Lancome Absolue Premium Skincare Line Review

Premium Results or Just Premium Prices?

Lancome Absolue Premium

Available at the higher-end department stores such as Saks, Sephora, Nordstram and Bloomindale’s, Lancome’s Absolue Premium youth restoring line comes with one of the heftier price tags of the age-defying lines, but are they worth the cost?

A quick glance at user reviews would lead you to believe that they are, so we decided to dig a little deeper into the ingredients list and see if these products have the stuffing to back up Lancome’s claims.

Absolue Premium Products

As one of the leading cosmetic manufacturers in the world, Lancome promises to target every stage of aging with delightful textures and products with proven results. The Absolue Premium line offers a complete facial system that renews and replenishes your skin so that you look younger, fresher and well-rested.

Now let’s cut to the chase and take a look at each product individually using our Top 10 Ingredients article as a guide. These products are meant to be used in conjunction with each other in order to see the best results.


  1. Lancome Advanced Replenishing Creme Cleanser

    Lancome’s Claim

    Lancome uses gentle yet extremely efficient cleansing agents to remove makeup and impurities. It contains a Bio-Network of Soy, Wild Yam, Barley and Sea Algae to prevent your skin from drying out while restoring radiance and elasticity. Your skin will feel clean, soft, and supple without the tight feeling. Daily use makes your skin feel revitalized, toned, and denser.

    Active Ingredients

    In addition to the natural ingredients listed above, the main ingredients in this cleanser consist of the moisturizers lecithin (which is also an emollient and antioxidant) and propylene glycol. Thee are also emollients to smooth and soften your skin including dicaprylyl carbonate and soybean protein.

    Finally, there’s a pH balancer in the cleanser called triethanol amine so that the other ingredients don’t irritate your skin. There are no harsh detergents in the foam cleanser to dry your skin out, only a couple of mild surfactants along with the natural ingredients listed in the claim.

    Pros

    • No harsh detergents
    • Contains several moisturizers and emollients to leave your skin soft
    • Is pH balanced and great for sensitive skin
    • You only need to use a small amount
    • Comes in a squeeze tube that makes it easy to use every single drop

    Cons

    • None. That’s right. There doesn’t appear to be any downside to this cleanser other than the cost, if that counts.

    Final word: Lancome’s Advanced Replenishing Cleanser is an awesome product to use on your skin, especially in the winter. It leaves your skin feeling soft, moist, and clean without using harsh detergents that will dry you out.

  2. Click here to find Lancome Advanced Replenishing Creme Cleanser



  3. Lancome Advanced Replenishing Toner

    Lancome’s Claim

    Formulated specially for mature skin, this toner is designed to complete your cleansing routine by clarifying, moisturizing, brightening, firming and replenishing your skin. For optimum results, use with the Advanced Replenishing Creme Cleanser.

    Active Ingredients

    Lancome’s Premium Advanced Replenishing Toner contains the Bio-Network listed above as well as Pro-Xylane, a complex derived from the extracts of the beech tree. It works to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production in your skin. There is actual research to back up this product, and the reviews are great on it.

    Pros

    • Pleasant but mld fragrance
    • Leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed
    • Easy to apply
    • Feels light and absorbs quickly
    • Dermatologist-tested to be safe
    • Good bottle that allows you to use all of the product

    Cons

    • Cost is fairly high for a toner
    • There were only a few reviews to draw user opinions from

    Final word: This toner contains ingredients that back up Lancome’s claims, and users love it. There are no wrinkle-reducers in it per se, but the Pro-Xylane and the other moisturizers in it make it a good product to use with the others in the line.

  4. Click here to find Lancome Advanced Replenishing Toner



  5. Absolue Premium BX Replenishing Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen

    Lancome’s Claim

    Improves skin’s clarity and elasticity and helps deeply replenish moisture from within to help you regain the youthful suppleness, radiance and firmness. Diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. They claim that in an 8-week consumer test, 85% of women reported improved firmness and elasticity while 91% felt that their skin was re-plumped and nurtured.

    This is the day cream that’s meant to be used in conjunction with the night cream discussed below.

    Active Ingredients

    This little daytime jewel is stuffed full of good stuff. It has several different awesome moisturizers and emollients including jojoba oil and soy proteins as well as silica that seals in moisture and makes your skin soft. It’s also got mica in it, which refracts light and makes your skin appear luminous.

    Also found in the replenishing cream is the pH balancer triethanol amine. Finally, this cream contains the sunscreen titanium dioxide, which is excellent for UVB rays and OK for UVA rays. It’ll be fine as long as you’re not going to be in direct sunlight.

    The Replenishing Cream also has Lancome’s Bio-Network, padina pavonica, and Pro-Xylane in it to really help plump your skin and increase natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.

