Peggie Craig of Memphis contacted me about a serum she’s been using for only a week but is already seeing results. After seeing her face-to-face (no pun intended), I knew I had to research this product (and try it myself!) The findings are below:
L’Oréal Youth Code™ Serum: $24.99 Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (found at a Memphis-area Target and Walgreens for $19.99. Walmart has it for $19.97 and CVS has it for $17.49.)
This innovation is derived from gene science. The breakthrough GenActiv Technology™ in this potent serum boosts skin’s natural powers of regeneration so it regains the qualities of young skin. With 10x more concentration of GenActiv Technology™, the serum is a lightweight yet powerful boost to your skincare routine. See immediate results by using alone or with other Youth Code™ products to boost the results of your skincare routine. Skin looks rested, smoother and youthfully luminous. Signs of stress, fatigue and aging are visibly diminished.
L’Oréal’s research has revealed differences in the way young and mature skin respond to external aggressors such as UV rays, pollution and free radicals. Understanding the way skin responds to external stress factors has enabled L’Oréal to identify and develop new care.
In the quest for gorgeous skin, do you really need a serum in addition to your moisturizer? The answer is, for increased results, yes!
But exactly what is a serum?
A skin care serum is usually a liquid, generally oil-free product with higher concentrations of active ingredients, which can help address specific skin concerns. This is why the term “concentrated” is often associated with serums. Most of the time, serums are designed to work with a cream or moisturizer.
Because of their lightweight form, serums are usually fast-absorbing and their ingredients can more easily penetrate the skin and yield faster results.
When it comes to serums, less is usually more, which explains why they tend to come in smaller containers. You need only a drop or two, just enough to cover your entire face and décolletage. After you’ve properly cleansed your face, apply the serum and wait a few minutes before putting on your facial cream or moisturizer. This will ensure full absorbency and maximum effectiveness.
Serums are available for virtually every skin concern: reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lifting and firming sagging skin, awakening a dull or tired complexion or erasing age spots.
A consistent anti-aging regimen can serve as an alternative to (or even eliminate the need for) in-office dermatological procedures. Though the results may not be quite as dramatic, the cost and recovery time will be much more appealing. Source: www.lorealparisusa.com
There are so many comments posted on numerous websites by users of L’Oréal Youth Code Serum. Just a few of these comments are condensed below:
User 1: The L’Oréal Youth Code serum is not only for the young and youthful looking women but also for those of us who are getting older. I am a young 78 and have been using this product for several months now and those wrinkles around my mouth have disappeared and I have no crow’s feet at the eyes. I even use it on my neck. Love this product, and hope they never discontinue it. I am buying some for my daughters who are 55 and 53.
User 2: A little background: I’m 45+, dry hormonal skin, I’d been using Olay’s Regenerist and Total Effects with some Neutrogena items thrown in also for quite awhile, but I’d hit a point where they weren’t working so well for me. I picked up a few samples of Lancôme’s Genifique serum. Now after a few weeks I can compare Lancôme’s Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate and the L’Oréal Youth Code Serum. In case you don’t know, Lancôme owns L’Oreal.
While I loved what Genifique did for my skin I couldn’t justify spending $80 for 1 ounce of serum. Youth Code is even better, not only for the price, but this: After comparing these two serums, their ingredient deck is almost identical, except Youth Code contains two beneficial peptides that Genifique doesn’t have, as well as Youth Code contains N Hydroxysuccinimide, which is an ester used in skincare that helps reduce dark pigments and inflammation of the skin. Additionally, Lancôme’s Genifique contains castor oil, which I’d rather not ingest through my skin or my mouth. The only bad thing I can say about the Youth Code is I notice a little more perfume-y scent to this compared to the Genifique, but it dissipates in a minute or so.
User 3: As a strictly department store skin care gal, I decided to try L’Oréal Youth Code because of its similarities to Lancôme’s Genifique. I’ve been using Genifique, along with a complete Lancôme skin regimen for over two years with great results. However money is a bit tight. Therefore, I decided to try Youth Code since it made similar claims as Lancôme.
I can’t believe how soft and luminous my face has become. I’ve been using it for about a week now and it’s truly wonderful. It’s actually quite better than Genifique. No comparison. Since Lancôme is owned by L’Oréal, I decided to check out the ingredients list for both products. They are very similar, but the Youth Code has a couple of other skin loving ingredients that Genifique lacks. They both seem to make the same claims that are also rooted in genetic research. The texture is almost identical, but the Youth Code is less slimy. Since I’ve been using Genifique for about two years, I’m very familiar with the texture and results and this is much better. Most importantly, my skin has improved vastly since the first time I used it. Even my hands are softer, since I use them to apply the product. I did not experience these same results with the pricier product.
User 4: I have tried every anti aging cream from $100 creams on down. Nothing had made a difference until I tried this one. I’ve had one wrinkle that is below my eye (looked really bad for only being 41) I’ve been buying creams every month for years hoping to fix it. I even had laser on it 2 years ago didn’t make much of a difference. So I bought Youth code serum not even with any hope of it helping. People starting telling me how much I was glowing. 3 weeks of using it I looked in the mirror and my nasty wrinkle has diminished so much its hardly noticeable! I can’t believe it! Between my brow wrinkle is also a lot less noticeable. Unbelievable! I’ve never written a review for a beauty cream, ever, but I am so happy with this I wanted to take the time to write one. I’m just in shock that something finally worked!