A serum is a product that should be in every skincare regime (we’ve told you why!) and the same concept applies to the care of our eye area as well; an eye serum is the skincare booster you need if you care about youthful-looking eyes.

But taking care of the eye area is a tricky job. After all, not only is the area the thinnest and most delicate on our entire face, it’s also the part of our skin that moves the most – just count how many times you blink in a minute! It is not surprising that it is, therefore, the area that also suffers first when it comes to signs of ageing.

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I’m incredibly worried about how my eyes look. Besides knowing that my eye contours would likely be where signs of ageing will creep up onto first, it is also because most of my makeup is done around my eyes: a few shades of eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara. It would be a shame to “highlight” my eyes only to be enhancing the appearance of fine lines and puffiness around them.

If you’ve read the article about how I’ve been asked if I were 24, although I’m 30 (update: a second person made the same comment a week later!), you’d know that the Lancome Advanced Genifique serum is my go-to product for good skin. And it goes without saying that I’d consider the Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl to care for my eye area.

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Bigger eyes are youthful eyes

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The reason why we use products like mascara is because when our lashes fan out, it makes our eyes look larger, which makes our face look more attractive generally. Research by Lancome’s scientists show that our eyes appear smaller over time because of eye bags and drooping eyelids. With this in mind, the technology in the Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl is designed to help increase the open angle of the eye by improving the quality of skin around the eyes.

Massage for 1 minute, every day

My favourite thing about the Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl is the applicator, which has a pearl-shaped tip and a flexible wand that allows an 80° rotation. The applicator has a cooling effect on the eye area and the delicate pressure gives it a good, comforting massage. My eyes never fails to feel awakened by this daily massage.

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Just like how I apply serum on my face, I follow up this step with a cream, or more specifically, the Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Eye Concentrate, which appears to help “seal” the goodness from the serum. I find my makeup gliding on better after using the duo; I no longer need to use an eyeshadow primer if I’m only wearing light makeup.

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The Lancome Genifique trio: Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl, Youth Activating Concentrate, Youth Activating Eye Concentrate

The applicator isn’t the only star in this product. The formula is something to shout about, too. Working perfectly with the massage pearl, it is a lightweight gel that doesn’t just help reduce the look of puffiness, lines and droopiness over time, but also instantly gives a blurring effect, particularly at the under-eye area.

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Using the Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl is a sensorial ritual that I look forward to every morning – it’s very addictive. Thankfully, the ritual also yields visible results for me. While I don’t have any visible eye bags or fine lines, my eyes look fresher and more awake now. In fact, I’ve been told that I look like I had a good night rest even on those days I barely had any because of work. To me, it’s a sign that I should continue to use this serum for preventive reasons.

And I’m not alone with the positive result. A dermatological study shows that after four weeks of application, users see the size of their eye bags diminish by 11% and 98% of them say that their eyelids look less puffy.

Here are what other users say

Flora Isabelle Lim, 30,
Business Owner:
This serum comes with a flexible massage applicator to help reach the most inaccessible eye areas and ensures firm yet delicate pressure for gentle application. Like its Youth Activating Concentrate, the texture is also very light and gets absorbed into the skin almost immediately.

Read what else Flora shared about the product.

Clara Song, 32,
Freelance Makeup Artist:
The Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl is a skincare booster for me; not only does it help to lift the appearance of my eyes, it also helps to subside dreadful eyebags. I also like that the applicator has a maximum flexibility at an 80° rotation angle to reach even the most inaccessible areas.

Find out what else the product does for Clara.

Carrie Sim, 26,
Marketing Manager:
I found that my dark circles and eye bags were less obvious after a week of usage. The soothing coolness of the metal pearl applicator of the Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminator instantly wakes up my eyes especially after a quick massage around the eye contour.

Carrie tells us more about what she thinks.