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Lancôme GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate

What it is:An advanced antiaging complex that helps create younger-looking, brighter eyes.What it is formulated to do:This unique gel-cream leaves the eye contour velvety to the touch. Dark circles and signs of fatigue fade as the eye area is infused with life and takes on a fresh, luminous appearance. Discover the skin you were born to have with the ultimate age-defying solution.
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Questions & Answers for Lancôme GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate

Question
do use this eye product alone or do I apply eye moisturizer after?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
chaggy
(tolland CT)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I feel that the answer depends upon your level of dryness. I have combination skin but have dryness and crepiness in the eye area. In the Spring/Summer, I use this alone during the day under makeup, and in Fall/Winter I use moisturizer on top. I use both at night year round! I don't find this particularly "moisturizing" but it does provide a smooth surface under eye makeup...somewhat like a primer actually.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 2
I use it as a moisturizer alone. It is tremendously moisturizing. I think adding another would be overdoing it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
11to1
(Harrison, NY)
answer 3
This is all the eye cream that you need. I use mine morning and night.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
okla
(Pryor OK)
answer 4
It can be used alone, but I like to use Estee Lauder's night repair eye on top in the evening. I have super dry skin and I like the added moisture.
answered 4 years ago
drgnfly
(Albany, OR)
answer 5
Product consistency is like a cream and it's moisturizing enough that you don't need an additional moisturizer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
autumnzen
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 6
use moisturizer after
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ciarrai
(Shawnee, Ok)
answer 7
I use this and then an all over face moisturizer, I don't specifically put it under my eyes, so a little ends up there, not necessary but I love moisturizer especially in the winter with the heat on.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jacki0
(Columbus, OH)
Question
Burning feeling
Everytime I apply this the area around my eyes gets all red and burns, but then it subsides like 5 mins later. Is that normal? Should I continue using it or should I stop?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
7 answers
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answer 1
That never happened to me either, it's actually one of the few eye creams that I can put all over my eye lid and get no irritation. You must have an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Gabriela
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
That has never happened to me before. I personally wouldn't risk it.. the terms "burning" and "delicate skin around eye area" should not go together.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dorsu
(Orange County, CA)
answer 3
It has never burned on me and I have fair skin.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
marinemomma
(Dallas Texas)
answer 4
I would suggest you stop using the product. I have very sensitive eyes, and I haven't experienced any burning. I think you are having a bad reaction to the product.
answered 4 years ago
benasha
(Hagerstown, MD)
answer 5
I HAD THE SAME HORRID BURNING AND INFLAMATION. I GOT ABSOLUTELY NO RESULTS SO OBVIOUSLY I STOPPED. I GUESS THEY SAY YOU HAVE TO PAY A PRICE FOR BEAUTY, BUT $100 AND RED, PAINFUL, IRRITATED EYES AND NO BEAUTY. THAT MATH DON'T COMPUTE! I WOULD JUST BASE MY FINAL DECISION ON DOES IT WORK? AND IT IS SUPPOSED TO GO AWAY AS YOUR SKIN GETS USED TO IT. NO THANK YOU...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mistydml
(Anderson, CA)
answer 6
Definitely not normal! This product hasn't irritated my eyes/skin in any way and I've noticed results. Are you applying it correctly? Eye creams only need to be applied to the orbital bone since the skin in the eye area is so thin so that it absorbs throughout. If you're not getting the product IN your eyes, there's no reason why there should be any irritation and you should discontinue use.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
autumnzen
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 7
This does not happen to me but perhaps you should only use it around the outer edge of the orbital area and see if that helps. Don't get too close to the eye.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
aboutface
(new rochelle, NY)
Question
Age group for product?
