Sensitive skin can appear in different forms: Inflammation and redness, skin that reacts to products or changes in weather, a blotchy and irritable complexion, feelings of tightness and discomfort. Altogether, waking up with skin that feels angry isn’t exactly a positive way to start the day and can make you want to dunk your head in a tub of aloe vera instead of applying makeup and going to work. But before you let it get you down, know that bad skin days are something most of us suffer from at some point (in fact, 1 in 2 women have sensitive skin now and again*). Read on to learn about why sensitive skin and bad skin days happen, and discover the calming serum for sensitive skin that can pull you out of the angry skin trap.
Skin irritation: Why we get bad skin days
Bad skin days have a variety of causes, depending on your individual skin and what triggers it. External aggressors such as pollution, UV rays, extreme weather (from icy temps to wind), and seasonal changes (think about how your skin tends to get inflamed after a sun-filled summer) can all have a negative effect and cause skin irritation. Your lifestyle impacts skin, too—an unhealthy diet, stress-filled work schedule, or not getting enough sleep can also contribute to skin sensitivity, making our faces more in need of a calming face serum than ever.
A study on 3,000 women from Europe, the United States, and Asia found that sensitive skin is continually on the rise, too. All women, regardless of skin type, age, or skin color experience peaks of extreme skin sensitivity at some point in their lives as well as discomfort, discoloration, redness and tightness due to weakening of the skin's natural barrier function.
How to combat bad skin condition
To treat bad skin days Lancôme has launched a sensitive skin version of its star skincare product, the award winning, line smoothing, radiance boosting, and texture improving face serum Advanced Génifique . Discover the version that’s geared to sensitivity: the soothing serum Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive . This anti-redness calming serum for sensitive skin instantly soothes any tightness, itchiness, or general discomfort that you may be feeling on your complexion.
Used over time, this face serum helps to strengthen your complexion against free radicals damage caused by UVA rays, pollution, and infrared radiation (the heat you feel from sun’s rays), all of which may lead to visible signs of aging, such as uneven skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines, and, of course, future bad skin days. Boost your skincare routine now with a calming serum that nourishes, soothes and strengthens your skin—and a bad skin condition could become a thing of the past.
Behind our specially-formulated serum for sensitive skin
With pure ferulic acid, probiotics, and vitamin e, the face serum Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive strengthens your skin’s barrier function and soothes, protects and restores your complexion to its most healthy-looking and beautiful. Here's how this calming serum works: ·
It’s packed with potent ingredients…
The innovative formula of this serum for sensitive skin contains a cocktail of three probiotics: lactobacillus, yeast, and bifidobacteria. This is the first time all three have been used in a skincare product and together they work to combat inflammation and rejuvenate your complexion.
The formula stays fresh in the bottle…
You first activate the formula of this anti-redness serum right before you use it, which means the ingredients stay fresh in the bottle (and for your skin) for up to a month. The activating shot of 98% pure antioxidants, a mix of pure ferulic acid and vitamin E, hydrate and plump your skin, as well as strengthen its barrier.
It helps balance skin pH level…
Sensitive skin often has a low pH. As a result, this calming serum helps to balance your own, natural skin pH levels to help prevent future bad skin days.
How to use the face serum in three steps:
A little of this calming serum for sensitive skin goes a long way, and there's no extra benefit to overloading your skin. Here’s how to apply Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Sensitive from the very first use.
To open the bottle and activate your soothing serum Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive , simply push and twist the black cap clockwise to release the blue concentrate into the base. Shake the bottle until the two formulas are evenly mixed.
Unscrew and dispose of the black cap, and then replace with the dropper.
Gently shake the bottle before each use, then apply it every evening before your moisturizer for one month, even when your skin feels discomfort. This calming serum for sensitive skin will soothe any skin irritation and strengthen distressed skin, minimizing any blotchiness, redness or uneven skin tone, as well as smoothing fine lines to help improve the appearance of your skin.
* Figure used in Vogue article Serum bff for skin and quoted by Véronique Delvigne during the press conference for Advanced Génifique Sensitive, Lancôme.