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do i need an eye cream under it?
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How does this compare to the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream?
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do i need an eye cream under it?
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Do you put this on before any moisturizer or foundation? Does it help get rid of dark circles or just cover them?


Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

What it is: A balm for the eye area with the exclusive antiaging ingredient Alguronic Acid. What it is formulated to do: This rich yet lightweight balm hydrates and soothes the eye area to decrease puffiness and dark circles. The revolutionary microalgae-based ingredient Alguronic Acid fights visible signs of aging. It joins complementary active ingredients to deliver the appearance of renewal to the eye area. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: While pursuing renewable energy solutions, a biotechnology laboratory in San Francisco unexpectedly discovered the powerful properties of Alguronic Acid, the bioactive compound available only in Algenist products. Research results: In comparison testing, Alguronic Acid outperformed other well-known active antiaging ingredients, demonstrating superior antiaging benefits. Average results measured following an in vitro test with Alguronic Acid: - 55% increase in cellular regeneration - 32% increase in elastin synthesis - 26% decrease in melanin production Following a self-assessment of 100 women, within 10 days of daily use: - 86 % Felt skin density, suppleness, and elasticity was restored - 93% Felt skin radiance appeared boosted Within 4 weeks of daily use: - Deep wrinkles appeared minimized in 78% of subjects. - Skin appeared noticeably tightened and lifted in 81% of subjects.
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Questions & Answers for Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

