Lancome Visionnaire is an ‘advanced skin corrector’ aimed to improve the appearance of wrinkles and pores, smooth skin texture, and fade dark/acne scars. I recommend getting samples prior to purchasing. It has Lancome’s “breakthrough molecule” LR 2414 (jasmonic acid) which works in plants by signaling cell repair/renewal. In humans, it is shown to increase hyaluronic acid levels in the skin (to an unknown degree) and has the potential to fight aging skin (L’Oreal, 2012, 2013).
I have normal-combo acne prone skin, medium sized pores, and faint acne scars (icepick and discoloration). I used this religiously for 4 months and occasionally thereafter. I got break outs every time I used it which subsided after a few days with or without continued use. I don’t know if the initial break out is due to the silicone clogging my pores or Visionnaire bringing bacteria coming to the surface but I also noticed some calming effects.
The high silicone content makes it work like a smooth and silky primer, instantly but superficially filling in fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. The silicones also quickly seeps into pores and lines while the pearly pink tint gives an instant “glow” on the face. This suggests that immediate or visible results are purely cosmetic so I would be wary of any instantaneous results. This diminished the color of my acne spots by ~30% over the course of 3-4 months but the results leveled off. I recommend the Nadinola Fade Cream or Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum for more effective and quicker results.
While the claims are somewhat true, Lancome Visionnaire is nothing more than a cosmetic product. The “results” are immediate and temporary. This is merely a glorified primer with a pearly sheen, lots of silicones, water, moisturizer, glycerin, and hylaronic acid (which you can easily recreate). I don’t mind spending a lot of money on skincare but there are more effective, more affordable products on the market so I would skip on this entirely.
Color: Pearly light pink
Claim: Improve appearance of wrinkles & pores, smooth skin texture, and fade dark/acne scars with LR 414 (jasmonic acid)
Cons: Silicones can clog pores; alcohol can lead to free radical damage and collagen breakdown; more cosmetic than corrective; expensive