By Anindita Maitra
Summer at my home town is hot and humid. Most eye creams simply feel like grease after an hour of application. Serums alone are more than enough. I came across Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activator last month, and here is the review.
INR 4350 for 20ml
“Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™, the 1st eye-illuminating serum engineered with a rotating and massaging pearl applicator to reach the most inaccessible eye areas. A 360° eye contour makeover above and below the eye. Eyes are de-puffed, smoother, brighter and visibly younger. “
Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Escin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Caffeine, Polyacrylamide, Chlorphenesin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Dimethiconol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Peg/Ppg-16/16 Peg/Ppg-16/16 Dimethicone, Bht, Laureth-7.
How to Use:
Step 1: Prepare the Applicator
Swirl the pearl applicator against the neck of the bottle to get the right amount for both eyes.
Step 2: More Luminous Eye Contour
Sweep the pearl under your eye, from the outer corner to the inner corner, then back. Repeat the motion above the eyelid
Step 3: See Deflated Eye Bags
Beginning at the inner corner under the eye, draw small spirals with the pearl. End at the outer corner.
Step 4: Smoother Skin
Use small zig-zag movements down the length of lines and wrinkles, as if you’re erasing their appearance. Pat in the remaining serum with your fingertips.
My Experience with Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activator:
I don’t have severe dark circles, but the area around my eyes look dull and gets puffed up easily. Recently, I also noticed very fine lines due to sun glare. Last month, when I went shopping, the store assistant at Lancôme introduced this product to me. The product comes in a silvery, small 20 ml glass bottle with a teardrop shaped pearl applicator. The serum has a mild fragrance and is translucent white in appearance.
I have now been using this product at night for about a month and I must say, this is an incredible product with some serious luxury packaging (I mean the applicator is a real pearl!). However, the “pearl” draws out too much serum at a time, but on massaging it feels cool on the eyes. The serum itself is incredible; it sinks right in and seals in the moisture. Although it’s got a watery texture, it’s not less moisturizing than any cream; plus it doesn’t grease up in humid weather. It instantly de-puffs the eyes. It leaves the area around my eyes smooth, soft, and bright.
Since I am 24, I don’t have saggy or crow-feet ridden under-eyes, so I can’t really tell about its effects on deep wrinkles, but the dark circles have reduced to quite an extent. I can only hope that it will actually prevent future wrinkles (fingers crossed!). However, the fine lines from sun glare have considerably disappeared. It’s the best eye product I’ve used thus far. 😀
So summing up all things said:
Pros of Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activator:
• Watery, serum-like texture
• Instant cooling effect
• De-puffs the eyes
• Makes the eye area appear brighter
• Reduces dark circles and dullness
• Lives up to its claims
Cons of Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activator:
• Contains alcohol, which can irritate sensitive skin
• Contains fragrance
• Bottle is not travel-friendly
Would I Repurchase Lancome Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activator?
Definitely, I will buy it again.
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