Review: Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

When I noticed that my undereye area was becoming more dry, I knew I needed to bring out the big guns. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most delicate, which is recommend that women invest a little more when it comes to eye creams—it’s really the secret to looking young.

I've been using the Algenist Complete Renewal Balm, $50.

I’ve been using the Algenist Complete Renewal Balm, $65 at Sephora. Locally,it’s available at Rustan’s Department Stores (will update this post with the price once I find it).

What I like about this balm is that it suits all skin types and it targets all my concerns: fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. Most eye creams I encounter only really focus on one concern, so I like that this is a beauty multi-tasker.

Here's what it looks like inside. When you dip into the pot, it feels pretty dense and cushy—not light or watery.

Here’s a peek at what it looks like inside. When you dip into the pot, it feels pretty dense and cushy—not light or watery.

I do wish that this came with a spatula, or better yet, was packaged in a pump to prolong its shelf life and prevent germs from contaminating the pot. I’m also not that big a fan of the scent (sometimes it smells kinda funky or sour after I pat it on and I can’t figure out why TBH). But despite these setbacks, I still use it! Why? Because it works!

See? Thick and dense. Use this twice a day, guys!

See? Thick and dense. Use this twice a day, guys!

I just kinda slide my fingers over the pot (I know, I have to use a spatula) to lift a bit of the product off and pat it over my undereye area. A little goes a long way and you don’t want to put too much or else this will happen. But I guess what I should really tell you is that I noticed that my dark circles became a tad lighter and I noticed that the skin around my eyes started to plump up and become firmer (win!). The lines under my eyes were still there, but they weren’t as deep anymore when I zoomed in on my photos.


No doubt that sheen helps brighten the undereye area! When you apply a thin layer though, it’s practically invisible on your skin.

The winning combo in this eye balm: Alguronic Acid combined with vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts. In self-assessment tests, 86 % of women felt skin density, suppleness, and elasticity was restored and 93% felt skin radiance appeared boosted. After I read that, I was like, whoa! Me, too—yay!

I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now, so I’m excited to see the results after using it for a month (78% of women said they noticed that deep wrinkles were minimized). I’m hoping that I’ll experience the same thing since I’ve been getting good results so far, so the odds are in my favor.

Do you want another update by the end of June, so I can tell you if it really works? Sound off in the comments and tell me your thoughts about the eye cream you’re currently using. ♥

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Algenist Available at Rustan’s Department Stores. Click here to visit their international website.

  • Thanks, Katie! So happy you like my reviews :) If fine lines are a concern, I was happiest with elizabeth arden’s prevage eye serum (fastest and quickest results). It’s pricey, but worth it. After that, I like Algenist naman. Laneige was great also for tiny lines, but after using it for months, it worked more on my dark circles.