There are quite a few Arctic ingredients that have been shown to offer substantial rejuvenating or anti-aging results such as white peat, linen, birch and heather. When I think Arctic, I think cold. To me it seems to be a place where nothing would survive due to the extreme temperatures, however as I’m exploring more and more in skincare, I’m realizing that the Arctic is a home to skincare treasures. Arctic plants have uniquely rich properties and contain the finest levels of nutrients that allow them to overcome the toughest environment on earth. It’s this intense strength that makes them some of the most potent ingredients in the world. Lumene, found a way to use the latest technology to unlock these ingredients: those essential fatty acids, plant sterols and antioxidants that our skin needs and craves. In addition, their ExCELLent Future skin care line uses a key ingredient called Applexcell, from the Swiss Apple which is a nearly extinct variety. When the unpicked apples or tree bark is punctured, the Swiss Apple trees have the ability to heal themselves. When applied to skincare, they have the same result-powerful anti-aging benefits nourish and stimulate regeneration of human skin. Jenna and I decided to try out some products from Lumene and here are some of our favorites:
Time Freeze Instant Lift Serum: The name of this serum is not a lie. It’s a time freeze in a bottle. In fact, it’s better than that because it actually seems to rewind time and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. My skin felt softer and well moisturized thanks to the Arctic White Heather combined with the arctic white peat. The arctic ingredients used in this product also contain a skin brightener which helps lighten and prevent pigment changes. This serum is packed full of antioxidants that protect your skin from free radicals and other damaging effects. It provides long-term wrinkle reducing benefits and helps protect against future signs of aging. Another plus is that the bottle is small enough to fit in your purse whenever you need a pick me up! The result is a firmer, refreshed look almost instantly.
ExCELLent Future Deep Repairing Night Cream: From moisturizers to mascara, Apple Stem cell technology (Applexcell) is becoming quite common across the cosmetic industry and is part of a growing movement toward noninvasive anti-aging procedures. This night cream consists of stem cell extract from apples that promote the skin’s ability to repair itself. It prevents and delays damage from surfacing. It also helps to prevent the formation of wrinkles and smoothes the appearance of wrinkles that have already formed. Many creams are too heavy and leave my face feeling greasy, but this cream is light, non-greasy and it moisturizes my skin. It’s a good combination with the Time Freeze Instant Lift Serum.
Waterproof eye makeup remover: This makeup remover is by far a favorite of mine. It removes makeup quickly and easily without having to rub/scrub aggressively. There is no burning or irritation which I have experienced with other makeup removers and it actually moisturizes your skin as it cleans. I ended up throwing out my other removers after trying this because I just did not get the same results. With other removers I usually end up with burning/irritation to my eyes. I’m glad I gave this one a shot!
ExCELLent Future Kit with Excellength Mascara: I have really short and thin eyelashes, so I’m always looking for anything that will help them out. When I say anything, I mean I hope that my cocktail of conditioners serums and mascaras really do the trick. I fell in love with Lumene after using their Blueberry Curl Mascara, so I was ecstatic to try out their new ExCELLength Mascara. What’s unique about this mascara is the wand, it’s thinner than most mascaras, flexible and it’s able to fully separate while coating each lash with hydrating color. I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks now and my lashes are in great condition. I haven’t noticed a monumental amount of growth yet, but time will tell.
The ExCELLent Future Kit doesn’t just come with the mascara bonus, the Deep Repairing Cream and Serum are gems as well. Using this combination of natural ingredients and Applexcell helps repair your skin and is an essential anti-aging combo that’s great for any skin type. For anyone who needs a skin pick up, this kit revitalizes your skin while banishing fine lines and wrinkles.