The luxury serum that’s *actually* worth the price tag

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this hardworking favourite

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 09 2020

The product

We don’t know about you, but when it comes to splurging on pricier items in our skin care routines we like to know that the boujee addition in question is effective at getting the job done.

Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate may be a bit on the spenny side but it’s well worth the price tag (as our Review Crew® can attest), with a hardworking formula that targets a variety of concerns such as strengthening the skin’s protective barrier and improving the appearance of skin texture, radiance, elasticity and firmness.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this multi-tasking serum to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate to a panel of women aged 25 to 45 with a variety of skin types who are concerned with ageing and dull skin or who want to prevent wrinkles, sagginess or fine lines.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate.

How it smoothed skin texture: Our members really loved how the serum smoothed out any unwanted skin texture in a short time, with a number of our reviewers saying they experienced improvements within just a week of using the serum morning and night.

The clarifying properties: Reviewers were impressed by how the serum clarified their complexion, evening out their skin tone and minimising the appearance of discolouration and pigmentation.

The way it minimised the appearance of wrinkles: Our members were shocked at just how quickly they were able to notice the skin plumping effects of the serum, and in turn, a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

The verdict

“This product is magic. It has improved my skin texture drastically just over the short amount of time that I have used it. The fine lines around my eyes are reduced and I do look younger. The price point on this product is steep as it is a quality brand, but you do not need to use a lot of the product. Thanks to the specially designed dropper you get the perfect amount each time and the formula spreads easily on the skin. The bottle is beautiful, it is quite petite and easy to take with you wherever you go. I will definitely repurchase when I feel like a splurge!”
Shantelle W
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Within a week, I noticed my skin looked brighter and smoother. I wake up each morning after sleeping in the serum, and my skin looks more radiant and youthful! I also noticed that within the first week of using the serum, my overall skin texture had improved. I now have less little bumps on my skin, and my skin feels softer and smoother to touch. The product comes in a heavy glass bottle, and looks beautiful on my skincare counter. All in all, this product is amazing and I have seen real results in a short period of time.”
Ree B
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This is an absolutely beautiful product that lives up to its reputation. I applied this serum both morning and evening after cleansing, it glides on easily, without leaving a sticky residue that some serums tend to do. This worked great as a primer as well under my foundation which noticeably lasted longer than usual. Within a few days I received a few compliments on the glow of my skin, and I definitely noticed a reduction around my crows feet.”
Aleesa S
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this skin-conditioning serum? Read more Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Lancome to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate is based on a total of 100 reviews submitted and is correct as of 6/11/2020.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).