    Pros

    • Contains ingredients that actually increase production of collagen and hyaluronic acid
    • Great for healing dry skin
    • Non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, and dermatologist-tested for safety according to Lancome
    • Goes on smoothly
    • Users report improvement in skin tone and spots
    • Smells good
    • Is light and doesn’t feel greasy
    • You only need a small amount

    Cons

    • Some users report a red, itchy allergic reaction
    • Is scented, so even though it smells good, it may irritate you if you’re sensitive to scents
    • Because it contains products that trap moisture, there may be a film on your face that makes using it with makeup difficult

    Final word: Try a sample before you buy the full-size version, especially if you’re prone to allergic reactions. Besides that, this product contains the ingredients to back up its moisturizing claims, which may lead to a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. It doesn’t contain the standard anti-wrinkle ingredients, but with the mega-moisturizers, it still gets a thumbs-up.

  6. Click here to find Absolue Premium BX Replenishing Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen



  7. Absolue Night Premium BX Night Recovery Cream

    Lancome’s Claim

    Night Premium restores your skin’s essential moisture in order to repair the visible signs of aging. It decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves the firmness and elasticity of your skin, fades the signs of fatigue and increases smoothness and clarity by accelerating surface cellular renewal.

    Active Ingredients

    The Night Premium Cream contains several different moisurizers and emollients including shea butter, carnauba wax, isoparaffin, proxalane (Pro-Xylane) and Lancome’s Bio-Network to help plump your skin and assist in moisture retention.

    Other ingredients include antioxidant vitamin E in the form of tocopherol and polyacrylamide, which is used in aesthetic facial surgeries as a subdermal filler. Finally, this cream contains padina pavonica, an algae that has been proven to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, among other things.

    Pros

    • Evens out skin tone and diminishes age spots
    • Great for dry skin
    • Non-greasy
    • Smells good
    • Contains ingredients known to stimulate hyaluronic acid production
    • Great for sensitive skin because it’s non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and dermatologist-tested for safety
    • Contains multiple moisturizers and emollients
    • You only need to use a little bit

    Cons

    • Even though it smells good, it may bother you if you’re sensitive to scents
    • If you use too much, your face will feel sticky

    Final word: Lancome’s Premium Night Recovery Cream has the ingredients to back up its claims and users seem to love it. Because of the steep price, it might be a good idea to try a sample before investing in a full-size version of the product.

  8. Click here to find Lancome Absolue Night Premium BX Night Recovery Cream



  9. Lancome Absolue Eye Premium BX

    Lancome’s Claim

    Intensely moisturizes the area around your eyes to visibly rejuvenate them and reduce fine lines and wrinkles within 4 weeks. Immediately, however, your eyes will appear smoother, brighter, and more luminous.

    Active Ingredients

    As with the other products in Lancome’s Absolue Premium Line, the eye cream contains the natural Bio-Network complex as well as their patented Pro-Xylane. There are also several other moisturizers and emollients in this cream.

    Pros

    • Ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested for safety
    • Contains the ingredients necessary to moisturize your eye area
    • Good for sensitive skin
    • Does, according to users, make the eye area softer and brighter
    • Users report that it reduces dark circles
    • Contains ingredients known to increase hyaluronic acid production

    Cons

    • It’s pretty pricey for the small amount that you get
    • Contains mostly the same ingredients as the face creams.

    Final word: The eye cream seems to be liked by most who try it but since it contains nearly identical ingredients to the face creams, you may be able to make due without it. It is created specifically for the eye area and is tested by ophthalmologists, so if you can do it, you should probably buy this to go along with the rest of the kit.

    It’s available in a trial size, so you may want to try it before you invest in the full-size version.

  10. Lancome Absolue Eye Premium BX



  11. Lancome Absolue Hand

    Lancome’s Claim

    Replenishes moisture, protects with sunscreen, diminishes age spots, increases suppleness and skin density.

    Active Ingredients

    This handy little lotion contains Lancome’s Bio-Network, salicylic acid (one of the ingredients used in peels to reduce age spots, aka aspirin), SPF 15 sunscreen (they don’t say which one), their N-Stimuline discussed above, several different moisturizers and emolients, and ginko biloba extract and liquitrine to decrease melanin production, which inhibits the appearance of age spots.

    Pros

    • Makes your hands soft
    • Protects your hands from skin damage
    • May reduce age spots because of the salicylic acid
    • May also make your skin denser because of the N-Stimuline that increases hyaluronic acid and collagen production.

    Cons

    • Pretty expensive at about $50 for a hand lotion.

    Final word: The lotion contains some good ingredients and if you’re really worried about the appearance of your hands, it may very well be worth the money.

  12. Click here to find Lancome Absolue Hand

If you’ve tried any of the Absolue products, we’d love to hear what you think of them! Let us know about your experience in the comments section below!

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