Review: Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

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If you follow my Instagram, you've probably seen me post this picture, saying I'll be trying out this serum by Lancôme. Well, here's what I think about it after 2 weeks of use.

Key features
The Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate helps restore youthfulness by improving the appearance of 10 clinical signs that define youthful-looking skin:
  • Fewer fine lines
  • Smoothens deep wrinkles
  • Radiance
  • Clarity
  • Skin texture
  • Even skin tone
  • Resiliency
  • Tonicity
  • Firmness
  • Hydration
Lancôme has always impressed me with its elegant and minimalist style for its products, and this one is no exception. The serum comes in a sleek black glass bottle with silver accents, and packed in a glossy black box with the iconic Lancôme rose logo on top. I love how the bottle feels solid and luxe in my hands.

Exclusive advanced self-loading dropper
It is claimed that the exclusive advanced self-loading dropper gives you the perfect dose of serum for each application, and I can't help but agree. The dropper dispenses just the right amount of serum for me to gently massage onto my face and neck before being fully absorbed.

How to apply Advanced Génifique
Start your daily beauty ritual with one pump of Génifique 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.
As it is essentially a serum, I apply it after my toner, then continue with moisturizer afterwards.

As for the texture of the serum, it is slightly viscous but runny enough to enable you to massage into your skin using your fingertips before it is completely absorbed. After application, it hardly feels like you've put anything on your face, and you can continue with your regular moisturizer and make up routine. (In fact, a few times I've completely skipped moisturizer because the serum itself feels super nice on my skin. ⌒_⌒;) Bonus: there's no sticky, greasy or silicone-y feeling!

Results (after 2 weeks)
Friends' comments on Instagram when I posted I'd be using this was 'Do you really need to use this?' (≧∇≦) Admittedly, this serum is targeted more towards more mature demographics, but something I've learnt along the (blogging) way is that anti-aging skincare has to start early. I might not have concerns about elasticity or firmness yet, but most skin analyses I've been to have told me that I'm starting to have fine lines. (T_T) If I'm getting lines now, can you imagine what will happen in another 20 years?! ಠ_ಠ

In the before/after photo above, you can clearly see an improvement in my skin condition. Skin tone difference aside (that is mainly due to different lighting conditions), my skin looks slightly smoother, especially around the eyes.

The Verdict

Would I recommend this? Absolutely.
If you're looking for a serum to help maintain or restore your skin's youthfulness, you might want to give this a try. Judging from my own experience, as well as the reviews on Lancôme USA's site, it works for people from all age ranges, from 25-65. It definitely makes my skin feel soft as silk, supple and youthful after using, and the results have been positive without any bad side-effects.

Want to try it for yourself? Visit the Lancôme Malaysia site now and redeem your 7-day trial to see results within a week of use! ;)

The Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate is available at all Lancôme counters and retails at RM275 for 30ml, RM360 for 50ml, and RM485 for 75ml.

*Disclaimer: PR sample sent for review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and strictly my own.


Unknown said...

I've seen this product a lot but never thought to purchase it but after reading your post and seeing the before/after picture, I am really impressed. Thanks for the insight :)

lashesandstrokes said...

Yes, very true. We have to start with the anti-aging thing now. It is easier to prevent than to get rid of something especially wrinkles. How much is it?

Bijin Blair said...

Wow, it really made a difference! I've got to redeem that sample to try it out on my sad sad sad undereye area hahaha

Btw babe, how much does a bottle cost?

LauraLeia said...

Yuna: Glad my review was of help! :) And thank you for dropping by and commenting~ ^^

Sarah + Blair: Hey girls, just updated with the price info. :)
30ml - RM275
50ml - RM360
74ml - RM485

Mizu said...

Wow, that looks awesome but the price..orz...O.O

I really need to care more about fine lines too!

Anonymous said...

I read that Kate Middleton uses this but that's probably just a rumour and even if it was true, I don't find her particularly young-looking for a 30 year old.

I'm impressed by your before and after shots. The serum does seem to have a refining effect on the skin for you.

Price-wise, this is as a priecy and astonishing as I expected but I understand that serums are the priciest part of any skincare line and a little goes a long way.
My only regret is that I didn't pick up an extra bottle for myself during the L'Oreal Luxe sale where it went for a song. If I see it again at that price, I'm grabbing it!