I’ve always been a beauty product skeptic. Let me rephrase that—I’ve always been an expensive beauty product skeptic. Blame it on my stingy Swiss-German roots, or the granola-hippie environment in which I was raised, but I’ve always thought that the only difference between Cetaphil and L’Occitane was a fancy French name. This was the attitude I took with me to Lancôme’s launch of its newest skincare product, Génifique, at the Rockefeller Center last month, and it was pretty much the attitude I left with. However, I also walked out with a 1 Fl. Oz. bottle of Génifique, and that made all the difference. I tried using Génifique twice a day as recommended, and was absolutely shocked when it actually made good on its lofty promises. Lancôme says that Génifique reinvigorates the skin’s youth-protein producing cells, resulting in skin that is not just young looking, but youthful on a genetic level.
Now, I can’t confirm anything on a “genetic level”, but on the other hand, I can’t deny that the deep worry-wrinkle between my brows—forged from years of stress and general confusion—did completely disappear. Not only that, but it stayed away! Even after I stopped using the product religiously. Lancôme can officially claim me as their convert—which should prove great for my skin, but horrible for my bank account.