What could these mysterious, ancient forests of the North offer for a visitor like you? You might feel that forests are dark and scary places. On the contrary. The beauty of the green colors, the lovely smells and the bird song reduce your stress. Go ahead. Cry, laugh, sing and shout. No one is judging you there.
Sauna. The hot core of the Nordic culture. Ten thousand years ago, it was just a hole in the ground, covered with an animal skin. Later, according to ancient myths, it was very important where the sauna was built and what wood was used. Each sauna had its own protective Spirit. It helped the owner to gain luck and happiness, but only if they were able to behave well in the sauna.
Imagine a perfect sunny summer day, with lush greenery surrounding you, a view to a lake so blue, it hurts your eyes and intoxicating scents of the blooming nature, filling your senses. Imagine a summer night when the sun doesn´t set, the colors get a silvery shimmer and the sounds of nature have a mystical echo. The magical midsummer days of the North have an almost sacred meaning for the Scandinavians.
It’s always an intriguing topic, a conversation starter that I never grow tired of - the unique, arctic light that we get to experience here in the north. After a long and dark winter, where we go days without seeing the sunrise at all, comes the much anticipated summer with its endless days and sunlit nights that are second to none. Believe me, after months of what I nicely call hibernation (it’s more like a zombie haze, really) the sun will grow on you like a healthy addiction that wakes up parts in you that you forgot you had...
Midsummer marks one of the most ancient celebrations of the year in Nordic culture. At the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the Arctic sun bathes the region in its glow throughout the day and night giving Finland its name of ‘The Land of The Midnight Sun’. At Lumene this unique, natural light phenomenon is key to our Nordic naturally radiance-promoting skincare ingredients.
Cherished by our customers, bloggers and journalists alike, our award-winning Invisible Illumination range has evolved. Originally developed to help create a Nordic healthy-looking glow, the original Instant Glow Beauty Serum is now joined by new shades.
On 26th April Team Lumene opened the doors of the beautiful, Nordic-style Lombardi House in the heart of Hollywood to 20 handpicked influencers to exclusively discover the Nordic secret to hydrated skin…Lähde.
Top celebrity, LA-based facialist Gina Marí is renowned for ensuring her clients leave with glowing, healthy-looking skin after an appointment with her. To unveil the truths about dehydrated skin and its origins we spoke to the expert about her top tips and recommendations for obtaining and maintaining hydrated, happy, healthy skin.
Our skin is one of the things most visibly affected by stress. When we’re stressed our cortisol levels rise and circulation can become sluggish. Our mental and physical well-being are all linked to maintaining a glowing complexion.
Graphic designer Henriikka Salonen is a nature lover by heart. She invited us over for a glimpse of her life while getting ready for the cold season.
A trusted Makeup Artist and a Beauty Influencer, Fanny Lagerwall is a leading beauty professional in her native Sweden. After 8 years in the business, she now works on acclaimed TV productions and as a personal Makeup Artist for several celebrities and influencers in the Nordics.
In the second part of the series of authentic beauty wisdoms by nordic women, we met Tiina Vainio at Löyly, a new urban sauna in Helsinki, to talk about her other beauty secrets.
Quite so often, Nordic women are praised for their youthful and fresh looks, along with assumptions, such as: “It must be the freezing air that keeps the complexion so tight” or “It must be the clean air that keeps the skin so smooth” and of course the obvious “It must be the healthy food that keeps the skin so bright”.
An advocate of natural beauty and skin luminescence, Mariela Sarkima is one of Finland’s leading beauty experts. She shares her extensive knowledge by giving lectures to beauty professionals and companies as well as contributing to various blogs and magazines.
We joined fashion blogger and influencer Sandra Hagelstam from sunrise to sunset as she escaped her hectic London life to catch the last light of summer at home in Finland.
A long weekend away from everything can restore balance and serenity to a hectic life.Whet her you’re visiting your summer house for a long weekend or exploring in the wilderness-time away, and time with less, will give you more space to breathe.
Learn about the pure Arctic Spring Water that powers Lumene‘s natural skincare and cosmetics.
The key to a harmonious workspace is space to think, a calmer working environment will improve productivity.
For some time a new definition of luxury traveling has been emerging. It is something so rare and exclusive that not many places can offer it to a clientele that has seen it all and who are done with the overcrowded resorts. They are places, where you can experience exceptional silence and calmness.