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.
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Great write up but I am concerned with the claims to act on genes. This kinda verges on a ‘drug claim.’
I was given Lancome genefique as a Xmas present, and started using it the day after, after applying it twice evening and morning, I was shocked to discover that I had developed red areas or spots under my eye and along my cheek bones. I took it off immediately, and told my sister that it was making me break out, and that I didn’t think I could use it again. I tried again yesterday, and as soon as I apply it I can see my cheeks sweel up under the skin, am I having an allergic reaction, as this is quite frightening. The instructions are very difficult to read and not very clear as to where to apply it and how much to put on, please could someone tell me how much one should apply to what areas of the face?
It didn’t have that reaction on us when it was used at Fashion Pulse Daily, so I would suggest to immediately cease using it and go to a dermatolgist for allergy testing – it doesn’t seem to be performing for you the way that it should – I would bring the list of ingredients with you as well.