Skin changes over time (of course), sometimes seasonally and sometimes from day to night. For that reason I am constantly searching for a product that moisturizes in the daytime, keeps my skin dewy – not greasy-looking – and renews, replenishes and repairs, keeping it supple and line-free, overnight. I’m not asking too much, am I? My Mom has gorgeous skin at 82 and her neck is beautiful...so I'm easily put out by assertions made on skincare product labels that don't deliver! So naturally I jumped at the chance to see what Lumavera Glycolic Night Cream ($80) could do for me and my 60-year-old skin.
The name Lumavera is taken from the Latin words for light (“lumen”) and truth (“veritas”), principles Lumavera founder David Vargas apparently holds dear. Vargas grew up in Jalisco, Mexico, and his father was a farmer. As tradition had it, whatever his father was growing at the time: nopal, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, onions, if it was on their dinner plates it was probably turned into a skin potion by his mother as well. Says Vargas:
“The reason I launched Lumavera is because I wanted to incorporate my family recipes. My father was a farmer and my mother always incorporated botanicals or herbs with skincare regimens.”
Lumavera Glycolic Night Cream is a nighttime skin renewal treatment. It is lightweight and refines pores using botanicals and skin firming ingredients that minimize the appearance of wrinkles while bringing new clarity to the skin. The antioxidants from green tea leaf and algae extracts work to protect skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. Grapefruit and tangerine extracts even out skin tone. Wake up looking refreshed and luminous. Having read all that on the Lumavera site, I was anxious to begin using the product.
Every night I followed the directions as stated on the box: Apply two pumps of glycolic night cream over serum to clean skin starting at the base of the neck and stroke in an upward, outward motion. And though it didn’t state that Lumavera Glycolic Night Cream was for the neckline, I put another two pumps of the night cream under my chin down to my collar bone area – I figured it couldn’t hurt, right? It goes on very nicely, moisturizes well, leaving my face dewy – but not oily – to the touch.
Only one problem occurred that I didn’t like. If I didn’t allow it to fully dry or if I rubbed my face without thinking, the Lumavera Glycolic Night Cream would roll up and I’d have to take a moist wipe to redo the area. Otherwise, the night cream went on well and in the morning my skin still felt moist and fresh. I continued this method well over 30 days (I lost track of time) and, I must admit, the results are not bad.
Being African American, my face sometimes gets discolorations, but this seems to be helping clear and even prevent them. I really don’t have any facial wrinkles, so I can’t speak specifically to that, but my neck is tighter and looking pretty good. No more pre-turkey neck woes for me! I don’t mean to imply that it’s youthful again, how I wish, but it really is looking pretty darn smashing to me. It looks better than it did when I began this review, so that has to count for something, right?!
Lumavera Glycolic Night Cream is good for all skin types and costs no more or less than most. My usual disclaimer here is that products that work for me may not work the same for you, but I’m going to give this product a pleasing thumbs up because even though I can’t fully attest to all the claims, I’ve seen some positive results in areas that weren’t even problematic and, for me, that’s what it’s all about.