Lumene: Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail

Lumene is a skincare brand that I don’t read much about. However, there needs to be more talk about this awesome company, in my opinion! I have used a couple of their products and have loved them. Today’s post is on their Vitamin C+ Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail…

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First, I want to say that you can find Lumene at Walgreens and, that’s where I make my purchases. I paid about $15 for this product. You can also find it online and CVS.

I was drawn to this serum because I am working hard on keeping my skin moist. Once Fall became cold, the skin directly under my eyes and the tops of my cheeks become so dry that the skin feels very taunt. After reading the package, I thought I’d give it a go and see how it works for me.

I’m happy to say that Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail is a godsend for my dry skin. After washing my face at night, I used this serum next. While, my skin didn’t totally drink it in immediately, it kept my skin soft and I didn’t feel any uncomfortable, tight skin afterwards. I actually liked that the Cocktail was slow to absorb yet, it didn’t leave my skin feeling slick or greasy. Just refreshingly soft.

Lumene uses plants that grow in the arctic region due to their hardiness. This Radiance Cocktail has cranberry and cloudberry seed oil in it that is known for soothing extremely dry skin. The added Vitamin C+ helps turn over the skin cell replication to keep your complexion bright. You can use this on your driest spots but for me, I used it all over my face and neck.

There is only a slight fragrance to this serum that seems crisp like a citrus note. But, it doesn’t linger for but a couple of seconds once you have it on your skin. This is a thick serum that you do need to shake up in the bottle to mix before you dispense. And, it only took about three drops for me to cover my face and neck.

So, do I like Lumene’s Vitamin C+ Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail?…

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Here’s my latest bottle and it’s all gone. I recommend this product to those that have normal to dry skin and those that know that their face can tolerate Vitamin C serums.

Have you tried any Lumene products?

Guerlain: Super Aqua-Serum

Back in May, the bloggers from Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida, were invited to a brunch at Neiman Marcus, which I posted about here. I received several samples of the products that were talked about. One of them was Guerlain’s ‘Super Aqua-Serum’…

When I think of the brand, Guerlain, I think of a company that has been around for quite some time. Their products are sold around the world. The company’s beginnings were in 1828. I have seen advertisements for Geurlain in my beauty/fashion magazines, but have never personally sought it out. Now I was going to get an opportunity to see for myself by testing a sample of ‘Super Aqua-Serum’.

The sample I got was in the tiniest, little tube, 3 ml of product…

As small as this was, I was able to get 4 uses. I tried 2 as part of the morning routine and 2 for the nighttime.

I’ll start off with the unpleasant part; this had a fragrance that gave me a headache. Once I applied it to my face, the fragrance lasted about 20 minutes before it dissipated . But, I have to say, the smell, alone, was a deal-breaker, for me. The smell reminded me of the way old-fashioned perfumes and skincare products used to smell. Like something my grandmother would use. And, Guerlain does make perfumes. They make Shalimar, which I love.

What this did do for my skin was make it soft. It didn’t sting or tingle. The serum absorbed into my skin no faster than most regular serums or creams. And that is another point; when I think of serums, I expect a gel-like product. This was a thin cream. The full-size version comes in a pump. So, if you do purchase this, do know that it is a white liquid.

The little sample tube is quite adorable…

The Guerlain website states that ‘Super Aqua-Serum’ not only hydrates the skin but is also a prevention from wrinkles. The full size pump is $165 for 1.7 oz.