March 13, 2012

Lumene Arctic Aqua Moisture Booster Review

If you have drier skin I’m sure it proves challenging to wear powder products. Blush, minerals, finishing powder, it all looks less than smooth on a dry surface and heck, application of these products will sometimes even age you due to that dryness.

Moisturizer is sometimes not nearly enough. I know my struggle with dry skin takes an arsenal of products to tame. Mists, moisturizers, serums, etc….

There are a ton of hydrating primers on the market as well lately versus a few years ago when hydrating primers weren’t as popular and silicone based ones were the order of the day.

Now here’s a little treat that I’m enjoying at the moment from Lumene.

Lumene Arctic Aqua Moisture Booster, a super inexpensive way to inject a good deal of moisture into tired, dry skin.



Take a look!

So this is one of my fab finds for Spring. It’s inexpensive and it’s effective.

It not only hydrates skin but allows it to retain moisture. This water based moisturizer is a hybrid product that acts as a primer, serum, and moisturizer all in one plus the addition of hyaluronic acid improves the moisture levels in your skin overall.

The formula is a thinner, runnier gel which absorbs easily and has a light, fresh scent. Do be aware prior to purchasing that it does contain fragrance and if your skin is a bit sensitive or your nose for that matter you might want to do a little patch test prior to all over application. I like my skincare scented but I realize this isn’t always the case with many folks.

I love how hydrating the simple gel formula is however I dare do say it leaves my skin feeling a little tacky and sticky after use however after foundation application all is right with the world again. Much to my surprise Lumene actually markets it as a primer of sorts but you can use it anytime your skin is feeling a little dehydrated.

I’ve started using after my moisturizer and before my SPF and foundation. The results are fantastic as it allows BB Creams (or foundation) to have a smooth canvas to adhere to and prevents powder products from caking or flaking on my face giving the appearance of smooth, well moisturized skin.

Lumene claims it plumps up fine lines that are caused by dehydration but I can’t technically speak for this since I don’t have finer lines on my face.

Overall, Lumene Arctic Aqua Moisture Booster is something to get excited about. The formula has a minor flaw (the stickiness) but nothing that prevents me from Muse Approving it for purchase. At $14 (or less if you grab it during a sale at CVS) it proves a highly inexpensive and effective way to prep skin for makeup without breaking the bank.

Lovely stuff.

You NEED it if you have dry skin!

Tried it?

Do share!

Available now at CVS.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Cj

    I had the same problem with stickyness when I used to use aloe vera gel, my solution was to mix it with a half a pump of a light moisturizer. That might help for you too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristen

    OMG, Muse- you’ve done it again! You’ve turned me on to another HG product!

    I was first interested in this when I saw your initial post, and after this review I picked up a tube yesterday on the way home from work. I was worried about the scent you mentioned because I’m really sensitive to most things- but it really is a very light scent and totally disappears once you use it on your face! It made my makeup application so much smoother today, and my skin is so dry right now- it was really nice.

    I am in love. Thank you so much!

    • the Muse

      Yay kristen! so happy to hear it ;-D it’s fab stuff ;-D!!!!!!!!!! my pleasure, I’m glad you loved it!

  • Cait

    Just picked this and the SOS cream up yesterday! I absolutely love it…my skin is painfully dry and peely and flaky, but so far this stuff seems to be saving my skin! Thanks so much..I never would have looked twice at this stuff if it weren’t for your reviews ๐Ÿ™‚