Saturday, 2 May 2009



Last month, I was trying to find something that I could use as an alternative to my pricey Creme de la Mer Lifting Serum when I came across Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate. The product looked promising so I've decided to grab one.



' Major scientific descovery: Skin's youth is characterised by the presence of certain proteins on the skin surfacee which are the result of gene expression.'

'For the 1st time from Lancome: Genifique helps promote an environment more characteristics of youthful skin, to leave skin looking younger. The proteins that are specific to young skin increase.*'

'Drop by drop, skin is refind and re-illuminated, as if infused with life. In just 8 weeks, regain the signature of younger looking skin.'

'Apply daily, morning and evening, before regular skin routine.'

What this product claim:
'Inspired by the latest facial lifting techniques, Lancome introduce Renergie Morpholift R.A.R.E. technology. Enriched with unique oligopeptides the R.A.R.E. range combats the sign of aging by better defining the skin's contours, for natural-feeling lifting effect. Wrinkles appear visibly reduce, and the skin is left feeling firmer and smoother.'

'Inspired by the structure of the skin's natural support network, the patented NEXTENSE complex combines different fibres to imitate the framework of the skin's surface for an intense, yet natural-feeling lifting effect. Immidiately, skin is firmer and smoother, and wrinkles appear visibly reduced.'


After using these products for a week, I have noticed that they have undone the improvement that the La Mer Lifting Serum has given me. They literally took the radiance that my skin had in the past 8 weeks of using the range of La Mer skin care that I use. although I carried on using my other La Mer skin care products minus the Lifting serum replacing it with the above 2 products, I felt that my skin was going back to its state before I started La Mer and I found it alarming that I stopped using them and get back to my La Mer lifting serum. They just didn't work for me.

Will I purchase these products again?

God no! I've already promised to give these products to a friend for her to try.


Before buying this product, try the sample first because although it is not as expensive as Creme de La Mer, it is still a bit pricey at over £50 GBP. The clinical trial that Lancome has conducted on these product came out with positive results so... who knows? This might be the right product for you.

Have a great weekend everyone and... oh yeah...!

Just watching Skynews and there's an update on Pacquio V Hatton match tonight... they've done the weighing and Pacqiao is slightly under the weight limit whilst Hatton is bang on the limit. Does this mean that our Pacqiao is on disadvantage for this match. It will be decided tonight so... tune in!




Phoebe said...

Ouch! Sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you dear. :( I was gonna recommend Givenchy Le Soin Noir but then again you're looking for something cheaper than CDLM. :P How about shu uemura? The Phyto Black Lift line is nice.

Gracie said...

Thanks for the recommendation sis but I'm sticking with my Creme de la Mer skin care regime for now. I've tried the Shu Uemura Phyto Black Lift Line but I didn't find it any better than CDLM. The price for Givenchy Le Soin Noir is about the same as CDLM but I still haven't met anyone who tried it and even Liv Tyler who endorses Givenchy products is using Creme de la Mer... but thank you sis :) Very much appreciated :)

Askmewhats said...

Sis wow you got the GENIFIQUE na! And they told us they are just going to be available this coming September!!! you are like waaaaayyy earlier than us! hehehe glad to hear your output on the product reviews! SEE?? You can do product reviews sis!!!! back to la mer!!! hahaha happy weekend sis!

teeyah. said...

Hehe, your skin is very expensive! :D Pang Creme de la Mer lang. Kidding, of course. :)

Pacquiao won! :D But you may be torn, eh? Either way, you won! :)

Gracie said...

Hahahaha! Sis! Wooohooo! Manny won and I can't wait to see my colleague who told me that Ricky will kill Manny on the 8th round. I could say to him next time I see him... 'Ey you! What happened to the 8th round?' Hahahahaha! That's cruel but as what I've said earlier... I like them both that's why I was sooo excited about the fight :)

Gracie said...

Sis Nikki! I think I've got my Genifique on the 1st week of April and sample sizes are now available on gift items so watch out for that because they are also giving away the Morpholift line :)

iambeautiful20 said...

It sucks to hear that it didnt work. Im glad you made this post though so atleast i know not to get it. Creme de la Mer is way too expensive for me lol. But i heard good things about it.

Gracie said...

Oh sis! I'm not saying that it doesn't work. It was only based on my experience. Who knows, it might work for you so don't rule it out completely :). All I can suggest is to try the product first before purchasing it :)

jinxbea said...

Hi Sis.... Too bad it didn't work well with you.. maybe you're too hiyang na with LaMer so it Genifique didn't do the magic.... I was watching Pacquiao last night on Pay per view with some Filipino friends and he was really really good... i just hope ricky is recovering well..:)

Gracie said...

Sis, maybe you're right :) Well sis, I'm just glad to have found the skin care line that works for me.

The fight was really good although I would've wanted it to last a bit longer. I'm sure Ricky will soon recover from the punches that he received. It's just a relief that his head scans came clear.