When it comes to a buzzy makeup product, I'm always the first of my friends to try it. Even if it’s not new (maybe it’s just a cult item loved by the industry), I need to find out for myself if all the conversations are warranted. Like any smart beauty editor, I always hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Sometimes products are total collapse, while others are worth the hype. Such is the case with Lancôme ' s Advanced Génifique Face Serum ($ 105). It’s a hero product from a French makeup-and-skincare company for many years and much loved by skincare pros and editors. Honestly, I don’t know why I stopped using it in the first place, but I’m thankful that it came back into my life. And now that it’s back to my skincare routine, I feel like I won’t share it with my co -workers.
I asked three of them – Natalie Cantell, Michaela Bushkin, and Anneliese Dominguez – if they wanted to take their skin on a quick but memorable trip. The idea? Find out if the big serum claim is true. Will their skin barrier be strong after one drop? Will their skin be healthy and radiant in just a week? Only time will tell. Keep scrolling to learn about the serum and see each of their honest experiences.
First, let me formally introduce you to the serum. This thing is no joke, and it’s an industry favorite for a reason. Not only is the patented formula supported by 15 years of scientific research, but it’s made with high-quality ingredients, such as bifidus prebiotic, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, that help soothe, hydrate, and refine the texture of the skin. The formula also speeds up skin-barrier recovery (a strong skin barrier is the key to maintaining youthful, healthy skin-remember that!) And helps defend against external snatches such as pollution, and cold. and dry weather. It’s widely known as the go-to serum for skin that looks smoother, softer, and more, with an improved radiance in a week and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after a bottle. The best part? With just one drop, it strengthens your skin barrier.
“I ' m in my mid -30s, so I ' m starting to notice the effects of growing up in New Zealand and Australia where The sun is no joke. But overall, my skin is good! It isn ' t sensitive, so I don ' t always go down to experiment with new products. (I am especially susceptible to anything that promises a glow.) This year, I’m really focused on using the products and seeing what works.I’m becoming more educated about my skin, and I’ve learned to prioritize hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. I feel good that I know it’s filling I do these ingredients by using Advanced Génifique Face Serum ($ 105), and my skin definitely feels more hydrated (even though it’s currently against the overly aggressive approach of the tag -init in New York on AC). My new favorite little DIY cocktail is a full dropper of the serum and some liquid bronzer. It creates the perfect barely there, lit from within by the summer radiance. "
" I have a hate-hate relationship with my skin depending on the week. It is very sensitive and easily responds to both my lifestyle and the products I use. So after a weekend of lots of spicy margaritas, late-night pizza, and back and forth, I would wake up Monday morning with more breakouts than ever. My skin is on the drier side as well, so anything that adds too much moisture to my face is a product I need to know. I'm all for investing in high-quality items that will help my age as much as possible, and Advanced Génifique Face Serum ($ 105) is my latest obsession. It really is the most dewy, most delicious serum I have used. I feel like I get a very expensive facial every time I apply it, which is beyond my initial expectations. As it dries without leaving any stickiness, I noticed that it creates a subtle layer of moisture on my skin and leaves it feeling soft. I really love how easy it is to incorporate into my daily skincare routine. Even in my laziest moments, it was a step without drama. The most important tip I have is to really allow your skin to dry after applying it. Brush your hair, floss your teeth, or arrange a drawer in the bathroom — anything that will distract you long enough for the serum to really soak before you move on to the next step in your routine. "
" I've always had normal skin, but it's been very dry these past few days. And as I got older, my skin became more sensitive to the products. Right now, I really can’t get enough of Advanced Génifique Face Serum ($ 105). Before trying it, I hope it will water my skin and cure my need to apply moisturizer throughout the day. And it really did. Just a few days later, my skin already felt killed. How do I know this thing is the real deal? My girlfriend complimented my complexion and said it looked soft. A total win! I also love the cool, smooth consistency, which is lightweight and absorbs quickly. You can also use the serum on your lips or mix it with makeup for an added glow. (Any double duty product is a winner in my book.) I’ve only been using it for a few weeks, but my skin is more moisturized. I can finally stop the obsession with feeling the dry feel of my face. Dewy selfie, here I come! "