I love serums! They are an integral part of my skincare regimen, even though I started using them just recently. Today it’s not really about a serum, but about the youth concentrate serum.
Lancome Advanced Génifique Sensitive:
What’s the difference?
Firstly, the product consists of 2 formulas that have to be blended together before use. Secondly, it contains antioxidants. Plus, it works like an anti-aging product.
Here is the product description from the official website:
What it is:
A dual antioxidant serum boosted with pure Ferulic Acid and pure Vitamin E that is self-activated, mixing automatically inside a soothing base of Centella Asiatica to instantly calm distressed skin and protect against environmental aggressors like pollution, infrared radiation, and UVA rays for visibly healthy-looking skin.
What it does:
Oftentimes, environmental factors such as weather, travel, change of seasons, stress, and pollution can cause fragility on skin’s surface. This fresh serum instantly soothes skin sensitivities, such as tightness, overall discomfort, and itchiness and redness due to dryness, and provides antioxidant protection against future environmentally-triggered skin discomforts. Over time, this serum featuring a synergistic antioxidant combination of pure Ferulic Acid and pure Vitamin E, helps strengthen skin against free radicals induced by UVA rays, infrared radiation, and pollution, which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging, improving the look of skin for a healthier-looking complexion.
93% agreed skin was comforted instantly
- Clinically tested to provide a significant protective effect against pollution fine particles
- Clinically tested to provide +80% increase in skin’s anti-pollution protection
Based on clinical and self-assessments.
The serum comes in a heavy glass bottle with a dropper dispenser and a leaflet.
Usually I don’t read any leaflets provided, but this one is really helpful!
Initially the bottle comes with a built-in blue dropper with some liquid inside and the serum itself. The liquid parts had to be mixed together, but I didn’t really know how to do this. So, I had to read the leaflet.
In fact it was easy to do. Twist the cap clockwise till it clicks to release the blue liquid from the dropper. Then blend the blue liquid and the base one together and use a new dropper with a pump from the package. Now you can use it!
By the way, do not linger long, because it expires within 2 months after opening. It turned out that the bottle with 20 ml runs down in 2 months exactly.
This is a night serum, so you apply it just once before going to sleep.
I apply the full dropper to my clean and damp skin and distribute it with my fingers. If there is any residue left, I spread it out over my neck.
The concentrate is moisturizing and the liquid absorbs in my skin really well, but I still prefer applying a lightweight cream after that. So my night skin care consists of a concentrate + a cream.
I’ve been using this product for 2 months now, but after 30 days I decided to take a few pictures for comparison.
Below I attached a before photo. Now I’d like to tell you a little bit about my skin.
I have aging skin prone to dryness. By aging skin I mean crow’s feet, a few deep wrinkles on my forehead and between my brows. Lately my skin became really sensitive, irritated and red. Plus, it looks uneven due to pigment spots.
The photos are unfiltered and unphotoshopped, but unfortunately in low light conditions. That’s why the pictures are a little bit cold.
Left: BEFORE, right: AFTER:
To be fair, I noticed some difference right after the first week.
My skin got softer and my pores seemed to shrink. However, it’s not really visible in the pictures.
After a month the redness on my cheeks was gone. It looks a little bit red only on my chin at the moment, but I still have time to do something about it.
In terms of the wrinkles, it works incredibly well! My crow’s feet are gone and my deep wrinkles are less noticeable now. They are especially undetectable in the morning, but I can see them towards evening still.
Now to the most important part of my review: my complexion looks refreshed and more even at the moment.
All in all, I loved this serum! It does really work! It helped me prep my skin for the summer, when I don’t feel like wearing much makeup, but want to look pretty.
Love it and highly recommend it!