Lumene: Awesome Product – But You Better Love Roses!
I love these products! But I won’t buy them. Ouch, I know. And when I say I love them, I mean, I love them.
I’ve been using the whole line- cleanser, toner, night cream, day cream, eye cream. My skin hasn’t been this clear and smooth in years. When I find a product or brand that I like, I am loyal. Like, I’ll use it for as long as the company keeps making it, loyal. I’ve been using the same brand of facial products for over 10 years. I like it okay, I’ve been happy with it. My skin hasn’t been perfect- blackheads, occasional zits, whatever, but I just figured that was my skin and it is what it is. Then I started using Lumene’s Klassikko line.
What a difference! Within a week, my skin was clearer, my pores smaller, and for the entire month or so I used it I didn’t get a single zit. I’m SO impressed! BUT…..
Right off the bat, I wasn’t particularly fond of the scent. It’s not bad, but it’s too flowery for me. I wanted to give the products a fair chance so I kept using it. Maybe I’d be able to get used to the smell, and I at least wanted to see how well they worked, especially compared to my (what I thought was) tried and true brand I’ve used for years. I tried to convince myself that the scent wore off pretty quickly because within a few minutes I couldn’t smell it anymore. After all, no one has said anything so I must not stink… Then the other night, my guy cuddled up to me as I was drifting off to sleep.
Sniff… Sniff sniff… sssssnifffffff… “What is that smell..?”
“Ehrm.. uh… I’m trying out this new face stuff.”
“It smells like…. sniff…(pause). roses.”
Oh. Shit. “Like fresh roses or old lady roses??”
“Old lady roses.”
I was about ready to toss it all and immediately wash my face with my old stuff. I’ve had numerous conversations in my head to try to rationalize keeping it all. It’s a good product and.. Nope! Old lady roses. I have these big bottles and I could just use it for a couple mo.. Old lady roses! The labels are nice and it’s probably some fancy expensive brand, I don’t want to waste it… Old Lady Roses!! Maybe I could just use half of my old stuff and half of… OLD LADY ROSES!!
Ugh. Fiiiine. Geez, I really love this stuff. I wonder if they have an unscented version? Okay, where can I buy this stuff?.. Much to my surprise, places like Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Ulta. Wait. Ulta?? My inner snob was very confused. Ulta is fancy, why is this stuff being sold at drugstores?
Nevermind that, there’s a CVS down the street! I marched my happy ass over there to see cuz maybe they have it and maybe it’ll be in a package that I can just peek open and see if they have any.. non old lady.. products. Funny enough, I ran into an acquaintance who is a store clerk there and we started chatting. He asked if he could help me and I told him I was looking for Lumene products. “Oh, yeah.. We’ve got a couple of those but we’re phasing them out.. they smell like old lady roses.”
Oh for the love of…!
I give up!
Lumene, I do love your stuff. But I just can’t bring myself to smell like grandma.
Editors note: Yes, Lumene does have fragrance-free versions of their products. You can find the entire line here.