Lancome Advanced Genifique Concentrate$145.00
- Lightweight texture & easily absorbed
- Comes with dropper applicator that dispenses the right amount of serum
- Improves clarity, brightening and tone within first week of use
- No balling or flakiness from the serum
- A little goes a long way
- Hefty price tag
- Leaves a shiny sheen on skin
- Additional moisturizer will be required for those with dry skin
The packaging of Lancome Advanced Genifique Cncentrate serum is just so luxurious looking. The serum comes in a shiny black box with white and silver writing. Within the box is a beautifully shaped black glass bottle tapering to clear glass at the base. The top of the bottle has a silver rim with a silver screw on dropper. Once unscrewed from the bottle, the top of the dropper is pressed to release the serum. The dropper is excellent and very easy to use, all you need to do is press the top down to pick up the serum. I find this also helps prevent spillage and keeps the serum stable and hygienic.
The serum has a lightweight consistency and is a milky white color. There is a hint of alcohol smell. The dropper allows me to give two pumps. The first one is enough to cover my face, and then the second pump for my neck. The concentrate smooths on very easily and absorbs really well into my skin. Until it fully absorbed it did have a slight sticky texture and once dry left a kind of shiny sheen. The concentrate hasn’t caused any irritation or redness to my skin, and it works well with my other skincare products and my makeup. There is no balling or flakiness when my makeup is applied.
Lancome claims that “from the first drops, skin looks smoother and more luminous. In 7 days it looks younger, feels rejuvenated”. I certainly didn’t look younger after seven days, but then I wouldn’t expect any product to achieve such results in so little time. I continued to use the Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate to see what long term effect it would have on my skin. After the first month my skin felt and looked softer, smoother and firmer and I started to see some improvement in the look and texture of my skin.