Some time last year Lancome gave away 7 days supply of Genifique. I waited until I finished the recent serum, Cellnique Derma Brightening Complex, to use this. Now that I'm almost done with this product...
Product Review: Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate
Where can you purchase this: Lancome counters, Lancome, and other online beauty stores
Price: $78 for 1 fl oz. (I got a sample pack.)
Direction from the booklet: For every woman, with every skin type and tone, Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate is a new beginning. At the very origin of your skin's youth: your genes. Genes produce specific proteins. With age, their presence diminishes. Now, boost genes' activity and stimulate the production of youth proteins. Breathtakingly radiant - as if lit from within. Refined - soft and velvety to the touch. Discover visibly younger skin in 7 days.
Click on the picture to see the original size.My thoughts: When I knew they were giving this out, I had to grab one. I heard so much good things about this product that I had to try it.
I've been trying this for two weeks now, and I had mixed feelings. The first week was a nightmare. I already have dry skin especially with this winter weather. It was worst than ever! No matter how much I moisturize, my skin wouldn't moisten up. It was so bad that my BB Cream would cake on me. BB Creams are on the cream/liquid side so it shouldn't cake on someone unless their skin is really dry. I have never had this experience before. It was pretty embarrassing showing my face around! :X So I stopped using this for a week, and I still had this problem. I ended up finding my toner was causing this, L'occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider (was one of my January favorites), which I stopped using.
I continued again this week and I actually enjoyed it much better, but not that great. It absorbs fast onto the skin. When it comes to youthful look, I haven't noticed anything. :X Either my face is youthful or it doesn't work on me. I would like to think it's the second, because I don't feel young. :P I also still noticed caking on my face when I use BB Creams, but not as bad as the first week. That was a nightmare! Either my skin hasn't healed from the toner or this has a slight dryness effect. I noticed one of the ingredients is alcohol. Why would they have alcohol and it's the fourth ingredient!!! :/ This is definitely not good for dry skin people.
* Lancome; they tend to make good products.
* The packaging is so sleek and classic looking.
* They have a dropper which is sanitary safe.
* Absorbs fast onto the skin.
* Alcohol is their 4th ingredient.
* Not good for dry skin people.
* Don't notice an appearance of youth.
Would I repurchase: No, because I'm on the dry side.
Rating: 2.5/5 Tobey's Paws
One of the eyeshadow palettes I've been using a lot this month (okay, only a week) is Integrate. I was fortunate to receive this from Luna.
After playing around with the eyeshadows, I'm in love with this!!! :) I've been using it everyday this week. Here's my look.
Thank you Luna!!! :)
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with the companies nor getting paid to advertise the products. This post is written with my honest opinion.