Lancôme Advanced Génifique9/23/2015
Happy Wednesday and first day of fall dolls! Sorry about my absence yesterday, some days you just need a day off to recoup and recharge and that is exactly what happened to me. I have been exhausted lately between work, my commute, going to the gym, getting everything done around the house and my social life that I just needed a little "me" time. Speaking of "me" time, one of my favorite things to do when I have the house to myself is to try at home beauty routines. As I've gotten older I've learned that my mom was right (yes, mom, I said it... you were right) and I need to take better care of my skin. I've tried multiple serums, moisturizers and masks looking for that "holy grail" of skin care and by George I think I've found it.
After reading about Princess Kate's skin care regimen I decided to seriously look into the Lancôme Advanced Génifique which is one of the products she uses. Because let's be real, the organic bee venom facial is definitely not something that sounds too appealing to me. I had heard amazing things about the Advanced Génifique from other bloggers as well as multiple magazines so I figured why not give it a shot even though it's pretty pricey. But I've definitely learned in life that you get what you pay for. And if it's good enough for Kate, it's good enough for me!
The Advanced Génifique is supposed to be a powerful anti-aging serum that is supposed to act on 10 key signs of youth including texture, resiliency, elasticity, firmness, sagginess, fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, clarity, and skintone. I'll admit, I was hesitant at first but thanks to Sephora's amazing return policy I knew I had nothing to lose. You're supposed to use the Advanced Génifique twice a day, once in the evening and once in the morning but since my skin is so sensitive I decided to start with just the evenings. After the first day I didn't notice a huge difference (or any difference at all) but I kept with it trying to remember that nothing works that fast. After about a week I definitely started to notice a change in my skin's overall softness and in the size of my pores. Noticing even a small change was enough to keep me trying it so here we are, a month later.
Overall I can honestly say my face feels and looks smoother, my makeup goes on more flawlessly and while I still have my tiny wrinkles I have noticed them smoothing out, and my face does feel tighter and more radiant. I have had my ups and downs with the serum though. I've gotten the occasional pimple where I've never gotten a pimple before but luckily I haven't had any major breakouts from it and the few pimples I have gotten haven't been unmanageable. Very rarely do you find a product that claims to do multiple things in "x" amount of time that actually live up to their claims but I'm pleased to say that the Advanced Génifique definitely does!