Founded in 1970 in Finland, Lumene has spent the past 50 years sourcing the finest ingredients derived from the frigid and peaceful landscape of the Arctic - one of the last preserved sanctuaries in the world.
Each Lumene product contains pure arctic spring water which, along with the fresh, pure air of Finland, is one of the least polluted water sources in the world while offering a pH naturally close to that of the surface of the skin, in order to avoid any unnecessary disturbance. of the skin barrier.
The Nordic region is of course famous for its unique annual light cycle; during the clearer months, the region is bathed in 24 hours of intense sunshine. It is during these brilliantly bright days that the source of Lumene's key ingredients - namely the region's firs, plants, berries, mushrooms and seeds, are exposed to the exceptionally intense arctic light, and not just survive. , but thriving in such conditions for thousands of years has made them powerful antioxidants.
Although Lumene can be made in the wild, they embrace science a lot when it comes to extracting all of these ingredients and turning them into beautiful formulas.
Now you know me, I love a good moisturizer and Lumene have such a selection that I thought it might be helpful to clarify which range is best for you based on your skin needs.
I chose them from the 3 main ranges: Nordic-C, Nordic Hydra and Arctic Hydra Care.
All products are clinically tested in vivo, vegan and cruelty-free, and I work from the lightest to the richest textures:
Let's start with something all skins can appreciate, and don't forget to check out the 30% deal at the bottom of the article !:
Nordic hydra [Lähde] Hydrating Recharge Night Cream
50ml - £ 17.90 - available from www.lookfantastic.com
Suitable for all types of skin, it's perfect for a quick boost in humidity while you sleep. Working to release hydration overnight, this cream delivers instant hydration to the skin and supports continuous hydration throughout the night with slow release technology. It contains organic Nordic birch sap (rich in minerals and amino acids) and a combination of proven and strong moisturizers, including betaine, saccharide isomerate, trehalose, urea and sodium hyaluronate.
Apply after cleansing and conditioning serums in your evening routine. If you do this early in the evening, you may find that enough fluid is absorbed when you go to bed and you may want to add a little supplement. It's absolutely not necessary, just me being extra. 😉
Can be used every night without contraindications.
Aqua (water), caprylic / capric triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter), Betula Alba (birch) juice, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) oil, glycerin, butylene glycol, ceteth-20, cetyl alcohol, stearate glyceryl, peg 75 stearate, steareth-20, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, dimethicone, betaine, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, propanediol, saccharide isomerate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate / Vply copolymer, xylitylglucolglycoside, ca xithalo-anhydose, urethaloglycol, 8 Pentylene glycol, serine, sorbic acid, disodium Edta, tocopherol, citric acid, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hydroxide, algin, disodium phosphate, polyacrylate glyceryl, pullulan, sodium hyaluronate, sodium citrate, 'ascorbyl, potassium acid, saline phosphate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Citronellol, Perfume (Perfume)
Nordic Lumene Nordic-C [VALO] Shiny night cream
50ml - £ 22.50 available from www.lookfantastic.com
Suitable for all skin types, especially if you are concerned about dullness / lack of radiance and want to lighten the look of your skin.
This beautifully textured cream works to brighten and nourish skin overnight for more radiant and glowing skin when you wake up. Containing vitamin C via extract of cloudberry seeds from the wild arctic and essential fatty acids; omega 6, 3 and carotenoids via its sister ingredient, wild arctic cloudberry seed oil, it nourishes, hydrates, brightens and leaves you looking plump and revived. As if you had slept, which in my case is the point.
Apply after cleansing and treatment serums (if used) in the evening.
Can be used every night without contraindications.
Aqua (water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis oil (sweet almond), hydrogenated polydecene, Olus oil (vegetable oil), glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, lactococcal fermentation lysate, octyldodecyl myristate, oleyl erucate, cetyl palmitate, stearate Glyceryl, PEG-100 Stearate, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil (Cloudberry), Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract (Cloudberry), Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Propanediol, Hippophae Buckthornnoides (Sea), Acrylates / C10-30 alkyl acrylate cross polymer, ethylhexylglycerin, allantoin, olive oil unsaponifiables Olea Europaea, lecithin, tocopherol, PEG-8, gum xanthan, caprylylglycol, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl palmurate, hyaluronic acid extract Acid, sodium hydroxide, sodium benzoate, sodium chloride, ascorbyl palmitate, potassium sorbate, glucose, acid as corbique, Chondrus crispus (carrageenan), citric acid, Helianthus Annu Us (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Fragrance (Perfume)
Nordic hydra [Lähde] Regenerating Balm 24H Hydration Rescue
50 ml - £ 17.90 Available from www.lookfantastic.com
Suitable for dry and dehydrated products the skin I would use this is a daily moisturizer, especially in current weather. This lush formula is specially designed to comfort dry skin by forming a protective film and blocking moisture on the skin. The richer texture absorbs beautifully and leaves your skin intensely hydrated and soft. This balm is made with almond oil but also contains organic Nordic birch sap, a slow release technology and hyaluronic acid, continuously hydrating and nourishing your skin.
