Lumene • Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail Intensive Care • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
I'm in love. I've used this for about 8 months now and my skin drinks it up. I live in a dry climate and it keeps my skin soft and dewy throughout the day. I also love their night cream. I used to use a really expensive day and night cream but a friend of mine (an esthetician) told me about Lumene with an emphasis on these two items and I can't thank her enough. Oil, yes it's oil and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've purchased this product no less than 4-5 times, which may seem normal, but is nothing short of strange in my book, due to my fickle nature. there are few products i repurchase, and those i do are truly difference-makers...this is one of those. I adore it, and would be at a loss if it discontinued--not only does it make it difference, it shows immediately, kid you not. Of course, this isn't to say everyone will experience the same results, but I'm continually astonished by how lovely my skin looks post-application. Rosy, with that elusive glow you'll hear referenced time to time (I reckon it's the vitamin c working its magic.) my qualms with the serum are few, but do exist: I wish the packaging were in an amber or blue glass bottle to extend its lifespan, and the pump dispenses the product a bit too quickly for my taste. I run through this stuff hella fast, but honestly, that's likely my fault. I could do with using less. BUT I LOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH!!!!
If you find it a bit pricey "for a drugstore product" (the amazing ingredients, glass bottle, and overall excellent quality of lumene should make you rethink that statement, however,) wait for Walgreens to put it on sale. They do 25% or better frequently.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i only use this @ night because it's too oily for me to use during the day. it's definitely one of the cheaper "serums" (feels more like a flat out oil) out there, but i'm not convinced that it really does anything special. to use, i shake up the bottle a few times, immediately pump 1 full pump into my palms, rub them together, then finally pat over my face (key is to pat, not rub). it doesn't seem like it completely sinks in, but does soothe my face without breaking me out. i don't notice any brightening or evening of my skintone though. overall, i'm not terribly impressed and would not repurchase since i think a good moisturizer would do the same at a lower cost.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've become a fan of Lumene. I don't know why exactly because nothing I've used besides this is all too amazing.. Just a weird, inexplicably biased preference.. That's why I won't do many reviews of other Lumene products. I probably wouldn't have the best opinions. But this cocktail.. i do love this stuff.. and it's not just in my head. Not too much to say that hasn't already been said. Doesn't ever burn or sting on my eczema prone skin. I'll put it on my face after the shower and rub whatever is left on my arms and hands. I agree with the comments about how it doesn't always come out mixed well and at first what I did to fix that is after use I unscrew the top and pump out what's left it the straw. That way, next time it would be ready. Now though, I don't bother. When I use it I usually do more that a few pumps so if the little bit left in the straw separates no biggie. After a good shake and a couple ('bout 4) pumps, it's all mixed up.
P.S. For some reason, I think I like the old formulation better. Might just be in my head.. I have a bottle of both though and I still see plenty of the old bottles/packagaing around.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Although I have had some bad experiences with believing MUA, I found this product through MUA and I really love it. It is a brilliant product - really suits my extremely fussy sensitive (mild rosacea) dehydrated (like a desert) skin. Does not irritate and gives a nice glow. As a reviewer below said: "I'm not as stressed out about how my skin looks (which makes it look even worse and starts a vicious cycle)".
It is so annoying that it is not available in the UK and I have to order it through eBay from the USA - I hope they bring Lumeme to the UK soon! Especially since I get through it pretty quickly.
EDIT: Upped to 5 lippies - this product goes from strength to strength for me. It is one of the few things I have tried in the last few years that actually helps. It's so good - a mix of moisturising oils and natural moisturising factors - without any silly ingredients just there to sound good, or irritating essential oils. It makes my skin look much more supple. Please bring this Lumene to the UK!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I adore this product. For that celebrity, dewey look that everyone's into, this is the product. It has decreased the fine lines around my eyes, lips and forehead. I've been using it now for 2 months and I was shocked to see the first results with the fine lines vanishing within the first week.
