Monday, 28 November 2016

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm Review - A surprise in a tiny jar


Eye cream is one of my favourite skincare product. It is an extra step for many people but for me it makes a huge difference. I have been using eye cream on and off for quite some time. The reason not bieng consistent with it was that I have oily skin and applying any thick cream under eye bothers me if it is sticky or tacky. 

As we age, under eye area is the first one to tell the stories of our wisdom. Ultimately pushing me to be regular with eye cream. I don’t have visible or deep wrinkle though, just few fine lines. I used the Liz Earl line smoothing serum for a long time until this summer. My skin was not coping with it anymore and I had to stop using it. I wrote a bit of dramatic post about it if you wish to read.

As I was out of eye cream and weather was changing, I dig out my “samples box”. There I found a sample of Algenist complete eye renewal balm. I don’t remember when did I get it and how I got it? It is a 7ml sample which is quite generous size for a sample, considering the full size is15ml jar.

I took it out, tried on the back of my hand and applied it under my eyes. I instantly fell in love with it. It doesn’t have any fragrance or at least I can’t smell anything. The texture is so soft and balmy, as the name stated. It instantly absorbs into the skin, leaving skin very soft and supple. It doesn’t leave any residue behind. No tackiness or shine, just beautifully moisturised skin.
I have been using it for past two weeks and you can see the amount I have used. A tiny amount goes a long way. It has Alguronic acid, which comes from algae and have an extensive research behind it. Along that, it has vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber and aloe to reduce the puffiness and brightens the under eye area.


I love using eye creams under my makeup, especially in winters. Algenist eye renewal cream provides the smoothest base for eye makeup. Concealer and foundation glide like a dream on top of it because it has dimethicone in ingredients list. No creasing and no exaggerating of dryness whatsoever. My eyes are pretty sensitive and can easily irritate by most eye products. But this is working brilliantly for me.

I didn’t see any visible difference in my fine lines after using it for two weeks. But then again I am not using it for long to see dramatic changes. My initial concern is dryness in winters under my eyes. It keeps under eye area rather well moisturised, consequently fine lines become less noticeable.


I will recommend it to anyone who have oily to normal skin and are looking to incorporate an eye cream in their skincare this winter. For very dry skin, I am not sure it will work because of its balmy texture. A lot of people also complain that Algenist eye renewal cream doesn’t work on deep wrinkles. I can’t comment on that as I am not quite there yet. But for mid age crisis it is here for the rescue.   

Will I be buying it in future? Oh, it is a tough question. Because it is a pricy number. The full size (15ml) Algenist balm is around £48 and is available at Space.NK.


In the memory of my brother

23 comments:

  1. I have never used eye cream before, but I think it won't be long before I need to use it. Too many sleepless night (thanks Kids!) are starting to take their toll.
    This does sound like a fantastic cream however I think the price is a little too steep for me.

    Laura x x x

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    1. Agreed. Price is very steep for a small pot.

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  2. I have a few fine lines so this might help and my skin is oily too so this would be perfect too.

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    1. I hope, it works the same for you too xx

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  3. This sounds lovely especially as it seems to soak in to the skin well as well as keeping it moisturised.

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  4. The pot obviously lasts a long time which is great and I love the fact that there is no greasiness. As I'm now 40+ I need a good cream that will keep those lines at bay!

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  5. I've used this too, I thought it was great. It's a pricey one for sure but then a good eye cream is hard to find.

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    1. Totally agree. But why they are so expensive :/

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  6. Eye creams are never something I've thought about before, but I've been discovering a lot of things since I started blogging. It's definitely on my list of things to try! :)

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    1. I hope you find a good on for yourself :)

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  7. I also have fine lines around my eyes and I think its about time I should include one eye cream in my skin care regimen. This one sounds good. Great review.

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  8. Having dry skin, i do have very dry under eye area and currently using natural oils. This one sounds good but price seems bit high.

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  9. I NEED this but tooooooooooo pricey!

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  10. Wow £48 for 15ml is super pricey. I use an eye serum from a seller on Etsy, which I love and has made a difference to my fine lines.

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  11. I have never used eye cream in my life! I have seen quite a few posts about it recently and I feel I should maybe give it a try!

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  12. I've never used any product on my eyes. I really feel like I should now! But COR! It's pretty pricey!

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  13. I've never used any product on my eyes. I really feel like I should now! But COR! It's pretty pricey!

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  14. I definitely need to start using an eyecream, but this one is a bit out of my price range!

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  15. £48 a little too much for me, but the product indeed sounds great! definitely, would love to try!

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  16. Wow that looks like a good product at £48 is quite steep though.. R

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