Lumene Nordic-C [VALO] Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
50 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Exfoliation
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Powerful antioxidant with skin brightening properties for youthful radiance."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ascorbyl glucoside. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Naturally exfoliating Berry and Fruit Acids, moisture-locking Hyaluronic Acid, Birch Sap and pure Arctic Spring Water are combined with Vitamin C and our unique brightening blend containing Arctic Cloudberry to visibly clarify, refine and moisturize the skin."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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What does the product description say?
"Skin-friendly pH balanced and naturally pure."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": acer saccharum sap extract, glycerin.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant

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