We Tried It: Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Sheet Mask
Looking for a new sheet mask to add to your rotation? If instant, youthful radiance sits high on your list of priorities, we found your perfect match. Lancôme recently unveiled a new sheet mask— Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask—and the Skincare.com team was lucky enough to receive a complimentary sample to try and review. We took it for a spin and are sharing our review of the Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask below. Keep scrolling to find out whether or not this mask deserves a spot in your arsenal!
THE BENEFITS OF LANCÔME ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE HYDROGEL MELTING MASK
It has “melting” in the name, and that’s exactly what the mask does on your skin. The hydrating mask is made of a hydrogel matrix that releases its ingredients by melting—or “cocooning”—into the skin. The result? Radiance and smoothness in as little as ten minutes. Based on a 3-week study, 96% of women said their skin seemed hydated after 10 minutes, with 89% noting that their skin looks smoother. Thanks to the "cocooning" element, you can multi-task while wearing this sheet mask without fear of it slipping off your skin. "As you put it on clean skin, it adheres to your skin so beautifully that you can continue to go on with your tasks," says Cara Chamberlain, AVP Lancôme Learning. "You can get on social media, you can cook breakfast, you can do whatever you need to do without it moving on your skin."
Another unique aspect of this sheet mask is that it contains the same amount of bifidus extract found in one full (30ml) bottle of the beloved Lancome Advanced Génifique Serum. While the results of this mask are not equivalent to Advanced Génifique, the sheet mask’s rich concentration of bifidus extract—which can help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier—is worth noting. "Think of this mask as a way for you to see, to some extent, what Advanced Génifique can do for your skin every single day," says Chamberlain. "To maintain the results of the mask, we recommend adding Advanced Génifique as the first step in your beauty routine, morning and night."
HOW TO USE THE LANCÔME ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE HYDROGEL MELTING MASK
First, unfold the mask and remove the transparent film. Apply onto clean skin with the gel side facing down. Next, remove the white outer protection on the front of the mask and leave it on for 10-30 minutes. "I have left it on for 10 minutes and I’ve seen amazing results," says Chamberlain. "But I noticed that the longer I leave my mask on, the better because it makes me feel good. If you want that true spa-like, relaxing experience, leave it on for up to 30 minutes." Once time is up, remove the mask and massage any leftover product into the skin and neck. "You'll see that your skin looks instantly glowing, plumped up, and a lot smoother," Chamberlain adds. "And you can get that in as little as 10 minutes."
Whether you’re aiming for seamless makeup application or a radiance boost prior to your beauty sleep, Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask offers a few forms of application you can approach.
To enhance your glow during the day. If you’re aiming for an effortless, lit-from-within glow, give your complexion a radiance boost by letting this mask melt into your skin for 20 minutes.
To boost your skin before bed. If you have more time to spare—read: 30 minutes—make an application of this sheet mask the last step of your nighttime routine so your skin can drink up the full benefits just in time before bed.
THE LANCÔME ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE HYDROGEL MELTING MASK REVIEW
I’m always eager to try a face mask that can deliver instant radiance, and I can say Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask did not disappoint. Immediately, I was drawn to its flexible feel, almost as if it were cocooned to my skin. Letting it settle in for 10 minutes, I noticed how the mask left my skin looking and feeling hydrated without leaving behind a sticky residue. I’m also not complaining about that instant glow! Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask gets a full five stars from me. Chamberlain would agree. "It’s such a great mask," she says. "I’m kind of addicted to it. It takes a lot for me to get addicted to products because I try so many, so the fact fact that this sheet mask gets me excited is a really cool thing."
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask, $15 (MSRP) for one and $55 (MSRP) for a pack of four