Lancôme defines Advanced Génifique as its number 1 serum. It is anti-wrinkle, has a light texture and the results are immediately visible, smoother and revitalized skin.
As I do not judge a product by its slogans or phrases, I am going to analyze the INCI of the serum to see what the ingredients reveal, the only way to see if the product is worth it or not. Below I will make a summary of the ingredients that I like and those that I don’t; and I will give you a better alternative.
And since I see that taking care of your skin is a topic that interests you, I recommend that you read this other article with an Analysis of the Most Popular Best Facial and Anti-Aging Serums , which also has a lot of interesting information about serums .
Analysis of Lancôme Advanced Génifique Advanced Youth Activating Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum
- Bifida Ferment Lysate : Analyzed in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair contour .
- Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Alcohol Denat : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Dimethicone : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid : Tested in the L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Contour .
- Ascorbyl Glucoside : Tested in L’Oreal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Sodium Hyaluronate : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Sodium Hydroxide : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Sodium Benzoate : Analyzed in Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Adenosine : Analyzed in the Génifique Yeux Light Pearl contour from Lancome .
- Faex Extract / Yeast Extract / Extrait De Levure : Analyzed in the Advanced Night Repair contour by Estee Lauder .
- Peg-2 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate : Tested in Lancome Men’s Génific HD wrinkle cream .
- Peg-6 Hydrogenated Castor Oil : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine : Analyzed in Génifique Yeux Light Pearl by Lancome .
- Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate : Tested in L’Oreal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Limonene : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Xanthan Gum : Analyzed in L’Oreal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
- Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Disodium Edta : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Octyldodecanol : Analyzed in the Liftactiv contour of Vichy Homme .
- Citronellol : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Fragrance .
Summary analysis Anti-Aging Serum, Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate by Lancôme
The first ingredient is an active ingredient, specifically an antioxidant, so it starts off right.
But after the second, ingredients that I don’t like at all start to appear, such as silicones, alcohols, and Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid; an ingredient that can generate free radicals in the presence of oxygen, so far from improving problems, it would make them worse.
Although if other good active principles appear, such as vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and more antioxidants, others that I cannot tolerate also come to light.
A sensitizing fragrance, PEGs, a toxic preservative, and another ingredient that in the presence of Vitamin C can produce benzene, a known carcinogen.
Although it is a very popular serum with many awards, it is not an option for me.
As an alternative to these ingredients and their price, I recommend the Nezeni Cosmetics serum. It may not be as well known, but it is much better, at the ingredient level, for the health of your skin.
And if you live outside of Spain, now you are in luck, because they already ship to all of Europe, the US, Canada and part of Latin America.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.