Apply as a last step before SPF in the morning and in the evening after cleansing and treating serums.
Can be used twice a day without contraindications.
Aqua (water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) oil, hydrogenated polydecene, Olus oil (vegetable oil), cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, Betula Alba (birch) juice, octyldodecyl myristate, oleyl erucate, palmitate cetyl, glyceryl isomearate, PEG-100 stearate, phenoxyethanol, hydrogenated olive oil, cetearyl glucoside, propanediol, dimethicone, tocopheryl acetate, fruit oil Olea Europaea (olive), trehalose, urea, acrylates / C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, ethylhexylglycerin Europa allantoin Unsaponifiable olive oil, PEG-8, pentylene glycol, serine, xanthan gum, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hydroxide, caprylyl glycol, tocopherol, citric acid, sodium citrate, algin, disodium phosphate, polyacrylate glyceryl, pullospulan, potassium palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate Glucose, ascorbic acid, extract of chondrus crispus (carrageenan), linalool, benzyl salicylate, alpha-isomethyl ionone, limonene, citronellol, perfume (p arfum)
Arctic hydra care [Arktis] Rich anti-humidity day cream
50ml - £ 26.90 from www.lookfantastic.com
Suitable for dry, dehydrated and / or sensitized / sensitive skin.
OK, he's the big hitter. If your skin has truly suffered from lock-in, masks, and the weather change, and it's sore, tight, and prickly, this is for you. Likewise, if you just have genetically dry skin and need nourishing products all the time, that's nasty. It's thick, luxurious, and balm-like, without being cloying, sticky, or greasy. A wonderfully crafted formula.
Apply twice a day or as often as needed throughout the day if the skin is really dry. There are no contraindications and this formula is fragrance free.
Aqua (water), propanediol, glycerin, caprylic / capric glycerides, heptyl undecylenate, jojoba esters, cetyl alcohol, canola oil, betaine, fruit juice Vaccinium Myrtillus (blueberry), squalane, Oryza Sativa (rice) bran wax, candelilla / jojoba / Rice bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Avena Sativa (Oats) Kernel Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Myrtillus) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Tournesol) Seed Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Sodium Lacteloyate , Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Saccharide Isomerate Lactylate, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil, sodium acrylate copolymer, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium gluconate, lecithin, Acacia Decurrens flower wax (mimosa), polyglycerin-3, Np ceramide, sodium hyaluronate, Ap ceramide, Phytospholantricin x, sodium chloride Acid, sodium citrate, carbomer, sodium carrageenan, Maris Sal (sea salt), leaf extract of Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary), Eop ceramide
In all, it's hard to go wrong when it comes to Lumene moisturizers. Something for everyone, every skin type and every season.
Look Fantastic is currently offering 30% reduction on the entire Lumene collection (excluding Christmas sets and Advent calendar). Valid from tonight 19 at 11:59 p.m. on 21 November 2020 with the code CHLUMENE30.
We all dream of flawless, glowing skin, but with new products constantly hitting the shelves and the seemingly endless skincare advice out there on the Internet, it’s not always easy to figure out the skincare routine that’s going to work best for you. You know the basics — drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and wash your face, but what about everything in between ? Luckily, there’s no need to shell out couleurs of cash on any magical procedures or expensive creams to achieve flawless skin.
We spoke with dermatologists and top beauty experts to put together a list of some of the best skincare tips. From choosing the right cleanser for your skin type to the importance of cleaning your makeup brushes, these easy tricks — plus some top-tested product picks from the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab — will help guide you to glowing skin ASAP.
' For oily or acne-prone skin, a salicylic givre or benzoyl peroxide wash works great, ' says Dr. Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in Santa Monica. ' For dry mature skin, use either a moisturizing glycolic or milky cleanser. For skin with brown spots or melasma, use a brightening wash, such as an alfa hydroxy acid cleanser. '
' The best times to moisturize are right after you get out of the shower and right before you go to bed, ' explained Dr. Janet Prystowsky M. D., an NYC-based dermatologist. Avoid lotions with heavy fragrances and make sure you find a moisturizer gentle enough for every day use with zero irritation.
