If there’s one thing that I have learned from experiencing hundreds of skin care products in the last couple of years, it is that good skincare doesn’t always have to cost a fortune. When it comes luxe creams, you don’t always get what you pay for, but you always pay for what you get. That includes great packaging and some of the latest and greatest technological advances in skin care.
That being said, there are some “drugstore” brands that have forged ahead with their own, high-tech ingredients. While Lumene, for example, has been providing anti-aging solutions to women in Scandinavia, for 35 years, they have recently developed a line of angi-aging skincare products called ExCELLent Future that uses natural stem cell technology, to stand down wrinkles and other signs of aging. Lumene is available in CVS drugstores. Stem cell technology really hasn’t shown up in a lot of modestly priced products so this is exciting.
The four products in the Lumene ExCELLent Future line, contain “Applexcell,” , a combination of modern apple stem cell extract and ancient arctic white peat. The press literature I received with the products says that “with regular use” a clinical study found that 100% of women saw a reduction in wrinkle appearance. It bothers me that I couldn’t get more details about this study, because 100% results in an amazing claim. I don’t know who conducted the study, or for how long women used the products, nor do I know what the condition of the subject’s skin was. And I dont’ know how long it takes to see results with these products. Lumene also lists ingredients, but I can’t tell what the “natural” ones are from the other 10-20% that aren’t. For me, that doesn’t matter, but if you are a customer who feels “natural” is very important, getting that information is key.
I did try all four Lumeme EcCELLENT Future products, and here’s what I do know:
Lumene ExCELLent Future Deep Repairing Serum $29.00 1 fl. oz. is the heavy hitter of serums, This serum helps prevent and postpone damage that is hidden under the skin surface and reduce the depth of already existing wrinkles. You can use it under any other Lumene cream. It is soothing and non greasy, and absorbs quickly. Excellent Future Deep Repairing Day Cream. It has over 90% natural ingredients.
ExCELLent Future Deep Repairing Cream $29.99 1.7 fl. oz is a rich, cream that absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling moisturized. I have to say that initially, it felt a bit too emollient, but within minutes my skin felt soft and even refreshed. It is a nice day cream to keep skin hydrated, without greasy shine-through. It has over 85% natural ingredients.
ExCELLent Future Deep Repairing Night Cream $29.99 1.7 fl. oz. helps while you sleep. It has 80% natural ingredients with no synthetic colorants and it features moisturizing shea butter and other emollient oils to hydrate skin at night when the skin needs to work harder to repair itself. Blueberry seed oil, a unique arctic ingredient, is also rich in antioxidants to nurture and protect skin. It is very rich, but no annoyingly so. When I tried this cream, my face felt soft and smooth as the sun rose.
For eyes, there’s Deep Repairing Eye Cream $24.99 .5 fl. oz. It has over 90% natural ingredients and non synthetic colorants or perfumes. It has almond oil to protect the skin around your eyes and hyhydrate it, and it also has Vitamins A, B and E to hep moisturize and prevent inflammation and puffiness in the eye area. I have used other eye creams that are good, but I’m adding this one to my “Like It!” list.
All four of these items will cost $120.00 plus tax. At first that seems like a lot, but in actuality, when you are thinking about high tech skin care, this quartet is less than the cost one of just one of many products featuring stem cell technology. In the long run, carefully selecting products that work best for your skin, and that you will use properly and regularly, will have more effect than anything else. This company offers many products in different categories and the ones I have tried have all been good. You might find that another Lumene line is just as good, or better, depending upon your skin’s requirements.
When it comes to Lumene ExCELLent Future, if you decide this type of anti-aging with natural stem cells are right for you, keep your expectations reasonable and you’ll be very pleased with the products. Your skin will benefit, although you might not turn back the hands of time from 50 to 20. Keep in mind that not every product will work for every person , but if you’re seeking something fairly new that can possibly help your skin stay more youthful for longer, and if you are seeking products with mostly natural ingredients, you can’t go wrong with Lumene ExCELLent Future. These emollient, non greasy, and fast absorbing products do feel nice and they will hydrate your face. If they help you reduce or eliminate wrinkles too, hooray! At this price, I’d say that are definitely worth a try.
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