed to using naturally sourced ingredients in all of their products, which are dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, and suitable for all skin types.
I have only recently learned about this skincare brand, and I am impressed with the results I’ve been seeing in such a short period of time. About two weeks ago, I went into Sephora looking for a face mask that would help reduce the size of my pores, and a Sephora employee recommended the ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Mask. As one employee was telling me about the mask, another came over and started raving about how amazing it is. I was immediately sold.
The mask costs $38, which isn’t cheap, but it is a reasonable price compared to Algenist’s other products.
I find the mask to be fascinating because it changes color as it balances your skin. The mask is mint green, but it begins to turn pink with application as it balances and detoxifies the skin.
Initially, I thought that the mask felt kind of heavy on my face, but as I continued using it, I wasn't bothered by it. I use the mask 2-3 times per week, and my skin has yet to experience any irritation. Some of the reviews online say that people have experienced a tingling or burning sensation, but I have never felt that while using this product.
When I read the application directions, I was shocked to discover the application time. I am used to using face masks that are left on for over 15 minutes, but with the ALIVE mask, you apply it for only 3-5 minutes, which is, of course, convenient.
This mask is now one of my favorite masks I’ve ever purchased, and I will definitely purchase it again. My skin has a radiant glow and looks more evenly toned. Without this mask, it’s safe to say my skin would not feel ALIVE.