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There’s a serum so good it could completely replace our foundation and we’re here for one less step in our beauty routines tbh.
We’ve happened upon the Instant Glow Beauty Serum (£31.90) from Lumene which offers sheer coverage for a glowing and natural bare-faced finish and you just know we had to try it to see if the hype was real.
Not to mention the fact that it could massively benefit our skin as an all-natural skincare dream.
The Instant Glow Beauty Serum is infused with brightening Nordic willowherb, hydrating Nordic algae and vitamin E for a water-fresh formula that glides on to the skin and goes on to hydrate it for hours.
The serum is getting a lot of attention online, with shoppers comparing the silky formula to ‘liquid velvet’.
‘This is hands down the most skin-friendly and beautifying product I’ve used,’ wrote one happy shopper. ‘The texture is like liquid velvet, it goes on with ease and blends like a dream for a hydrated, light coverage and soft focus look.
Lumene Instant Glow Beauty Serum
‘I adore the texture and my skin feels so soft and velvety during the day. It almost feels like a shame to remove the product before bed! Absolutely fabulous.’
While another said: ‘I’ve never been a huge fan of heavy makeup and most days I do a ‘no makeup’ makeup look. I love that this is virtually weightless, but evens out the skintone and gives you a dewy glow.’
Metro’s Mel Evans tried the serum and agrees: ‘The texture was light and velvety, smoothing over the face with ease. A little goes a long way, and its consistency is a lot runnier than foundation – it leans much more into the serum sphere there.
‘I was left with sheer coverage that massively evened out my skin tone and gave me a glow. It did cling a little to one dry patch on my chin, and wasn’t enough to cover some pesky spots, but it blended effortlessly into the rest of my face, leaving me with light coverage that negated the need for any other base. If you do prefer a higher coverage it may not be right for you, but for those fans of ‘no makeup days’ this is a winner.
‘It has real longevity, too, and I could still see its effect into the evening.’
Lumene prides itself on ‘wild-crafting’ its ingredients, which in short means harvesting uncultivated plants from their natural or ‘wild’ habitat typically by handpicking.
Inspired by Nordic nature, the brand uses raw and natural materials to create super-potent products that aim to be both kind to your skin and the environment. Many of the brand’s key ingredients come from organic-certified forests, allowing nature to regenerate.
Naturally, Lumene has a big focus on sustainability and says it ‘owes its existence to nature’ and wants to put in place practices that respect and care for our natural environment.
The brand says it’s been pioneering circularity for 20 years and counting and all packaging is made with respect for the planet in mind, while products contain up to 99% naturally derived ingredients.
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