It’s a well known fact by now that Scandinavians do it better: fashion, baked goods, interiors, general quality of life. Now, you can add beauty to that list – Lumene, a popular Finnish cult beauty brand, has just launched in the UK and it’s guaranteed to be your next Nordic obsession.
Named after Finland’s Lake Lummenne, the brand hails from the wellness rituals of Finnish women, who, of course, are known for their impeccable skin. It was established in 1970 and has since been going strong in Scandinavia thanks to its use of fresh, natural ingredients.
Offering both makeup and skincare, each Lumene product contains the oxygen-rich, pH balanced, pure Arctic spring water which features in the Nordic [Valo] range and creates radiant and healthy skin. Their formulations also include extracts of birch sap, pine bark and spruce knot, widely known for their regenerative powers and soothing abilities on the skin. We feel refreshed already!
Here’s what you need to know about Lumene’s top five best-selling products…
As the brand’s hero product, this is a super concentrated, glow-giving, lightweight serum featuring vitamin C from the cloudberry (an arctic ingredient that contains 2-4 times more vitamin C than an orange) and two types of hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate and plump the appearance of skin. It also contains berry extract from antioxidant-rich wild arctic cloudberry, vitamin C and pure arctic spring water to revitalise dull, fatigued skin with a hydrated glow.
Combining pure arctic spring water with mineral-rich nordic birch sap, the lightweight, fast-absorbing formula delivers intense, long-lasting moisture and hydration to leave parched skin feeling replenished and rejuvenated. It can be used as an overnight treatment for deeper penetration and results in your complexion appearing smooth, fresh and healthy with a radiant glow.
From the Lumene makeup offering, this is infused with a host of radiance-enhancing ingredients, including pure arctic spring water and antioxidant-rich arctic cloudberry seed extract. The weightless serum delivers long-lasting hydration for a bright, youthful appearance. Pearlescent pigments provide sheer, buildable coverage with a natural finish.
This nourishing moisturiser protects your skin against daily environmental aggressors and works to restore youthfulness and vitality to the complexion. Enriched with antioxidant-rich nordic pine bark and spruce knot extract, the cream helps to form a defensive barrier over skin to ward off air pollution and free radicals. Pure arctic spring water keeps skin hydrated throughout the day and night for a clear, calm and glowing visage.
This cleanser combines arctic cloudberry water and pure arctic spring water with micellar particles to wash away all signs of dirt and impurities (including non-waterproof makeup) from the face, lips and eyes. The clarifying solution also contains nordic birch sap to moisturise and rebalance skin after a long day. Expect a clear, purified and hydrated complexion.
Lumene products start from £12 and are now available on LookFantastic.