Repair your skin from the polar vortex with Algenist

Just when you started feeling your toes again and your town leaders stopping issuing severe health and weather warnings, you might have seen other problems looming in the mirror. The harsh cold and winds that much of the US suffered did a number on even the most glowing of complexions! Dry patches, scaling and even sagging quickly add up to recreate that old Sea Hag from Popeye look. Not cute.

During moments of crisis for your skin, it’s time to immediately rethink your routine. If you’re seeing redness, blisters, hives, micro tears, flaking, etc., you need to think soothing and healing. For now, set aside the scrubs, peels, lighteners and whiteners.

There is a skincare company — Algenist — that has harnessed the healing and nutritive powers of what they name as one of the oldest plants in the world: algae. Ok, here we go . . . “How old is it?” Many sources say, 400 million years old! Think about it. If you survive 400 million years, you have some tricks up your sleeve. I was happy to be hosted to experience this product line.

GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser has a unique, modern formulation. It comes out of the tube a vanilla-cinnamon scented gel that becomes a nourishing microalgae oil upon application. Once water hits it, it becomes milky and rinses completely away: no greasy residue! Off comes all of your makeup and environmental pollution residue. You’ll feel clean, yet soothed, in the same instant.

During this time of needing extra oomph for your complexion, the Power line will add more moisture. POWER Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer has algae derived proteins, amino acids and antioxidants to hydrate and plump up your skin within days. It starts as a rich cream that instantly liquifies. I’d describe the feeling on your face as that little protective layer that flowers have on their petals.

Did you do that 10 year profile pic challenge and get a little sad? You don’t have to put up with looking like Droopy Dog and you don’t have to go under the knife. In fact, don’t. I can count on one hand the number of pictures of people who’ve had successful surgeries. That includes all of the celebrities, politicians and socialites who spent in the hundreds of thousands of dollars nipping and tucking. Some even get “work done” overseas, because they’ll do things no doctor here would even try. No! Take care of what you have: eat right, drink lots of water, sleep well, exercise, get fresh air, use sunscreen and use the proper products. ELEVATE Advanced Lift Contouring Cream incorporates peptides and microalgae to lift those jowly areas enough to give you confidence. They describe it as a “whipped sculpting cream”. It’s a rich lotion consistency, but leaves no residue. You can use it from decollete up into the neck (and should) and on the face. You’ll be able to apply cosmetics right away.

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