Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lumene Finland for Luminous Skin Affordably

Lumene Finland for Luminous Skin with Lumene (Press Sample & Affiliate Links)

If Lumene Finland is an unfamiliar line, then it is one with which you should become acquainted. They create high quality skincare products that are effective, pleasant to use and affordable. Furthermore, they are widely available and easy to obtain.

If you are looking to brighten and nourish your skin, Lumene has lots of effective options available. Whether you are looking to spruce up your whole beauty routine, or simply add in a few affordable options, then investigating this line will prove to be well worth your while.

About Lumene,
ONE FOOT IN THE WILD AND ONE IN THE LABORATORY 

It starts in the wild, with the resilient powers of Arctic ingredients. Using scientific expertise from our pharmaceutical roots, we introduce untamed nature to modern technology. With our heritage and knowledge, our mission is simple: Lumene was created to combine the best of nature with the best of science to illuminate natural beauty in all.
1) Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Shine Control ($19.99 for 1.7 oz. from Ulta): This is a really nice gel that imparts moisture while controlling shine, and minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines. It gives skin a velvety soft matte finish, and leaves the skin looking and feeling soft and smooth. It can be used both during the day and night, and is perfect for combination to oily skin types. Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Shine Control has a faint, and non-cloying, citrus scent that fades soon upon application.

According to Lumene Finland,

Lumene Vitamin C Shine Control Cream Gel. Next generation creamy gel formulation helps create flawless skin, control shine and minimize pores. Makes skin look and feel matte, smooth and fresh all day. Formulated to Keep skin matte and minimize pores, balance and improve skin functions and moisturize and protect against the signs of aging. With wild Arctic cloudberry and encapsulated vitamin C. The potent nectar of the resilient Arctic cloudberry protects and detoxifies, while encapsulated Vitamin C allows for time-released skin penetration. Together they deliver bright and smooth skin, protected from the signs of aging. 

Apply to cleansed face and neck every morning and night. For best results, follow with a Bright Now Serum.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Glycerinm Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysilicone-11, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudbbery) Seed Extract, Phenoxethanol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxy-Ethylcellulose, Enantia Chlorantha (Bark) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerinm Sodium Hyaluronatem Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sodium Hydroxidem Capryly Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphatem, Decyl Glucoside, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Glucose, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Oleanolic Acid, Limonen, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Cirtal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum (Fragrance). Formulated without parabens, formaldehyde donors, mineral oil, synthetic colorants.
2) Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail ($23.99 for 1 oz. from Dermstore): This is essentially an oil-based serum that is intended for people with dry skin, but it works quite well for my combination skin. The antioxidant-rich moisturizing oils nourish the skin while the Lactic and Alpha Hydroxy Acids gently exfoliate dead skin cells. Skin is left soft, supple, hydrated, and silky smooth.

According to Lumene Finland,

Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail (formerly Vitamin C Plus Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail) deeply moisturizes even the driest of skin for a softer, suppler and more radiant complexion. Panthenol naturally hydrates as vitamin C promotes collagen production to smooth skin tone and texture while softening lines and wrinkles.

Shake well before use. Apply before day or night cream.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water); Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; Hydrogenated Polydecene; Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil; Squalane; Glycerin; Tocopheryl Acetate; Phenoxyethanol; Panthenol; Butylene Glycol, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil; Oxycoccus Palustris Seed Oil; Hydroxyethylcellulose; PEG-8; Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil; Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol; Sodium Lactate; Lactic Acid; Serine; Sorbitol; TEA-Lactate; Urea; Ascorbyl Palmitate; Sodium Hydroxide; Sodium Chloride; Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract; Ascorbic Acid; Citric Acid; Allantoin; CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 19140 (Yellow 5); Citral; Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional; Parfum (Fragrance). Paraben Free.
3) Lumene Time Freeze Ultra Firm Elixir ($29.99 for 1 oz. from Ulta): This peptide-rich formula is intended to smooth and lessen the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and to improve the overall texture of the skin. The antioxidant-rich formula protects and nourishes the skin, and was conceived to support the collagen and elastin synthesis that occurs naturally in the skin. Since I cannot report on whether my collagen and elastin synthesis is enhanced by the use of Time Freeze Ultra Firm Elixir, I can tell you that this serum leaves my skin delightfully soft, smooth, hydrated and my fine lines are softened.

