Is Lancome Genifique Anti-Aging Serum Worth It?

There's no arguing with the fact that the Lancome Genifique anti-aging serum, a hero product for decades, has become a popular skincare option for retaining youthful-looking skin. Promising intense levels of hydration and nourishment, this hugely popular skin concentrate has, according to Byrdie, been formulated to target 10 signs of aging. If you believe the hype, it does that very well indeed. So, it's easy to see why it's such a popular buy, isn't it?

The innovative anti-aging serum is formulated using bifidus prebiotic, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. Byrdie notes the formula is said to boost hydration and improve the strength of the skin's moisture barrier. In addition, it also claims to help protect the skin against environmental pollution and damaging UV rays. Allure describes the potent product as being like "a good night's sleep in a bottle". 

Fast-acting and packed full of seven prebiotics and probiotics — including sugars, lipids, and amino acids, which provide a powerful potion of nutrients — W Magazine reports that the serum claims to offer visibly improved levels of radiance after just seven days of use. 

It's a popular product, but is the serum actually as good as it claims and worth the cost? Let's find out. 

Lancome Genifique anti-aging serum is a hero product for certain skin types

Silky and smooth, it's easy to see why Lancome Genifique anti-aging serum has gained such popular reviews, according to Byrdie. Formulated to be super absorbent and lightweight, this hero product dries quickly so there's no waiting for tacky skin to set. What's great about is the fact it can also be applied under moisturizer and makeup base products, such as foundation. 

Boasting rapid results, it's easy to see why this serum was dubbed a "skin-hero" by many. Sable Yong, the former digital beauty editor at Allure, tested it out and noticed the difference. She said: "After following this routine for a week — seven days, if you want to get specific — I noticed that my skin felt plumper and more hydrated, like it had gone on some wellness retreat without me, returning slightly changed and with a subtle glow up that spoke either of a life of extreme comfort or else a newly acquired secret."

Anecdotal research from Byrdie suggests that the serum works particularly well on dry and dull skin thanks to its ability to plump, hydrate, and revitalize. For people with naturally oily skin — or skin that is well-hydrated — it may not achieve the same results. What this suggests is that, while a hero product for many, the effectiveness of Lancome Genifique anti-aging serum could be dependent on skin type.