Now for the bad part and let me tell ya...I love this product so much I had to find a solution. The two liquids do not stay mixed long enough to get the mixture up into the pump. If you pull the pump out you will see that the two are separated inside the straw no matter how hard you shake it. So I now take my bottle, shake it vigorously and then unscrew the cap and use the straw to wipe a little on each cheek and my forehead. This works perfect as a little of this product goes a LONG way.
I'm sure there are tons of other ways you could do this but my way is really the easiest and quickest way to make sure you are getting the product as it was intended, mixed.
Hope this helps y'all. I love this stuff, It works and is MUCH cheaper than the department store crap (that never worked) I used to buy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I was totally disappointed with this. I bought this originally thinking this was some kind of moisturizing sink-in serum I could use in the daytime with the vitamin C content. It seemed to take moons to sink into my skin. It's more like an oil. I was using this as a nightime treatment and didn't notice any real "miracle" results with it. And forget about using this in the daytime it is far, far too oily. At least on oily skin. Pure organic Jojoba Oil seems to works better on my skin as part of a nighttime moisturizing treatment. Will not be re-purchasing.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff. I bought it a while ago at CVS, tried it out and thought it was too greasy and stuffed it in the back of my bathroom cabinet. Then I moved to a different climate and was having problems with winter dull skin and thought I'd give this a try. Wow, what a difference. It gives my skin a dewy finish and brightens up my face. I finished that first bottle and didn't live anyplace I could repurchase. On a recent visit home I bought 3 more bottles.
Yes, it may be too greasy for some; the bottle does say normal and dry skin. But don't be fooled by the initial greasy sheen; give it a few minutes to sink in and enjoy the dewy finish it provides under foundation, blush, etc. I don't know that the vitamin C is really doing much since I'd expect it's unstable in a clear glass bottle, but something in there really gives me a glow. It has an innocuous citrus smell and the colors look nice in the bottle. The glass bottle is a bit heavy for travel, but the pump twists closed and works pretty well. Price is about 20 USD, but CVS is always running various discounts.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Fantastic! Makes my skin look so much better after putting it on, and in a lasting way that sticks around even after a couple of days of not wearing it! I never realized how parched my skin was before or how much it just needed a little more something. This makes my skin supple and "moist", like very healthy skin should look. No breakouts on clogged-pore-prone skin... smells awesome... beautiful glass packaging with locking lid... This is quickly turning into a staple which will have a spot on my beauty shelf!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I actually bought this product based on the reviews here and was ambivalent about writing a review. I have used this on and off for 2-3 months now and I can't say I have seen a huge difference in my skin. I generally like Lumene products overall but sometimes there are a few misses in their products line. I think the contents of this product may be a 3.5/5 lippies but the packaging is what really bothers me.
At first I thought it was really cool that you have to shake the bottle to mix the two ingredients together and loved how you could lock the bottle so easily (just slide clockwise). The lock mechanism is great for travel (though the glass bottle isn't). However, after several uses I realized that there is no point in shaking up the bottle since its a pump dispenser. The red and yellow ingredients do not mix (and therefore do not turn orange) inside the skinny tube that brings the product up to the opening. In other words, even after you shake the bottle and it looks mixed up into its orange combination, in actuality, the red and yellow ingredients have remained separated in the plastic tube that is connected to the pump (similar to a soap dispense for example).
I think this defeats the whole purpose of having a "cocktail" product and leaves me wondering if this was just a gimmick. I have tried several ways to get around this but I will say it was kind of messy. If other MUAers have suggestions please share them! :) Otherwise I think a possible solution that I haven't tried is to use a shorter plastic tube (or cut it) but this can be problematic when you have less product. I think if Lumene found a way to change/solve this packaging product they would have a happier consumer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this. I only use it in the morning although I think it would work great at night as well. I use this after a light cleanser and before primer and foundation. I have been using this for about a month now and when I had been using it for about a week people started asking what I was doing different to my skin as I had more of a glow than before. I use a Clarisonic as well but I really think this livens up my skin and repairs any damaged skin cells. Its a serum so it is light enough to wear with a regular moisturizer over top, but like I said I like using this as a daytime moisturizer by itself. This looks really pretty sitting on my vanity as well because the colors separate in the bottle so it's half yellow and half pink, and then you shake it up before using it and it turns an orange color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have mixed feelings about this product. I use it at night since it is oily and the skin is super oily after using. And there are a lot of parabens..I don't see it makes a great difference to my skin. I will not repurchase. And it is quite expensive for the drugstore product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have sensitive skin with re-occuring perioral dermatitis breakouts and my skin loves this. It makes it glowy, dewy, soft and moisturized. At night i use only this and no other moisturizer and in the morning I use it under my tinted moisturizer. If i use too much it gets sorta oily/greasy but if i use the right amount (one pump) it moisturizes really well and sinks in in about 5 minutes.
