Established in 1970 in Finland, Lumene have spent the last 50 years sourcing the best ingredients derived from the freezing, peaceful landscape of the Arctic – one of the last unspoiled sanctuaries on earth.
Every Lumene product contains pure Arctic spring water, which along with Finland’s fresh, clean air is one of the least polluted water sources in the world while also offering a pH naturally close to that of the skin’s surface, with the aim of avoiding any unnecessary disruption of the skin’s barrier.
The Nordic region is of course renowned for its unique annual light cycle; during the lighter months, the region is drenched in 24 hours of intense sunlight. It’s during those brilliantly bright days that the source of Lumene’s key ingredients – namely tree saps, plants, berries, mushrooms and seeds from the region, are exposed to the exceptionally intense Arctic light, and not only surviving, but thriving in such conditions for thousands of years has made them potent antioxidants.
While Lumene may be wild-crafted, they very much embrace science when it comes to extracting all of those ingredients and turning them into beautiful formulas.
Now you know me, I love a good moisturiser and Lumene have such a selection that I thought it might be helpful to clarify which range is best suited to you dependent on your skin’s needs.
I’ve chosen them from the 3 main ranges: Nordic-C, Nordic Hydra and Arctic Hydra Care.
All products are clinically tested in vivo, vegan and cruelty free, and I’m working from lightest to richer textures:
Let’s start with something that all skins can enjoy, and don’t forget to check the 30% offer at the bottom of the post!:
The Nordic Hydra [Lähde] Hydration Recharge Overnight Cream
50ml – £17.90 – available from www.lookfantastic.com
Suitable for all skin types, this is perfect for a quick boost of moisture while you sleep. Working to release hydration all night long, this cream brings instant moisture to the skin and supports continuous hydration throughout the night via slow-release technology. It contains organic Nordic birch sap (rich in minerals and amino acids) and a combination of proven and solid moisturizing agents including betaine, saccharide isomerate, trehalose, urea and sodium hyaluronate.
Apply after cleansing and treatment serums in your evening routine. If you do this early on in the evening, you may find enough has absorbed when you go to bed and you may want to do a little top-up. It’s absolutely not necessary, just me being extra. 😉
Can be used nightly with no contraindications.
Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Betula Alba (Birch) Juice, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ceteth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Betaine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Saccharide Isomerate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ Vp Copolymer, Xylitylglucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Trehalose, Urea, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Allantoin, Peg-8, Pentylene Glycol, Serine, Sorbic Acid, Disodium Edta, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Algin, Disodium Phosphate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Pullulan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Potassium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance)
Nordic Lumene Nordic-C [VALO] Overnight Bright Sleeping Cream
50ml – £22.50 available from www.lookfantastic.com
Suitable for all skin types, especially if you are concerned about dullness/lack of radiance and want to brighten the appearance of your skin.
This beautifully textured cream works to brighten and nourish the skin overnight for a more radiant looking and glowing skin when you wake up. Containing vitamin C via Wild Arctic Cloudberry seed extract and essential fatty acids; omega 6, 3 and carotenoids via its sister ingredient Wild Arctic Cloudberry seed oil, this nourishes, hydrates, brightens and leaves you looking plump and revived. Like you had sleep, which in my case, is the aim.
Apply after cleansing and treatment serums (if using) in the evenings.
Can be used nightly with no contraindications.
Aqua (Water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Olus Oil (Vegetable Oil), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Oleyl Erucate, Cetyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Niacinamide, PEG-100 Stearate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Propanediol, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Lecithin, Tocopherol, PEG-8, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Algae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, Glucose, Ascorbic Acid, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Citric Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Parfum (Fragrance)
Nordic Hydra [Lähde] Hydration Rescue 24H Replenishing Balm
50ml – £17.90 available from www.lookfantastic.com
Suitable for dry and dehydrated skin, I would use this is an everyday moisturiser, especially in the current weather. This lush formula is specifically designed to comfort dry skin by forming a protective and moisture-locking film on the skin. The richer texture absorbs beautifully and leaves your skin intensely hydrated and soft. This Balm is in an almond oil base but also contains the Organic Nordic birch sap, slow-release technology and hyaluronic acid, hydrating and nourishing your skin continuously.
Apply as your last stage before SPF in the morning, and in the evenings after cleansing and treatment serums.
Can be used twice a day with no contraindications.
Aqua (Water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Olus Oil (Vegetable Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Betula Alba (Birch) Juice, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Oleyl Erucate, Cetyl Palmitate, Saccharide Isomerate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Trehalose, Urea, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, PEG-8, Pentylene Glycol, Serine, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Algin, Disodium Phosphate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Pullulan, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Potassium Phosphate, Glucose, Ascorbic Acid, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance)
Arctic Hydra Care [Arktis] Moisture Relief Rich Day Cream
50ml – £26.90 from www.lookfantastic.com
Suitable for dry, dehydrated and/or sensitised/sensitive skins.
OK this is the big hitter. If your skin has really suffered through lockdown, masks and the change of weather, and it feels sore, tight and stings, this is for you. Equally, if you just have a genetically dry skin and need constant enriching products, this is wicked. It’s thick, luxurious and balm-like, without being cloying, sticky or greasy. A wonderfully put together formula.
Apply twice a day or as often as needed throughout the day if skin is really parched. There are no contraindications, and this formula is fragrance free.
Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Heptyl Undecylenate, Jojoba Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Canola Oil, Betaine, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Juice, Squalane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopherol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Gluconate, Lecithin, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa) Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Ceramide Np, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide Ap, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Carbomer, Sodium Carrageenan, Maris Sal (Sea Salt), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ceramide Eop
All in all, it’s hard to go wrong when it comes to Lumene moisturisers. Something for everyone, every skin type and every season.
Look Fantastic are currently offering 30% off the full Lumene collection (excluding Christmas sets and advent calendar). Valid from tonight 19th to 11:59pm on 21st November 2020 with the code CHLUMENE30.