Most of us are totally on board with popping probiotic pills and eating more fermented foods. Good bacteria for our guts? Sign us up! But when it comes to skincare, we’re not quite so sure about adding more bacteria. After all, we know they’re the cause of pimples and anyway, isn’t it a bit… Gross?

The wonders of probiotics

Like it or not, our skin is covered in bacteria – trillions of them. And believe it or not, that’s a good thing: They’re part of our first line of defence against aggressors like UV and infrared radiation, weather changes, allergens, pollution and chemical substances. They also help combat bad bacteria – the ones that actually do cause zits – and provide vitamins and hydration to skin. So if they’re out of whack, skin can look dull, dry, red, and show signs of ageing.

The secret to better bacteria balance

Just as with our guts, the path to health is to add good bacteria. Doing that rebalances the skin and improves its resistance. Where to get those good bugs? Lancôme Advanced Génifique. It has three probiotic fractions: lactobacilli, bifidobacterium, and yeast, all of which work to get skin back to good health. They do this by strengthening its barrier function, regulating its renewal cycle, boosting hydration levels and stimulating its natural defences. The brand calls this ‘youth activation’.

Results within a week

Within seven days, skin looks brighter and more radiant, feels more moisturised, and fine lines appear diminished. And after eight weeks of use, participants in a clinical study noticed significant improvements on 10 key signs of youth including texture, resiliency, elasticity, wrinkles and clarity.

Advanced Génifique is the first step of any beauty regime, for every age and every skin type. It has an exclusive self-loading dropper that delivers the ideal dosage of product. Apply it after cleansing and toning, before the serum that tackles your main skin concern. It’s free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates, is oil-free, and is quickly absorbed without residue.

Try it for yourself: A free 7-day trial kit and complimentary mini facial

Click here to sign up for a complimentary seven-day trial kit of Génifique, plus a free 15-minute Skin Revival treatment. Search #Lancomesg and #Loveyourage on Instagram to follow other women’s skin journeys.

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