Algenist - GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel

Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • niacinamide
  • algae exopolysaccharides
  • algae extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • chlorella protothecoides oil
  • glycerin
  • haematococcus pluvialis extract
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • plukenetia volubilis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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HIGH
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"Great for all skin types, it minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin elasticity."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, salicylic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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HIGH
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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"98% saw firmer, hydrated, and nourished skin ."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: algae extract, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: chlorella protothecoides oil, plukenetia volubilis seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (haematococcus pluvialis extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
8.4% - 10.3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
4.2% - 5.2%
An emollient. Is unlikely to have additional benefits for the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.9% - 2.4%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 1.9%
Sugars produced by sea bacteria that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
0.95% - 1.15%
Creates a cooling sensation on the skin. Does not have a skin benefit
0.7% - 1%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant oil that works as a good moisturizer by softening the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin and reducing blemishes due to the large content of linoleic acid
0.55% - 0.85%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.5% - 0.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance
0.3% - 0.55%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Green algae extract that might contain antioxidant astaxanthin
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Pepper extract. Might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.25% - 0.5%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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