A few years ago I discovered the wonderful Nordic beauty brand, Lumene.
Since then, I have returned time and time again to explore more of their incredibly effective creams & potions.
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Who is Lumene?
Lumene are a Finnish brand that’s been inspired by the beautiful Nordic nature.
A freezing landscape that has to survive the harsh Arctic winter darkness, followed by months of endless sunlight. It’s this intense sunlight that supercharges the Nordic plants full of powerful antioxidants. Lumene then harvest their potency to create glowing skincare & luminous beauty products.
Lumene Arctic Hydra Care [Arktis] Moisture & Relief Rich Day Cream
I bought the Lumene Arctic hyrdra care day cream just before my birthday, so obviously it jumped in my suitcase with me to Finland.
Where better to test the product, than in it’s home town?! (which is absolutely stunning by the way, you can read about our Lapland holiday here if you like)
This ultra thick and buttery cream is from their ‘Arktis’ range. A range which focuses on providing intense hydration, relieving uncomfortable skin tightness, and reducing dryness-induced redness.
A true hero product when it comes to nourishing dry, parched or sensitive skin.
Lumene Arctic Hydra Care Packaging
I’m a big fan of Lumene’s packing over all their ranges. Its simplistic, pretty, eco-friendly and feels premium quality.
This particular face cream comes in a silver glass jar, with a metal screw lid. The outer box is made of certified recyclable paper too.
Very eco-friendly packaging indeed.
Lumene’s Arctic Hydra care skin loving ingredients
Inside this daytime face cream you’ll find the following ingredients all blended together beautifully:
Calming oat oils; provide relief from inflammation and itching skin, along with boosting moisture levels.
Nordic bilberry; is full of anti-aging collagen boosting antioxidants. It’s also rich in vitamins A, B and C, which help to protect your skin from environmental ageing.
Betaine; a humectant that helps the skin stay hydrated, plump, and youthful.
Ceramides; Keep your skin hydrated, plump and supple by creating a barrier that helps prevent moisture loss.
Arctic spring water; A key ingredient in every Lumene product. This ultra pure spring water has a skin-friendly PH level that leaves your skin feeling super soft and contributes to a heathy skin balance.
Why did I chose this Lumene face cream?
If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll already know that I have dry skin.
But the winter months tend to cause extra dryness, thanks to the relentless combination of cold air and central heating. This year I gained a couple sore red patches around my nose and along my smile lines, which sometimes stung a little too.
Because of this, and knowing that I was about to face bone-chilling temperatures in Finland. I wanted to find an ultra rich face cream that was going to be super moisturising and calming on my inflamed skin.
This was the first time I’d used a product from the Lumene Arktis range, and it didn’t disappoint at all. If you suffer with dry or dehydrated skin in general, this range will most likely be a winner for you.
How did I use the hydra cream?
I used this face cream as part of my morning skincare regime.
After cleansing my face, I followed with this beautifully thick and soothing moisturiser which instantly calmed any skin tightness I was feeling. I then applied an SPF on top to protect my skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays.
Even though this face cream is luxuriously thick, it still worked as a perfect base for my makeup. Some thick creams tend to be too greasy and result in your foundation not sticking properly. Yet this cream created a soft even base that my makeup products could glide over without any pilling in sight.
What’s the texture & scent like?
The Lumene Arktis face cream is thick and balm-like, but also buttery in texture. It doesn’t make your skin feel greasy or sticky at all (like some thick creams can) It just melts into your skin effortlessly, leaving it feeling super soft and supple.
As for scent, this product is fragrance free so there is no artificial scent added into it. It’s natural scent is very clean & mellow.
Would I buy it again?
100%. I really enjoyed using this pot of day cream. It lasted two months with every day use, and i’ll definitely purchase another one when my skin is feeling really thirsty, or just extra dry from the cold winter months.
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