Question
Do I need any other moisturizer for AM or PM?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use Algenist in the morning and night, my eyes are moisterized and my makeup looks so much better.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
angeld19
answer 2
No. This will do the trick. Trust me! You will love the feeling on your skin as well! I got the serum for my face and neck and the eye cream. If your in your 50's like me, you will love this! I have tried everything!!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
loriny
(Garrison, New York)
answer 3
for the eyes no because this can be used or AM and PM but as far as facial moisturizer this will not do it for you :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
beautydiva11
(Mission Viejo, CA)
answer 4
No need for any other eye cream. I use in the a.m. & p.m.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gcjj
(WA)
answer 5
I haven't found that I need it, although after applying the eye balm, when I put my face moisturizer on I do put whatever residue is still on my hands on my eyes. Hope that helps.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
falbeam
(Wethersfield, CT)
answer 6
This is now the only eye cream I use, both AM and PM.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Harley
(Seattle, WA)
answer 7
just for your face
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
beaurtywhore
(denver, co)
answer 8
Not on your eye area. This will do the trick all day.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
suger
(Corpus Christi, Tx)
answer 9
No this product does a good job with moisturizing.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kimmykar
(Reston)
Question
directions?
Can this product be used on upper lid as well?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
bestchoices
(Charlottesville, Va.)
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
8 answers
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answer 1
I only use the serum for face and neck on my upper lip and it has helped the little lines above your lip from getting deeper. It also makes them softer. Dont forget to use a lip liner, put above your upper lip and cover the lines. It works.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
loriny
(Garrison, New York)
answer 2
generally eye creams are not supposed to be used on the eyelid and if the eye cream is eyelid safe it will actually indicate it. this however is to be used around the eye area only. :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
beautydiva11
(Mission Viejo, CA)
answer 3
Yes! And it doesn't make your makeup slide. Remember the smallest amount is necessary, so don't waste it. It is amazing!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
falbeam
(Wethersfield, CT)
answer 4
yes, but this product is not going to perform miracles. It's a nice lightweight moisturizer, however, I think they are over-selling the actual end product.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kaleal
(st. louis, mo)
answer 5
I use completely around my eye - top lid, under eye and corners.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Harley
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
all eye creams can
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
beaurtywhore
(denver, co)
answer 7
Yes it can.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
suger
(Corpus Christi, Tx)
answer 8
That was one thing I did really like about this eye cream it can be used on the upper lid.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kimmykar
(Reston)
Question
Does this product replace my AM or PM eye cream? What are directions for use?
I'm in my 60s, fair red-head complexion, for many years have used Sisley baume efficace in the AM and eye and lip contour complex in the PM.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does. Only use this in AM and PM on a clean face. You will love the feeling and watch your puffy eyes and crows feet diminish slowly. Happy New Year Face!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
loriny
(Garrison, New York)
answer 2
This cream will replace both. It also will not give you the little bumps under your eyes that a lot of the other creams do because they are so rich. This is the perfect cream. You will love it!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Maine)
answer 3
this can be your AM AND PM eye cream :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
beautydiva11
(Mission Viejo, CA)
answer 4
My old eye creams are a thing of the past. This product does it all.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Harley
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
same directions as any other eye cream, and yes, it's an eye cream so it replaces your other one
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
beaurtywhore
(denver, co)
answer 6
I'm switching back to my original skin regime. So no.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kimmykar
(Reston)
answer 7
The directions say to use the balm around the eye area twice a day. I've been using it in place of my usual eye creams (Guinot Longue Vie Yeux eye-lifting cream and a Vit. C complex for the dark circles). Sometimes I still use a bit of continuous hydration eye cream under my makeup, because my under-eye makeup is very drying (Bobbi Brown corrector, concealer & powder), but I'm using less and less of the makeup as the balm takes effect. I'm mostly just using foundation and powder at this point. When I'm not wearing the makeup my eyes feel great and I don't use anything else.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
laramz
(San Francisco, CA)
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Will Algenist eye creamt also help puffy eyelids
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
crardin
(Wayzata, MN)
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
7 answers
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answer 1
I used a sample for about 10 days every morning and every night, and it certainly did take away the puffiness, and it made my upper lids less droopy too.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
renaeo79
answer 2
This does stop the puffy eyes as well as crows feet. Only product on the market that works for me. I have tried everything in Sephora and all the cheap junk . This works!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
loriny
(Garrison, New York)
answer 3
this eye cream will help with puffiness under the eye. most eye creams are intended to be used around the eyes and not on the eyelids. what you can do instead is if you have puffy eyelids put something cool on your lids like cold cucumbers or anything that cold from the fridge and leave it on for about 3-5 min. however please note that it will look puffier when you take the cool item off. however please note that you may look puffier than before when you first take it off but give it a couple minutes and the puffiness will go away suddenly! :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
beautydiva11
(Mission Viejo, CA)
answer 4
not really.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kaleal
(st. louis, mo)
answer 5
Yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Harley
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
Yes, it helped with puffiness. It has caffeine in it. Worked wonders.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
joshinchicago
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
I haven't put it on my eyelids as I wear contacts and don't want it to seep into my eyes. Too blurry...
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
starza
(New York, NY)
Question
where do you apply the cream? just under the eye?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
puamelia1
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
7 answers
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answer 1
I use it under the eye, from just outside the corner of my eye to between my eye and the bridge of the nose. I also put it just under the eyebrow (but I haven't put it on the lid).
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
california123
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I use it underneath and around the upper orbit and have had no issues whatsoever.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Leslielynn
(Oklahoma)
answer 3
i don't know what the suggested application is but I lightly apply everywhere from my orpital bone to my brow bone. This stuff is amazing
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
kelsbellspsu
(Northern Cambria, PA)
answer 4
No. Pat it gently under your eye, up to the insides of your eyes, which for me, tend to be a little dark, and to your lids. In other words, you kind of go around in a circle.

I recently learned that our eyelids are one of the least hydrated parts of our entire body. If your question is specific to Algenist eye cream, which I use, you don't have to use very much.

