The texture is light and easily absorbed by my skin. My skin feels smoother after a few uses, pore size reduce quite a fair bit. No problems with my acne prone and sensitive skin. However, the effect is only prominent in the beginning, after that it did nothing much to my skin.
I guess I am in the minority, but I love this product. It keeps my skin supple (along with my moisturizer), smooth and glowing. I tried using something else for a while because of the cost of this product, but my skin started looking more “aged” so I repurchased Visionnaire.
I'm a little surprised at some of these reviews, giving low ratings cos the product does not reduce wrinkles. Well, nothing that you apply onto your face and that cost less than 100£ a bottle can do that! What does that is plastic surgery and it's a lot more expensive than this product! What this product does (and does excellently in my opinion) is improve your overall skin appearance: since using this my skin is smoother, has a nice glow, has less imperfections. Overall my skin looks a lot nicer, period. I still have my 35 years old wrinkles, my sun marks, my spot scars. All of those I can take off (if I wanted to and if I had the money) going into plastic surgery! You cannot expect miracles from a face cream/serum, no matter how expensive it is. But to me this product delivers a very nice result of overall appearance improvement, and that's all I want and can ask for!
I got the opportunity to try this product. When I first got it, I was impressed with the texture and the dewy iridescent finish. For the price though, it did not live up to its hype. Disappointing.
I wanted to love this so badly. It was light and refreshing, with a subtle fragrance. It made my skin feel soft and glowy the morning after I used it. However....it made me break out!!! I used it for about a 3 days when my skin started getting small under-the-skin break outs. Unfortunately I didn't realize it was this product until I had a full blown acne crisis. I stopped using it and my skin healed. Then I started back on visionnaire, hoping it wasn't the culprit, but to my dissappointment, the break outs began again - making it clear visionnaire was the cause.
Just wanted to warn those who may experience something similar. I thought it was so weird since many acne prone skin types have said they did not experience any break outs from this. Oh well, on to the next product.
I love this product! Te decrease in my pores and age spots is dramatic. My skin is more smooth and even in tone.
It IS expensive- but I have never found a product as effective as this In reducing my pores!
I am reviewing a sample size tube that lasted a week. My skin feels oily after applying. As I live in the sub-tropics I could only use at night or it would be uncomfortable. There is no perfume smell. Big plus for me. In the morning my skin is smooth and silky feeling. I am thinking of giving it a proper go (depending on price in Australia) when they have a GWP.
Well this is pure marketing let me say it.
It is a fair serum, but horribly overpriced and does not deliver.
It is a fair primer (= packed with silicones) and either you use it on top of Genifique (as they recommend) or alone, it will not make any difference for your skin as a treatment. Works as a primer, but tends to clog pores as it is packed w/ silicones.
Of course, at the beginning - the very first days - you love it as it smoothes skin. But there is nothing done on a deeper level on on the long term.
I have used it for 3 weeks in a row but was not really impressed... I find it clogging and heavy. Packed with chemicals.
Estee Lauder Perfectionist is way better (and has much more natual ingredients!)
Your skin deserves better and for that price (around 90 Euros here in Italy!), you can find better products!
Love this serum - can even use it under the eyes for extra moisture.
No problems with my sensitive acne or my oily skin.
Love the packaging - air tight so very hygienic!
Overall great product! 5 lippies!
Oh, Visionnaire, how you have rocked my world. You are a challenge to all my minimalist assumptions about beauty.
Others have reviewed all the technical specs of this product, so if you need that, other reviews will be more helpful. This is simply my experience with this product.
I have worked my way through several of the generous samples provided by Lancome. Each sample lasts over a week, so this is a pretty balanced review.
I have used this as a serum, layering this on after cleansing and before my night cream. It has a pearlescent finish, a mild scent, and absorbs after about a minute. My skin looks smoother, nicer, almost immediately.
But the next morning is the miracle time! I wake up looking good. Rested, glowy. It's indefineable. Could I tell you my lines are thinner, my one sun spot less, my pores smaller...No. But I just look good. A better version of the me that went to bed.
I have tried to avoid extra steps in my skincare and have taken the claims of high end products lightly. But this, for me, is worth it.
Yes, it is the most expensive product in my aresnal. Yes, the opaque jar is frustrating as I cannot see how much product I have left. Yes, it is a huge hassle to get to the mall to purchase this. But it is worth it for that early morning look in the mirror that says, "Not bad for 37."
So I have purchased this. And I sighed at the price and hid the reciept from my husband. And I truck along with my Neutragena and sneak this into the mix.
For me, this is it!