How To Save Your Skin This Winter, With Lancome

My original plan had been to publish this story in January as part of a New Year, New You theme, but I am so excited about these products, and with the cold weather already here I decided to bring it forward.

Lancome will save your skin this winter with these two magic products: Advanced Genifique and Renergie Lift Multi Action

Living in the desert I don’t own gloves anymore. My hands were freezing!

The products in this post were gifted to me by Lancôme. All opinions are expressly my own.    This post contains affiliate links.

If you follow me on social media (Instagram @Corinnatravels, Facebook Corinna Cooke, Author) then you probably already know that the week before Thanksgiving I was in New York working my real job (makeup artist). I love to travel anywhere, anytime for work or for pleasure. Travel is hard on your skin though, especially when you go from the very temperate weather in Phoenix at that time, when you didn’t need long sleeves let alone a jacket, to the freezing cold of New York. Phoenix had been around 70 degrees Fahrenheit/20 degrees Celsius and New York was in the low 30’s Fahrenheit/ 0-ish Celsius.

We actually got snow while I was there, which was pretty fantastic for someone who lives in the desert. It had been years since I actually saw snow falling, and here I was in NYC, shooting on the 31st floor with floor to ceiling windows, watching the snow fall over midtown. It was magical!

 

Planning a good skin care game for the cold months can be tricky anyway – winter is the toughest season for your skin. Add in a near 40 degree change in temperature and you have the recipe for sensitive, irritated, dehydrated skin. Which was not the look I was going for.

How to protect your skin this winter. two products from Lancome that are game changers for winter skin: Advanced genifique and Renergie Lift Multi Action

Back in Phoenix it still feels cold out at night, but it is about 40 degrees warmer than it was in New York!

Luckily for me Lancôme sent me a care package. A big Beauty Box filled to the brim with all manner of fabulous things. I already wrote about the perfume they sent me (that I have been wearing every day since, and that I will forever associate with glamour and snow in New York!). You can read about it here: Life Is Beautiful With Lancôme.

Today I want to tell you about the skin care they sent me. It isn’t cold weather specific, but it is a cold weather skin lifesaver, as well as a fountain of youth.

How To Save Your Skin This Winter With Lancôme

Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate and Renergie Lift Multi Action Day Cream.

How to save your skin this winter: use Lancome Advanced Genifique and Renergie Lift Multi Action Day Cream

I have always been a skincare fanatic. Luckily for me when I was young my mother drilled into me the importance of taking care of my skin, using incredible skin care products, and using anti-aging products before the aging actually starts. Consequently I have great skin, but it is an ongoing process.

Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum

This is one of the greatest serums ever made. And that’s not just my opinion – since 2009 it has sold more than 15 million bottles. After using it for a week it was  easy to see why. It’s now been almost a month and I am in love.

Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

If you have heard me speak about skincare before you will already know that I don’t care about statistics and figures, what percentage improvement people see when using a product, what percentage of which ingredient is in there, etc. What I care about is seeing a discernible improvement to my skin, quickly.

Advanced Génifique has fantastic research results, which you can check out here if you would like to see the facts and figures, but let me tell you what I found with this product, and why I am telling you about it now instead of waiting until next year. This product was designed to give your skin a youthful radiance in just 7 days, and it does. It works.

est selling serums: Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Just one dropper every morning and night and in 7 days you will have radiant skin.

 

Advanced Génifique not only makes your skin look clear and radiant, it also boosts hydration. I am sure it is wonderful in the summer, but right now it is winter, skin is dehydrated and battling the elements and this serum has my complexion glowing. I am so impressed with it! Add flying back and forth to New York to the mix, the change of climates and time zones, the lack of sleep that comes with constant travel (and shows up on your face), normally I would be breaking out all kinds of products, trying to repair my skin. Instead I am just applying this serum morning and night and my skin looks lovely.

I can see why it is so popular all over the world, and why women keep buying it year after year. It is magic in a bottle.

