LANCOME Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Concentrate
Although the Genifique serum failed to show any difference on me, I was rather intrigued with the eye product. Thankfully the Hypnose Precious Cells mascara press kit included a deluxe-sized sample jar, with the product filled to the brim.
Lancome believes that our genes produce “specific proteins to keep skin looking youthful,” thus the combination of Genifique Technology to create a patented complex for the delicate eye area, utilizing Buckwheat Extract that is known to reduce puffiness.
The alcoholic content is pretty high -coming in at #4- but doesn’t pose much of a problem for me. No allergic reaction, although a whitehead would appear on my undereye occasionally but calms down rather quickly. It doesn’t sting my eyes either.
The refreshing cream has a smooth texture that spreads easily, without having to tug the skin. A natural emollient, the Buckwheat Extract managed to smoothen out and leaves my eye area well-moisturized throughout the day. This aspect prevents concealer or foundation of a dry nature eg. ESTEE LAUDER Maximum Cover from settling into fine lines.
In my opinion, the product doesn’t warrant the hype its been receiving – I have been using it diligently -twice a day- for a month and a half, and even incorporated the Acupressure Massage. Yet there was no improvement in fine lines, not even my dark circles. The jar could last me for another month, but I will probably not get the full-size retail. On hand I have the ELIZABETH ARDEN Brightening Eye Cream which is pretty decent but will not re-purchase, and LA MER Eye Balm Intense which is immensely hydrating, and has a thinner consistency than Genifique. There’s also the LA PRAIRIE products that I’m dying to start using now. Decisions, decisions!
Skincare products work differently for everyone. Genifique Yeux Concentrate managed to hydrate my obscenely-dry undereye area really well, but that’s the most I can get out of it. If you are keen, do ask for samples first before taking the plunge.