Hello IMBB Readers!
Hope you all are good. I missed IMBB superrrrrr much! It’s been really long since I posted. Got super busy with the wedding and settling down in my new life 😀 I am writing almost after 6 months and as excited as a newbie *shy* as I review my HG product LANCOME New Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate.
Price: INR 8000 for 75ml
As per site (http://www.lancome.in/skincare/by-category/youth-activating/genifique-advanced.aspx) :
Youth is in your genes.
Repair and activate your skin’s youthful appearance with Lancôme Youth Activating Concentrate, Advanced Génifique.
In just 7 days, See the Results* with visibly rejuvenated skin and Feel the Results** by recovering the touch of a younger skin.
*Clinical study – 34 women – 8 weeks. **Self-assessments – 34 women.
Expertise & Tips:
Inspired by a breakthrough discovery in gene science, the legendary Youth Activating Concentrate unlocks the new secret equation of skin’s youthful appearance by acting on 10 measurable clinical signs, visual and tactile, that define a youthful-looking skin.
Smoothens Fine Lines and Deep Wrinkles, Boosts Radiance, Clarity, Evens Skin Tone, Texturizes, Increases Elasticity, Tonicity, Firms Skin, Diminishes Sagginess
Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Faex Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Levure, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Octyldodecanol, Citronellol, Fragrance.
My Experience with LANCOME New Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate:
I am using this product since 5 months. In the early months of 2013 I tried the 5ml sample of Genifique and I became its fan! But as its price tag was high I thought of giving a shot to L’oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Youth Code Luminize which was slow in showing results. As the wedding was approaching, preps were stressing me out and it had its effect on my face. I wanted my skin to be as radiant, clear and supple as much possible. Hence, I was left with no choice apart from tried and tested LANCOME New Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate.
New Advanced Genifique is a slightly milky white gel, super light in texture, absorbs very quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave any residue behind. It has got a very mild floral fragrance which just vanishes in a second or two. It comes in a heavy weight glass bottle with a self-loading dropper, I just have to unscrew the cap and pump out the desired quantity, its amazingggg!! The bottle feels super luxurious *drool* I have heard that it is formulated without parabens and sulfates 😀
It broke me out for the first 2-3 days (so it did with the sample) and I guess it is because the skin takes time in getting used to or may be the amount of concentrate used on face is more than required. I reduced the quantity to less than two drops for my face and neck, and then onwards there has not been a single day that this product has let me down. After a week of usage I got a compliment from my aunt that my skin is glowing (what a relief it was!! An accomplishment!! *happy dance*)
I have a combination oily skin, open pores and a few acne spots. Before wedding I used to apply it twice a day and post wedding I have reduced it to every alternate night followed by a moisturizer. It reduced acne spots to a great extent in a week’s time and after two weeks of usage my skin was all clear and radiant. It has reduced my pore size as well (I don’t use any toner). As extreme summers have not arrived yet, I cannot say anything regarding its oil controlling properties. As very little quantity is required, I think the bottle will last me another 2 months.
I would recommend this to everyone who is 25 and above irrespective of the skin type.
Pros of LANCOME New Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate:
• Shows result in a week’s time.
• Self-loading dropper.
• Super light in texture.
• Vanishes red spots.
• Evens and brightens skin texture.
• Reduces pore size.
• Luxurious packaging
• For all skin types.
• Formulated without parabens and sulfates.
• The bottle lasts more than 6 months.
Cons of LANCOME New Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate:
• Heavy on the pocket.
IMBB rating: 5/5