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Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum

Which skin type is it good for? ✔ Normal ✔ Oily ✔ Combination ✔ Dry ✔ Sensitive What it is: A powerful youth-activating serum that reveals youthful radiance and smoother skin in as little as seven days. Solutions for: - Dullness and uneven texture - Uneven skintone - Fine lines and wrinkles If you want to know more…Drop by drop, this potent serum boosts youthful radiance, restoring smoother, more radiant skin you can see and feel in as little as seven days. It’s the first step to every beauty routine, for every age, every skin type, and multiple ethnicities. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates What else you need to know:This product comes in an advanced self-loading dropper. Research results:Clinical results after 8 weeks of self-assessments on 34 women: - Radiance +52% - Texture +57% - Resiliency +49% - Elasticity +50% - Firmness +49% - Sagginess +46% - Fine lines +42% - Wrinkles +46% - Clarity +47% - Even skintone +42%
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Questions & Answers for Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum

Question
What ages is this for? I am in my early 20s. Can I apply lotion after using this product?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Frenchy09
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's for all ages. You can use it before a moisturizer, just give it about 3 minutes or so to absorb into your skin before you do.
answered 2 weeks, 6 days ago
LadyMsJay
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
I would not relate this product for age, more likely for skin type. For me, it fills in the dryness. I use lotions once I have applied the Genifique
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
katdv
(Somers, CT)
answer 3
Lancome's webpage says it's for all ages. I started using it at age 25 and it's been a great product for my 20s.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
winelips23
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 4
I'm 21 and I use this product. I've started getting fine wrinkles so it's definitely helped tighten them up. I think it's good to prevent aging at our age, this is when it starts going downhill so might as well do everything you can.
answered 6 months ago
music84
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
I am only 25 and I use this skincare product. I find that prevention is the best thing you can do to keep your skin in good shape. I am constantly using skincare products marketed towards older women. I don't think age matters. You can apply any of your other typical skincare products after you apply this serum (night cream, eye cream, etc.) Serums are actually meant to help your skin more readily absorb your other skincare products, making them ultimately more effective.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Christine270
(Rio Rancho, NM)
answer 6
As long as I know early 20s use this product and love it. I use it right after washing my face then put lotion because it helps our skin absorb lotion, cream, etc.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Mayuko
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 7
I am 24 didn't think this would do much but it makes your skin feel amazing and it has helped actually clear my skin up! I put this on than my moisturizer :)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
MichelleMarieD
(Minnesota)
answer 8
yes, the directions state to add before your daily routine or moisturizer
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
coly211
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 9
YES! i am about to turn 21 and i use Genefique under my Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders set. I believe Genefique works in harmony with your other products and because it is almost gel-like you will most likely need a moisturizer. The best thing to do is get an in-store sample and see how your skin reacts.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
hilarydoo
(West Virginia)
answer 10
You can apply lotion over top of this but I don't know why you would use it. It's aimed at women over 35 to fight wrinkles.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Cyclefan
Question
How do I use it?
I received a free sample and despite looking the product up online, still have no idea how to use it. Is it like a soap? A lotion? Do I apply it in between those stages?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
Reyndor
(Las Vegas, NV)
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
Wash --> Tone --> Serum --> Moisturizer
answered 2 weeks, 6 days ago
LadyMsJay
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
You use it after cleansing, on bare, clean skin. You only need the tiniest amount. 1 or 2 drops should be sufficient to cover your face and neck. You can apply your night cream, eye cream or other skincare products after applying.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Christine270
(Rio Rancho, NM)
answer 3
I use it right after washing my face. This serum helps your skin absorb your skin care products. After using this I use my favorite hydrating lotion, SK-II Facial Treatment Essense.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Mayuko
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
Use it twice a day under your normal moisturizer You will love it
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
downtowncarol
(st petersburg)
answer 5
This is a serum - which has intense anti aging agents that penetrate deep in your skin because the molecules are smaller than say a moisturizer that stays on top of your skin. Apply this day or night after you wash your face then you can add your moisturizer, eye cream, foundation, etc.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
PagieCakes
(Clearwater, FL)
answer 6
It is a serum, applied on clean skin before moisturizer.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Inventress
(Toronto, ON)
answer 7
I use it after my cleanser, before a moisturizer at night. If I am using an eye cream or something else that it out of the norm, I use that (the additional product) after the Lancome serum as well.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
pattieann
(Orlando, FL)
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How many drops are you supposed to use to cover your face?
I don't want to overuse such an expensive product!
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
6 answers
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answer 1
The proper preloads how much you need. Just use what is inside the dropper when you take the top off.
answered 2 months ago
Jazzyd1988
(PA)
answer 2
the bottle easily dispenses the correct amount of product in a dropper. you simply twist the cap and the dropper fills appropriately. it's a great dispensing method. no need to measure!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
lilorphanne
(sherman oaks, CA)
answer 3
Just about a dime size. It spreads really well!
answered 4 months ago
fuzzebudde
(Swanton, OH)
answer 4
One drop is enough for you whole face! You will love it!
answered 1 year ago
Dmoneybish
(Tuscaloosa, AL)
answer 5
The self-loading dropper gives you the perfect dose every time.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kmilove
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
You should avoid use this directly on your face and then rub with your finger, since this will be absorbed very fast, you will need lots of them if you do it that way. The correct way to do this is use 3-4 drops of the serum on your palm. Then put two hands together, warm it for 5 seconds, it will be easier for the skin to absorb it. Then use one fingertip to tap the serum evenly all over your face. After that, clench your fists together, use the part where you thumb and index finger curled together. Gently rub your face with that part. This way you are massaging the serum into your face without any waste.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
cassiezj
(65401)
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Do I need to use serum after Genifique?
I've seen in other places say that Genifique is to help our skin absorbs skin care product better so you need to your another serum after Genifique. Is that true?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
loveshaun
(Columbus, OH)
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
5 answers
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answer 1
