Lancome Genifique Yeux Eye Light Pearl Review

Pearly Younger Looking Eyes, or Just a Soaked Wallet?


Are you looking for a serum to brighten up your dark, tired-looking under eye area?

If eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and dark under eye circles are your problem then Lanacome Genifique Yeux Light Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate claims to be the answer to your beauty prayers.

That’s what they all say but Lancome typically has some decent products.

Today we’re going to take a look at what their claims are for this product, what’s in it, and what users have to say about it so that you can make an informed decision.

What Does Lancome Claim About Genifique Yeux Light Pearl?

Quite simply, they claim that this product will make your eyes look brighter and improve your “eye contour” in a month or less. Now, what the heck does that mean? Apparently you use it above your eye underneath your brow bone and on your undereye area, too. It has an applicator that they call the 360° massaging Light-Pearl applicator that supposedly shapes to your contours and gently massages as you roll it over your skin.

Apparently the combination of the roller and the serum shrinks bags, makes your eyes more luminous and smoothes your skin. Huh. Let’s take a look at what’s in it.

What’s In Lancome Genifique Yeux Light Pearl?

This product has some interesting ingredients but there is one that you should be aware of if you have an allergy to tree nuts. Escin, which is extracted from the horse chestnut tree, is near the top of the list. If you don’t have an allergy though, this can be an excellent ingredient because it’s been used effectively for centuries to treat inflammation and spider veins. It’s a vasoconstrictor, antioxidant, astringent and anti-inflammatory so it offers a quadruple whammy to your eye agues.

Chlorphenesin is an ingredient that used orally as a muscle relaxant because it blocks nerve impulses. In cosmetics it’s typically used as a preservative because it has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. The problem here is that it’s known to cause skin irritation, especially if you have sensitive or dry skin.

The FDA actually warned nursing mothers against using a nipple cream that contained this because chlorphenesin “can depress the central nervous system and cause respiratory depression in infants”. So there ya go. The main concern here is ingestion, so if you’re going to use this, keep it where small kids can’t get to it. Aside from the potential for irritation, the FDA doesn’t say anything else about this being hazardous as a topical agent.

Now that we’ve gotten those two out of the way, there really are some awesome ingredients in this product. There’s vitamin E, which we know promotes healing and cell regeneration as well as antioxidant superpowers.

Adenosine is a great anti-inflammatory and also plays an important role in cell signaling. Caffeine works wonders as a topical anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor. It’s great for minimizing dark under eye circles and its ability to draw out excess fluids helps get rid bags and puffiness.

Chlorella vulgaris is an algae extract packed with anti-carcinogenic and anti-aging carotenoids and collagen-supporting amino acids. Finally, the eye serum contains salicyloyl phytosphingosine, a combination of the exfoliating agent salicylic acid and the soothing agent, phytosphingosine. In short, this product has the ingredients to do what it claims.

What Are Users Saying About Lancome Genifique Yeux Light Pearl?

As anticipated, there are some complaints about skin irritation but not many and they seem to be localized to people with super-sensitive skin. Other than that, users either love this eye serum and report serious results or they hate it and report none. It’s about a 50-50 mix. Those who love it report reduction or elimination of dark circles and undereye bags and a more luminous, younger appearance in general.

The product doesn’t offer much in the way of moisturizing so people who use it successfully also report that they use it to get rid of their bags and dark circles and then apply a moisturizer over it. Since many of the people who report no results or otherwise dislike it often commented that it left their skin dry, this could be the problem. Lancome doesn’t claim that it moisturizes though, and it IS a serum, not a moisturizer.

One thing that can go in the negative column though is that the applicator makes you use too much product if you’re not careful and it will leave behind a residue. Other users report that if you just use it sparingly, you may be able to avoid this issue, or skip the applicator and use your finger if it’s that big of a problem. Since the applicator is supposed to enhance the results though, you should probably use it.

Final Word

This product has some really great ingredients and has the potential to live up to its claims. If you’re allergic to tree nuts or have extremely sensitive skin, it’s probably not for you but if you don’t fall into those categories and you just want to brighten your eye area and get rid of bags and undereye circles, you may just fall in love.

My recommendation: try a sample first. That way, you’ll know. Here’s a link to affordable samples and full-size bottles of Lancome Genifique Yeux Light Pearl Eye if you’d like to try it for significantly less than you’d pay in a department store.

If you’ve tried this eye serum, please tell us about your experience in the comments section below!

One Response to “Lancome Genifique Yeux Eye Light Pearl Review”
  1. Charlyne Blatcher Martin says:

    I’ve used this product for about 4 weeks without adding a moisturizer. I can see if you are extremely dry in that area, a light swipe of eye moisturizer may be helpful. My skin tends to be sensitive especially around the eyes, but I have not experienced irritation but do get a mild tingle at times. Don’t get it too close to the eye itself. I concentrate it well below the water line which I think you are supposed to do. If you “swirl” the applicator as recommended, you can somewhat control the amount of product that you get-otherwise I felt I wasted product.
    Now, after a Lancome makeover by Alex Sanchez’s group of cosmetologists, I have learned how to apply certain products and that helps to know how and where to put product. I rely on the counter associates for a specific product to advise on application as well as which of their product line to use. Overall, this eye serum seems to work as advertised and these over 60+ eyes have a new glow and noticeable decrease in puffiness. Using Lancome’s concealer helps, too.

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