A while back, I received some products from Lumene for review (click here for my review of the 2-in-1 Skin Perfecting Moisture Booster) and now that I've thoroughly tested the Time Freeze Firming Eye Cream, I'd love to share my thoughts with you.
PLEASE NOTE: this week (through Saturday, 5/19) all Lumene products are Buy One Get One 75% off at CVS.
Lumene Time Freeze Firming Eye Cream
(retail: around $23, 0.5 oz)
From the Lumene website:
Natural firmness and youth for your skin! The cream provides optimal conditioning for the delicate skin around the eyes. Helps to lighten dark under-eye circles.Contains arctic heather. Heather’s active ingredients together with plant proteins firm and smooth the skin. Ideal for 40+. women whose skin is starting to lose its firmness and elasticity. Suitable for all skin types. Product contains over 95 % natural ingredients. Product is free from: parabens, synthetic colorants and perfumes.
For years (decades, actually) I've been told that eye creams are a waste of money, and that regular moisturizers do essentially the same thing for the delicate under-eye area. That may or may not be true (depending on what products you use), but after hitting 40, I have come to appreciate a good eye cream.
Since I'm used to just applying my regular facial moisturizer under my eyes, it was as special treat for me to use something that's been formulated for the eye area. I feel like I'm doing something special for my skin, and I've been very happy with the results.
Unlike a regular facial moisturizer, the texture of this product is thinner, yet more potent, if that makes any sense. You really only need the tiniest little dot of this cream for each eye. Seriously, almost the size of the head of a pin works for me, because the cream spreads so well and covers such a large area even when it appears that you're only using the tiniest little drop.
What I love about this product is that the texture is thin, and it moisturizes my eye area in a way that feels light, yet effective. I've been using this product for two months now, and my eye area has not once felt dry or in need of additional moisturization throughout the day. Two little drops do the trick, and the best part is that this product doesn't make my eye makeup migrate, run or crease throughout the day. In the past, I've used heavy creams around my eyes that don't "play well" with my concealer and foundation, and this is NOT one of them. I also have not had any millia (those hard little white bumps that are sometimes caused by heavy moisturizers) since using this product, and I have never experienced any stinging whenever this cream gets too close to my actual eyes.
In terms of firming, I haven't seen any dramatic results (I never expect dramatic results with any skincare product, to be honest), but I have noticed that my fine lines seem a bit more plump, and that the area underneath my eyes looks more hydrated than before I started using this product. Another claim of this product is that it will help diminish dark circles. I haven't noticed any improvement in this area since I've been using this product.
Although this product is fragrance-free (meaning there is no added, artificial fragrance) I do detect a very slight berry fragrance that I find quite pleasant. I do not detect it at all during application though (I literally have to put my nose right up to the tube to smell it).
FINAL VERDICT: If you're not looking for any miracles and you're just looking for a dependable eye cream that might increase the hydration of your skin and plump up your fine lines a little bit, I think this is a product worth considering. The retail price is a bit high, but since you literally only need one tiny dot per eye, this tube should last you several months. The biggest selling points for me personally are that it's free of parabens, synthetic colorants and perfumes. That's a winning combo in my book when it comes to something you're applying to the delicate eye area.
Do you use any Lumene products? What are some of your favorites?
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