Lancome Genefique Review

Lancome Genifique Review

Lancome Genifique Overview

The health and beauty industry has created countless skincare products over the years to combat the effects of age.  Many ingredients have been tried and tested.  Some have proven to work well, others not at all.  Lancome is a well established and trusted name in cosmetics and skincare.  They’ve created Lancome Genifique, a line of anti-aging products, using a new technology that claims to boost the activity of your genes and stimulate the production of youth proteins.

The result is supposed to be soft, radiant skin that looks like it’s lit from within.  The line includes the flagship product, Youth Activating Concentrate and well as Youth Activating Eye Concentrate, Youth Activating Cream Serum, and Youth Activating Night Cream.  We’ll concentrate here on the Youth Activating Concentrate.  What are these new ingredients and do they work as well as Lancome would have you believe?

Lancome Genifique ReviewLancome Genifique Ingredients and How They Work

There are four main ingredients in Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate.  Bio-Lysat is a bacteria found in many probiotic supplements.  The claim is that it balances the microbes in your skin cells, but there have been no scientific studies performed on the effectiveness of applying it topically.  Hepes is an acid that helps even out dark spots.  Phystosphingosine-SLC helps soothe skin and improve its texture.  Denatured alcohol is the fourth ingredient listed.  This is puzzling to many skin care enthusiasts as alcohol is very drying to the skin.  Its presence requires that you apply moisturizer after using Lancome Genifique.

The list lacks all of the ingredients already known to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles, such as peptides, antioxidants, and alpha hydroxy acids.  Instead, it promises a reactivation of genes, but this claim is not supported by an explanation of how the ingredients work to do this.  Without this kind of data, we need to rely on customer reviews to help us figure it out.  Unfortunately, in the case of Lancome Genifique, the reviews are primarily pretty mediocre.

Pros and Cons of Lancome Genifique

When making this kind of purchase, it helps to weigh the benefits and drawbacks you can expect to find.

Benefits of Lancome Genifique

  • It was developed over 7 years of testing, and has several patents pending for its formula.
  • It is widely available at department store Lancome counters, such as you may find at Macy’s.
  • Lancome Genifique samples are usually offered at Lancome counters, so you can try them out before purchasing.

Drawbacks of Lancome Genifique

  • It doesn’t contain any of the ingredients known to minimize the effects of aging on your skin.
  • At about $80 per ounce, it is quite expensive.
  • Lancome Genifique reviews are mostly negative and lukewarm, with some users claiming that they experience breakouts and other noticing significant dryness.

Where to Buy Lancome Genifique

Lancome Genifique is available at department stores and online for $78 for a 1 oz. bottle.  Some sites offer free shipping either on all purchases, or on purchases over a certain dollar amount.  Look around, and you should be able to get your shipping for free.


Lancome Genifique makes some pretty big promises with its claims of  boosting the activity of genes and producing youthful proteins.  While they may be on to something groundbreaking in the future, it doesn’t seem to have panned out just yet.  The ingredient list is available, but there is no real explanation of how these ingredients work to do what they say they do.  It would seem that if this product were indeed so revolutionary, they would want potential customers to understand how it works.

If the reviews were all very positive, that might make up for the lack of real information available, but they are not.  $78 is a lot of money to spend on something that has a good chance of not being effective for you.  With all of that said, if you want to try Lancome Genifique, I would recommend going to a department store, such as Macy’s or Nordstrom, and asking for a free sample.  Then you’ll know for sure whether or not it’s worth paying for.

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Rachel Vrabel

Rachel is Chief Editor of Women’s Blog Talk and writes reviews across the spectrum of anti-aging, health and beauty. She has an English degree from USF and worked in finance for 15 years before establishing this website in 2011. She loves having a place she can share her inspiration for health and beauty and continue to help others! She lives in South Florida with her husband and her hobbies include beach volleyball, HIIT training and combing the beach for sea glass and shells.


  • Rochelle

    Genefique 3rd ingredient–water 1st– is glycerin. Glycerin is the best greaseless skin moisturizer: the northern sea fishermen used it exclusively. If your skin is sore or chapped, it can redden and burn a bit, but will heal it. Glycerin is also used in cake icings and food glazes. You can buy a few ounces at your grocery store or local pharmacy for well under $5. Put a few drops of glycerin and water each in your palm, blend together with your fingers and PAT on moist skin.
    That is all. Mark up can be over 1,000%. Yes, it is the main ingredient of the good old standby Corn Huskers Lotion and some basic Hand Cremes. By the way, the Sodium Benzoate is a picking preservative and the Sodium Hydroxide is commonly known as Lye or Caustic Soda.
    How do they justify their price?

  • Cheryl

    I really like this product a lot. I saw a difference the first time I used it (and that was from a sample. Needless to say I got the big bottle of it as a gift and am still using it. It seems to last along time. I only need to use very little of it. (I do, however, also use a very mosturizing facial cream) which I suppose helps a lot as well (cha ching Creme de la mer). AND the most important thing to do is wash your face every day and night. I like Sheishedo facial cleanser which I have been using for about or at least 13 years now. You also need very little of it to lather up and clean your face so it lasts a very long time.

  • Denise

    I am extremely disapointed in the whole Lancome Genifique line. I actually used the whole Genifique line, (as did my sister-in-law) for atleast 5 consecutive months. The dark circles & tiny wrinkles under and in the corner of my eye had literally “NO VISIBLE CHANGE.” I am a very healthy and active 47 year old, so I don’t have heavily wrinkled and super bad skin.

    The skin on my forehead had a very, very slight smoothing effect that was back to it’s original texture probably one week after we both discontinued use. My skin is pretty blotchy and uneven and continued to be blotchy & uneven with daily use (am & pm), as I stated above for the 5 months I used the Lancome Genefique line.

    I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH… PLEASE DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT!!! My sister-in-law and I BOTH wasted lots of money using it, with extremely little to NO RESULTS!

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