Let me start by saying that I did not purchase this but received a few of the 7-day supply from a MUA friend, in addition to a few mini bottles that are meant for GWP to test out.
I do believe this product does as it claims, as I've found after 6 weeks of twice-daily use, that my skintone and texture have improved. My skin appears more plump (as in full of moisture), and my pores are less prominent. I don't have terrible skin to begin with, but this has made it appear like a more "fresh" version of my skin---healthy and glowy. It did not make my combo/oily skin any greasier, nor did it break me out or cause any irritation.
I don't know if this warrants such a high price tag, as I'm sure there are other products out there that would provide a similar effect. I have since purchased L'oreal Youth Code Serum to test and will update my review accordingly.
I received a 7 day sample of this product when nordstroms was having a presale. I bought the full sized bottle and got it after the 3rd day of using the sample. First application felt weird as the consistency of the product was very runny and watery HOWEVER when applied onto my face, half a packette covered the entire face plus the neck and it was absorbed quickly by my skin. It has a funny smell to it but that did not bother me at all. I love how this product does what it says. My skin is a lot brighter now and it does make me look like i had 2 or 3 extra hours of sleep.
My skincare routine: Neutrogena Acne Wash, then I apply the Nedutorgena Fade & Fight Toner, I let it dry then I apply the Genefique Serum, then i "slap" my message like I"m massaging it. Then I apply my Aveeno moisturizer. This combo is what works best for me.
I do have acne prone skin however it's usually hormonal. I do get break outs here and there but my skin is pretty clear most of the time. The only thing that bothers me is the poimple marks and the serum helps in lightening it too.
The product is too expensive, well $98 for 1.7oz but a little bit goes a long way and it looks like it's gonna last me for a while.
I would buy this again IF it becomes available at the Lancome outlet stores.. continued >>
I received a 7 day sample of Lancome Genefique and I cannot believe how it amazingly transform my skin from tired, lifeless, dull, aging looking skin, i tried Shiseido white lucent first before this and non of this product line help brighten my skin.
A little goes a long way as it has watery consistency, it easily get absorbed by the skin. I just observed some redness after I applied it but it fades after sometime and made your skin looks like you are blushing.
What I really like about this serum is the feel after you put it on, its not sticky and it dries easily. I saw a big difference on my skin on the third day, its plump, tight feeling in a comfortable way, I feel more fresh and my skin gets dewy during the day. The best part is I no longer wear foundation to hide my skin imperpection, eventhough i still have some discoloration and acne marks my skin still looks healthy and bright.
This serum does nothing, absolutely nothing, & Lancome wants how much money......$88 USD!!!.....They must be smoking a crack pipe or snorting coke, either that or they're crazy or think we are. Before you pay that kind of money for this useless serum wait till you can get it for free in 1 of their gwp events, you'll thank me for waiting. continued >>
Got 2 weeks sample via Lancome counter (gave me an extra week). I was confused no one could tell me if this replaced my serum or not or what step to add it to my routine. I was shopping on day 4 and got a compliment on my skin, but every day after that I woke up with a new cystic pimple every morning. Gave remaining sample to mom (dry skin) acne has since cleared. Still looking for HG product. Personally, I think this product is for dry skin only.
Like any good product, this will probably cause you to break out at first. It did me (apparently my skin was detoxing), but after a friend told me how great my skin looked after just a few days, she suggested I stick with it.
Everyone's skin is different so this might not be for all, but even if it breaks you out at first, it might be worth toughing out. I'm glad I did.
Update 3/26/11- No thanks! After using for a month, I was still getting break outs (not big ones, but smaller noticeable ones) that weren't going anywhere. I stopped using this product and it took about a month for my skin to recover. Never again. Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic ftw!
Another disappointment! Priced too hight! The serum is too thin, too runny, and there's no visible result! I will go back to Estee Lauder's Advance Night Repair Synchronized serum.
i was really hesitant to pay so much for this but after using up a sample i was convinced!! it does everything its supposed to, the texture of my skin feels so much more smooth and even. i have used the Biosilk serum in my hair for years because of the silky/smooth feeeling it gives my hair and i feel like genifique is the biosilk of skincare products haha...
it helps my moisturizer/foundation go on more smoothly. and after about a months use i started noticing that the dullness and flakiness of my skin was gone.
no one should have break out problems with this. the only reason they might is because they dont cleanse their skin thoroughly before putting the genefique on!!!!
its an amazing product, and i will use it for years and years and years!!!
I bought this about 2 months ago after visiting the Lancome counter and receiving the 7 day sample. The saleswoman was super nice and very informative about how Genefique would work with my genes on my skin. After the first use my skin felt like SILK, it was unbelieveable! I marched straight back to the store when my samples were gone so I could purchase my own fountion of youth in a bottle. I use about 1/3 of a dropperful which may be a bit much but I tend to like the excess :o) a little does go a long way though. It really does make my skin feel supple and silky, I love it. However, I thought it would help with fine lines but it hasn't. That would be my own fault for not finding out about that, unless I'm missing something? My skin has a tendency to breakout so I like to be careful about how many products I use so I'd love to have this combined with a nice, light moisturizer. I wonder how this compares to the L'oreal Youth code line. I may try that serum due to the cost.
I like his product. I didn't want to buy it since it is not cheap. It sure does smooth out the skin, making it supple. After using it for 3 weeks regularly (once a day in the evening) I starting seeing some results. I do find my skin more even toned and glowing the next morning.
If my skin keeps improving I will definitely repurchase after I run out of my 30mL bottle. A little goes a long way. I use 1 1/2 drops so my bottle should last me at least 6 months.