When it comes to skincare, Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Youth-Activating Serum has undoubtedly reached cult status. Having sold over 25 million bottles worldwide since its launch ten years ago, its formulation has now been updated. Shining the spotlight on a new era in skincare, welcome to microbiome science and its second-generation, Advanced Génifique serum.
A living ecosystem, the microbiome is filled with microorganisms that are key to healthy skin. The new patented plant-powered formula is a cumulation of 15 years of research, including 62 clinical studies, 21 international scientific publications, and 23 expert partnerships producing 500 million data points. Bringing the most advanced skin microbiome science to its formulation, the serum works by regulating and repairing the skin microbiome.
Evolving throughout our lives, everybody’s microbiome is unique just like our DNA, and contains up to 1,000 species of bacteria and as many as two million bacterium per square inch of skin. Having a balanced microbiome is key to the skin’s health. Focusing in on our lifestyles today, the formula looks to combating disruptors of our ecosystems like aging, our use of harsh products, and even wearing masks, to external aggressors like pollution and fluctuations in temperature and moisture levels.
Helping our microbiome to be able to repair and fortify the skin barrier function alongside regulating its pH levels, producing antioxidant proteins, and protecting itself with an antimicrobial defense system that in turn can combat the pathogens means stronger and healthier skin.
Comprised of seven prebiotic and probiotic fractions that have been specially selected, the formula delivers essential nutrients like amino acids, lipids, and sugars to the microbiome that repair, recharge and strengthen. Working alongside the youth-activating properties of the first-generation formula the skin’s health is boosted with a natural recovery rate of over 77%.
The formula has been created for anyone who wants to improve their skin barrier or notices that their skin is imbalanced. Factors for the latter can arrive in the form of common skin concerns like dryness, redness, and sensitivity. To be used both in the mornings and evenings, Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique should ideally be the first step after cleansing and before an anti-aging product or hydrating cream.
Testing its Advanced Génifique serum on 4,000 women worldwide located across four continents, Lancôme found that the results spoke for themselves. After just one bottle it showed improved skin barrier functions and acceleration when it came to the skin’s self-recovery. Women also spoke about their skin being rejuvenated which in turn led to better elasticity, firmness, evenness, smoothness, and radiance alongside wrinkles and fine lines being diminished.
Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique starts at AED/SAR119 for 20ml and is available now