So I think I’m actually part of the club now. I’m not entirely sure but I think CVS likes me. Prior to this past month anytime I walked into a drugstore within the US I heard Angels weep. I was actually scared the place would crumble down around my head after passing the threshold. The Muse does not do drugstore makeup and/or skincare. But so many new items have been popping up that have made me curious so I do venture in time to time plus so many of you expressed wanting affordable makeup reviews that I couldn’t simply ignore what you requested. So indeed I’ve been heading to CVS the past month….but the club…
Well I got some sort of coupon in the mail because they have this like extra card thingy that gets you bonus bucks kinda like the Boots Reward Card, not as good mind you. Anyway they sent me $5 off anything in the store via an e-mail so I guess this means I have an in now, I’m part of the secret club, coupons and all!
No seriously I did get the coupon so I did decide I might as well spend it. I ended up hauling Lumene Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail with the coupon. Mind you not because of the formula but because it looked so pretty, literally like some fancy cocktail, it just needed a little paper umbrella and I’d say it was downright tropical.
Have a jump to see why it’s my latest obsession!
I normally don’t use facial serum even though I really should with my dry skin plus my age. But honestly how many products am I going to load up on this old face of mine. Sometimes you have to know when the skincare regime is just getting a little too crazed.
Now serums are great preps for moisturizers as they offer extra hydration where needed plus many contain anti-aging or ingredients for aging skin. In short serums are a plus to add to your skin care line up but not always a necessity in my humblest.
Of course, with this being one of the worst Winter’s I’ve seen in New York in a while my skin could use the extra moisturizer that Lumene Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail gives.
The formula is supposed to soften skin and protect it from aging with cranberry and cloudberry, vitamin C, A, Etc…..I dunno if it’s doing anything in regards to defending my life against the signs of aging but I do know it makes my skin super smooth.
As I said I purchased it because it’s damn pretty too look at, I’m such a shallow girl but actually it also performs well too. It’s a dual phase serum which you shake to combine. It splits from orange to yellow in the bottle but shaken up it turns a peachy shade. Looks good enough to drink! I wish it smelled the way it looked, fruity or something but sadly it just smells fresh. The texture is slightly oily but it absorbs easily and smooths onto skin beautifully leaving lasting hydrating and moisture. I use it prior to my night cream and wake up with dewy, fresh skin.
Overall, the effects of the product are really fabulous. It’s made for normal to dry skin and visibly you can see how smooth and dewy skin is after use particularly after a full night of sleep on it. I have to say it’s quickly turned into a favorite and an obsession. It’s a whopping $21.99 (that’s high for drugstore skincare imho) for a 1 oz glass bottle. I got it for $17 because of my coupon which again kinda high for drugstore skincare. But regardless I’m on my 2nd bottle so obviously the cost isn’t bugging me too much.
Must say this one gets a Muse Approval. Very good stuff particularly for anyone who feels like their moisturizer just isn’t get the job fully done.
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