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I've always been a little wary with Lancôme serums, I used another one in the past and it gave me brilliant immediate effective results, but the following day, that patch of skin where I had applied the serum was all wrinkled up and dry, it was worse than before. So whatever was in the serum must have been super strong, did its job for the time and then there was a price to pay with the after effects. So, when I was given this to try - I was pretty wary. I tried it on the back of my hand first, didn't see any difference over the day. So, bravely, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried a bit on my face. No immediate effects and after a few hours I still did not see any difference. With other serums I normally see an immediate effect.
Okay, to give it more time, this time round, I applied it over a large patch of area and applied more - for the whole day and also having used it over night as well I did not see much difference or any significant effect. I was relieved at first as I was not left with a dry wrinkled patch of skin like the last time...but then also disappointed as I had heard much hype over it and it does cost a lot...So, the conclusion is, I won't be using this again really...well, will finish up what's left in the bottle and that will be it, no repeat purchase...
On a positive note, the texture is very runny, so very little is needed to cover the required areas, also it appears to absorbs very well into the skin...
Oh my goodness I was so lucky this year because on my birthday I was bought this fab item by my lovely husband. I had been looking at lancome genifique youth activating concentrate for quiet some time. It was new on the market and I am a sucker for new things ( I'm a sale persons dream). The only problem was I was saving for my wedding and at £55 for a small bottle I couldn't really justify buying this lovely new serum. Then on my birthday me and my husband went to debenhams and as always I went to have a nose on the lancome counter. To my surprise debenhams was selling the serum at duty free prices and it was £45. On top of this as a debenhams card holder I offen receive money off vouchers and had just received a £10 voucher. I was so excited but realized I still needed to pay £35. Now I know this isn't a huge sum but when you are saving for a wedding any money that's spare seems to go in the savings fund. But my lovely husband came to my rescue and told me to treat myself and buy ther serum. Needless to say he did not have to tell my twice.
The bottle comes with a seringe top which is easy to use and very clean it is also quiet smart and looks lovely on the bathroom shelf. I recommend you use a lancome cleanser and toner prior to using the serum. Obviously you don't need to and I understand that the products are not cheap but if you keep an eye on the lancome products at both debenhams and boots there is often a deal on where you get a free gift and lancome free gifts are well worth it (in my last one I had a full size cleanser, toner and other small gifts).
Right now I'll tell you how fab it is. Although it is only a small bottle you only need a small amount one pump on the lid is enough to spread over your face and neck. I find if you use toner just before then your face still has moisure and this helps the serum go further. The serum is absorbed by the skin quiet quickly and does not leave you feeling dry or greasy. I then follow up by using lancome face cream.
I have only been using the serum for a month but do so twice a day. I have fou d that my skin feels soft and smooth. I must admit I didn't have aging or serious problems with my skin prior to use so could not comment if it has made dramatic difference but I do feel it has improved the condition of my skin. I never believed that your skin could really glow but I can honestly say the serum definitely left me with a shine and people have commented on the difference it has made on my skin. I work in quiet a stuffy environment which does not get much fresh air. So after working a couple of shifts you do start to feel it on your skin. Ther serum has definitely helped with this and I feel I now have more moisture.
This is a must for any ladies (or men) who want to give a little bit kore to their skin and would like a natural glow.
Advanced Genifique helps restore youthfulness by improving the appearance of 10 clinical signs that define a youthful-looking skin. Smoothes Fine Lines and Deep Wrinkles, Boosts Radiance, Clarifies and Evens Skin Tone, Improves Skin Texture, Increases Elasticity and Tone, Firms Skin, Hydrates This concentrate encapsulates biotechnology derived ingredients, with a patented formula which feels incredible to the touch. Directions for use: Start your daily skin care ritual with three drops of Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate applied evenly across your face and neck. Gently massage the formula using your fingertips to create a re-plumping, cocooning sensation to the skin.