I can count on two fingers the number of products that soothe my irritated, sensitive skin, and this is one of them. For that reason alone it gets 4 stars. I cannot, however, testify to long-term results. I've used it multiple times but not consistently because, in spite of my ever-intensifying aging phobia, something seems to be missing on my x chromosomes that makes normal wrinkle-fearing women develop an actual skincare routine.
I generally use this like a finger down my throat after a day of skincare binging, and boy did I have a buffet of Sephora samples to feast on today! Unfortunately at the end of it, my face looked like that of a vodka-swilling crack ho. But just one of these little babies made all of the ugly go away. Instantly--and usually up until I have to reluctantly wash it off with some other irritation-inducing toxin peddled by the skin"care" industry. (Yes, I just put 3 kinds of "acid" on my face today. I am SUCH a self-loathing sheep :(
So, long story short(er)--if you too wantonly abuse yourself in the name of beauty because The Man wants you to buy more stuff in order to make yourself pretty enough to be loved, then these little gold nuggets are one of the better ways to spend the money that should be going into your Roth IRA. If you can get past the yellow ooze factor, they feel and smell pleasant--like a primer that just ran through a meadow of wildflowers in a white cotton sundress. They make my skin say "ahhhhh... Now go away and leave me alone, you stupid b!tch". For a person with normal-ish skin, they'll make you wonder, for a moment, why you bother with all those lotions and potions and concealers, cause YOUR skin looks GREAT! And then you'll remember, and slink off to CVS for more little nuggets of pretty...
i was looking for a product that would give my skin that brilliant radiance i wanted. I was going to try Obagi vit. C products until i found out how expensive they were. I went to CVS and found Lumene Vit C drops and figured i would give it a shot. I really like the packaging (cute little drops) i love the texture of the product on my skin. It feels light and silky. I have been using it for about a week now and the only change i have noticed, as of yet is the tone of my skin seems a LITTLE more even. As for the brilliant glistening radiance i want, Not so much!!! i will finish out the jar, hope for the best and probably spend a small fortune for Obagi vitamin C which i have heard from my dermatologist, works wonders.
I'm trying this product as a replacement to Mary Kay's C Serum (because it's $30 cheaper). It's a test run...tonight will be day 1. I'll write back as days progress to let you know how things are going. My skin is typically a combo of dry/normal. I'm 38 and seeing fine line and wrinkles (dreaded!) so I'm hoping to see what improvements can occur so that I don't run off for Botox!
Do nothing. Literally. OK product. Will not buy again.
I like the texture. Many people like to use it as a primer. This is really good for smart shoppers. MD Skincare has a vitamin C serum which sells for $95 and feels exactly the same.However i couldn't find Lumene's ingredients for the vitamin drops. I do know they serve the same purposes. I gave it a 4 because I like the fact I can burst it open, like a small orange (straight from the source).
Ehh, these are just ok. I don't feel that they have made much of a difference as far as brightening my skin or adding the radiance factor; same diff. I guess. However, wouldn't buy again just because I absolutely ADORE my Mary Kay C+Serum which is hermetically housed to preserve its efficacy, has a very light organic scent and most importantly really delivers fine results on its promises. I also really like Avalon Organics Vitamin C products, you will too if you favor nature based products.
I picked up this item at my local Winners for $12.99 CAD. After a week of trying this product, I have not noticed any significant difference, either positive or negative. I enjoy the silky smooth texture, but this is the silicone effect that could give the user clogged pores. The scent is pleasant but the lack of results prevent me from re-purchasing this product.
I have not actually used this product but I am doing research on Lumene. It seems that nearly all of their products get great reviews here and I am planning a trip to CVS tomorrow to try some items.
Just wanted to mention to anyone using this product that Ascorbic Acid is the most unstable form of Vitamin C in cosmetics. It does not hold on to its potency for very long at all and in some cases, is already useless once you bring it home. I noticed one reviewer mentioned a yellow tone to the liquid inside the capsules and that is a definite sign that it has oxidized and is no longer effective. I have been using Vitamin C products for three years now and have learned a lot - just wanted to pass this info along!
I wanted to try these based on the reviews here in P'ville so I swapped for a handful of these little orange capsules, which remind me of the Elizabeth Arden ceramide capsules my mother used to use when I was a little girl. Anyways, when I twisted open my first capsule I was a bit disappointed - the serum inside is bright yellow colored, kind of like the color of pus. The texture is also very silicone-y and prone to pilling. After using these for about a week, my skin became more congested than usual so I had to discontinue use. Using these felt like setting my face up for major breakouts. If you are acne-prone I would stay away from these.
Rating this is difficult. For the first 2 weeks, I very much liked it. My skin looked smooth, even, and glowed.
Then, nasty clogged pores took over my face. They began to clear up after I discontinued use and began a rigorous course of BHA and AHA.
I would never use these again and regret trying it. However, if you are not clog prone, you may find this product quite nice.