You can trawl the Internet for reviews and read all about the benefits of a skincare product. But to truly know if the product works for your skin, you have to try it out for yourself. The problem is, not all brands offer samples. Even if they do, you may need to test it out for a week or two to see results.

Lancôme’s Pro Radiance Booster treatment takes the guesswork and legwork out of the process. The complimentary service, offered at all its beauty counters, uses an ultrasound device that increases the penetration of the Advanced Génifique Youth-Activating Serum. In just 15 minutes, the brand says that you will be able to see what your skin looks like after using the serum for a week — softer, smoother and more hydrated and radiant.

The Pro Radiance Booster treatment

The counter staff begins the treatment by removing your makeup. Three pumps of the Advanced Génifique Youth-Activating Serum are then applied to each half of the face before the ultrasound device is used to massage the serum in.

You’ll feel a slight cooling sensation as the staff runs the metal probe over your skin. There is no discomfort or buzzing even though the device is working at three million vibrations per second. The mechanical action is said to help improve cell’s metabolism, which in turn, improves cell turnover rate for younger-looking skin. The blue light also increases the penetration of the serum for faster, more visible results.

Any residual serum is massaged into the skin manually by the staff, and the intense hydrating effect gives your complexion a healthy glow.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth-Activating Serum

While the ultrasound device is not for sale, you do get to take home a free seven-day trial kit of the Advanced Génifique Youth-Activating Serum.

The lightweight and oil-free serum is easily absorbed into skin without leaving a residue or greasy feel. And its key ingredient is a mix of three types of probiotics — lactobacilli, bifidobacterium and yeast — which works to help hydrate skin, strengthen its barrier function and improve its cell renewal rate. This means healthier skin which appears smoother, plumper and more radiant, and feels softer. The appearance of fine lines are also said to be reduced with continued use.

To enjoy the complimentary Pro Radiance Booster treatment, book an appointment here. This exclusive professional service is available at all Lancôme counters in Singapore. Click here for a list of stores and counters.