According to Lumene Finland,

Lumene Time Freeze Ultra Firm Elixir, enriched with a peptide compound to visibly smooth wrinkles from beneath the surface and keep skin firm. Helps to improve skin quality by minimizing the appearance of pores. Refines skin texture leaving it silky soft. Pearly, illuminating pigments leave skin instantly more radiant. 

Formulated to support skin's own collagen and elastin synthesis for firmer skin, minimize the appearance of pores, protect skin from environmental aggressors and premature aging. Formulated with wild Arctic Lingonberry and Skin Messenger Molecules. Our patent-pending, Wild Arctic Lingongberry extract is 40 times more potent than the berry itself, which is already bursting with the natural antioxidant Quercetin. Our Skin Messenger Molecules work to support collagen and elastin synthesis. Together, they deliver visibly more youthful, firmed and lifted skin.

Apply to cleansed skin before day/night cream.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Gycerin, Butylene Glycol, Vaccinum Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propanediol, Gum Arabic, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mica, Alcohol Denat., Enantia Chlorantha (Bark) Extract, Calcium Alginate, Gellan Gum, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Titanium Dioxide, Xantham Gum, Tris(Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citratem Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Ehtylhexylglycerin, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Oleanolic Acidm Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, CI 61570 (Green 5), CI 16035 (Red 40), CI 42090 (Blue 1), Parfum (Fragrance).
4) Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drops ($23.99 for a 28 day supply from Ulta and Dermstore): This is one of my favorite products from Lumene because I almost immediately noticed a brightening and illuminating of my skin. Each jar contains a 28 day supply of capsules filled with a potent little potion. You simply remove the tip of the capsule and squeeze the contents into your hand, and then massage the serum into your face, neck and décolleté. It is applied like a serum, before your day or night cream, and it sinks in quickly and effortlessly. It brightens, hydrates, softens and smooths skin, and it imparts a natural glowing radiance. 

According to Lumene,

Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drops (formerly Vitamin C Radiant Drops Beauty Capsules) brightens, smooths, softens and restores health to devitalized complexions. Arctic cloudberry seed oil protects and strengthens skin with omega acids. Vitamin C and lingonberry seed oil detoxify, boost collagen and impart a lasting radiant glow. 

Use one capsule a day over a 28-day period. Remove the tip of the capsule and squeeze the content on to your fingertips. Apply on cleansed face and neck before day or night cream. Avoid the sensitive skin around the eyes.
Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation develops, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Seed Oil, BHT, Solanum, Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Lipids, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum (Fragrance).
5) Lumene Vitamin C BB Cream SPF 20 in Medium 02 ($14.99 for 1.7 oz. from UltaDermstoreDrugstore.comWalgreens, and Target): I absolutely love the creamy texture, hydration and luminosity that this BB Cream imparts to the skin. It offers a semi-dewy finish, offers buildable coverage, though it is more sheer to medium in coverage by nature, and it feels really great on the skin. I love that it has an SPF, but since I use a SPF 30-40 I still use an additional sunscreen for added protection. Despite the fact that I have combination skin, I am able to get 8-10 hours of wear-time without much fading. My only issue is that Medium isn't a good match for my skin because it is too dark and warm, but Light appears to be a better match for me (though I don't yet have it).