Try to always be really gentle; pat, don't rub or pull the skin around your eyes, and you will ALWAYS be beautiful!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
choosysusan
(East Bay Area, CA)
answer 5
I use it all around the eye area-over and under.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lollo55
(wall,nj)
answer 6
Yes
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
martia
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 7
I apply on lid and under eye.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lakecountrylori
(Hartland, WI)
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Good for younger skin?
Is this good for younger skin (I'm 26)? I have sensitive skin, especially around my eye area (I've had eczema breakouts with some eye creams), but I tried a sample of this and it didn't cause a reaction. I like all the benefits people claim it has long-term. Now I'm just wondering if it's too much for younger skin -- don't want to overwhelm my eye area with stuff it doesn't need yet!
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
amandaadele10
(New York, NY)
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm 24 and have very sensitive skin and I love this product! I've used other creams that were too heavy or thick and were just too much for me since I really don't have fine lines or signs of aging. But this is very light, yet super hydrating. I love it.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
makeupnovice0
(philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
Hi =) I'm 26 also. This product helped me decrease the puffiness in my eyes and brightened my dark circles. Makes me feel like I'm in my prime days again. I use it with my Clarisonic Aria and it's amazing. I hope it will make you feel the way it made me feel. =)
answered 4 months ago
mommyshmeemo
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 3
Your not too young, I was 27 when I started using Algenist!!!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
desirea
(Silver Spring, MD)
answer 4
Any age can use this eye cream. It is very hydrating and helps fade darkness around the eye area. It does not contain any ingredients that would irritate sensitive eyes.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
RandeeBT
Question
Which eye cream is best for dark circles, puffiness and fine lines....in that order?
I need to purchase an eye cream, had a sample of algenist and loved how it made the area under my eye fee. But also use Fresh soy products and can't decide which eye cream to go with. If I go with Fresh, which one should I choose? I am 56...if that makes a difference....but have been told I look much younger. Thanks.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(fitchburg.ma)
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
3 answers
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answer 1
Try this Algenist Eye Balm or Sunday Riley Start Over Active Eye Cream. The Sunday Riley's effects are immediate. You won't believe how your under-eye area looks after about 5 to 10 minutes. I barely need concealer after the Sunday Riley. The Algenist is more moisturizing. I saw results in about 3 days. The Sunday Riley is pricey but the bottle is HUGE.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
dcamy
(Washington DC)
answer 2
Thanks so much. I noticed the silkiness right away....even from the sample. Does it help with dark circles?
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ptg56
(fitchburg.ma)
answer 3
ALGENIST IS THE BEST! I am 53 and I should be a commercial for it ! It works great. Just give it a few weeks and you will love the silky feeling as it goes on your clean skin in the am and pm.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
loriny
(Garrison, New York)
Question
How long does this jar last?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
guinea123
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
About 90 days.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
rasyciukas
(Atco, NJ)
answer 2
I got a small sample jar, and because a little bit goes a long way, I would say that a full size jar would last several months.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
HBee
(Springfield, MO)
answer 3
I received a mini sample jar with a coupon for a deluxe sample and it has already lasted me over a month with more than half a jar to spare! The full size should approximately last you 2-3 months. Remember, use less than a grain of rice for both eyes!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
glossypinklips
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Can this be used on the eye lid?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have been using it all around my eyes twice daily for about 2-3 wks. I've had no problems. I don't use much on the lid during the day especially to prevent makeup increasing.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 2
I've been using it on my lids for 2 weeks now with no issues to report. And I think my lids are even a bit less crepey? :-)
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
francats
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicagoland)
Question
sensitive eyes/skin
Is this good for sensitivity prone skin? My under eye area tends to look red with most eye creams I have tried with high hopes.in other words,are there irritating ingredients.I'm healing up from thoughtlessly smearing an aha moisturizer up under my eyes 4 days ago. I noticed some reviews about it not aggravating others with sensitivities.I'm wondering if it may help heal quicker? Thank you for any advice!
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Complete Eye Renewal Balm
3 answers
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answer 1
This did not irritate my eyes and most eye creams really bother me.
answered 6 months ago
cherrio
(South Elgin)
answer 2
I tried this for my VERY sensitive eyes and it did not seem to irritate! however, it was not as 'healing' for irritation as I had hoped.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Nicrohr
(Madison Heights MI)
answer 3
I use this morning and night without problems, and I have sensitive skin-very gentle and soothing.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
sexysenior
(Lowell, MA.)
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