Show Your Skin Some Love
Spring sunshine means it is time to set up your skin for long days outdoors. I know we can often forget to apply an SPF over the winter months because it just isn’t on our radar when we think cold. I try to find products that work double duty so I am applying a sunscreen all year round. Like, moisturizer or foundation that is a combo with SPF.
LANCÔME PARIS is an iconic brand that has been putting out amazing cosmetics for YEARS! I can remember hitting up the LANCÔME counter in the department stores with my Mom when I was a young little lady. My mom always shopped for her cosmetics at the department stores. I thought it was so fancy and glamorous then to watch her shop for her makeup and have that personal service from the small glass counter. And now I here I am ordering 90% of my beauty products online! No doubt the times have changed.
I do remember last Spring during a day trip ALONE to NYC for an event I popped into Saks Fifth Avenue to walk around and window shop. I had some time to spare and who doesn’t want to walk through such an iconic store like Saks! That is when a beautiful beauty consultant at the LANCÔME counter asked if I wanted a mini makeover. I didn’t even hesitate! Totally unlike me, but I was alone in the city and thought why not! I would have a fresh face of makeup for my next event.
She cleaned my face and applied the GENIFIQUE EYE SERUM and finished off my face with a moisturizer and makeup. I ended up purchasing the eye serum because I loved how it instantly made my eyes feel and look refreshed. I tend to get dry under-eyes which then looks not great with under-eye concealer. I loved the serum and used it until I ran out. I didn’t repurchase it because I’m always looking to try a new products!
Well, now LANCÔME has added to their GENIFIQUE line with a YOUTH ACTIVATING SERUM. Make me look youthful LANCÔME! This serum gives noticeable results in just seven days! It improves skin tone, improves elasticity and firmness, and leaves your skin glowing and radiant. This serum goes on smooth and isn’t greasy. It has a bit of fragrance, but nothing that is overwhelming. I love how it works in combination with the LANCÔME RENERGIE ULTRA MOISTURIZER. Some serums I have found to not lay flat on the skin or not absorb well which makes every other product you layer over them have a horrible finish.
The moisturizer is ultra hydrating, oil-free, firming, helps lessen the appearance of dark spots and has an SPF 30. Did I mention no white residue?! This product goes on light and smooth. I love that! Like I mentioned in the beginning here, if I might forget to apply a sunscreen if I have to add it in part to my face routine separately. But, if it is incorporated into a product I always put on like moisturizer or foundation then I won’t forget! I am PANICKED about any sun exposure to my body at this stage of life. Long gone are the days of hanging around TRYING to catch a tan. Now I hid myself and my kids from the sun as much as I can with hats, clothing, and SPF all year long.
Now, these products both have high end price points. But, again, pick an area that you are willing to make more of an investment and if it is your skin great! I find that skincare is pretty high on my priority list so sometimes I’m willing to spend more if it is a brand/product I know that has tried and true results. I feel like especially with the REENERGIZE ULTRA MOISTURIZER you are getting a great value since it is both your moisturizer and SPF. Buying those two items separately could equal the same amount if not more as purchasing this one product.
So what do you think? I’ve spoken about two serums in the past few weeks. Have you started using one? Which one did you chose? How about SPF? Do you apply it every day? How about all year?