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New Genifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask

Genifique Mask

Genifique has been a skincare staple of mine since Lancome came out with it several years back.  I love how it can give the skin a glow in as quickly as 7 days. Something that over 40 skin can easily lose.  Now, Lancome has come out with the Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask.  It’s a 20 minute treatment mask that is a great boost to the skin that shows instantaneously. It really can be used in two ways; one way is for special occasions when you want your skin to look its best, use it before going out. The second way is over time it has long-term brightening and anti-aging benefits.

This limited edition mask was previously only available in Asia, but now is available at select Macy’s and Sephora.com. Genifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask contains the Genifique Complex of Bio-lysat, a “good” bacteria, and Phytosphingosine-SLC, a building block in skin lipids produced from yeast. And it contains HEPES, an exfoliator that helps the skin shed more uniformly, making a smother surface on the skin. Bio-Cellulose is a natural, renewable source that can retain moisture levels up to 100 times its own dry weight – which retaining moisture in the skin keeps it more plump and youthful looking.

I recently had the opportunity to try one of these masks (they come packaged in a set of 6) and the mask itself feels like a heavy gel-like pliable mask that is soaked in product. Protecting each side of the mask is a tulle-like fabric that is peeled away at application. I liked the heavy weight of the mask because it didn’t slide or slither off the face, even with it being soaked in the product. It fit over the face nicely and I even took some of the excess product and slathered it on my neck area. I grabbed a book and read while the 20 minutes passed and probably kept it on a bit longer. I then peeled it off and worked in the surface product into my skin – it absorbed quite quickly.  In that short time I felt my skin had an instant “glow” and that my overall tone of skin was noticeably more even – in other words, the blotchiness and redness was gone, and it felt moisturized. But since it’s winter and dry here I then put my night time moisturizer on like normal, and when I woke up the next morning I felt like I could still see the effects of the mask.

Overall, I really like this mask and I will purchase this.  However, because I feel like my skin is in fairly good condition, I will probably save it for 1 x week or special occasions. If however, I felt that my skin needed a major boost or fix, I would use it on a regular basis for awhile before cutting back.


Sample received for consideration of review. All opinions and results are my own.