Once I crossed the line from mid 20s to late 20s, I became completely obsessed with my skincare. Sometimes I forget not everyone is like me. I remember when a friend’s older sister had her bachelorette party and we brought her home, super drunk, and helped her get ready for bed. I was all like “girl, where’s your skincare, I will take care of you…” and everyone else was like “huh??” My reasoning was if you already know you are going to be waking up not feeling well, at least you can wake up with great skin. There is nothing worse than not washing your face before bed and waking up with clogged pores and all of your eyelashes stuck together, right?

To me, the Algenist Genius line is like the opposite of waking up with hangover face. The combination of Alguronic Acid and Microalgae oil makes my skin feel like absolute heaven. I’ve been using their Ultimate Anti- Aging Eye Cream and their Ultimate Anti- Aging Cream for weeks and I can’t remember the last time my skin felt or looked this good- which is ASTONISHING to me considering I just gave birth 6 weeks ago and my skin would have every right to go haywire. 

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These two creams are the first of their kind and part of the GENIUS range. Combining Alguronic Acid and the genius of Microalgae Oil they address the most accelerated signs of aging while nourishing, firming, and smoothing the skin. At the age of 28, my most prevalent skin care concerns are fighting the beginning signs of aging, keeping my skin hydrated, and fighting the occasional breakout. My skin is combination/dry normally, and as we get closer to winter, my skin normally gets lots of dry patches. 

algenist genius anti aging creamAlgenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream

This powerful formula combines Alguronic Acid- a patented antiaging breakthrough- with a new source of nourishing oil, Microalgae Oil, and a plant-based collagen. This potent fusion helps restore skin resiliency and elasticity, delivering a firmer, tighter, more toned appearance. It strengthens the most fragile skin texture, softens facial contours, visibly minimizes fine lines and deep wrinkles, and unveils skin’s youthful radiance.

I’ve been wearing it over this serum morning and night. The texture is kind of like a thick, whipped cream. I scoop out less than a dime sized dallop when I use it, which is enough for my face and neck. The scent reminds me of vanilla tapioca and is light, and fades shortly after application. It sinks into the skin immediately, so directly after applying it I am able to apply makeup, or lay my face on my pillow to go to bed.

My skin has been silky smooth and very hydrated and supple since using this. You get 2 oz in a jar for $110 which is a sky high price, but I think this would last at least 3 months if you were using it twice a day. I’ve even gone without wearing makeup at all several times since I began using this and my skin has looked great! I really think it is making my skin firmer and tighter, and I’ve experienced NO breakouts despite my hormones being all over the place post baby. Gold star for this face cream!

algenist genius eye creamAlgenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream

A rich, unique eye cream that addresses advanced anti-aging concerns for visible results in as little as 10 days. With Persian silk tree extract to visibly firm the upper eyelid area for a 360° eye care solution, this formula visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin luminosity instantly. Skin is left nourished, smooth, and younger-looking.

Most of the time I review an eye cream, I give it a solid couple weeks and then go back to my holy grail, Clinique All About Eyes, after the product doesn’t impress. This time around, I have been so impressed with the eye cream that I haven’t strayed. I apply this to my under eye area, lid, and all around. The formula is rich and thick and I need barely any. A finger smudge worth will suffice for the entire eye area. There is no scent. When I apply this in the morning, my makeup looks flawless and there is a noticeable difference in how soft my eye area feels. When I apply it at night, I wake up bright eyed! I definitely feel as though my under eye area is firmer since I’ve begun using this.

It’s $72 for 0.5 oz but much like with the facial cream, I have been using it for weeks and there is hardly a divet in the jar. This will probably last me forever! 

algenist genius productsIf you are hesitant to splurge on these, check out Sephora’s Best of Algenist collection. There are trial sizes of some great products in there, including a half size jar of the GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging cream.

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21 Comments on Algenist Genius Skincare

  1. Allison
    October 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I love Algenist’s eye cream. I think it’s a terrific brand!

  2. Carleen
    October 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm (3 years ago)

    This is one of my preferred brands. They make some great dry skin items.

    • justina
      October 30, 2014 at 12:31 am (3 years ago)

      They really do! I couldn’t believe how hydrated my skin felt after using this.

  3. betzy carmona
    October 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I need to try this brand because it sounds great.

  4. Aleya Bamdad
    October 29, 2014 at 5:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds fantastic! I’ve never tried anything from this brand before but they’re on my radar now.

  5. Nidia - Lit From Within
    October 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve been curious about this brand. Paula’s Choice reviews were skeptical, but you seem to love it.

    • justina
      October 30, 2014 at 12:33 am (3 years ago)

      She probably thought they were too expensive, which they really are, but so worth it if you’re into skincare like I am!

  6. Destany
    October 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve never heard of this brand before – thanks for the review!

  7. Kath Thefabzilla
    October 29, 2014 at 10:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Girl, tell me about it! I have friends in their 30s, 40s and even 50s, skincare regimen sounds alien to them! I’ve tried Algenist moisturizer before and I liked it

  8. Phyrra
    October 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds like a very luxurious line.

    • justina
      October 30, 2014 at 12:33 am (3 years ago)

      She probably thought they were too expensive, which they really are, but so worth it if you’re into skincare like I am!

      • justina
        October 30, 2014 at 12:34 am (3 years ago)

        Oops- sorry for the duplicate response, that was for Nidia up above. But yeah, they are super expensive! Have you tried Altchek MD? They’re at Ulta and I really reasonable and I actually really like his stuff too!

  9. Sheila
    October 30, 2014 at 12:44 am (3 years ago)

    There are times I fall asleep with my makeup on, but it really is the worst to wake up and deal with the aftermath! I have heard so many great things about Algenist lately.

  10. Honeygirlk
    October 30, 2014 at 2:19 am (3 years ago)

    I tried a moisturizer from this brand and I liked it, but my skin did not… I think it was just too heavy duty for me. These sound nice though.

  11. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries
    October 30, 2014 at 2:32 am (3 years ago)

    When exactly is the line between mid and late, because I’m 28 but i refuse to call myself late 20’s. REFUSE. I’m 16 if anyone asks.

  12. Kristin Bassett
    October 30, 2014 at 8:38 am (3 years ago)

    I had never heard of this brand before, but now I’m going to check them out!

  13. Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    October 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I haven’t tried the Genius line but I love Algenist!

  14. StephanieLouise
    October 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I definitely need to get my hands on these!


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