Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Cream

This nifty little cream retails for $80 in Sephora.  That will net you 0.5oz/15ml of product.  A steep asking price for an eye cream.  This cream is touted to reduce the appearance of wrinkles while nourishing the eye area and improving its appearance.  Based on the description below, I had to have it!

algenist eye2This small container held a non-descript white cream with no scent.  The instructions say to use twice a day for optimal results.  The cream itself had a light consistency and applied smoothly to the skin.  It left no sheen and absorbed quickly.  It is listed as being suitable for all skin types, and it didn’t make me break out at all.

The downside, after several weeks of dedicated use I really didn’t notice any changes in my skin.  This cream was really and truly just OK for me.  I would love to hear from someone who had a great experience with this product.  I was just kept waiting on the edge of my seat for something to happen.

As described on the Sephora website:

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An eye balm designed to prime, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate, and soothe with alguronic acid, vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts.

Solutions for:
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Dark circles
– Puffiness

If you want to know more…
Complete Eye Renewal Balm is truly a multitasking product designed to prime, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate, soothe, and nourish the delicate eye area. This rich cream provides antiaging benefits, diminishes the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, and preps the eye area for smoother, longer-lasting makeup application. Alguronic acid combined with vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts help nourish and hydrate the eye area for a recharged and rejuvenated appearance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested and noncomedogenic.


Water, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Isostearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Algae Exopolysacharides, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf/Stem Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Tetrapeptide-21, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Malus Domestica Fruit (Apple) Cell Culture Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Inula Crithmoide Extract, Phospholipids, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Steareth-20, Ceteareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • You are allergic to Dimethicones
  • You are seeking a cruelty-free company (they sell in mainland China)
  • You are seeking a Vegan company


This eye cream held a lot of promise.  Filled with: Cucumber,  Vitamin C, Green Tea, Caffeine, Shea Butter, Apple, and Raspberry extracts.  It appealed to my desire to get away from Parabens, Phthalates, and Sulfates.  In the end, this cream was just average.  In my opinion, many companies on the market offer really great eye creams for a fraction of the price.  This is a “meh” product for me.  It could have been so much more.

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