Algenist ELEVATE Advanced Lift Contouring Cream Review & Photos


Algenist’s ELEVATE Advanced Lift Contouring Cream is one of Algenist’s newest skin care product releases.  What prompted me to give this a try was the 10 minutes to firm and 10 days to contour promise. That promise coupled with the fact that I’m just obsessed with trying new anti-aging products.  Algenist specifically claims that this “whipped sculpting cream is clinically proven to deliver an immediate, measurable increase in skin elasticity.” It has Alguronic Acid and Tripeptide-2 combined in a glycoprotein matrix (this combination is said to “instantly help promote and reinforce a firmer skin structure, visibly minimize signs of aging, and rapidly tone skin with proven lifting effects”), gold and anti-aging micro algae (list to “help fortify skin texture and tone for a smoother, plump, more contoured appearance in 10 days”).

Algenist is basing these findings on a study done of 100 participants. 20 of the participants used the contouring cream once a day, while the remaining 80 used it twice a day. Results after 10 minutes were a little lack luster in this study. 16% and 28% of participants showed signs of increased firmness and elasticity, respectively. However, the short and long-term results were much more impressive. With continued use participants saw more nourished skin with enhanced smoothness (94%) and softness (93%) after 10 days. After 28 days 81% and 83% reported results that the cream helped rebuild skin firmness and strengthen skin structure, respectively. I would have loved to see more information on their website about this study. I’m specifically interested in the test participants  ages and ethnicities to get a more detailed understanding of these results.


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This cream has a thick texture that moisturizes on contact without being  greasy or too heavy. It does have a slight perfume-like smell. It absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated. I was looking for signs of enhanced firmness within 10 minutes. Each time I applied the contour cream, while my skin felt softer, I didn’t feel any noticeable firmness. Since I’ve haven’t used this for the full 28 days I can’t conclude whether it’s claims to “rebuild skin’s firmness…and strengthen skin structure” hold true for me. However, I can say I have noticed significant improvement in skin texture. My skin feels more soft and subtle to the touch. I’ll give an update once I’ve used this for over a month.  My thoughts for now? This a very nourishing cream that would benefit those with dry skin, are looking for anti-aging benefits, and/or would like to improve skin texture.

A few notes on Algenist as a brand and their #StandFirm campaign. Founded in 2011 in Silicon Valley, this award-winning clinical skin care patented Alguronic Acid. It is Algenist’s breakthrough ingredient discovery that “outperforms and transcends skin care boundaries”. All Alienist products are non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and free of paragons, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs and Triclosan. Algenist will donate 10% of proceeds to Free2Luv, a nonprofit dedicated to individuality, celebrating equality, spreading kindness and standing up to bullying, from May 15 through May 30, in support of their #StandFirm campaign.

From 5/15 to 5/30, any purchase with coupon code Free2Luv on will get 10% off and Algenist will donate 10% to Help support Algenist’s meaningful #StandFirm mission and Free2Luv by making a purchase before May 30th.

Algenist ELEVATE Advanced Lift Contouring Cream is available at, in Ulta stores, on, and at Sephora beginning in June 2017.


Algenist’s ELEVATE Advanced Lift Contouring Cream

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1 Comment

  1. May 15, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    We’re super excited to be a part of this wonderful campaign. We #StandFirm for celebrating all youth and thank you for your support. ❤