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237 of 242 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2011
As a strictly department store skin care gal,I decided to try Youth Code because of its similarities to Lancome's Genifique. I've been using Genifique, along with a complete Lancome skin regimen for over two years with great results. However, I'm finishing my college degree and money is a bit tight (I'm in my late 30's, just so you know that I'm not an 18 year old reviewing wrinkle products). Therefore, I decided to try Youth Code since it made similar claims as Lancome.
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 Lancome is owned by Loreal, 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.
At this point, after I finish my other department store products, I will try the other Loreal creams. There's actually a starter kit of this particular system available for a pretty good price. If it's as good as the serum, I can't see a reason to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive creams. Right now, I spend $80 on day cream,$80 on Genifique, $80 on night cream, and $60 each on eye cream and eye serum. Although my face looks great as a result, my bank account does not. I believe in quality skin care and don't mind paying for a good product. But since I got such good results from this low cost serum, I am ready to try anything from this brand. Heck, I even bought the two newest Loreal foundations, Visible Lift Serum Absolute, and Magic Smooth Souffle. Honestly, these are the two best foundations I have ever owned. They are particularly wonderful if used after applying Youth Code serum and a moisturizer. Loreal has certainly earned my respect and business.
It is my opinion that Youth Code serum is by far the best I have ever tried.