I am a 25 year old interested in using this product for lines & wrinkles I have and to help prevent. Would this product be appropriate for what I mentioned? If not is there something that would be suitable for My needs? Thanks.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
angiepie
(Clinton, Michigan.)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
6 answers
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answer 1
I just posed a review (02.14.12, user CMBT) about the AMAZING results I had with my fine lines and crows feet. Read it. Get it. Try it. LOVE IT!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
cmbt
(New York)
answer 2
My personal opinion is that every woman regardless of age, skin-type, etc. can benefit from this product. It not only addresses lines and wrinkles, but dark circles, texture, etc. Whatever your particular eye concerns are (dryness, sagging, dark circles and shadows) this should be your starting point. I love the Renergie Lift Volumetry Eye for firming and moisturizing, but I've experienced SUCH a difference since incorporating this in with it. It's great stuff. So worth it!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 3
I just turned 27 and have been using it for dark circles. I love it ! It has a very light texture and feels good on my skin. I've seen other reviews from young girls using it (even as young as 21), so I really don't see a problem with that.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
applechik
(New York, NY)
answer 4
the head of education at Lancome said it could be used for this purpose. Prevention is worth a pound of cure as my mother used to say.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ciarrai
(Shawnee, Ok)
answer 5
I am 22 years old and turning 23. I have dark circles and puffiness which are both hereditary and due to lack of sleep. I've asked for a sample because I needed to know it was good before spending $$$ on it. I used it for about a week and noticed that my eyes were a little bit brighter and less puffy. It made my eye area smoother because my skin tends to be dry and allowed my concealer application to go on smoother. To answer your question I purchased the full size bottle because I did see some good results. I don't expect a miracle but this is the only eye cream that I've used that made a difference.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
amys326
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I'm 29 and I don't have any lines yet, just a dry sensitive under-eye area. I just received a sample of this and so far I'm impressed and will definitly buy. Not too light or heavy and makes me look wide awake. It really does leave the eye area velvetly to the touch like it says.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
chriss
(tucson,az)
Question
is this non-comodegenic
oil free?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
jojo63
(el paso texas)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
6 answers
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answer 1
I have very sensitive, acne prone skin. I've used it for several months now and not gotten any pimples in my undereye or cheek bone area.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
dcprof
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
Sounds like you may be allergic or sensitive to an ingredient in it. I also had some mild burning the first day I applied the product, but it went completely away the second day. Excessive dryness and itching does not sound normal for this product.
answered 3 years ago
blondbeauty
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 3
I think it is hard to find oil-free products for the eye alone... this is not a place where most women are oily. Also you use so very little of the concentrate each time...
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
11to1
(Harrison, NY)
answer 4
It contains hydrogenated vegetable oil.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
autumnzen
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 5
I believe it is oil free
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ciarrai
(Shawnee, Ok)
answer 6
I believe that it is, but I'm not sure. I react to everything and have very oily eyelids, but this has not caused any breakouts for me and I have had no negative reactions at all. With the easy returns here, I'd tell you to purchase it anyway because you can always send it back if you don't love it. But trust me - you will!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
MakeupMatters
(Attleboro, MA)
Question
Is to be used alone or with another eye cream?
I was not sure if I am supposed to be using a moisturizing eye cream on top of this, or if it can be used alone.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
gonzogirl
(Philadelphia, PA)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
6 answers
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answer 1
I use mine alone and it works beautifully. But if you need more moisture, you may want to add something else!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
glamournut
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 2
It can be used alone. It works well on its own. I'm not sure if you could use another cream on top of this one, as it could be too much and could cause milia (the tiny white bumps) if the pores are clogged from too much product
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
applechik
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Product consistency is like a cream and it's moisturizing enough that you don't need an additional moisturizer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
autumnzen
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 4
It is very rich, use it alone.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
aboutface
(new rochelle, NY)
answer 5
under eye cream
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ciarrai
(Shawnee, Ok)
answer 6
I use another cream on top of it every other day approximately, when I feel dry. Seems to work for me.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
chi2009
(Chicago, IL)
Question
Does this cause the skin to flake?
Not sure if it is the way I am applying the product, the quantity or the product itself, but I am experiencing itchy skin around my eyes and notice some flakes. Is the skin being exfoliated to reveal the younger skin underneath? I feel that this is a serum, not an eye cream and use renergie as well... could it be too much? But then why I am dry and itchy? I want to love this, but I just don't yet!!
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
cuppin
(Mauldin SC)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
6 answers
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answer 1
I use a very very small amount of this product when i apply and have never had issues with flakiness or dryness. I think using too much may make the consistency too thick which is causing your flakiness.
answered 3 years ago
1sephorajunkie
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 2
I have not found this to be the case; it does not gravitate into the eyes and it blends under your makeup easily. I have sensitive skin and I have not had any irritations with this product.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
1235
(Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.)
answer 3
It sounds to me like you are having an allergic reaction to one of the products. Maybe try one by itself, and if no dryness and itching, then try the other by itself - to figure out which one to discontinue use. Or it could be both products are reacting together, but the itching and dryness is not normal. Good luck
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
glamournut
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 4
You might be using too much! and you also might be having an allergic reaction to Renergie (i personally doubt that it could be from Genifique, since I have very sensitive skin that has reacted badly with some of Lancome's products, but not with Genifique). This eye concentrate should be used on its own, there should be absolutely no itchiness or flaking. Stop using and wait for the flaking and itchiness to go away, then try using Genifique only. It may or may not work for you, but if you continue experiencing the same reaction, stop using it completely. This is not the effect you want from your eye cream.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
applechik
(New York, NY)
answer 5
How strange, have you tried using it alone? Maybe the combination of ingredients is causing a reaction?
