Lancome Genifique Repair night cream takes me to the stars

By Aisling | May 5 2010 | 14 Comments

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So we gave you the lowdown and our take on Lancome’s swish new Genifique serum when it first appeared last year.  With seven bottles sold every minute since then it’s been a runaway success.

But I have to admit that I personally wasn’t too gone on the serum. I’m sure it was grand and all, I knew it was packed with science and should be doing my skin a power of good – but when I compared it with something like Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair, it just wasn’t doing it for me.

What’s the gross term they have in the food industry? Mouth Feel.

Yeah it just didn’t have the right Mouth Feel for me. Or skin feel – you know what I mean.

But the Genefique Repair (€70, 50mls) – oh now we’re talking. Promising to work on the genes that are responsible for ageing – while you sleep – this is a velvety smooth night cream that leaves your skin feeling so soft and hydrated when you wake up of a morning.  The word baby’s bum springs to mind.  And as Genifique promises to be a youth activator – who knows? I have a bit of a thing for a good night cream and I’ve been trying out various pretenders to the throne – all of which were grand, but nothing compared to this .

Yep loving it. Ten out of ten from me.

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14 Replies to "Lancome Genifique Repair night cream takes me to the stars"

  • Teehee says:

    Ooh this sounds gorgeous! What age skin is it for? I’m 25 and reckon I should start using a proper night cream….

  • BerG says:

    This sounds lovely, but a bit pricey. I agree on the serum thingy i did’nt like the consistency. Watch out for Lancome gift time its on in some chemists at the moment. I got some bi-facial yesterday and wanted one of the new brushes but they did’nt have the powder one in stock. Ended up with a Juicy as you can never go wrong with one of them. Have to say the brushes are of excellent quality. Will be keeping a lookout for them in future.

  • tina10 says:

    Damn, my sheckles are fast diminishing! Another thing on my wish list. I also didn’t like the serum, much preferring E.L’s Advanced Night Repair. The serum gave me lots of little hard red bumps on my cheeks, so it was given away to my Mam. It worked very well on her, and even hubby commented on her skin. But she would never spend that money on a product so when it was finished she didn’t repurchase.

  • daiseeboo says:

    No money in the piggy bank for this this month but will keep it in mind for when my Trilogy one runs out (if it ever does, why is it the things you don’t really like seem to last an age). Have promised not to replace it until it is empty as it is doing a fine job but I just find it a bit meh.

  • Glamazon says:

    Aphrodite – is it a thick cream? I love thick night creams – I know it sounds silly but I tend to think the thicker the better when it comes to night cream.

  • Aphrodite says:

    Glamazon – it’s rich and thick, just like an ideal man
    No it’s not heavy thick it’s just nicely dense but not clogging (does that make sense?). Texture is fab

    Teehee – Genefique is marketed as being for any age, but it’s pricey for twenty something skin and you might be better off with something more inexpensive and lighter.

  • Teddie says:

    Any one recommend a night cream for dry 25 yr old skin in the < 25euro range ?
    I am really at the minute only using cream in the day time but Im waking up and my skin is v tight so have to start using something at night!

  • Glamazon says:

    Thanks Aphrodite – makes perfect sense. That’s exactly how I like my cream (yes, and men :) )

  • Shin says:

    Sounds great. I picked up the serum in the airport a few weeks ago, I’m sure it’s doing me the world of good but it just feels odd! I’ll definitely be trying this out though :)

  • Glamazon says:

    Teddie – lots of the girls love Trilogy Rosehip oil at night – I am dying to try it myself.

  • JD says:

    I really lije the genefique eye cream. I generally don’t see any improvment with eye creams but I do think this one makes the skin look better. It doesn’t really do anything for dark circles and bags but good on the wrinkle side of things.

  • MsSittingatherdeskandpretendingtowork says:

    “Promising to work on the genes that are responsible for ageing…” – I’d hold them to that.

  • Christina says:

    “Promising to work on the genes that are responsible for ageing…” – I’d hold them to that.”

    At 70 Euro a pop, I would too.

    The cream sounds luscious and the packaging is beautiful, but at that price, I’d be wanting it to do more than look pretty, whatever the fancy pseudo-scientific buzzwords.

  • Aphrodite says:

    Christina, Misssitting –
    Yes true – there’s a lot of science involved here though – if you read the post I linked to above about the original serum it will give you a better idea of what went into developing this range. I admit I did a very brief job of summing it up!

    But if you find that less expensive creams do the job for you then that is of course fantastic

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