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First I must express my heartfelt gratitude, appreciation and thanks to Lancôme and Rakuten Affiliate Network for having selected me, among a mere 30 beauty bloggers to review their utterly amazing Lancôme Rakuten Bonus Box. It is such a privilege and honor to have been among the select few to receive this lovely #RANBonusBox filled with some of Lancôme's iconic best-sellers.
I was actually so impressed when I opened the box that I simply could not conceal my excitement! After I finished doing an effusive happy dance, I tried to settle down to unbox and behold the magnificence of this box of Lancôme best sellers!
This box includes the following full-size Lancôme skincare and makeup products:
Lancôme Rakuten Bonus Box #RANBonusBoxLancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum ($78.00 for 1 oz. from Lancôme): Formulated for all types of skin, this anti-aging serum is lightweight and fast-absorbing, and it immediately melts into the skin leaving behind no residue whatsoever. Lancôme describes it as a "fast-acting serum that reveals smoother, more radiant skin in as little as 7 days," and I definitely noticed that my skin was smoother and more radiant after about a week. I have used deluxe samples before and like the way that my skin looks and feels after use, but I will need to use it longer to see if it improves skin tone, firmness and elasticity. I should note that this serum has no detectable scent– despite the fact that fragrance is listed in its ingredients.
According to Lancôme,
A fast-acting anti-aging serum that reveals smoother, more radiant skin in as little as 7 days. No regimen is complete without Advanced Génifique, the first step to every beauty routine. This powerful anti-aging serum works to improve skin's key signs of youth: radiance, elasticity, firmness, skin tone, and smoothness. See visible results in just 7 days. This patented formula, which contains Bifidus extract, helps strengthen and protect skin's moisture barrier. The bottle features an exclusive self-loading dropper for the perfect dosage of serum with every application. This serum is designed for every woman, all skin types, and multiple ethnicities.
• Keep a bottle in the fridge for instant relief after being outside in the sun or wind.
• Mix a drop into your foundation to give a great glow to the skin.
• Put a small drop on to dry lips before you apply lip liner and lipstick to smooth the lines on the lips.
Ingredients: Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Faex Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Levure, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Octyldodecanol, Citronellol, Fragrance. [Active Ingredient: Bifidus extract]
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Light Day Cream ($99.00 for 1.7 oz. from Lancôme): This thick day cream is surprisingly lightweight and fast-absorbing. It has a luscious silky-smooth texture that melts into the skin effortlessly, and leaves it immediately looking and feeling soft, smooth supple, hydrated and moisturized, and those benefits last all day. It includes an SPF 15 for added protection, but since I live in Southern California, I never leave the house wearing anything less than an SPF 30. I should not that it does have a light semi-floral fragrance, but it isn't in the least bit cloying or long-lasting.
According to Lancôme,
Directions: Smooth onto clean face and neck daily.
Lancôme Définicils Natural Yet Noticeable Lashes Mascara in Deep Black ($27.50 for 0.20 oz. from Lancôme): I think that it is safe to say that this mascara has been the number 1 mascara for over 16 years for good reason! Not only does it exquisitely define lashes, but it separates them without clumping, and it lengthens them beautifully– while remaining natural-looking. There is no flaking, no smudging and it lasts on my lashes all day long. It is available in three colors: Black, Deep Black and Deep Brown. I have Deep Black, which is a rich opaque black, that adds depth to my dark brown lashes without looking artificial. This mascara is fragrance-free, suitable for people who wear contact lenses, and it does not irritate my sensitive eyes.
The number 1 mascara for over 16 years! For lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes, this iconic award-winning mascara provides the ultimate in separation and has been the number 1 mascara for 16+ years! Carefully selected polymers coat each lash from root to tip, to help lengthen and outline each lash for unmatched definition. This best-selling mascara's unique brush applicator has specially grooved bristles that hold the perfect amount of product for gradual, even application every time.
- Delivers longer, high-definition lashes instantly
- Perfectly lengthens and separates lashes for natural look
- Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-Free. Suitable for contact lens wearers
- Bio-selective polymers cling to the lashes through electrical attraction
- Bristles are placed in “hedgehog” pattern
- Each bristle is grooved to hold the product, allowing gradual application and even spread of the formula
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum Spray ($72.00 for 1 oz. from Lancôme): This lovely Eau de Parfum boasts a very feminine aroma that is comprised of floral top notes, informed by Iris, middle notes of a warm and creamy Patchouli (that isn't in the least bit pungent) and sweet base notes that Lancôme describes as, "a sweet gourmand adds a burst of unexpected radiance." The combination of this amalgam of seemingly disparate notes is a creamy, warm floral that is neither too sweet, nor in the least bit pungent. Of course fragrances wear differently on each person because of the way in which individual body chemistry transforms fragrances, but this lovely fragrance is definitely worth trying.
'La vie est belle', a French expression meaning 'Life is beautiful'; the manifesto of a new era. Universal yet personal, Lancôme’s femininity is a choice embraced by women, not an imposed standard. The choice to live one’s life and fill it with beauty. Your own way.
Lancôme has long fostered this conviction, and shares it today with all women in the form of an exceptional creation. The fragrance of joyful femininity and happiness. The fragrance that makes life more beautiful.
La vie est belle introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.
Top Note: The elegance of Iris becomes the backbone of the fragrance. It blossoms from the first to the last note like never before.
Middle Note: The strength of Patchouli gives strength and depth.
Base Note: A sweet gourmand adds a burst of unexpected radiance.
About the Bottle,
A true testament to Lancôme’s heritage, the bottle is inspired by a masterpiece from the Lancôme archives. A modern take on “The Crystal Smile” created in 1949 by artistic director George Delhomme. This bottle captures Lancôme founder Armand Petitjean’s vision of femininity, represented here in the shape of a smile.
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Are any of these products among your favorites from Lancôme, or do you have other favorites? Do tell!
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