This Ingredient Can Help Strengthen Your Skin's Moisture Barrier
If you’ve ever thought to try Lancôme skin care products, surely you’ve come across Advanced Génifique serum. It’s the pinnacle formula of the brand’s Génifique portfolio, and the benefits certainly don’t disappoint. “It can give you younger-looking skin in as little as seven days,” says Cara Chamberlain, AVP of Lancôme Learning. “It really should be one of the first steps in every beauty routine, and it’s the foundation of all skin care at Lancôme.” One of Chamberlain’s favorite aspects about Advanced Génifique is that it plays well with others, meaning you can layer it onto clean skin or underneath any Lancôme product and not have to trade off other formulas in your arsenal. And of course—we can’t forget the results. “Using Advanced Génifique morning and night, you really do see results of radiant, softer, and smoother skin,” Chamberlain says. Those results, however, come with continued use over a period of time.
If you’re looking to pamper your skin in a pinch—think: ahead of a date, job interview, or special occasion—Chamberlain recommends a newer launch in the Génifique range: Hydrogel Melting Sheet Mask. The sheet mask—with a unique hydrogel technology—adheres to the skin to deliver radiance and smoothness in as little as 10 minutes. This sheet mask contains the same amount of bifidus extract—a key ingredient in Advanced Génifique—found in one full (30ml) bottle of Advanced Génifique Serum, though results are not equivalent to Advanced Génifique Serum.
WHAT IS BIFIDUS EXTRACT?
But how exactly can bifidus extract benefit your skin? We asked Chamberlain to find out. “Bifidus extract has been shown to help strengthen and protect your skin’s moisture barrier,” she says. As a reminder, the skin’s moisture barrier is the outermost layer of skin, and serves as a protective shield for our body’s largest organ. An improved skin moisture barrier can help protect against a loss of moisture. Incorporating ingredients like bifidus extract—which can strengthen and protect the moisture barrier—can be beneficial to your skin care routine.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum, $142 MSRP