step by step sensitive serum

Saying Au Revoir to Bad Skin Days, thanks to Lancome!

Im sure if you’ve been reading my posts for a while now (thank you) I’m sure you will be aware my never dying love for Lancome’s Number One Serum ‘Advanced Genifique’. I’ve lost count how many bottles I’ve gone through, no skincare routine is right without it in my opinion. Every face that gets the pleasure of sitting in my chair gets introduced to this little beauty – its that good.  Ruth ‘Advanced Genifique’ Brabiner, please to meet you too!

Now at the end of this month August Lancome are introducing to the shelves Advanced Genifique Sensitive!

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Sensitive. Don’t let the name fool you, by thinking oh sensitive, my skins not sensitive I’ll give it a miss, this one’s not for me. Well I can assure you, you’re wrong my friend, here let me explain…

Price: £59

Where to Purchase: Debenhams, Boots, John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, Selfridges, Browns, Hoopers, Harrods, http://www.lancome.co.uk

Amount of Product: 20ml (One Size Only)

Official Statement from Lancome:
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A BAD SKIN DAY?
Today’s lifestyle can cause havoc on our skin. External factors such as travelling, air conditioning, seasonal changes, pollution or late nights, as well as internal factors such as fatigue, stress or hormonal cycles, can all have an impact on your skin appearance.
These internal and external factors can sometimes result in your skin feeling and looking “different” causing a “bad skin day”.
Bad skin days can affects women whatever the age or skin type.

OUR SOLUTION?
It’s time to say bye-bye to bad skin days as we introduce the new Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate, our night skin saviour. A freshly Activated Dual Concentrate serum that will help soothe your skin whenever you feel it needs it. The face serum is enriched with the same ingredient as our iconic Advanced Génifique Serum – ferment extract, bifidobacterius extract as well as a lactobacillum ferment extract. In addition to these ingredients it contains an additional concentrate enriched with Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid.

Whats a bad skin day to me?
To give you a little summary into my bad skin day – a ‘hightened sensitivity’ period of time on my skin. I usally suffer with patches of de-hydration in areas of my skin, with aggravated redness, along with a few blemishes around the chin area for good measure! Laverly.

When/ How do I use it?
To use this product you do need to use it on a night time, after you have cleansed your skin and toned. You use the Advanced Genifique Sensitive, the same way you use the original Genifique in a morning. You apply one pump of the sensitive to the palm of your hands and massage into your clean skin using your finger tips, avoiding the eye area. You then follow on with your regular eye cream and night time cream over the top.
I have been using my Visionnaire Eye Balm and Hydrazen Nuit Cream over the top my Sensitive Serum.

How do I activate the product?
You’re either gonna love this process or hate it. I was a bit worried doing mine for the first time, but it’s so quick and simple. To be honest, I wanted to have a go at another one it was that fun, felt like I was in my own laboratory. This is definitely some thing to keep the children entertained for 10 minutes!

How long with Advanced Genifique Sensitive last?
Advanced Genifique Sensitive is full of pro biotics and yeast which are natural ingredients therefore, Sensitive will only last for approxiametly 2 months from activation. It’s important to make a note of the date, you first activate the product, you have 2 months from this date.

What happens to the product after 2 months?
The product will no longer be safe to use, the colour of the product will change and also the smell, due to the pro biotics.

How do I know if it will be suitable for my skin?
If you’re unsure I suggest popping by to your local Lancome counter and get your hands on one of these samples and having a one to one, skincare consultation with a Lancome expert.

How has my skin changed since using Advanced Genifique Sensitive?
I would say its a lovely addition to add to a skincare regime for when your skin is feeling like it needs a pick me up boost, but I do agree with Lancome that this isn’t for everyone to use. I would only suggest trying this out if you do feel you’re skin is really suffering with the seasonal change or you’re going through a stressful period of work or you’ve been ill recently and your skins suffering because of it. You need to be sure you’re skin needs a bit of TLC and that you know you will definitely use this every night for the next 2 months of opening, otherwise I do feel you would be disappointed and not see the results that this product is capable of achieving.
Although its still part of the Genifique family, this little serum is in a league of its own, especially in comparison to the original Genifique. The sensitive serum is a lit bit thicker in texture, its still a runny fluid however I feel it is a tiny bit denser. I do feel that you can still feel the texture of the product on the surface of the skin rather than the super fast absorbing original genifique. It doesn’t bother me that the sensitive stays on the surface a bit longer as I don’t stick to the pillow and actually I prefer to know that the sensitive serum is working its way into my skin throughout the night. The colour as well is a blue colour, but in no way does this leave the skin with a blue tinge. Its quite fragranced but I think the scent is mainly the probiotics which you can smell, as it’s such a natural fresh ingredient. I wouldn’t say its an off putting scent but you can definitely smell it whilst applying to the skin, therefore you can understand why this product can no longer be used after 2 months of opening.
I found it quite easy to remember my 2 month mark as I opened it on the 22nd of August as the 22nd is my Birthday number, so I would suggest doing the same and picking a memorable number of the month that you can look back on and remember when you started the treatment.
I found from using the Genifique Sensitive, my skin looked a lot more soothed the next day from using this and didn’t look as angry in areas. However its important to note that the spots I did have at this time didn’t really go away from using this or get any worse. I don’t recommend purchasing the Sensitive Genifique as an anti spot treatment as this isn’t what a ‘bad skin day’ is in terms of this product, which can be a little bit confusing.
I would definitely suggest reading some reviews on http://www.lancome.co.uk and trying to get your hands on a sample at any of your local Lancome counters to see if this product is the one for you.

Let me know if you’ve been tempted to try the Genifique Sensitive or if you’re a lover of the Genifique Original Serum!

Thanks for reading,

Ruth x

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