Genifique eye cream review

We are guessing you haven’t found the perfect eye cream yet – and you’re not alone

When we ask our readers about the skincare issues they are most concerned with in our annual survey, dark eye circles and lines around the eyes always come up among the top responses.

And we’re not surprised. After all, the skin around of eyes are significantly different from the rest of our skin.

Not only is it thinner, the frequency of movements we subject our eyes to – from blinking, to rubbing and tugging when we put on our contact lenses and do our eye makeup – makes the eye area more susceptible to signs of ageing.

Perhaps this is why people say that the eyes are the window to our soul – they only tell the truth, yes, including the truth about our age and lifestyle.

This is why we’re always looking for an eye care product that really works

This could be why we’re constantly looking for a good eye cream product. One that is preferably an all-rounder that helps reduce the appearance of dark eye circles, and at the same time visibly eliminates the look of signs of ageing like fine lines and crow’s feet.

Here are tips for you if you’re still on the lookout for the ideal eye cream for yourself:

  • It should be backed by science: Eye creams are among one of the toughest formulas to get right by scientists because of intricacies required to make it a solution for so many complex skin concerns. You shouldn’t expect anything less than a huge research backing up the product
  • Look for a lightweight formula: Remember that you need something gentle for your delicate eye area, so the product should feel lightweight and be absorbed quickly into skin
  • You should enjoy using it: Most importantly, you have to feel good using the product – because that’s the best way to encourage you to keep up with usage. Skincare products like eye cream require your conscientiousness in order to see results

Try the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Cream

You might have already heard of the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum, the most iconic and bestselling product by the luxury French brand that’s known for their research in anti-ageing solutions and expert use of probiotics in their skincare products.

Now, the brand has launched the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Cream in a new and stronger formula that is designed to be a wake-up call for your eyes and to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles.

And we are loving this new product because it checks all the boxes we’ve mentioned above.

1. It is backed by solid research

We know that the Génifique franchise is a powerhouse of scientific research. The famous Génifique serum was created after 14 years of research, and has a unique formula that has been patented until 2029 – a nod to the scientists’ work in creating a breakthrough in the industry.

The extraordinary study put into the Génifique serum, including some of the most effective active ingredients, are also found in the Advanced Génifique Eye Cream.

The magic in the formula? A trio of probiotic extracts. You might be thinking – that’s what doctors recommend to us when we are having gut problems, right? You’re absolutely right! But guess what – probiotics aren’t just great for our gut, they also do wonders to our skin.

For our delicate eye area, probiotics are able to reinforce skin barrier, improve skin structure, and improve the appearance of transparency.

The promised results? Eye area that looks brighter, de-puffed, with younger-looking contours. Definutely sounds like everything we’ve always wanted to achieve with our eye creams!

These achievements aren’t just theoretical. A consumer test conducted over four weeks on 53 women shows that 100% of them saw their dark circles reduced, and that they looked like they had a good night’s rest.

2. It has a lightweight formula

If you associate skincare powerhouses with rich formula, that’s where you’ll be surprised by the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Cream.

Besides an upgraded formula to enhance effectiveness, the new Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Cream also has an improved texture that absorbs even more easily.

You’ll find that the formula breaks from cream into gel, and offers a velvety finish that improves eye makeup wear – something that not many eye creams can profess and that’s why we love it!

3. You’ll enjoy using it

As with all Lancôme products, the experience of the users is always given a luxurious “French touch”.

The beautiful texture, quick absorption, velvety finish will make this product part of a pampering ritual in your day. Don’t forget to spend a bit of time massaging the eye area to further encourage micro-circulation – and trust us, you’ll start enjoying your skincare routine more, and even better, you’ll see results from it too!

But don’t just take our word for it. Try it for yourself at the complimentary 15-minute Eye Glow Service.

A Lancôme beauty advisor will show you how to best care for your eye area with the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Cream and you’ll even get to bring home a trial kit to enjoy it in the comforts of your own home. Register today for this experience!

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Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate

Lancome At-A-Glance

Strengths: Some good cleansers; well-formulated scrubs; foundations with beautiful shades for almost every skin color; great concealers; several outstanding mascaras; the Artliner liquid eyeliners perform well; impressive powder eyeshadows; some fantastic lipsticks and automatic lipliner.

Weaknesses: Expensive for what amounts to mostly mediocre to below-average skincare products; lacking in effective treatments for blemishes or lightening skin discolorations; average toners; moisturizers that are short on including state-of-the-art ingredients; jar packaging; some foundations with sunscreen do not provide complete UVA protection.

French flair, free gifts with purchase, constant magazine ads, and attractive packaging impel women to seek out the Lancome counter. Once you’re there, though, unless you’re captured by the enticing claims, the skin-care products are resoundingly dull, and we mean really, really dull (the makeup is a different story). With new research and developments in skin care many cosmetics companies typically improve their formulas, even if just in a small way. Thats not the case with Lancome, which tends to raise their prices while producing lackluster, ordinary formulas with little benefit for skin.

Even more shocking is that their most expensive skin-care items tend to be the most disappointing, usually for what they lack rather than for what they contain. It’s startling to realize that their priciest moisturizer is remarkably similar to dozens of other Lancome creams priced more reasonably (but still too high when you consider what you’re getting for the money). It seems that all it takes to justify the excessive prices is a good story based around a rare ingredient and claims of delivering a younger look. What a shame so many consumers are taken in by this kind of marketing mumbo jumbo.