It definitively is not supposed to irritate or flake your skin. I have been using it for over a year and never felt any of these symptoms.
If it is causing a reaction, don't throw it away. Try using it in another part of your face like your lips or your face.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Gabriela
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I have very sensitive skin around my eyes. Whenever I buy a product that makes that skin irritated, itchy, flaky, etc... I stop using it (throw it out or give it away) ... thoroughly wash my face and start over with another product. Something in the product doesn't agree with you.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
11to1
(Harrison, NY)
Question
I am 25. Can i use that prodact or its little early?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
mariaplaksina
(New York, NY)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
6 answers
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answer 1
Hello! I was informed that it's best to start using anti-aging when a woman enters her 20's. With pollution, sun damage, and stress over the years, it's important to take great care of your skin early on in your life. I started using cream under my eyes when I was around 18. Part of that was for beauty purposes and part of that was because of all the sleepless, stressful nights studying my first year of college! :) I would absolutely say that it's not too early.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
anhaigis
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 2
I think this product is hydrating enough that you'd like it. I haven't found it to be harsh or irritating on my skin. Better to start preventing line now, then trying to correct them once they are already there.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cogito
(Cleveland OH)
answer 3
Personally I would not spend the money on this product in my 20's. There are so many preventative eye creams out there that would work for less investment, especially when you do not really need it yet!
answered 3 years ago
blondbeauty
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 4
Yes, it has a nice velvety texture. Moisturizing very well. Helps to get rid of puffiness and dark circles. Not burning (I've got very sensitive skin) like most anti-wrinkles creams.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
dashagrig
(Orlando, FL)
answer 5
It's never too early for good skin care--I don't think you'll find it too heavy at all:)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
1235
(Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.)
answer 6
i'm 19 and I currently use this. I would recommend it to anyone at any age. It helps with dark circles after little to no sleep or if your eye area gets dry.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lauren90
(CA)
Question
Is this product good for women with very sensitive skin?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(aston, pa)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
4 answers
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answer 1
yes it wont irritate
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
xmok
(harrisburg, pa)
answer 2
No, it is not (see my review).
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
answer 3
I too have very sensitive skin, and I had no problems at all. It felt very nice, and I've had no irritation.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
cmbt
(New York)
answer 4
This product is not good for sensitive skin!!! I have sensitive skin, and I tried it with the result of my skin turning red, dry, and scaly.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
meghan89
(Canada)
Question
Is the product to be used at night or day?
I was actually going to order Dior HydrAction--but then I found it is to be used only in the morning---so then I was looking for a product that worked as well as the Dior--but that I could also use at night
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
muzzie
(Abilene, TX)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
3 answers
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answer 1
you can use this am or pm or both am and pm
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ciarrai
(Shawnee, Ok)
answer 2
I use this morning and night - it's incredible. It absorbs easily in the morning so I can put on my makeup afterwards, and soaks in nicely at night while I sleep. Not greasy or oily - very soft and velvety.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
MakeupMatters
(Attleboro, MA)
answer 3
I use it at night and I use something with SPF durning the day. This really works well at night :)
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
beautyphilly
(philadelphia)
Question
What are the ingredients in this product?
Product ingredients? Does it contain soy proteins?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Yvonneski
(Gainesville, GA)
on GÉNIFIQUE EYE Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
3 answers
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answer 1
Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Alcohol Denat., Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polysilicone-11, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, PTFE, Methylsilanol/Silicate Crosspolymer, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Adenosine, Chlorphenesin, Polygonum Fagopyrum Extract/Polygonum Fagopyrum Seed Extract, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyltaurate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Steareth-8 Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Limonene, Propylene Carbonate, Caramel, Disodium EDTA, Citronellol, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
tatababy
(DC)
answer 2
you could try to contact Lancome, however, I have never known them to list ingredients
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ciarrai
(Shawnee, Ok)
answer 3
I didn't see soy proteins listed in ingredients. More than an inch of tiny printed ingredients. Some are: water, cyclohexasloxane, glycerin, bifida ferment lysate, alcohol denat., pentaerythrityl, tetraethylhexanoate, polysilicone 11, caprylic/capric triglyceride and so on. This is just a third of the ingredients.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
terenia
(Crystal Lake, IL)
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