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When it comes to under-eye creams, less is more. Dab gently—don’t smear.

Algenist

Birchbox Breakdown

Whether your eyes need immediate relief after a rough evening or a long term anti-aging lift, this balm is your answer. The biotech team behind Algenist designed it tackle dehydration, fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles with a patented microalgae compound that spurs the cellular renewal process. The results will be immediately visible, and continued use will result in a more rested, youthful appearance.

How it Works

The key is Alguronic Acid, an ingredient derived from deep sea microalgae that fights the long-term signs of aging by going beneath skin to promote cell regeneration. In addition, cucumber extract soothes and hydrate the under eye area, while caffeine remedies puffiness.

How to Use

Apply morning and night to clean skin. Since the formula is extra-potent, you'll only need a pea-sized amount for both eyes. Scoop the balm onto clean fingertips and delicately tap around the under eye area until it is completely absorbed.

Water/Eau (Aqua), Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Isostearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Algae Exopolysacharides, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf/Stem Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Tetrapeptide-21, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Malus Domestica Fruit (Apple) Cell Culture Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Inula Crithmoide Extract, Phospholipids, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Steareth-20, Ceteareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

My fav eye cream EVA

This is probably my 4th jar of the complete renewal eye balm and it's a great product. Very creamy and rich so it keeps the area around my eye very moisturized and I can honestly say it's helped reduce the fine lines around my eyes. I haven't noticed a change in the darkness of the bags under my eyes but I think that is just hereditary. There is little to no smell (I'm very sensitive to smells).

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O.k.

This product is okay---I can't say I've noticed any of my wrinkles disappearing but it does make my skin feel moisturized. I've only been using the product for two weeks now so maybe I should give it some more time to see actual results. Verdict is still out!

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Immediate Results

I've been using eye cream since college and I always sort of thought of it as something I was doing for myself for 10 years down the road. But, after using my samples of Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm I have totally changed my tune. My eyes are brighter, the skin underneath is firmer and tighter and my fine lines are literally nowhere in sight. I literally feel like this cream made a huge difference overnight. I will be purchasing the full size.

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Purchased

Can't really say that I've noticed immediate results. Still waiting, but it feels nice. We will see if any results in time.

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I think it's workng

I have tried so many age fighting eye creams and think this one is my favorite. I'm 40 years young and have some fine lines, puffiness & dark circles. Honestly, I do see an improvement with the fine lines, just not with the puffiness or dark circles. I've been using this product now for about 4-6 months now. I'm still looking for that product that does it all.

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Love this!

I use this every morning before applying my makeup. I can definitely see a difference beneath my eyes when I use it; dark circles are less noticeable and the puffiness goes way almost immediately...LOVE this product!

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Great product!
Purchased

I've been using this product daily for a month now and I know it's working great. I used to come in to work some mornings after a long night and my co workers would tell me that I looked like I got no sleep. I would get slight darkening under my eyes and puffiness, but no more of that for me. I haven't had one of those comments since I started using this product. The jar is small, but it lasts a long time. Great product! Thank u Birchbox for introducing me to this product.

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Algae it's eye balm
Purchased

Love It. It is light and smell is good. It is not grease or heavy on the skin. Feels great around the eyes.

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Great eye cream

I received two samples of this and each sample lasted about 1.5 weeks applying twice a day. I don't have fine lines or wrinkles, but I do have dark areas under my eyes. After about 2 weeks I noticed the dark areas were beginning to lighten up! I wish this product wasn't so expensive....I'm still debating if I'll purchase a full size.

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Silky smooth

This stuff goes on so easy and is almost unscented which is nice for an eye cream. I use this morning and night but might use a gel in the morning after a bit just to change it up. I also use the Algenist firming and lifting cream for the rest of my face. I could tell a difference in less than a week.

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