Lumene is a Finnish company that produces a range of skin care and makeup products based on natural ingredients. Lumene claims that its Restructuring Day Cream slows down age, helps wrinkles and improves the overall quality and tone of the user’s skin. The primary active ingredient in this cream by Lumene is a mysterious one called Artic Sea Buckthorn Oil that we have never seen before. All of Lumene’s face creams contain berry oils of one type or another.
Lumene does have an official website where its products are sold. However, if you live in the States you will need to order from another website. Fortunately, the Lumene official website links you to a selection of third-party retailers authorized to import Lumene into the United States. The product is priced at an average of $34, although the price varies slightly according to the distributor. The major component in this restructuring cream is Artic Sea Buckthorn oil, which is derived from the buckthorn berry. The nutritional qualities of this berry are well somewhat well documented, including essential fatty acids, antioxidants, caronteids and vitamin E and Vitamin C. It is known that of course essential fatty acids and antioxidants play an important role in preventing skin damage and maintaining good skin quality. However, the topical (vs. oral) effects of the buckthorn berry, and other berries, do not seem to have been the subject of much clinical research.
- There is an official website available in English and Finnish.
- There are contact details given for someone within the company who you can contact with any concerns or questions.
- None of the products are tested on animals.
- Lumene products do not seem to come with a money back guarantee.
- Company does not offer a free product sample
- We could find no published research findings giving concrete evidence to prove that the active berry ingredients found in Lumene products will live up to their manufacturer’s claims.
- No full ingredient list given for Lumene products.
The Bottom Line
Surprisingly, considering its European origins, this product is not excessively priced. Unlike some anti-aging and anti-winkle creams on the market, buying this cream will not burn a big hole in your pocket. However, many creams now contain essential fatty acids and antioxidants so we cannot recommend this product above others until we see a bit more about it. If Lumene gave us a list of ingredients, or other product research and development data, we would have a better understanding of how this product might live up to its manufacturer’s claims. The market for anti-aging treatments has never been hotter, and a product really has to outdo itself in both the scientific and customer service arenas before it can get and keep our attention.