Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the Algenist toner found only at Sephora

I think one of the most overlooked products in skincare is a toner. Toner’s are necessary, and they can be a game-changer if you find the right one for your skin. I decided to try the Algenist GENIUS Liquid Skin Resurfacing 2% BHA Toner that’s found only a Sephora. When I read that it was a non-irritating, gentle yet powerful solution for daily exfoliation, smoothing post-breakout blemishes and marks, unclogging congested skin, and removing oily buildup, while effectively optimizing skin barrier function; I knew I had to try it.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing her before photo when using Algenist toner

The GENIUS Liquid Skin Resurfacing 2% BHA Toner has great reviews, and the claims are pretty amazing. The first thing that I wanted to do was take a BEFORE photo to track my results. I’ve only been using the product for 10 days, but I’ll show you my AFTER photo at the end of this post.

My skin is a tiny bit red and splotchy looking because I just washed it. You should always cleanse your face first before using toner. Algenist has a couple of cleansers that you might like, including the GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser. Anti-aging is why I am using skincare in the first place, so this cleanser sounds like something I would like. 

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is using Algenist toner found only at Sephora

After your skin is clean, you will want to use a cotton ball and gently cover the entire face, neck, and décolleté. I used a cotton pad since I didn’t have a cotton ball, and I’m sure that works just as well. TIP: There is a small “stopper” attached to the top of the toner, so be sure to flip that up so that the toner can flow better.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is putting on Algenist toner found only at Sephora

This toner is suitable for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin. It is formulated ideal for anyone experiencing hormonal skin concerns, which can look like blemishes, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. One symptom of hormonal skin aging is loss of collagen, which they’ve addressed as well.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the Algenist toner that is found only at Sephora

I am sensitive to smells, so that is the first thing that I check out when trying a new product. The scent has a slight medicine smell, but it isn’t strong or overwhelming. The product soaks into the skin quickly and dries fast. My skin felt “clean” after using, but not too dry.

After using the toner, you will want to apply a moisturizer. I used the toner morning and night, and in the daytime, you’ll also want to use SPF sunscreen.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens with the Algenist toner found only at Sephora

Algenist has more products in the Anti-Aging Line for us ladies over 50.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing her after photo from using Algenist toner

Overall, I liked this toner, and I will keep using it for a while. I want to give the product a chance to work, which takes time. All of these products can be found at Sephora.

This post is sponsored by Sephora, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Is this toner better than Rodan and Fields?

    1. I have only used this toner for 10 days. In order to see results, you have to use products for a long time.

  2. In the three photos at the end of each post, you look so pretty in the two with bright colors, the one in black and red and also the one in bright pink. The one with the orange tank or brown blazer/jacket does not seem to be your colors.

  3. Some time ago, you posted about City Lips plumping lip gloss. Can you give an update on that product?

    1. Marla, I’m still using City Lips. I use it almost every night to sleep in, and my lips stay really moisturized. I will use it in the daytime if I’m not wearing lip stain.

  4. Where does R and F come into this routine? Thanks!!

    1. Lori, I simply switched out the RF toner and used this one instead. If I’m trying new products, I try to only do one at a time so that I can really see if there is a change.

  5. Having dry skin, I never considered a toner. But I do see a difference in your skin. Will have to give this a try. Thanks!

  6. I’d like to know where you got the grey t shirt you were wearing!

  7. You look so good even without makeup Tania. This is something I have to try.

  8. You look so good even without makeup. This is something I don’t currently use but would definitely like to try.

  9. Susan Haggerty says:

    Your skin is amazing!! You have no sun damage. I’m covered since our generation is the tanning with baby oil generation. Have you used any products that work to fade sun damage?

  10. You look lovely even when you don’t have any make-up on!

    1. It’s not easy to put your face on the internet with no makeup! Lol!

  11. Corie Taylor says:

    Love to learn about new products, thanks Tania for sharing, you look beautiful even without any makeup ❤

    1. Corie, that is so sweet of you! Thanks so much!!!