What a beautiful morning after such heat yesterday. When you go outside and the air simply surrounds you and you feel it…that is hot! Today is so much better, right now anyway…
Here are my before and after shots…what a difference 50 years can make!
I like tinted moisturizer. I think that for an every day type of coverage with a little SPF…tinted moisturizer is a great product. I currently have, from my Avon days, their ideal shade tinted moisturizer. It is light and airy but gives just enough coverage to make you feel better about being seen…
Sorry but I don’t have any extra stock of this…any Avon representative or even order online if you want to try…
They said it better than I could…~dbratt
Genifique is a range of ‘youth-activating’ products manufactured by the well-established and reputable company Lancome. The Lancome consumer website provides information about their full line of skincare and cosmetics products but very little about each individual brand. However, being such a well-known company, they do provide good customer service and, while most of their products can be purchased in retail stores, Lancome offer a secure online ordering service.
The webpage for Genifique includes consumer reviews of the product, which are all very positive, and a brief outline of how the formula works. The Genifique range includes an eye cream, night cream, concentrated serum and the Genifique Youth Activating Cream Serum. When purchased directly from the manufacturer this latter product costs $84.00 for a 1 fl oz bottle. Lancome does accept returns on all its products but there is no time limit stated.
Genifique – Product Description
Unfortunately, Lancome does not supply any information about the ingredients in Genifique Cream Serum, only saying that it is a ‘hybrid’ of concentrated serum and deeply moisturizing cream. Some details are available from retail sites which list Bio-Lyst, Phystosphingosine and Hepes as its main active ingredients. It appears that the purpose of the formula is to instruct the body to start producing more growth proteins and boost the production of youth genes. In approximately 4 weeks, users should experience less visible signs of aging and softer, more ‘cushiony’ skin.
Genifique products are designed to work as part of a full routine, and it is not known how well just using one product in the range would work alone.
- Lancome is a reputable company
- The product has received good consumer feedback
- Product returns are accepted
- The product website is professional
- Genifique is available in retail stores
- Genifique is expensive
- No ingredients are listed
- No clinical trials performed on the formula are shown
- Refund details are limited
Genifique – The Bottom Line
Despite the fact that the Genifique range of products are more expensive than similar brands, many customers will be willing to spend the money on a trusted and known brand. It would be helpful to know exactly what ingredients were in the product or be able to receive a free trial sample beforehand.
Hate being sick. So much I could be doing but here I am coughing and trying to breathe. Haven’t been sick in some time however. Need to get more Oil of Oregano. Ran out and I really think that it has made a difference in me not getting sick over the past year.
Does anybody have any other remedies for colds and getting rid of them fast or preventing them? ~Dbratt
Last May I started using Nerium AD Age-Defying Treatment. The change in my skin the first 5 days was nothing less than miraculous! My “freckles” and lines improved immediately. The softness that if gives the skin leaves you feeling like you are actually doing something to make it better.
This product is something that you can feel good about using and actually see the change without having to use it for 6-9 months…
I am embarrassed to say that in watching the movie “The Other Woman” I looked at Kate Upton running down the beach and thought…”Wow is she fat!”.
This is a beautiful woman and not all that far off from me (except the boobs of course), but nothing like the other models and movie stars that are shoved down our throats in movies and magazines all day long. I even surprised myself when I listened to Cameron Diaz comment in the movie about how perfect Kate’s character was and how could she compete with that!
I felt uncomfortable watching these scenes because in my mind I was struggling to really see that Kate’s character was so comfortable wearing that bikini when I wouldn’t be caught dead in something that skimpy because of how I think that I look.
I am finally beginning to realize that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder especially when you are looking at yourself. This year I am really trying hard to be easier on myself and how I look and feel about me…how about you?
For me the name and packaging of a product helps make the sale. Some years ago I signed up to sell Avon. I figured that my mom liked it and my sister-in-laws too so that would mean some sales for me. Of course when you are selling it you get exposed to new products each and every week. And of course they are described to you in a way that makes you say “Hey, I need that!”
That is when my eyes were opened to BB Creams. BB Creams or Beauty Balms…Blemish Balms, were enticing because the name implies that they are a miracle application that is, in some ways, better than foundation. I don’t like heavy foundations and would use tinted moisturizer instead because of the lightness of the application. BB Cream was new and different and maybe would give you that extra SPF Protection in a “balm”. Doesn’t that sound luxurious? #biteme
Then lo and behold the next trend came out…CC Cream! CC Cream promised to even out the color of my skin and provide a much needed SPF. What a deal! But what if I wanted to correct my color and get the additional moisture that the BB offered? Well I guess I would need to use both which defeats the purpose of “keeping it light”. Then again wouldn’t the tint in the BB Cream do that as well? Still the name of the product enticed me to buy and try it. So I purchased the one and noticed that it was definitely lighter than the BB Cream and really didn’t give me the look that I was going for.
Now I hear that there may be a DD Cream coming out. These “Daily Defense” versions add anti-aging benefits as well. Anti-aging to me is an oxymoron. We are all aging and there is nothing, so far, that is going to change it. I guess these products appear to slow it down a bit though.
And finally there is the EE Cream. It is Estee Lauder’s Even Effect Cream that smooths skin tone and acts as a full face concealer. I will probably hold off on this one for a while.
My conclusion is that BB + CC + DD + EE = a lot of money down the drain when you wash them off at night!