La Mer Review > The Concentrate VS Genaissance de La Mer (Regenerating/ Serum)

Published by Jasmine Imms

When La Mer launched their most prestigious serum Genaissance de La Mer, I decided that I would make a comparison post between their cult classic The Concentrate and their newest addition. Most of all, if we only judge by its rareness and the marketing, Genaissance de La Mer wins the game. It has a precious metal such as gold, which is anti-inflammatory and also known for its rejuvenating benefits for skin. I love gold skincare as I'm a huge fan of La Prairie Radiance Collection, so my expectations were very high not just because I have high standards on results but mostly due to the fact that the Genaissance serum is represented as the most exclusive skincare within La Mer. In addition to that, their The Concentrate has long been one of my classic holy grail serums, so it naturally came in my mind that Genaissance de La Mer should deliver the results faster and better theoretically and realistically. I have already written full reviews on those serums, so you can check more details about them including photos.

Nevertheless, here's the table that I've come up with for those who don't have much time to check individual posts. As always, the way I organise is very personal and I hope you find it helpful before spending big money! :)

  The Concentrate Genaissance de La Mer
Type Calming regenerating serum All-in-one anti-aging serum
Scent Herbal scent Spicy version of their signature scent
Texture Non-runny, thick, dense gel Runny, lightweight gel
Absorption A bit slow (needs some massage) Fast
Finish Supple & dewy glow (can feel a bit sticky depending on skin type and the amount that you apply) Light silky satiny & subtle glow
Hydration Long lasting, deep Subtle
Long haul flight safe Yes No
Soothing & Healing Yes Yes for fresh pimple scars
Lifting & Firming No Subtle
Preferred skin type Dry/ sensitive skin Oily/ combination/ normal skin
Preferred time of the usage P. M. A. M. & P. M.
Preferred season All seasons Warmer seasons
Key expected results Soothed quenched skin Balanced skin
Great as An after-sun & post in-office treatment soother A make-up base & summer holiday skincare
Works better with The Treatment Lotion & La Mer Moisturisers except Gel De La Mer and Matte Lotion The Treatment Lotion & The Lifting and Firming Mask The Concentrate
Personal note If I alternate, I like to use Genaissance de La Mer in the morning and The Concentrate at night. I also enjoy using the Genaissance serum on and nearby my cycle. As I have dehydrated skin, I certainly use The Concentrate more often.
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