Dr. Tzu says figuring out how to avoid touching your face is very important. It doesn’t just spread bacteria and cause breakouts — it can lead to scarring, an increase in wrinkles, and even the flu or other viruses.
Every skin spécialiste we spoke to emphasized the importance of hydration. ' A lack of water means less radiance and more sag, ' says Dr. Mona Gohara, a dermatologist in Connecticut. She suggests choosing products ( cleansing, moisturizing, and anti-aging ) that have hydrating formulas. And, oui, drink around eight glasses of water a day.
Don’t just watch out for the sun — getting too close to heaters and fireplaces can also wreak havoc on your skin. ' It causes inflammation and collagen breakdown. I recommend staying at least ten feet away, ' explains Dr. Debbie Palmer, a New York dermatologist. So next time you’re roasting chestnuts or s’mores over an open fire, take a step back.
' We lose 50 million skin cells a day, and without a little extra nudge, they may hang around leaving the skin looking sullen, ' says Dr. Gohara. tera fight this, you should ' choose a product that is pH neutral so it doesn’t dry as it exfoliates. ' And don’t just stop with your face — the skin on your body needs exfoliation, too.
A balanced diet is important, but there’s more than one way to give your skin vitamins. There are also topical antioxidants, which are serums and creams that contain ingredients that nourish the skin ( think vitamin C serum ! ).
' These can really help to repair the skin from sun damage, ' says Dr. Palmer. Not sure how to use them ? The best time to apply them is right after cleansing so that your skin can soak them in, or they can be layered under your sunscreen for added protection.
Though it’s tempting to grab a coffee the minute you wake up, Joanna Vargas, a skincare facialist in NYC, says choosing the right beverages can be a game changer. ' Drink a shot of chlorophyll every morning to brighten, oxygenate, and hydrate your skin. Drinking chlorophyll also helps drain puffiness by stimulating the lymphatic system, so it’s also good for cellulite. '
If you’re not keen on downing a shot of the stuff, chlorophyll supplements can be found at many drugstores and health food stores. She also advised drinking green juices with lots of veggies in them : ' It will transform your skin in a matter of days — and it helps oxygenate the skin and stimulates lymphatic drainage, so it’s de-puffing, too. '
' Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, and essential to that is omega-3 fatty acid, ' Joanna advises. ' Flax seeds on your salad or even walnuts will be an instant boost to your omega-3, thus increasing your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture. ' And be sure to eat a diet low in foods with a high glycemic index ( simple and complex carbohydrates ).
tera fight infection and clogged pores, Dr. Prystowsky recommends washing concealer and foundation brushes once a week. For brushes you use around your eyes, she recommends twice per month, and for any other brushes, once a month is fine.
Here’s how : Put a drop of a mild shampoo into the palm of your hand. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water. Then, massage the bristles into your palm to distribute the shampoo into the brush. Avoid getting the metal part of the brush wet/or the base of the brush hairs because the glue could soften and the bristles could fall out. Rinse the shampoo out and squeeze out the water with a towel. Lay the brushes on their side with the bristles hanging off the edge of the counter to dry.
' Many people feel they only need to protect themselves on sunny days or when visiting the beach, ' says Dr. Palmer. ' But the truth is that we need to protect our skin even when we’re driving a car, flying in an airplane, or course errands. It’s the daily uv exposure that contributes to the visible signs of aging. ' What kind of sunscreen is best ? Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or greater — and remember that it needs to be reapplied every 2 hours.
We’re talking SPF makeup, sunglasses, and broad-brimmed hats. ' Preventing sun damage is a million times better for your skin than treating it after the fact, ' says Dr. Prystowsky.
' Fad products and fancy ingredients are fun to try, and sometimes they work well, ' says Dr. Prystowsky, ' but usually they’re off the shelves just as quickly as they’re on them. ' Find a cleanser and moisturizer that you know work for you, and keep them at the core of your routine.
It’s not just about getting eight hours a night. Skin will also benefit from regularly using clean silk pillowcases. ' The material glides easily and prevents creasing and wrinkles, ' says Jesleen Ahluwalia, M. D., a dermatologist from Spring Street Dermatology in New York City. ' Silk is also easier on hair — it helps avoid tangles and breakage. ' Better hair and skin while you sleep ? Yes, please.