Lancôme are at the cutting edge of skincare innovation. With each new product launch, a wave of influencers, makeup artists and celebrities declare their love for the brand thanks to their complex formulations that deliver youthful, plumped-up and glowing skin.
Now, with Victoria's Secret model Taylor Hill, and world-renowned celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge at their healm, they are fast becoming one of the trendiest brands to include in your skincare routine and photograph on Instagram.
Their newest product launch addresses the skincare problems we all face: seasonal sensitivity, pollution face, fatigue, hormonal breakouts; you name it, Lancôme are tackling it. In just one formulation, the Advanced Génifique Sensitive helps to bring your skin back into balance and calm any complexion nightmares. But, just what is in this product that makes it the perfect skincare solver?
What is the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate?
The original Advanced Génifique Serum has been hailed for years as a cult skincare item to help fight the signs of ageing at their first step.
This time, its newest little sister, the Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate, has been formulated for all ages to help combat everything that contributes to your bad skin days.
Whether you live in a city with high levels of pollution, work long hours and have skin fatigue, have hormonal fluctuations that leave you breaking out, or are simply under extreme levels of stress, this new serum will combat everything.
Lactobacillum Ferment Extract
There is actually a trio of probiotic fractions in this innovative serum, all of which contribute to improving the health and appearance of your complexion.
If you haven't heard much about probiotics in skincare, they're amazing. Like taking a digestive health supplement, or activated yoghurt drink to keep the levels of healthy bacteria high, skincare enriched with probiotics reduces cellular inflammation, redness and irritation. By soothing the skin and strengthening the skin's epidermal layers, the complexion appears healthier and more plumped-up.
When inflammation occurs on the skin, it can generally be attributed to an imbalance somewhere in the system. Pollution, stress and hormones are all key factors in disrupting your skincare system, which is where the bad bacteria can spiral out of control. By topping up your good bacteria levels, balance is restored, and the chance of breakouts and swelling is reduced.
This is such an important vitamin for healthy skin, and one which is often overlooked in our quest for new and exciting ingredients.
Vitamin E, or Tocopherol as it's otherwise known, helps to shield the skin against environmental pollutants, making it a key player in the war against skin fatigue and dullness.
It also has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, reducing redness and irritation on a cellular level to keep the skin healthy and youthful.
Ferulic Acid is an under-the-radar ingredient, which doesn't get the spotlight attention it deserves.
An antioxidant, it helps to destroy free radicals that can cause skin damage and premature cellular ageing. Naturally found in the seeds of fruits and nuts, it works by visibly slowing down the ageing process and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
Even for younger and less mature skin types, starting an anti-ageing routine early is absolutely essential for maintaining healthy and smooth skin for when you age. By incorporating these powerful ingredients into your routine, you will notice a huge difference in its feel and appearance.
How to use the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate
Unlike most skincare serums that can be dipped in and out of over a period of months, Lancôme's Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate is to be used every night for one month. As the formula is so active, and contains Probiotic Extracts, it's essential you don't use it past this.
- Firstly, you need to mix the two formulations together to activate the ingredients. Do this by pushing and twisting the cap to release the blue-hued concentrate into the serum.
- Shake the bottle until both formulations are combined into one serum.
- You can use it when you feel you are having a bad skin day, or every night for one month if you prefer.