It isn't irritating at all on my easily irritated skin and i can even use it on top of my PD breakouts without it getting worse (dr said not to use ANYTHING at all when i have these breakouts)
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice moisturizing serum.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Have been using this for about a month. I have been blessed with normal skin and rarely any breakouts (a small pimple maybe during my period). At first I used it every night and found that it caused me to break out..yikes so I changed it to every few days. The bad part about this product is that you have to wait at least 25 minutes or so for it to soak into your skin before you apply your nightly moisturizer because if you dont you will be left with a greasy feeling face into the next morning. I don't think this product is amazing but it gets the job done and gives me already healthy looking skin an extra glow which I can appreciate! Overall I would buy again, just wait for the buy one get one 50% sale at CVS.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Let me start by saying that I am 53 and have tried everything imaginable thru the years. I am pretty cynical of advertising at this stage but this stuff is amazing. I use it twice a day and am convinced that it is reducing my wrinkles. Oh, I still have them but they are a lot less visible. It is a little hard to find but I got it at CVS and Ebay. Great stuff ladies. Worth every dime of the 20.00 it costs. It makes my skin soft and dewy, yes, dewy like when I was younger. Hope they never discontinue this product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Wow, I am totally amazed by this product! I have dry and sensitive skin that is very prone to breakouts, this serum has worked like a miracle - my skin feels smooth and soft, it has remarkably reduced the redness on my cheeks and the skin feels really moisturized. I usually use it with Lumene Vitamin C+ Protecting Day Cream SPF 15 or with Vitamin C+ Nourishing Night Care and so far this combo has not caused any breakouts.
Definitely recommend it! I have tried so many different serums from different brands and price ranges and this is the only one that has really done its job.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
The Energy Cocktail Intensive care replaced the Pampering Drops - which I loved. My skin has known to be pretty breakout prone but for whatever reason, this product has not triggered any irritation. It looks greasy in the bottle but I've found it absorbs pretty quickly into my skin and my skin doesn't look oily. It also helps with the application of liquid or mineral makeup. The quality of the packaging could be improved - it's definitely not a product I'd feel comfortable traveling with. I will continue to repurchase this until my skin gives me a reason not to.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this when it's 50% off. The color and bottle design is very appealing to me. I love to see the colors mix when I shake the bottle. Before I pump out the "serum" I thought it would be "watery" but It was rather greasy. Perhaps this isn't right for my skin type because it takes a long time to absorb into the skin and feels oily. Even though I hated the greasy feeling, it does make the skin soft and smooth.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this broke me out!! i was desperate one winter cuz my skin was super dry and tight and crackly so I bought this. At first it worked great but soon I started getting weird little bumps on my face. I'm now sticking to my ponds cream, vit e drops, and almond oil.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I purchased this at CVS about a month ago based on my changing skin needs as we head into fall/winter and based on the positive reviews here on MUA. I've been using it like a serum under my night cream (1 pump goes a long way) and I wake up with seriously buttery soft skin. Now I will say that this contains quite a bit of oil (along with lots of other natural ingredients) and it was too much for me during the day under my day moisturizer and makeup - I started breaking out along my jawline. Iam very pleased with its performance as an evening treatment however and love the way it makes my skin feel, it's really nourishing. I will re-purchase if I run out before the winter ends.