Our Story

Our Story


Despite the piercing cold and drying winds of the northern longitudes, Nordic women tend to look exceptionally fresh-faced and youthful, with an unmistakable healthy radiance that glows throughout the long winter darkness. This resilient beauty forged by a primal relationship with an extreme yet generous arctic nature is our inspiration at LUMENE.

Rooted in the wellbeing rituals of Northern Finland, our formulas harness the power of one of the last un-spoilt sanctuaries on earth combining pure oxygen-rich, pH skin friendly Arctic spring water, with a variety of hand-picked Arctic ingredients unlike any other. Berries, seeds, plants, tree saps and even mushrooms have evolved in the wild over thousands of years to survive and thrive under a uniquely disruptive and challenging annual light cycle. 8 months of purifying, unbroken winter darkness -save for the magical Northern lights, followed by 4 consecutive months of intense life-giving light 24-hours a day.

This light phenomenon, further amplified by an unusually stable low ground temperature, stimulates Arctic plants to produce unparalleled high levels of potent nutrients and Antioxidants.

By capturing the power of these light-charged actives, Lumene channels this reviving light in its formulas. We call it “Arctic Lumenessence”. This is the secret of Nordic beauty: the beauty of pure, naturally luminous skin.

Inspired by Nordic women

Created with Finnish nature

Born of Arctic light

At Lumene all our products are inspired by the natural beauty of the Finnish landscape and the purity and authenticity of the Nordic way of life. Every Lumene product has been carefully designed to reflect the potency of the natural ingredients found in the abundant forests and to help enhance the benefits of Lumene's pleasurable and advanced formulations. Beautiful and authentic perfumery raw materials have been expertly blended to craft timeless fragrance signatures that recreate the harmony and serenity of this mystical landscape.
In the wilds of the Arctic grow some of the most potent natural ingredients found on earth.
Arctic Lumenessence
Only Lumene has at its core Arctic Lumenessence ™. An exclusive science developed by Lumene over decades to design and develop effective, naturally derived products for healthy, radiantly illuminated skin.
Our Commitment
Many of our wild Arctic and Nordic ingredients have been developed from side streams of food or forest industry, materials that would otherwise be discarded as waste. An important principle for Lumene is to utilize all possible components from plants foraged or collected from nature. Lumene follow carefully the principles of sustainability when harvesting Arctic ingredients, collecting plants in synergy with the environment in which they grow to ensure each year’s harvest is as fruitful as the last.
We believe in sustainability, sustainable production and minimal waste. We use byproducts from other industries when possible to reduce waste. We apply an environmental system complying with the ISO 14001 environmental standard. We are committed to the International Responsible Care Program established in Finland by the Chemical Industry Federation dedicated to accountability and product safety. In keeping with our Product Philiosophy and in compliance with EU legislation, Lumene believes in never testing on animals . Alternative methods are used to ensure the highest safety standards in our products.
Lumene Watersmart Program
We have reduced the use of water by more than 30% with the help of our initiative and are committed to continuous reduction and improvement in the future.


Lumene was founded in 1970, a skincare brand steeped in the philosophy and belief in the power of nature. Named after the Lummenne lake, Lumene is also derived from ‘lumen’ the Latin for light. Within 3 years Lumene becomes a market leader in Finland
Lumene relaunch their Green range, including a moisturiser, toner and collagen cream. The first batch of Lumene moisturizers was sold in Russia and the Nordics, followed with the launch of the Function range - products specifically targeting ageing skin.
Lumene launch Body Aktiva with birch, tea-tree and seaweed extract. Growing in popularity, Lumene expands
Going beyond organic using hand-picked, wild Arctic berries in cosmetics: Vitamin C range is launched using extracts of Cloudberry seed oil and vitamin C. Vitamin+ Advanced C-Energy cream tops independent European consumer test for anti-ageing products.
Lumene launches in the USA and is an instant success. During this time company was renamed Lumene Oy. Lumene scientists perfect the extraction of essential ingredients from a new range of indigenous species including Pine, Spruce, Birch, Heather and Peat.
Lumene launch WaterSmart, pledging to reduce their own water footprint and challenge others to do the same. Lumene launches new innovative Arctic cloudberry stem cell technology in cooperation with Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).
Lumene patents extraction process and skincare application of Lingonberries creating an essence 40 times richer in antioxidant quercetin. Sprayed-dried Cloudberry is used in Bright Now Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence for its unique brightening properties.
Lumene begins a new chapter with the global relaunch in its major markets. International supermodel Suvi Riggs represents Lumene in its new campaign, as Nordic beauty becomes a world wide trend.