Being a mum of two, a pharmacist and a business owner, I am constantly under stress, sleep deprivation coupled with the peaks and troughs of monthly hormonal changes… my skin is incredibly prone to getting episodes of sensitivity. I firmly believe that skincare is paramount and I’m always searching for solutions to counteract my skin concerns.
I was very privileged to attend the launch of a new addition to Lancôme Advanced Génifique range, the Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate. Dr Veronique DELVIGNE , Lancôme’s Global Director of Science, gave an insightful presentation on the research and science behind the making of Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate. I thoroughly enjoyed the event, everything was meticulously set up and thought through. Questions were asked and plenty of notes were recorded!
So what is SENSITIVE skin?
When your skin experiences feelings of discomforts such as warmth feelings, tingling, tightness or redness. These bad skin days or sensitivity outbreaks are felt but not necessarily seen. Rather, they come and go, manifesting for several days to several weeks, and may happen several times a year. They are not established skin condition but a common, cyclical occurrence that affects all women, regardless of age, skin type or skin colour. These sensitivity episodes can cause weakening, oxidation, inflammation and worse… ageing:(
What are the possible factors that could cause the sensitivity?
- They may be external: brought on by variations in temperatures, pollutions, UV rays, water quality or cosmetic products.
- They may also be internal: stress, fatigue, hormonal cycles, dietary habits.
What is in Lancôme Advanced Génifique Dual Concentrate?
It’s a dual concentrate/double power serum. It has all the power of the iconic Advanced Génifique Serum enriched with a new soothing probiotic fraction, the lactobacillus, with an antioxidant complex consisting of Vitamin E and Ferrulic Acid. The latter is particularly powerful but difficult to stabilise. They are isolated within an ampoule then activated at the last minute for maximum effectiveness. The idea is you use this at times when your skin flares up for a one month period.
At the SOS time, you simply press and turn the top of the antioxidant ampoule. This will release the Ferrulic Acid into the Advanced Génifique Youth Activator Base, simply shake to mix. Then remove the empty blue ampoule and replace it with the provided silver pipette (as shown in the photo above).
It’s also good to know that Lancôme Advanced Génifique Dual Concentrate doesn’t contain alcohol.
How can Lancôme Advanced Génifique Dual Concentrate help?
The trio of probiotic fractions helps to combat inflammation to sooth the skin, strengthen the skin’s barrier function and promote the synthesis of fundamental matrix components for firmer and plumper skin.
The extreme pure, powerful antioxidant complex, Ferrulic Acid and Vitamin E, actively prevent oxidative stress. The duo protects against harmful effects that damage cell membrane lipids essential to skin integrity.
As a result, the skin is doubly soothed and protected.
My personal experience:
The pharmacist in me was very drawn to the whole unique concept of Lancôme Advanced Génfique Sensitive Dual Concentrate. I loved activating the Blue Concentrate into the Base Concentrate, a little like making my own magical potion! The resultant serum has a silky and fluid texture. The serum spreads and absorbs well, feels light on the skin and my moisturiser layers on beautifully. There is a fresh soapy scent to the serum (strangely I am quite addicted to) which fades away quickly.
To benefit from the maximum effectiveness, I used Lancôme Advanced Génifique Dual Concentrate for a solid 2 months (the product expires after that). The first week I applied the serum both in the morning and evening. Thereafter, I applied at night followed by Lancôme Génifique Cream. I can honestly report that my skin has not had much break-outs, blemishes or red patches. It is ultra calm, smooth and brightened. My skin texture is very much improved, more radiant and plumper looking. The improvement, in turns, helps my makeup go on flawlessly, requiring less foundation and eliminating the need of concealers. I certainly would rely upon Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate when my skin is experiencing another sensitivity episode. I do wish that there was an option of purchasing a smaller size bottle as a little goes a long way with the serum and after using it for a solid 2 months, I still have some product left.
Have you tried Lancôme Advanced Génifique range? Can you tell when your skin sensitivity is increased?
Thank you for being here today!
Much lovely always,
This post featured products that were generously provided for review consideration. As always, opinions are my own and unbiased.