Renergie Lift Multi-Action Day Cream

This is another Lancôme product that is really quite remarkable and gives you very fast results. Which is probably why it is an international best seller.

One of Lancome's most beautiful skin care products: Advanced Genifique serum and Renergie Lift Multi Action Cream

The claim is that it gives you firmer, lifted skin in just one week. And it does.

So here is what I am loving about this powerful day cream. It is deliciously hydrating. Remember dry, dehydrated skin looks old, so keeping the right level of hydration is really important. This one has a silky whipped cream texture, but instead of sitting on top of the skin it melts away into the skin, not only moisturizing but also leaving your skin looking soft and supple while firming it. When you use it keep an eye on your jawline and your cheekbones, you will see them lift and look firm. The hydration lasts beautifully all day, which means that your makeup looks beautiful all day.

Best selling skin care product, Lancome Renergie Lift Multi Action Day Cream

Renergie Lift Multi-Action Day cream has some SPF in it too, and you can never get too much sun protection, even in the winter!

It is suitable for all skin types.

I know plenty of you don’t want to wait until next year to start looking more youthful, and many of you need to start adding some power products to your daily regimen now rather than later, especially those of you in cold places. That’s why I am publishing this post now instead of waiting for the new year. They make a wonderful Christmas gift either for yourself or for someone else.

And of course, there is no better accessory for a fabulous New Year’s Eve dress than a gorgeous, glowing complexion…

Order online or read more about Lancôme’s Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum here and Renergie Lift Multi Action products here

Lancome Luxury Products (Loreal USA)

You Need To Know Why Life Is Beautiful With Lancome

La Vie Est Belle

Lancome fragrance La Vie Est Belle

 

This post contains affiliate links to Lancôme

What does your perfume say about you?

la vie est belle, an iconic perfume from Lancome

Does it speak to your hopes and your dreams? To your joys and your passions? Does your perfume tell the story of you?

Lancome's icoic fragrance la vie est Belle

 

When you apply your perfume do you close your eyes for just a moment and take an extra breath, luxuriating in its loveliness?

Lancome perfume La Vie Est Belle. Life is beautiful with lancome

Your perfume should make you feel fabulous and free to be everything you want to be. Life is beautiful.

Lancome's iconic fragrances, La Vie Est Belle

La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme celebrates a natural and simple beauty. It’s not complicated. It lets you express your individuality, your femininity your personal style.

Lancome iconic fragrance la vie est Belle

With this fragrance Lancôme wants you to feel free to choose your own vision of happiness, live your life the way you want to, and fill it up with beauty.

Lancome iconic fragrance La vie est belle

The elegance of iris and the power of patchouli feel modern with a twist of orange blossom and jasmine. This is a fragrance to fall in love with. A beautiful gift to give or receive.

 

You’ve got a whole new year ahead of you, life is beautiful – shine like a diamond.

 La Vie Est Belle by Lancome. 

Lancome Luxury Products (Loreal USA)

Photography by Kristina Beth Wood

La Vie Est Belle gifted by Lancôme Paris

Bloomingdale’s Beauty Box

When I lived in London I used to travel to New York once or twice per year. I loved it. I would go to Broadway shows, spend hours at the MoMa and the Met, walk all over the city, eat at fabulous food joints, and shop.
I loved going back to London with cool clothes and shoes that no one else had. I would spend hours and small fortunes at Bloomingdale’s, and then get a huge kick out of walking around with their shopping bags, and back in London being able to say “Oh this? I bought it at Bloomingdale’s in New York”. 

Bloomie’s has always held a certain magic for me.

I was so excited to hear that the Rakuten Affiliate Network and Bloomingdale’s had chosen my blog as one of only 30 blogs to receive a pre-Christmas Bloomingdale’s Beauty Box. Bloomingdale’s!!!


I was supposed to wait until my birthday to open it, but I was too excited, and I couldn’t wait.
It’s fabulous!

Here is what blew me away. They didn’t just put a bunch of excess beauty products into a box and ship them out. They clearly researched me and my blog, and then curated a box specific to things that I would fall over loving.

