I bought this b/c of the great reviews it had on this site. I only use it at night before bed. So far my skin really like this. Initially it'll get on a little oily, but within seconds it sinks right in. I'm not sure if its this product of my tender drops moisturizer because I started using them at the same time, but my skin has definitely improved.
I bought this b/c of the positive reviews on this site...and I love it! Makes my skin "glowy" and soft. I've been using for about 3 weeks and it has NOT made me break out. Have to be careful not to let the product run thru my fingers when applying, but that's the only negative thing, and that's not really a big deal. Otherwise, highly recommend and hope it keeps working!
The product is effective in moisturizing and giving that dewy look. At night, its wonderful under my staple moisturizer, and in the morning, i slab it on under sunscreen. What's wonderful about it is that my skin drinks it up very quickly. I don't get oily but I get more than sufficient moisture. It hasnt significantly reduced any wrinkles or fine lines but it is a wonderful moisturizer. I bought this on sale for a little over $5 from CVS... they;re changing the packaging, thus the sale. But the regular price here in NYC is $19.99. The price is a little steep considering one bottle lasted me a month (am/pm use). I will probably just buy this if I find any more on sale. I have another bottle to last another month. after that, if I don't find any on sale, ill skip this product. BUT I will definitely repurchase if my skin goes crazy without it. Will update.
Bought this yesterday on sale at CVS for $4.70. Used it last night under my moisturizer and WOW! This morning my skin looks fabulous! Even my husband noticed. I'm going back today to buy the other two bottles that were there yesterday. Will update in a couple of weeks to see if I still feel the love but this morning, my skin looks lovely.
UPDATE 1: It's been a week and this was definitely a good purchase. So far no breakouts and my skin keeps improving. Have two areas that seem to still be resisting but hopefully they'll look smooth in a month. I find that I do still need a moisturizer over this at night (my skin is super duper dry and always has been) but I'm still jazzed by the product.
Holy crap, my skin looks GOOD. I'm scared, though, because it seems everyone's finding it marked way down, and it's out of stock on the CVS site (we don't have CVS where I live, so I have to buy online). It's not discontinued, is it? PLEASE, NO!!! After just a few days' use, I'm in love.
i've been using this for about a week now. i use it at night and in the morning right after cleansing and before moisturizer. my makeup has been looking really good lately and it could be because of this and the lumene moisturizer i'm using. i got this for 75% off (at CVS, of course) which is a steal of a deal!! (it was $4.50) i will buy this again.
I tell u what.....I am falling in love with Lumene more and more! I first tried their cleansing oil....love it (read my review). I use their toner, and moisturizers too, (need to review those), but I am loving this product! I am using the improved version, and my skin hasnt looked this good, and felt so good in a very long time!!!! I use it at night only because it does have oil in it, but it is like butta on my face! The smell is slightly citrusy, it sinks right in though, and doesnt leave a greasy residue. I follow with the Vitamin C night cream, and the results have been amazing! I suffer with perioral dermatitis too, and this doesnt aggravate at all! It is so pretty to look at on my vanity too! The department store brands have some real competition...this drugstore brand is raising the bar for sure!
Update: I tried going without this for awhile since I was using a different skincare line...what a bummer that was...as soon as i realized that "glow" was gone, and undoubtedly due to for-going this product...I began using it again immediately, and it was back! A certain HG from now on. I don't know what's in this but it's like crack for my skin...I'm addicted and my face rebels without it!
I am giving this a RAVE review. I started using it about 4 weeks ago after finding it at CVS for 1/2 off (what a bargain!). I had good luck with the lumeme eye treatment (with the roller-ball applicator), so I decided to put aside my anti drug store snobbery and give it a try. Here in Boston the winter weather outdoors and the dry heat indoors is a real moisture zapper! I have slightly acne prone, dry-in-the winter skin, that has a tendency to look dull with slow cell turnover (which I remedy with Retin-A every other day as well as the occasional peel or micro-d). I apply this product in the morning (over the lumene c capsules, under mositurizer w spf) and in the evening (over retin a and under a thicker night cream) Well this makes my skin GLOW and it has got to have some other goodies in it, because my tone has become so even that I don't even use foundation anymore. Plus it smells so pretty and is fun to use! I have gotten compliments from friends, my boyfriend, and my facialist. I would pay 2x the price, or more! I am becoming slowly convinced that you don't have to pay $70-100 for incredible skin care!
This is a RAVE review for the Lumene Pampering Drops. This product is WONDERFUL! I love it! My skin is dry dry dry and acne prone which makes finding successful products difficult. I bought this at the beginning of the summer based on reviews here, I liked it then, used it on and off for a while, then put it away - I dont really even remember why. As the winter rolled around the cold air sucked out the little bit of life my skin had left. I tried this again every morning under my moisturizer for the past week or so and WOW is all I can say. Im wondering if this has any potential for having healing properties because when I started this again I had some pimples scattered about, and now my skin looks absolutely fantastic. The moisture level is back up in my skin aswell (and my skin was cracking it was so dehydrated).
As I said, I use this under my moisturizer. It makes me look very shiny for a few minutes, but I love that since my skin is so dry - so I let it sink in a bit then apply my Olay Age Defying creme (which has a BHA to also help problem skin) and the shinyness is gone, I'm left with a nice pretty SUBTLE healthy dewy look after I finish applying makeup. Even my dad complimented my skin the last two days in a row now and he normally dosnt notice ANYthing in that sense :-) No breakouts, no extra clogged pores, I love using this, shaking up the oils is too fun, packaging is decent, and I think its worth the price at CVS. Id pay double for it with out hesitation.
EDIT: fear not ladies! this isnt discontinued, its just repackaged! The new package isnt with the rest of the lumene products yet (at least not at my CVS) but it is still available. Also, watch the expiration date on the clearance items, some that i picked up expired a year ago! good thing they were cheap, i had to toss them.