What a lovely and unique product! For reference, I'm 41yrs old w/ oily skin yet experience occasional isolated dry patches during the winter months (esp. around the outer edges of my nostrils and sometimes around my brows and chin). I've met with moderate success over the years using dabs of SSC Vit. C line Moisture Cushion to combat these dry areas, but wanted to see if another product might perform better. This product definitely does just that! Bought this on sale at CVS about 6 weeks ago after reading so many glowing reviews and postings here and have been highly pleased so far. I use just a half a pumpful all over my face both AM & PM w/ a little extra around my nose in the PM. Although initially a bit oily in texture, it very quicky absorbs into the skin so that I can apply my s/s or nighttime treatments within just a few minutes. Perhaps it's just my imagination, but I'm convinced that since commencing use of this product, my skin seems to possess a slight dewiness and very flattering glow that bears no resemblance to that unattractive oily sheen I often have to endure. Additionally, my skin can be a bit sensitive and I've suffered absolutely no breakouts or irritation from this product and have even used it carefully around my eye area. That said, I think this is a great product for combo or oily skinned folks as a very effective means of combatting winter-related skin dehydration w/o the heavy greasiness usually associated with typical moisturizing creams and lotions.
This moisturizer is so luscious on my skin. It feels so soft and there is a gentle hint of fragrance that is yummy. It is so pretty and pink when you shake up the bottle and it just melts and soaks into my skin and does not feel greasy, just dewy and soft as can be. I usually use one pump, sometimes one and a half pumps depending on the condition of my skin. Paula Begoin says there is nothing special about the ingredients in this serum but I don't care, it is free of waxy fillers and thickening agents so it does not cause clogged pores.
ALSO AVAILABLE AT TARGET STORES!!!!!! note: this product is not going to be discontinued, the packaging of it has changed so if you got it for those cheap prices, they were probably trying to get rid of the old packaging.
Rose Treatment Oil by DHC has more impressive ingedients and this would be my first choice before the Pampering Drops. I like both though.
Look at the experation date before you buy it! i bought mine this month and it already expires in 12/07. I dont even think i will finish using it in time. With that said, at first i wasnt sure if i could use this product since it looked like 2 oils being mixed togehter. Im combo, very acne prone on my forehead. I've been using tazorac every other day so my skin as been DRY everywhere else but my forehead, so i needed some help. This combined with the energy cocktail fortifying creme will work wonders for super duper dry skin AND no breakouts. I bought this BOGO 1/2 off at CVS and normal retail price is 17.99 i believe. Yah expensive for Drugstore stuff but still cheaper then high end works just as well.
I decided to buy this a few months ago when my skin was busting out with hella dry patches that would crack and flake on my cheeks despite the fact that I was using moisturizer. I found it a little on the expensive side for drugstore stuff, but decided i would try it before buying a peel or microderm abrasion to slough off all that dead skin. WHOA, this stuff is a miracle in a bottle. I think everyone can use this. REMEMBER Oily skin types still need to hydrate their skin in order to avoid sebum overload. It does not clog your pores! I think of anything better to say for this stuff. My face GLOWS when i use this, not to mention, it's super super super super soft. I'll buy this forever.
I've been using this for about a week and my skin is glowing. I have acne-prone, combination skin and this has not made me break out at all. I put it on at night before bed. I've also been taking biotin for the last week too, so that may have something to do with why my skin looks so good.
Beautiful to look at and to use. I love having this on my makeup stand. It is the only product I have found to date that actually moisturizes the extra-dry parts of my face and gets rid of the flakies. Extra bonus is that it doesn't cause any breakouts or clogged pores! Great for those of us with really dry skin!
Great stuff..love to shake the bottle and mix the oils.. works great for night time mositurizing...I spray the dream mist over this and in the morning wake-up with nice glowy skin...Great price at CVS ...edit 12/23/07
just purchased my second bottle...Lumene now has a New improved formula of the energy drops..its in a slender top heavy glass bottle , feels great and not so oily!!!
Wow. This stuff is amazing. Ever since I've added it to my nighttime routine (after toning and before moisturizer), I wake up the next morning with luminous, almost "plumped up" skin. It has caused no reactions, it doesn't sting ... in fact, it feels very nice going on, like water. I am very impressed with Lumene and will definitely repurchase this product!
This was my first Lumene purchase and I LOVE it. I have very dry skin and use two pumps underneath my moisturizer. Others have mentioned the scent, but it hasn't bothered my extremely fair, very sensitive skin. It is natural scent of cloudberries (yum...just thinking of them!LOL), not citrus. I have spent $100 on a department store "serum" that didn't have the luminous, hydrating effect of this! Probably not for oily skin (wouldn't know...skin is very dry), or for people who are allergic/sensitive to cloudberries.
It reminds me of "Bye-Lines" by Arden, which I can't find anywhere anymore!
This product is a delight to use AND watch! :D The mixture of oil and gel-like fluid gives just the right amount of moisture and nurture for my dry and flaky skin. I don't usually need to follow with a moisturizer, except in the coldest winter climate. I wouldn't, however, recommend this for normal or oilier skin types. The only con is that the consistency tends to run between the fingers before you manage to spread it onto your face... plus that the container leaks just below the pump.