Try this teeny experiment: Look into a mirror and press a finger into the flesh of your face. If it springs straight back, congrats, you’re either a pre-pubescent schoolgirl or perfectly preserved. But if you’re left staring at a thumbprint smooshed into your skin, bad news, buddy: The cushion of collagen buttressing your youthful bounce is breaking down from sun, stress and such. #Sad.
Enter this awesome Algenist anti-ager, a mousse-like moisturiser packed with a potent potpourri of the sciencey brand’s signature algae actives. As its name suggests, this “blurring” balm also boasts fairly noticeable opalescent optics that may take some getting used to. While I’m usually leery of light-reflecting particles when it comes to skincare – that sort of instant gratification is usually short-lived – I’ve scrutinised my naked face post-cleansing and can confirm that the new-found milkiness in my mien cannot be explained away by surface shimmer.
Personal experience-slash-endorsement: I’m pathologically obsessive when it comes to the creases and crinkles on my face, so I can honestly say that a month of twice-daily use wiped out the wee wrinkles besides my mouth. Better than Botox? #SmirkingFaceEmoji!
Text: Eugene Quek, Her World Plus / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha
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