L’Oreal-owned Lancome, along with L’Oreal’s own skin-care products sold at the drugstore, has fallen well behind their competition. For all their lofty claims and beautiful models, many other companies leave them in the dust. Most of the Lauder companies (Clinique, Estee Lauder), along with Dove, and Olay have skin-care formularies that consistently outperform those of Lancome and L’Oreal in terms of what substantiated research has shown is necessary to have healthy, more wrinkle- and age-resistant skin. Lancome claims to understand women, and they certainly know how to entice them with pretty packaging and scientific-sounding claims. It would be far better if they had an intimate understanding of what it really takes for skin to look its best and function optimally.

The biggest improvement Lancome has made is that almost all of their sunscreens now include the right UVA-protecting ingredients. Who knows why it took them so long to get this straightened out (L’Oreal is no stranger to this issue, as they have developed and patented new UVA filters throughout the years), but it is now easier than ever to find a reliable sunscreen from Lancome. Given their prominence and presence in department stores around the world, Lancome isn’t easy to ignore. Our suggestion is to look beyond most of the skin care and focus on what they do best: makeup (especially foundations and mascaras).

Note: Unless mentioned otherwise, all Lancome products contain fragrance.

For more information about Lancome, owned by L’Oreal, call (800) 526-2663 or visit

Lancome Makeup

L’Oreal-owned Lancome is a stellar, French-bred collection of makeup that remains the best reason to shop this line. Because most of Lancome’s skin-care products have problematic elements (be it jar packaging, insufficient sun protection, or dated formulas), it is a relief to find that, for the most part, the colorful side of their business has more than its share of innovative products. We enjoyed the fact that no matter where we shopped, Lancome’s counter personnel were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. There’s a lot to keep track of, and Lancome deserves credit for keeping their salespeople so well informed.

If you’re looking for a force to reckon with for foundations, Lancome is a must-see. They continue to offer some of the most elegant, silky formulas anywhere and in a color range that is overwhelmingly neutral, whether your skin is porcelain or ebony. The only troubling aspect is that most of Lancome’s foundations with sunscreen do not contain adequate UVA protection or the SPF rating is too low. Lancome obviously knows about the risks with these issues (after all, they market ecamsule, their version of the UVA-protecting ingredient Mexoryl SX, and brag about its UVA range). And considering that, we are not recommending as many of their foundations as we have in previously have. Beyond this major gripe, you will discover that Lancome has a well-deserved reputation for their fantastic mascaras, and that their latest powders and eyeshadows apply with a silkiness that makes them gratifying to work with. The rest of the makeup encompasses many valid choices, but before you commit to Lancome, consider the similar options available for less from sister companies L’Oreal and Maybelline New York. Striking a balance among the best of each of these lines will give you first-class makeup that beautifies without breaking the bank.

Note: Lancome is categorized as a brand that tests on animals because its products are sold in China. Although Lancome does not conduct animal testing for its products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brands state that they dont test on animals unless required by law. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Research Team.

Lancome Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate Review

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today, I will be reviewing Lancome Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate.

About The Product:

Génifique helps create more youthful-looking skin. Specially formulated for the delicate eye area, this gel-cream leaves the eye area feeling velvety soft.


See visibly younger, brighter eyes in just 7 days. Dark circles, fine lines, eye bags* and under-eye circles seem to diminish, and the eye area looks fresh and luminous.*Based on a dermatological evaluation. See younger brighter eyes in just 7 days. This unique gel-cream leaves the eye contour velvety to the touch. Dark circles and signs of fatigue appear to diminish. The eye contour appears brighter and radiant, as if infused with life.


My Experience with Lancome Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate:

I suffer from hereditary dark circles and I am always on the lookout for eye creams to help with the problem. So far, no luck whatsoever. I have been using the Lancome Genifique eye concentrate for about a month now and I am not too pleased nor too disappointed with this product.

The texture of this product is between a gel and cream, goes on very smooth, gets absorbed quickly and has a slight cooling effect on the eye area when applied. It just glides on and it doesn’t take much to cover the entire eye area. It does not irritate the eye even if it accidentally gets inside the eyes. You only have to deal with blurry eyesight for a while if that ever happens. This cream would also make an excellent make up base for under eyes when using concealers, etc. Lancome claims this product is fragrance free but I can still detect faint whiffs of somewhat a floral scent.

I have noticed it does improve the texture of the delicate skin around the eyes remarkably. The eye area seems smoother, moisturized and looks less tired. If you do have fine lines around the eye, which I don’t, I think it would help with those too. Though it does not seem to have had any drastic effects on reducing my dark circles, the darkness seem to be diminishing very slowly. The biggest con of this product would be its price. Lancome products are known for being expensive as they deliver quality products but still it’s a huge splurge.

I think it just did a good job of keeping my under eye area supple and hydrated , but I think it was not worth to spend so much on this product which does the same job that any other good affordable drugstore eye cream would do.

Pros of Lancome Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate:

  • Smooth texture.
  • Keeps eye area moisturized and hydrated.
  • Smooths eye area.
  • A little product goes a long way.

Cons of Lancome Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate:

  • Did not help much with my dark circles.
  • Very expensive.
  • Not completely fragrance free.
  • No ingredients mentioned.

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