March 22, 2010

Loves It: Lumene Vitamin C+ Age Defying Arctic Cloudberry Protecting Day Cream Review

Most days of my life are spent relishing the release of brand new makeup. But lately I’ve noticed that I get equally excited about skincare, actually, thinking about it now, I get REALLY excited about skincare lately. Dunno what changed. Perhaps I’m a little burned out from one too many eyeshadows but I really enjoy exploring new skincare lately and I even notice I’ve been stockpiling moisturizers, cleansers, and toners like they might go out of style at any given time.

This week I’m trying out the new Lumene releases that you can check out at your local CVS.

So far it’s a likey!

Check it after the jump!

Ah well I guess typically skincare should take a whole heck of alot more time to test out but the Muse is known for not following any rules. I’ve been checking out Lumene Vitamin C+ Age Defying Arctic Cloudberry Protecting Day Cream for the last four days or so and I think I can easily make up my mind whether I loves it or leaves it.

And I loves it.

My skin absolutely thrives on the Lumene Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail so it’s taken quite the liking to Lumene Vitamin C+ Protecting Day Cream as they sport similar ingredients and formulas. The moisturizer sports a very light formula that absorbs easily into skin minus an oily, greasy after feel. Since it does contain SPF I was worrisome that it would be greasy but it actually feels very light and smooth on my face and leaves behind a dewy fresh finish. Speaking of sun protection it contains an SPF 15 which is somewhat low for someone like me who chooses to sport a 90+ on my face but I’d say SPF 15 is adequate really considering my base, powder, etc…contains SPF as well. It’s scented much like the Energy Cocktail with a bright fruity citrus scent, quite nice to my nose.

Most important of all the formula prevents the first signs of aging, granted I can’t speak for it doing so as those results are difficult to see unless something is used over the course of years but I still feel like I’m doing something good for my skin by choosing to use an anti-aging facial moisturizer. The Arctic Cloudberry included in the formula supposedly contains twice the vitamin C of an orange 10 times it’s size. After using for the Lumene Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail for so many months now it seems my skin definitely approved of the Vitamin C as it appears a little less dull and quite fresh looking which I hope, with time, that the Lumene Vitamin C+ Protecting Day Cream will do the same.

The moisturizer comes housed in a 1.7oz glass jar that’s packed with product for $19.99. 1.7oz may seem small in size but since a little goes a long way you probably get a year out of the moisturizer and still have more to go.

Overall, it’s appealing $19.99 price tag, light, protective formula, and anti-aging benefits have me enjoying Lumene Vitamin C+ Age Defying Arctic Cloudberry Protecting Day Cream.

If you’re a fond fan of the Lumene Vitamin C+ Skincare, I’m sure you’ll adore it and if you’re new to the line I suggest checking it out. The line includes serum, night cream, eye serum, etc….at quite affordable prices.

Lumene can be found at CVS, Target, and Ulta.

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  • JoElla

    I really like this line. They do have some gems that people often overlook.
    I couldn’t use the energy c cocktail, it did irritate my skin, but it could have been the combo of this with other products. I will not rule it out yet.

    Muse I know you like masks, Lumene has a mud mask called Arctic Touch Purifying Peat Facial Mask that is wonderful. It is a dark brownish green and kinda smells like feet, but it sucks all the junk out of your pores and does not dry out your skin. Give it a whirl I bet you will like it.

    • the Muse

      hey joella, agreed, I overlooked the line for a long time and now loving it. Could be the scent that’s irratating you as enegry c does have alot of fragrance.

      Hey thanks! you rock! I’ll look for it, next cvs trip 😀 I wanna get the vitamin c night cream anyway so might as well thrown in the mask you are rec’ing 😀

  • Kristina

    Have you been using this with the Cocktail serum you reviewed earlier or just on it’s own? Curious to know how the two are together.

    • the Muse

      hey kristina. I use the serum in the evening, WAYYYYYYYYY to rich for day wear. And I’ve used this for the last 4 days as my day moisturizer 😀 I see they have a night cream in the line now so I wanna try that out to combo with the energy cocktail 😀

  • Lou

    Most of my first beauty products were from Lumene, probably because it felt “safe” – I’m from Finland and at the time I didn’t yet know how to navigate in the world of cosmetics. I still like some of their products – I think I’ve used a sample of that particular cream and liked it ok, but I usually go for unfragranced products. I could buy again Lumene’s serum for sensitive skin, though I didn’t like the glass bottle… Masks are good too, both the purifying and the moisturizing/calming one.

    • the Muse

      hey lou! I actually kinda dig the glass but understand why you hate it as if you are anything like me you dread dropping it 😀 I haven’t tried the masks to be honest but they sound great!

  • Audrey

    I’m looking for a new day moisturizer and I have might to try this out! The SPF is a bit low for me, though, especially as I go makeup less on most days… 🙁

    • the Muse

      hey audry for the price it’s pretty great 😀 yes I thought so too, I read somewhere that SPF 30 is more than enough for your face but I honestly apply WAY higher on my face, guess I’m a bit anal about sun protection. However, I left this slip in since my makeup and such contains SPF as well 😀 but yes it’s understandable if you go without makeup that you are worried about it being low…

  • Mollie

    I love Lumene. =)

    I’m gonna second Audrey on this one: I’m nervous about the low SPF, and I don’t wear foundation. So there would be very little protection going on for me, and I’m ghostly.

    • the Muse

      oh mollie if you’re ghosting you might need to up the SPF darlin’! Nothing preventing you from trying but perhaps a proper base under it with higher SPF 😀

  • dina

    sounds good! this is the line that the current eye roller ball serum stuff is from (vit c), don’t see anything much from it i don’t think. they had a mini try me size of the radiant vit c day cream i picked up one day when my face was having a hissy fit and like that one alot too, very nice

      • dina

        yes apparently i got carried away and forgot how to write a complete sentence, what a dope! i’ve been using it a few weeks now and don’t see much of anything?

        • the Muse

          aw sorry to hear it dina! about it not doing anything, not about being able to complete a full sentence LOL!

  • Tinkerchelle

    I bought the age defying intensity (or something like that) cream from this line about a month ago after my skin had been completely ravaged by the mid-atlantic weather extravaganza we endured here. It saved my skin life! I really love it. And bonus, as the weather has gotten warmer, I just use less for the same results. I may not even have to switch it up come summer, which is unheard of. Lumene FTW!

    • the Muse

      aw so great to hear it chelle!!!!!! I think I know which one you mean 😀 Have you tried their serums?! they are equally as good for dry skin!

  • laura r

    i use Avon’s Vitamin C serum at night (not very regularly, i’m afraid. my skin behaves pretty well so i neglect to cream and serum it), and i love it. it’s usually $20 too, though i got mine on sale for $10. it definitely gives my skin a glow and smoothness when i remember to use it!
    i don’t use it for antiaging, i use it for the glow factor. (i just turned 24 and i have a BABYFACE so everyone thinks i’m in high school.)

    • the Muse

      hey laura how are you? long time no speak. I haven’t tried the avon one but sounds good. that’s always a good thing 😀 Hopefully no one has guessed my age yet! 😀

  • Bee Fox

    I purchased Lumene Pure Radiance Night Cream and haven’t used it yet. I wish it did not contain fragrance. Fragrance is an irritant to the skin and we don’t need fragrance in our creams and lotions. Fragrance should be used for colognes and perfume only. It is not beneficial in any way to our skin and actually is non-beneficial. Thank u.


  • Myrna R. Rivera

    Where could you buy this product. CVS is not selling it anymore. Thank you.