Youth Code or Youth Activator?
L’OREAL ’s Youth Code Pre-Essence and the Genifique Youth Activator from LANCOME are two comparable products that frequently being associated together as a pair for comparison. The Youth Code is often referred as a more accessible replacement for LANCOME 's Activator, as its price is approximately half of LANCOME ’s price. These two products share a similar ingredients table, which is why the Youth Code is discussed with the capability of substituting the Youth Activator. Both of them contain a lot of active ingredients, meanwhile, with a high percentage of dosage. Bifida ferment lysate is the principle ingredient just after water. It is often used in anti-aging products, and its antioxidant properties also help with strengthening the skin's natural barrier, therefore, protect the skin from damage. Another ingredient named Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine is well-known for its efficient anti-aging effects, stimulates collagen production, and helps accelerate skin renewal. This is an expensive ingredient, thanks to L'OREAL, the Youth Code provides us a super affordable choice. From the price level, I would highly recommend the Youth Code for its enriched ingredients but more accessible cost. But if you have a sufficient budget, you can consider purchasing LANCOME's Youth Activator since the percentage of active ingredients are slightly higher in this one. For my experience, I bought the Youth Code at first and the result are satisfying to me. As a pre-essence, it boosts the benefits of the other products in the following routine and helps them penetrate into a deeper layer of skin. I can feel my skin became stronger, and the sensitiveness was reduced. Yet I don't have serious aging problems for now, so I would not give too many opinions. But I believe the ingredient would assist in preventing aging. I bought LANCOME’s Youth Activator out of my curiosity due to its widely-discussed similarities with Youth Code. If you ask me, can Youth Code replace Youth Activator, my answer is positive. There’s no distinct difference in the effects, and the price of Youth Code is so much more accessible. In terms of texture, they are very similar too. Both very fluid and lightweight, LANCOME is slightly easier to be absorbed and coming with a fresher and matte finish. The scent of LANCOME is more preferred by me. Nevertheless, considering the price, I would probably still pick Youth Code as my future purchase.