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The beauty box also has a very french-girl approach to beauty, a timeless aesthetic that I am just obsessed with.

Let’s start with hair. If you follow this blog you already know that I swear by Bumble and Bumble hair products. Among other things I use the Invisible Oil Primer, Bb Straight Blow Dry, and the Thickening Spray every time I’m blowing my hair out smooth. 
In my gift box I got a huge bottle of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray.

Bumble-and-Bumble-Thickening-Spray

I have super thick hair anyway, but I swear by this product! My hairdrsser turned me onto it at the beginning of this year.
When you have a ton of hair like I do it gets really heavy and flat. I spray the thickening spray through the roots and first 3 or 4 inches of damp hair immediately prior to blow drying. It gives my hair fabulous volume and makes it bouncy. 
I’m sure it was created for people with thin hair, and I’m probably using it incorrectly, but sometimes that’s the best way, don’t you think?

Lancome-Grandiose-Mascara

You know me, so you already know that I love big, thick fabulous lashes. I am so fully invested in mascaras, and my beauty box gave me two to play with. 
Lancome Grandiose Extreme takes mascara to an entire new level.
When you want exceptional volume, maximum length and incredible lift, this is the mascara for you!

Lancome-Mascara

Check out the wand! The swan neck shaped wand lets you roll the mascara all around the lashes and get all the way to the base of the lash. It has dual brushes to super load your lashes – a short row to put product on and a long row to really pull the product through.
The mascara itself is super inky black.

Lancome-Grandiose-Mascara

Lancome-Grandiose-Mascara

Clarins Supra Volume mascara gives you full, fat, voluminous lashes. It contains Cassie flower wax to strengthen and protect your lashes, and is super pigmented.

Clarins-Supra-Volume-Mascara

This is a gorgeous, everyday mascara. You can use it as part of your total eye makeup, or, if you are channeling your inner french girl, skip the shadows apply a couple of coats of Clarins Supra Volume, and then set the world on fire with a swipe of the most killer red lip ever.

Clarins-Supra-Volume-Mascara

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You know that I have blogged about MAC Ruby Woo lipstick many, many times. Ruby Woo is a classic blue based red. 

MAC-Ruby-Woo

To me Ruby Woo is old Hollywood. Timeless, perfect, robust but so incredibly wearable. If you are in the mood for jeans, a white tee and a black blazer, this is your red lip. If you feel like going all out in your most sensational LBD, this is the red for you. If you are going for a look anywhere in the middle, this is the red for you!

Red lips can be tricky to wear, especially if they are slip-sliding around your mouth. Ruby Woo stays put and wears really, really well.
(As a side note, last time I was in Paris my daily look was minimal base, groomed brows, glossy black mascara and Ruby Woo, rubbed in with my finger. I love Ruby Woo!)

No party or big night out is complete without lashes.
My gift box had MAC lashes. I use MAC strip lashes all the time. They are perfectly shaped, flex well with your eyelid and are the perfect length – the enhance the eye rather than collapsing it. L.O.V.E.

Love Relentlessly eau de Parfum by Tory Burch.

tory-burch-love-relentlessly

Honestly?? Okay, so she had me at the name. Regardless of how this fragrance smelled I was in, boots and all! 

tory-burch-love-relentlessly

Tory Burch’s new fragrance, Love Relentlessly is pure romance.
It’s pink pepper and rose, folded into ambertonic and patchouli. 
It is beautiful, it is intensely feminine, it is luscious and warm. 
I am wearing it everyday. It is a lovely year round fragrance, but for right now it makes me think of a winter white cashmere sweater and curling up on an overstuffed sofa in front of an open fire, with a gorgeous man. This perfume is loooove

tory-burch-love-relentlessly

The packaging is beautiful, and don’t you just love the bottle?

Thank you so much Rakuten Affilate Network and Bloomingdales!
These are just wonderful gifts and I adore them all.
XO 

All images by Kristina Beth Photography

Bloomingdale's Gifts

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