A Rose Like No Other
June 26th, 2012
Lancome Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixir
The rose has been Lancome's recognizable symbol for nearly 40-years. Today it has become a source of inspiration for its researchers, a majestic flower with a magical potion.
Lancome Absolue L'Extrait is the new masterpiece resulting from a unique bio technological extraction process called Fermogenesis. The process provides each rose native cell with a gentle growth environment requiring no intensive culturing or does not depend on the seasons or climatic conditions.
This process is so intricate that it takes nearly 10 weeks for researchers to harvest the quintessence and the living strength of the Lancome Rose. I am exhausted just thinking of the steps, but amazed at how the craftmanship and biotechnology come together to play a tremendous role in this luxurious product. To understand this process is to appreciate the final product. Every jar of Absolue L'Extrait contains up to two million of these unique rose native cells. According to Lancome, this is their most powerful regenerating ingredient, and it lives up to its high standards in the laboratory. Dermatologists evaluated Absolue L'Extrait along with the Lancome Research team setting defining parameters and a methodology for testing. The results were significant, with an improvement in each of the areas sited for testing.
I received a small sample of this extreme luxury elixir. The texture was rich and thick, but not greasy. When applied to my skin it absorbed rather quickly leaving a dewy radiance and glow. However, the real size package comes with a unique massaging petal applicator that suggests the following tailor-made application ritual.
Rinse the petal in hot water. Shake it dry. Make a short, intense, smoothing strokes from the neck up to the temples, on one side of the face and then the other. Repeat these movements 3 times
Rinse the petal in cold water. Shake it dry. Make a long smoothing stroke along with chin and up to the cheek. Then continue upwards from the lips to the ears, then to the nose and the ears and up to the temples, on one side of the face and then the other. Repeat these movements 3 times. Finish with soothing pressure on the entire face with the palms of the hands.
I share with you all these intricacies and extreme ingredients so you will understand at $350- Lancome's most premium priced treatment product- why it is well-worth the money. Launching now exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.