Lancome is a big French cosmetic brand, but they had focused to Japanese market, they have a big laboratory in Japan, and they are selling some products for Japanese.
I had used this Genifique Advanced few times in past, I had felt it is too much, but recently I had used a sample of Genifique, I was satisfied with it. It is the time to use, I bought 30ml bottle.
Genifique Advanced is a famous ageing care essence/ serum, and in Japan they are selling “Japanese Formula”. As I remember that “Japanese Formula” was made in Japan, but as of 2018, the “Japanese Formula” is also made in France. They claims that this Genifique Advanced Japanese Formula is selling only in Japan. In here, there are many Lancome products imported parallel, and they deal Genifique Advanced much cheaper, but that is Global Formula. And even in Japanese airport DFS, they are not selling Japanese Formula of Genifique.
In person, I don’t know about the difference between this Japanese formula and Global formula, I had got some samples only in Japanese counters!
We always buy from the Lancome counter.
If what you have is Japanese formula or not, please check the box and the bottle.
They are printed in Japanese. In the box, it says “This unique formula is for Japanese Ladies, we sell only in Japan”.
How to use — different? maybe no
Checking in Lancome USA site, they say
1. Gently apply onto cleansed face and neck, morning and night.
2. The self-loading dropper gives you the perfect dose every time.
3. Follow with a moisturizer.
Checking the guide in the box, I found described in English.
Let me focus.
Use daily, morning and evening, before your regular skincare routine.
Generally we Japanese LOVE lotions. The BCs of Lancome emphasised apply before your lotion, apply just after your face wash. I often use Albion milks, I should apply Genifique just after my face wash, before of the Albion Milk.
Ingredients — different products?
This is not a medicated product, it must written in the order of the account of the percentages, but am not sure whether in the States. And also, I am not educated Chemicals in English.
Here is I found in Lancome USA.
Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Faex Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Levure, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Octyldodecanol, Citronellol, Fragrance.
Here is Japanese formula written in English on the box.
Probably not east to read. I could not find the official ingredients of this Japanese Formula written English, I just use the Google Translate.
Water, BG, bifidobacterium fermented extract, denatured alcohol, glycerin, bis PEG-18 methyl ether dimethylsilane, PEG / PPG / polybutylene glycol-8/5/3 glycerin, hydroxyethylpiperazine ethanesulfonic acid, ascorbyl glucoside, Sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, adenosine, yeast extract, PEG-8, PPG-3 myristyl, salicyloyl phytosphingosine, polyacryloyldimethyltaurine ammonium, limonene, linalool, caprylyl glycol, carbomer, methylgluceth-20, hydroxide K, citronellol, fragrance
How Cherry Felt?
Anyway, for this Japanese formula, this is a booster for your lotion.
For me, when I use a lot (whole of this push), I feel few sting, probably due to the Alcohol. When I use a half of this push, I rarely feel sting.
There is scent, and it gone quickly, I had bought Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair products, I really disliked the wired perfume. I prefer this lancome.
When I applied on my face, previously I had felt it was let on the surface, and kept sticky, not moisturized but sticky on my face, and after it is drying, I felt it is tight. Recently I felt it is not kept sticky on my face, still I felt a little bit tight. I need to apply lotion or Albion Milks before it is coming to dry. If you left your face this booster only without using anything, you may feel tight, some may describe as “lifting up”, but I say tight.
My face is still more supple than the age, but I am feeling my skin is tired due to the heat and dryness by air conditioner , I am feeling this Genifique is boosting energy 🙂
I may spend this August to late Autumn with this Lancome.
I have done with this Lancome in one month. It was nice product, but I am feeling oils would be better for me while upcoming season of dryness.