According to Lumene Finland,

Discover the Power of Arctic Cloudberry. Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream is a multi-benefit beauty product that works like skincare, but acts like lightweight makeup. It not only delivers powerful sun protection, but also brightens like a primer, hydrates like a moisturizer, evens skin tone like a foundation and covers blemishes like a concealer, all while improving elasticity for a more youthful appearance. Lumene Anti-Age BB Cream: 6 daily benefits, 1 product for perfect skin. Suitable for all ages and skin types. 
Ingredients: Active: Octinoxate 6%. Inactive: Alumina, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caprylyl Glycol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), (CI 77891) Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Glycerin, Iron Oxides, Laureth-7, Lecithin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-8, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitran Stearate, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Triisostearin PEG-6 Esters, Water, Xantham Gum. Paraben-free. 
6) Lumene Time Freeze Instant Lift Serum ($22.99 for 1. 7 oz. from Ulta and Dermstore): This is one of those miracle serums that offers a temporary lift and firming effect that might have people asking whether you "had work done." It's one of those plastic surgeon in a bottle marvels of modern skincare that is really nice to use when you need a little extra lift and smoothing.

According to Lumene Finland,

Lumene Time Freeze Instant Lift Serum lifts and visibly firms the skin immediately after smoothing on! Arctic Lingonberry protects the skin's elastin fibers and plant proteins activate the skin's collagen production.

Apply to clean skin. For a rapid beauty makeover whenever necessary, excellent under make-up. For best possible results, use the product before applying Time Freeze face creams.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digita (Baobab) Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Gum Arabic, Polymethyl Methacrylate, MICA, (CI 77891) Titanium Dioxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sucrose Laurate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Menthyl Lactate, Sodium Benzoate, Sucrose Dilaurate, Potassium Sorbate, Sucrose Trilaurate, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, (CI 77491) Iron Oxides, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Parfum (Fragrance).
7) Lumene Bright Now Blur Line & Pore Minimizer ($19.99 for 1 oz. from Ulta and Dermstore): This is an effective skin mattifying pore minimizer that softens the appearance of fine lines and pores, while brightening and improving skin tone. It has a built-in shine control that makes it a perfect choice for oilier skin types. It boasts a velvety smooth texture that feels extraordinary on the skin, and it offers light hydration. My skin is often reactive when I use products with too many silicone-based ingredients at the top of the list, but I am pleased to say that my skin did not protest to this formula, and that I quite like it. This also doubles as a highly effective primer– therefore in addition to keeping your oily skin in check, it will also increase the wear-time of your finishing products.

According to Lumene Finland,

Lumene Blur Line & Pore Minimizer with wild Arctic cloudberry provides instantly flawless skin. Formulated to erase the appearance of lines and pores, create a smooth and flawless complexion, instantly brighten and visibly improve skin tone and control shine and keep skin matte all day. Antioxidant-rich Arctic Cloudberry helps protect skin from signs of aging while brightening the complexion.

Apply after serum and/or day cream.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Extractm Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, (CI 77891) Titanium Dioxide, Sorbic Acid, Hippiphoa Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Extract, (CI 77491) Iron Oxides, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Limonene, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Parfum (Fragrance).
8) Lumene Bright Now Visible Repair Day Cream SPF 15 Anti-Wrinkle (1.7 oz. for $29.99 for 1.7 oz. from Ulta): This is a rich, yet fast absorbing, cream that is very moisturizing to the skin. It plumps fine lines and leaves skin very soft, supple and luminous. While it is intended as a wrinkle cream, and I only have a few fine lines, I definitely saw a softening and lifting of them during use. 

According to Lumene Finland,

Lumene Bright Now Visible Repair Day Cream with wild Arctic Cloudberry Stem Cell Technology is formulated to: protect and maintain epidermal stem cell capacity for rejuvenated skin activity, boost natural hyaluronic acid production for smoother and less wrinkled skin, provide reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and brighten and protect with antioxidant-rich cloudberry nectar. 95% of women saw wrinkles reduced.

Apply to cleansed face and neck every morning. For best results, use with Bright Now Visible Repair Tone Corrector.

Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation develops, discontinue use.
Ingredients: Ascorbyl palmitate, Avobenzone, Butene, homopolymer, hydrogenated, Butylene glycol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Carbomer, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Citric acid,Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl stearate, Konjak mannan (Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. It i s a complex polysaccharide which consists primarily of D-Mannose and D-Glucose. (Hydrosme rivieri).), L-Ascorbic acid, Laureth-7, Octinoxate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, PEG-100 Stearate, Peg-8, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Potassium sorbate, Rubus chamaemorus, Shea butter, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium, hyaluronate, Sodium hydroxide, Squalane, Tocopheryl acetate, Trihydroxystearin, TSCA-Exempt, IFRA Compliant Fragrance, Vitamin E acetate, Xanthan gum.
Overall Assessment: Lumene has so many wonderfully effective, and affordable, products to choose from that it is well worth investigating if you seek luminous glowing skin. Next time you are in your local Ulta, take a look at their wonderful offerings. As you might have guessed from the name, Lumene is made in Finland. Perhaps Finnish Pharmacy will become a thing the way that French Pharmacy products have!

Do you have any Lumene favorites? Any standouts that you really want to try?

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32 comments:

  1. Is this the same Lumene line I've seen in CVS in the past?

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    1. It is! It is definitely a line worth investigating, too. You can definitely play with it at Ulta as well.

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  2. I love Lumene products, I haven't tried anything new but I have used them in the past!

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    1. Lumene really is such an amazing line!

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    1. It really is, Destany! It's also so nice that their products are so affordable!

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  4. I'm a big fan of Lumene. Their CC cream has been my go-to everyday foundation for a couple of years now. And I've got the old packaging version of the Time Freeze as well as a bunch of other products. Lumene provides great quality for the $

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    1. I'm not at all surprised that you are a big fan of Lumene, Allison! Their CC Cream is fantastic– I really need to get their lighter shade for a better match. Time Freeze is amazingly effective! Their products are so effective and such a great value, no doubt!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I want everything! lol That vitamin C treatment sounds perfect for my dry skin!

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    1. They really do make fantastic products! Yes, I think that your dry skin would benefit from that!

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  6. The Vitamin C Shine Control Gel sounds like a must-have for my oily skin. That BB cream looks so pigmented and lovely - I'd love to try it!

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    1. Hi Renu, Yes, I think that your oily skin would do very well with the Vitamin C Shine Control Gel. Their BB Cream has a lovely texture, and it definitely offers good pigmentation. :-)

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  7. I have heard some good reviews of this line and it's so affordable. I am especially interested in the serum.

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    1. They really do make fantastic products, and the price point just can't be beat! Yes, that serum is really great, and well worth trying!

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  8. I'm really liking the looks of the Elixir!!

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    1. The Elixir is fantastic! Plus I love the way that it looks and feels!

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  9. I haven't tried any Lumene products, but I've seen them in the drugstore and I have heard people love their stuff!

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    1. Their products are really great, and the price point is fantastic! I highly recommend trying some of their products!

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  10. I love Lumene's BB cream! I'm about to run out and need to stock up!

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    1. It's really such a great BB Cream! I need to pick it up in Light!

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  11. I need the Time Freeze Serum. Actually I want to go back in time and use it!

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    1. It's a great serum! LOL– who wouldn't?!

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  12. I'm surprised w/ the affordability of this line! Will check it out for sure!

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    1. I know, me too! It's such a nice break from our TF expenditures!

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  13. Ohh these look nice! I haven't tried the brand before

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    1. It's definitely a brand well worth trying!

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  14. I tried the BB cream but nothing else from the brand. The pore minimizer has my attention!

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    1. I really like their BB Cream, and need to pick one up in the right shade! The pore minimizer is really good!

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  15. I think this brand is new to me, but I'm really impressed with how great everything sounds (and the price point!)

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    1. I wonder if it's distributed in Canada? It's definitely a line well worth trying– the quality is great, as are the prices!

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  16. Years ago I used Lumene + loved it! I think it may be time to start using it again. They had a serum that was to die for!

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    1. Hi Jessie, Then I think that you would definitely be impressed by their offerings! I wonder if they still make the serum that you loved?

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