Algenist does some really nice skincare sets every year for the holiays and its a nice way to try out some of their skincare without having to splurge on full sizes. This year’s holiday features quite a nice selection of value sets, two of which I’ve been loving are the Genius Collection 2016 ($95; algenist.com) and the Drop & Glow Luminizing Duo ($22; algenist.com). The Genius Collection comes with deluxe sizes of the Genius Ultimate Anti Aging Melting Cleanser, Genuis Ultimate Anti Aging Cream, Genius Ultimate Anti Aging Eye Cream Genius Ultimate Anti Aging Bi-Phase Peel and the Genius Ultimate Anti Aging Vitamin C+ Serum. The Genius Cream is a fantastic moisturizer, a great anti aging one for all skin types. It has a whipped texture and a nice vanilla scent. Its perfect all through the year. I also love the Melting Cleanser for removing makeup, even though it needs a washcloth and a second cleanser for squeaky clean. The Vitamin C+ Serum and the Bi-Phase Peel are both very potent at what they do and great if you want a little exfoliation on a weekly basis. The Eye Cream is good for under makeup and for the daytime since it is super lighteright yet hydrating.
The Drop & Glow Luminizing Duo is two of their deluxe sizes of the Luminizing Drops, Rose, a cool toned shimmery pink and Champagne a golden pearl. I like these under makeup and mixed in with bases than over them. A litle goes a really long way since they are quite a concentared formula. They are easy to blend, add a nice, lit from within glow and the shimmer doesn’t translate too much on the skin, which is nice.