I received this Algenist anti-ageing cream as a birthday present from Space NK. If you have their loyalty card I'm pretty sure you get a birthday present too. Not sure how I feel about getting an anti-ageing cream as a present but that a different matter altogether.
This was a 15ml sample which is quite generous and it gave me a good month of night time cream.
As a bit of a background: I'm 32 and I only have very fine lines around my eyes (thank god for this). I used Algenist especially around my eyes but I also used it all around my face just to prevent any future wrinkles.
The smell is ok. It's not refreshing or relaxing but it's not that disturbing either. The main ingredient is Alguronic acid which has mainly anti-aging properties according to some scientific tests.
I washed, cleansed and moisturised my skin and Algenist was the last layer of the skin care cake.
It absorbs quite quickly into the skin and it gives you a refreshing feeling almost immediately.
The following day my skin felt like new and very nourished and super soft.
I'm not 100% sure how effective this cream is as an anti-ageing as I only used it for a month. However, I loved the effect it had on my skin and I'm sure if I kept on using it I would have seen some improvement.
Algenist can be purchased from Space NK at £68 for a 60ml pot. Link. I'm seriously thinking about getting a full pot. It seems a reasonable price for a good brand and for a generous pot.