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I love trying out premium skincare products and when I went to Boots one day, I had a free makeover at the Lancôme counter and they used Génifique on my skin. They also gave me a free sample of this to try out a home and I loved it! I was 30 when I first tried this product.
---About the product:
Lancôme Génifique youth activator is designed to improve the appearance of your skin to make it look younger. It is supposed to help smooth fine lines, boost radiance, improves skin texture, firm skin and hydrate the skin. It can be bought in 30ml, 50ml or 75ml bottles. The bottles come with the standard Lancôme logo and is a small glass bottle which is black in colour fading down to grey at the bottom. The bottle top is silver in colour and allows you to press the top to fill the 'syringe' with serum.
---Using the product:
It is recommended that you use this product every day at the beginning of your beauty regime. You push the button on the top of the lid which fills the 'syringe' with liquid. You can then remove it and press the top again to release the serum in drops. It is recommended you use three drops each time but I can't say I always use the same amount.
The first time the lady in Boots used this on me, I thought it was amazing. My skin felt so soft and smooth and the feeling lasted for the entire day. My skin felt hydrated and didn't dry out as easily during the day. it provided a smooth finish for make-up to be applied over the top and didn't affect how the make-up went on. It goes onto your fingers easily and once warmed on your hands it glides easily over the skin and is easily absorbed. It does appear to remove the appearance of fine lines, but I haven't noticed the same for larger wrinkles although I have only used it for about 3 weeks at a time. This might well require a longer use of the product which I have not yet attempted.
The biggest problem with this product is the price as this youth activator does not come cheaply. A 30ml bottle is between £55-£60 rising to nearly £95 for 75ml. This does mean that it is out of a lot of people's price ranges but it is probably worth it for such a gorgeous product.
I love this stuff. I love how soft it makes your skin feel and it makes me want to stroke my cheek all day when I've used it (I know that sounds a bit mad...). Unfortunately the price is a bit prohibitive and however much I love this stuff, I do feel that I couldn't justify the amount that you would spend on it. I always use the samples when I get them and my mum uses this regularly so I always steal hers when I stay with her. My skin feels so much nicer when I use it so I will have to save up to buy some more.
I have been using Genefique since it was 1st launched in the UK (I worked for the company as a Makeup artist and counter manager) and it is definitely the one thing I can not replace with anything else.
2 drops is all you need, and over time it improves the texture of your skin considerably. I have always been one to be skeptical about skin care products, especially when it costs so much money but having left the company 2 years ago, I still buy it!
Your skin feels smooth and cool instantly. I found my skin to be much more smoother and supple after 2 weeks of initial use. Yes it is a premium price you are paying, and yes there are products out there that claim to be doing the same thing but most of the time the "same" product is actually a much more "watered" down version aimed for consumers who don't want to spending that much on a skin care product. The results would be that it would take much longer for you to see the results(if any), you end up using more product in the long run and spending about the same or more money than the original.
Yes, it breaks my heart every time I hand over that amount of money to the cashier but because I notice the difference in my skin when I do and don't use it, I feel it's worth it.
My advice before parting your cash for it though, is try out a sample. If they don't have any, book in a time with the consultant so they can try out the whole skin care regime on you.
I was at the Lancome counter finding some foundation when the sales girl showed me the Genifique. As with every new product I was a little skeptical as I had never heard of a facial serum before! (not the most glamorous name for a product!)
It is a fantastic addition to my face care routine. I suffer with dry spots, and by using this under my moisturiser my make up sits on my face all day with those darn dry spots coming back to haunt me.
I would say that the price tag sits it at the top end of the beauty product market, but on drop goes a long long way. I've had my bottle for 3 months now and I use it every day.....i reckon i've got another couple of weeks before I have to go and top back up!
They have just launched a night version now so I guess I'm going to have something else to add to the bedtime set up!
A great product.