I do not use a serum after Genifique and I have very dry skin. I oftentimes use this as the first product that touches and soothes my face. I may in the winter combine it with a creamy base when applying makeup. If I think my skin is improving, I will use it at night and not during the day, this is more likely in warmer weather
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
katdv
(Somers, CT)
answer 2
I have not needed another serum, I simply put my face lotion on after this product and my face feels and looks amazing! I do feel like it helps my skin absorb my face lotion's perks however. Hope that helps!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
KP243
answer 3
I use this serum right after washing my face. Then using my favorite SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. Next I put SK-II Cellumination Aurabright Illuminating Essence, and lastly use moisturizing cream in the morning, or night cream before going to bed. My skin condition is really good. Though my skin type is combination any part is not too oily or too dry.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Mayuko
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
I do not use another serum after applying Genifique. I sometimes layer 2 moisturizers over it, but this serum is the only serum I use.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mrsmaddog
(Maple Valley, WA)
answer 5
I don't think so. Personally, I use about a teaspoon of table sugar mixed with my normal cleanser every night before I apply my night cream and serum, and I did the same with the Genifique serum. I think exfoliating regularly helps your skin absorb products more readily (and I do it with sugar because I'm cheap). I wouldn't waste your money on another serum, Genifique is fantastic on its own.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
sirrush
(Thornhurst, PA)
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Does this help acne marks?
I have a bunch of little red marks left behind form acne, and I was wondering if this would help fade them.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
poseidongirl7
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
5 answers
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answer 1
It did for me!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Madelynngall
answer 2
Absolutely not. The amount of alcohol (alcohol denat) in this product causes free radical damage and breaks down collagen. The amount of irritation this causes under the skins surface will impair healing of any discolorations and it will take that much longer for those pesky red marks to fade. A better option is daily use of a sunscreen and an AHA or BHA exfoliant.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Springfield, Mo)
answer 3
I would not think so as it is meant for anti aging.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
coly211
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 4
I have not experienced that problem. In my mind, this product simply primes the face for moisturizer it does not "treat" the skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mrsmaddog
(Maple Valley, WA)
answer 5
Yes, this stuff is fantastic! I will be starting my third bottle, and will always use this product. My skin does not look 55 years old. This has helped with lines, discoloration, hyper-pigmented spots from menopause,a nd acne scars. I highly endorse this product.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jonij
(grand rapids,mi.)
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Is this good for sensitive skin?
Does this replace a moisturizer? Do you use it in the morning or at night?
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Augusta,ga)
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
My skin is very sensitive and I haven't had any problems with this. It actually feels pretty soothing. This definitely doesn't replace a moisturizer. It's a serum so you would put it on before your moisturizer. I like to put it on and wait about two minutes before putting my moisturizer over it.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
ChellesBelles
(Columbus, OH)
answer 2
You will still need to use a moisturizer after this. I only use at night since it is so pricy, but it can be used day and night.
answered 2 months ago
Jazzyd1988
(PA)
answer 3
Yes, it is very gentle and hydrating
answered 3 months ago
maiyah
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
My skin will break out from products it doesn't like, and I've never experienced that with this! It doesn't replace moisturizer. It has moisturizing and anti-aging properties, so it will help plump up clean skin before moisturizing!
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
winelips23
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
Question
Should I use this before or after my Lancome toner?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Noto
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
Use after.
answered 2 weeks, 6 days ago
LadyMsJay
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
serum after toner, for sure.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
mon3237
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 3
After your toner, before moisturizer
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
PNWBabe
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
Hi Noto, we suggest cleansing and toning before applying serums and following serums with moisturizers.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
NikaBT
Question
Why No Reviews???
Is it new???
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
jmja
(ny,ny)
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
yes, this is new.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
coly211
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 2
this is a newer product. I use it in the am under my face powder. radiant is an understatement. people think i'm 35 not 54. more people need to try this. its pricey but a little goes a long way
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sagemoon
(clark, n.j.)
answer 3
Yes, this is a brand new product.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Difference between Genific and Visionaire
I am considering buying one of these two. What is the main difference in the results between them???
Thanks
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
laperrus
(margate, nj)
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Visionnaire helps reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines & wrinkle. Genifique makes my skin look more radiant and helps with my dark spots. I use both for the double whammy that helps my more mature skin.

Ask a store rep to give you samples to see how your skin responds to each separately to help you make the right decision for your skin
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
hawklady
(Dayton, OH)
answer 2
On my skin personally, the Genifique made it more supple and reduced fine lines, while the Visionairre seemed to even out my complexion.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Xanthippe77
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
Both are creamy. Visionnaire has shimmer, Genifique does not. Visionnaire is also perfumy.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
PNWBabe
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Has anyone noticed this stop working after time?
I used the original Genifique and it was amazing for about a month. After that it seemed to stop working as well. Has anyone noticed the same happen with the advanced Genifique?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
on Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes I certainly noticed it stop working so I only use it for about 2 weeks at a time and use another serum for the other two weeks. I don't have any problems with that switch up.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
daisyteaparty
answer 2
I'm not as happy with this as I was with the old formula, which really improved my skin. I bought a bottle of the advance formula about 6 weeks ago and, yes, it seems to be working less now than when I first got it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Cyclefan
answer 3
Yep this happened to me. I noticed an improvement and then a decline in my skin (went from super dry, to awesome supple and then to super oily). I have stopped using this product and now I'm at a normal state which is better than super oily or super dry!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sgtpickles
(Toronto, ON)
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