Lumene’s Time Freeze Anti-Age CC Cream

The Vanity has had the pleasure of reviewing Lumene skincare products a few times. I have loved them all. When I found their Time Freeze Anti-Age CC Cream, I was eager to give it a try…

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I picked this up at Walgreens. They only have Light and Medium Shades, however. Those are the only shades it comes in. I got Light and, I found it just a tad darker than my own skin tone. I can’t say I’m too pleased with it not quite being a match for me. I like to match my one color rather than have it too light or too dark.

What I do like is that the CC Cream has an SPF 20. I don’t go outside with anything less. Lumene states that this cream is long-wearing and, I did find that to be true. This cream isn’t what I would call ‘air-light’ but, it is heavy enough, if layered correctly, to cover up the few dark spots I have…

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I tried Lumene’s CC Cream under my regular mineral foundation, as well as just on its own. It did hold up on its own, for me, very well. I didn’t get shiny throughout the day. Nor did my skin feel tight. What made a difference for me, in the application, was to use a blender sponge rather than use my fingers. When I used just my fingers to apply the cream, I found that it accentuated my pores. That’s a no-go for me. But, a very slightly damp blender sponge made a world of difference.

Lumene products, originating out of Finland, praise the use of natural ingredients from the Arctic region. This cream uses the Wild Arctic Lingonberry. I also like that this product doesn’t have mineral oil in it…

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There are other ingredients known for their healthy virtues on skin, as well…

 

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Two things I noticed in this list: one is that it does have silicone (dimethicone). Silicone allows the product to have ‘slip’ so it applies smoothly. However, some folks have an allergy to silicone so, be alert to that. Also, water is listed as the last ingredient. I hardly ever see water (aqua) listed as last rather than first or second ingredient.

This rating system doesn’t seem to useful, to me, as all the Lumene products have the same thing…

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I wouldn’t wear this CC Cream in lieu of a sunblock to prevent a sunburn however, it would be something I could wear over my regular sunblock when I want color coverage…

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The delivery system is easy to dispense…

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And, it has a very creamy consistency and, a matte type finish…

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As much as the color blends into the back of my hand, my face is more fair than my hand. I liked using the CC Cream in a lighter application, as I mentioned before, it tended to make my pores more obvious. However, it did build up easily if I wanted more coverage.

This tube cost $15 at Walgreens, for 1 ounce of product. I also have Lumene’s BB Cream (which I have discovered I have not reviewed yet!) and, it is the same price but, has 1.7 ounces of product. CC Cream on the left; BB Cream on the right…

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For the record, I like the BB Cream better than the CC Cream only because it is lighter and I don’t have to work to make sure my pores are not accentuated. Yet, the BB Cream does not have a listed SPF rating.

The CC Cream is meant to give SPF and color coverage to even out the skin tone as well as to provide anti-aging properties. It doesn’t have a fragrance to it. I will continue to keep it on the Vanity and use it from time to time when I want color and SPF coverage.

Have you tried Lumene’s CC Cream? Did you find that the color you picked matched for you?

  • While I generally like all Lumene products, I think I would prefer one with added SPF – it’s always a nice bonus!

    • It’s nice to have a choice. I go with SPF properties too.

  • I haven’t tried any Lumene products, but as long as they have shades in my range, I’m open.

    • I did like their facial wipes too.

  • I can’t… Octinoxate. It sounds very nice, tho. 🙂

    • This is good to know that showing a photo of the ingredients helps.

      • It does, indeed. 😀

  • Tina Bowling

    I haven’t tried anything from Lumene actually. I would like the matte finish I think.

    • Once I tried it a few times and got the hang of it, I do like it. You should try something from their line. I would be interested in your thoughts.

  • It’s too bad that it’s too dark, but it sounds like it works well as a base for foundation. I definitely agree that using a damp makeup sponge will give you a better finish, since you’re sort of tapping the makeup in to fill in pores etc.

    • You are more fair than me and this would be way too dark for your complexion, unfortunately. It was fun to experiment with this product to see how I could make it work for me.

  • Bummer about the shade. I prefer an exact match as well and there are very few brands that give me a great shade match.

    • I’m rather an exact match type of girl, too.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I like that it has a matte finish. Didn’t know that abut silicone though- learned something new today.

    • My skin does quite OK with silicone; no issues. However, I know many do so it was worth mentioning.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    For me, it sounds like something I would try.

    • It’s easy to find at Walgreen’s. 🙂

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    The Lumene CC Cream has been my go-to everyday “foundation” for the past year and a half. Although the shade is a touch too dark for me in the winter, it’s a good enough match, and it’s perfect in summer. I love the medium/full coverage I get with it. I have very dry skin and small pores so the silicone is a real plus for me and it doesn’t accentuate my pores. I apply it with my fingers or beauty blender or foundation brush, doesn’t matter but the bb or brush gives a better look. I love this CC & I pick it up usually at CVS where it’s often on sale.

    • I didn’t think of that but, I do get a bit more tan during the Summer since moving. I am outdoors a lot more in Colorado because the weather is nicer. I’ll have to remember that!

  • I’ve tried Lumene’s moisturizers and serums and liked them. I wasn’t a fan of their cleansing cloths, and I’m not sure I’ll be picking up their BB or CC creams at this point.

    • I have liked everything I’ve tried of theirs, so far. Sorry you didn’t care for their cloths. I know I’ll be trying more of their stuff as I go along. Them and Eclos.

  • marciaf

    I don’t think I’m going to try this now that I’ve seen your review. I have pores galore and wouldn’t want to take a chance plus the color isn’t light enough.

    • Marcia, for me, it was really noticeable on the tops of my cheeks, right below my eyes and, the outsides of my smile lines. After I tried the beauty blender, I didn’t have the issue. But, if you are looking for a no-hassle CC Cream, you are right to not bother with this one.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I haven’t tried anything from this brand yet. I think Light will work more on my medium skin tone, based from your swatch

    • I would call their ‘Light’ more of a ‘Medium’, as well.

  • I am personally a HUGE fan of that CC Cream. And it is funny because I don’t like the BB cream! <3

    • That’s nice to know! Do you use the Light or the Medium shade?

  • Wow – this sounds nice. I find that I like products with Dimethicone… though my skin is sensitive, I guess I really do like the slip and feel of it – but it’s probably because I don’t use face products often and hardly so I like the look 🙂

    • I like the feeling of the slip too. I’m fortunate that I’m not sensitive to too many products. It’s a rarity, thank goodness.

  • Justina

    I’ve tried this and I really like it.

    • I’m happy to hear you do too. 🙂

  • Velvajean Trapp

    I had been using their BB cream, can’t find CC in town. I’m using IT spf50 CC & would like to try Lumene’s.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Lumene’s has a better price point that IT.