Review: L’Oreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate

by Bionic Beauty on 15.Oct.2007 · 8 comments

L'Oreal Skin Genesis Serum

Here’s my product review for L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis facial Serum Concentrate. Back in August, I requested a free sample and have since been using the product each night for two weeks. The product recently won Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Awards for Breakthrough in Skin Care.

Skin Genesis has a light scent, not flowery or medicinal and should not bother most people. The serum is watery in texture (much more so than Garnier’s Nutritioniste) but applies smoothly and spreads easily. A little goes a long way making this product a cost-efficient purchase. The serum soaks into your skin exceptionally well!

Must say, I LOVE the packaging on this line. Very simple, clean, and with a spa-like feel. Excellent for a drugstore brand.

As for ingredients- the active ingredient is Pro-Xylane that is said to strengthen skin cells. However, if you have skin that is sensitive to breakouts, this product may not be for you. Glycerin is the second ingredient in the Serum Concentrate and a known culprit for cloggin’ your pores. The third ingredient is Alcohol which may not help those of us with dry skin (whether year-round or just the winter). If either of these two categories fit your skin, I would strongly suggest trying a sample first.

L’Oreal Skin Genesis Daily Treatment, Serum Concentrate can be found at for $24.99. The product is sold in a 1.7 fl oz/50 ml pump.

You can read another review on L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis line at Elke’s blog.


1 Paula October 24, 2007 at 11:27 am

My newest email actually has a link to some free samples of the genesis line. here’s the exact link (it’s in the london edition)
i’m excited to try it out, especially since my skin gets super dry in cold weather.

2 Stacey December 6, 2007 at 1:06 pm

Last week I bought the serum and the spf 15 lotion, and my skin started breaking out almost immediately, which is really unfortunate because I was so excited about trying this out. Is there anything similar on the market that might be better suited for skin prone to breakouts?

3 BionicBeauty December 6, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Hi Stacey, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! I’d suggest you check ingredients for “glycerin” if you have sensitive, breakout prone skin. I have trouble when its in the first few ingredients. Also, for a recommendation, you could try the Boots No. 7 Restore and Renew Serum. That has worked well for me. I’m also trying some new serums out, so I’ll report back with those results as well. Stay tuned! 🙂

4 Jen June 14, 2008 at 1:11 pm

I would second on the recommendation for Boots No. 7 Serum as well, great stuff.

I have been curious about the Genesis line and thank you for this wonderful review BB!

5 Terry October 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm

This product did not work for me. It was drying to my skin and I saw no visible improvement for shrinkage of pores. Very disappointing.

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