I Tried the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Face Serum and My Skin Has Never Looked Brighter
In the serum category, the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Face Serum is known as the overachiever. It features a patented complex that works to improve ten common skin concerns, including lack of radiance, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s formulated for all skin types and age ranges and has clinically proven results to back it up. As someone who’s entered her 30s, I figured it was high time to add this radiance-boosting, anti-aging serum into my routine. Read on for my review.
About the Formula
Here’s a helpful backstory: In 2009, Lancôme introduced the original Génifique anti-aging treatment. To date, over 15 million bottles of Génifique have been sold worldwide. A true labor of love, the formula is inspired by more than 15 years of research. In 2013, that same formula with a self-loading dropper became Advanced Génifique. Key ingredients include bifidus prebiotic, vitamin Cg (a derivative of vitamin C) and hyaluronic acid.
The texture of the serum is incredibly lightweight and fresh. It immediately absorbed into my skin without any leftover oiliness or residue. To use, I gently applied the serum onto my cleansed face and neck, morning and night. The self-loading dropper was super helpful because it provides the perfect amount of product every time. Then, I followed up with my regular moisturizer.
Right off the bat, I noticed an added glow to my skin, in addition to a softer, more supple feel. I followed the routine for seven straight days and am happy to report that my skin looks visibly better and brighter. I’m excited to see if my fine lines will appear minimized after I finish the bottle.
In addition to applying it during my serum step, I’ve learned a couple other tricks: Mix the serum with your foundation for extra luminosity and apply it onto your lips before lipstick to help smooth out the lines on your lips.
Photo: Chaunte Vaughn