Skincare Brand Spotlight:
This skincare brand uses wild Nordic ingredients in their products, while promoting safe yet effective products that actually address skincare needs- without the hefty price-tag! In fact, all Lumene skincare products contain more than 80% natural ingredients and in some formulas, this percentage can be as high as 99% :0 They don’t test on animals, or formulate their products with: parabens, sodium lauryl sulfat, phthalates, formaldehyde donors, mineral oils, bisphenol A, chlorphenesin, triclosan, PAPB, methylisothiazolinone (MIT), and methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT). But Lumene doesn’t stop there- even the water used in the skincare lines is carefully sourced from natural spring waters located in the Finnish Lapland- what makes this water so unique, is that it flows out of ancient bedrock through super deep soil layers into surface springs. The results are fantastic as the water has a skin-friendly pH, extreme purity, and low mineral salts content- giving it awesome neutrality that results in super soft skin… unlike most water which just strips the skin of its natural moisture and dries it out! Besides skincare, Lumene has also curated a wide assortment of quality makeup products- everything from primers & bb creams to brushes & lip liners. As for their skincare lines, there are 10 awesome collections to choose from that address a variety of skin needs & concerns. Today’s featured product - Lumene’s Valo [Light] Beauty Drops , is one of my top skincare picks for this Spring and not only is it beyond affordable at around $23.99 for a 28 ct. jar at Target , but it’s also the perfect solution for that Winter skincare blues! Be sure to check out my recommended review, below:
The Beauty Closet's Top Innovative Skincare Pick for Spring 2019:
Valo Beauty Drops [28 ct.]
Let me start out by saying that I’m often weary about moisturizing products in general as I have breakout-prone skin and sometimes those products combined with a Vitamin C formula can really cause irritation and not much else to boot! Luckily for me though, I’d done thorough research on the brand and what they’re about so I had a pretty strong hunch that I was safe to give this one a try and I’m very glad that I did! For starters, this awesome product can be snagged from Target- in addition to a variety of Lumene’s other fabulous skincare products, for under $25 and for such a quality skincare item this is a real steal :) You get around a month’s supply of capsules in a glass glass jar; each capsule is packed with good-for-you-ingredients like Vitamin C and Wild Arctic Cloudberry extract to leave the skin super smooth & ultra radiant instantly…plus, your skin looks & feels healthier & more vibrant daily- with every use! Simply twist off the end of the capsule and then apply a tiny amount to your fingertip and then apply to cleansed skin on your neck area & entire face.
This one can be used before bedtime or when you get up in the a.m.- however, with Summer around the corner and more daylight exposure likely for many of us, I would recommend you apply this product at night & before bed and keep exposure to a minimum during treatment time as products containing Vitamin C can cause irritation & other skin issues for some users (if applied prior to prolonged sun exposure). I did not experience any of these issues thus far while using this awesome product, but as someone with sensitive skin I advise on applying this one at night if you feel your skin might fall into that profile. What’s great about this product, is that having used it myself- I can recommend it for those with a variety of skin concerns & types- such as for fighting the signs of aging, like reducing wrinkles & firming the skin… to improving skin discoloration & texture too!
After using this product, I can visibly see an improvement on skin dullness, dryness, fine lines, and overall health in my skin as well- I’ve also noticed that my makeup seems to go on like a dream and I’ve needed to use less of it too! I’m going to be snagging up some more of this stuff and I plan to check out some more of Lumene’s products in the very near future! Be sure to see what my next recommended & reviewed products from their Nordic Hydra skincare line are in the upcoming days ;)