Algenist: Blue Algae Vitamin C Dark Spot Correcting Peel

Hilarie here! For years, I swore by the Bi-Phase Peel by Algenist. It worked beautifully on my oily skin. I would use weekly (Sunday nights) and the effects were baby soft, smooth and glowing skin. An absolute #holygrail product until…..they discontinued it 😐 Algenist, in its place, created the Blue Algae Vitamin C Dark Spot Correcting Peel (1.5oz, $85), which is essentially a 20 minute mask. I’ve used it several times over the past few months and wanted to share my thoughts. 


This product is described as a “vegan resurfacing and exfoliating peel that reduces the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation while visibly smoothing texture, evening tone and brightening.” 


The gel-like product is dispensed from a pump, which I really like and, as the name would suggest, is greenish-blue in color. It also smells of chamomile and blue tansy which I am 100% here for! Very light, beautiful scent. To apply, massage onto clean, damp skin, let sit for 20 minutes and remove with warm water (I used a cloth dampened with warm water then applied moisturizer).


After several uses, I like it, but it is a very different product than it’s predecessor. This, in my opinion, is a mild mask/peel that is suitable for multiple skin types. I understand creating a product for a larger population however, there is still a place for the Bi-Phase Peel. My oily skin misses it dearly 😢  If you purchase the newer product expecting a similar reformulation, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a good treatment mask that is gentle, but effective, I think you’ll like this one.


I know that Bart compared the two a while back and that review encouraged me to try the mask. Has anyone else tried one or both?

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