I know I have a lot of TMG Faves recently – what can I say? There are a lot of good launches out there. Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser [$38] has made it onto my list of favorite things simply by being uncomplicated and STELLAR in more ways than one. First off, when I used this (got a sample at Sephora and used for 4 days) I noticed that it took off EVERY STITCH of makeup – I mean all of it. When I rinsed with a hot face towel it was FILLED with makeup, dirt etc, bonus is that my skin felt SUPER clean. It’s definitely an anti-aging cleanser – it’s really nourishing without being greasy and tones and firms the skin all in one fell swoop. This eliminates the need to pre-cleanse or even double cleanse as this helps you get it right the first time.
This non-drying, rich melting cleanser is the best of biotechnology and offers an unparalleled sensorial experience. The powerful formula combines both alguronic acid, a patented antiaging breakthrough, and microalgae oil, a new source of nourishing oil, to visibly replenish and smooth skin. This transforming cleanser melts into a silky oil to lift away all traces of long-wearing makeup gently and effectively. Upon contact with water, this lightweight oil turns into a milky emulsion and rinses clean to wash away impurities, leaving skin beautifully cleansed, soft, and radiant-looking.