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How to find the right kind of serum

How do serums differ? How do you know which one is best for your skin? Here are a few tips that can help you find the right serum for your skin type.

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A serum is a concentrate that can, for example, be used to hydrate, boost glow, firm, smooth, or balance the skin. The best results are achieved by using a serum under your facial cream day and night. It’s not about choosing just any serum you happen upon. There are differences, so make sure you use and combine the right products to achieve the best possible results and a healthy skin that feels good.

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Differences between serums

  • Consistency: Most serums have a fluid, watery consistency or a light creamy texture. They can contain oil or be oil-free. Depending on the consistency the bottle may have a dropper or a pump. There are also serums that are firmer with a more concentrated texture that are applied with fingers like a cream. The consistency is not indicative to the efficacy of the serum. A hyaluronic acid serum may feel light but it delivers potent hydration to the skin. LUMENE has light as well as nourishing serums both of which are easy to apply and absorb well.

  • Ingredients: Some of the potent, hydrating ingredients used in serums include hyaluronic acid, pure Arctic spring water, organic Nordic birch sap and betaine. Serums have also vitamin C and Nordic cloudberry for glow boosting effect, pre-retinol to boost skin’s renewal as well as copper peptide to support skin’s nightly recovery process. An exfoliating serum has gentle AHA acids from fermented Nordic cloudberries for gentle exfoliation. PHA acids are another gentle ingredient. Fruit acids remove dead skin cells, help the renewal process and add glow to your skin. All LUMENE’s serums are vegan meaning that they do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.

  • Time of use: Some of the serums are meant for day-use and some for nightly use. Most of them suit both. LUMENE [Ajaton] Nordic Ageless Radiant Youth Night Elixir contains ingredients that support skin's natural rejuvenation process. On the other hand, Lumene [Valo] Nordic-C Glow
    Renew Night Serum contains fruit acids that exfoliate skin.
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Choosing the right serum

  • Choose a serum according to your age, skin type and skin’s needs. Think whether you need to hydrate, boost glow, firm or smoothen your skin or are you looking for rejuvenation. When necessary, choose different serums: one for mornings and one for night-time use and one to be used temporarily to address specific needs.

  • Serums with hyaluronic acid suit all ages and skin types, also those with oily skin. Vitamin C enhances radiance for dull and tired skin. Serums with bilberry, lingonberry seed and oat oils, ceramides and betaine are especially suitable for those with dry, dehydrated or aging skin. A fragrance-free, soothing serum is suitable also for sensitive skin types.

  • The Anti-wrinkle & Firm Moisturizing V-Shape Serum gives skin a tightened look and it is a great choice under makeup, too.

  • A night serum nourishes skin and it is the perfect choice when you want to maximise the nightly recovery process.

  • An exfoliating serum is a gentle yet efficient way to enhance skin renewal and gain a more radiant appearance. And what’s best, it works while you are asleep.

Try these...

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...when you need hydration

This serum is enriched with replenishing organic Nordic birch sap, moisture retaining Nordic algae, pure Arctic spring water and plumping hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate the deepest surface layers of the epidermis. Clinically tested instant and long-lasting hydrating effect up to 72 hours. Improved results in long term use. Suitable for all skin types.

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...when you are looking for a glow boosting effect with radiance

Glow Boost Essence energises and boosts glow for a radiant, intensely hydrated skin. Containing a unique radiance-enhancing blend with berry extract from antioxidant-rich wild Arctic cloudberry and vitamin C combined with Arctic spring water and two types of hyaluronic acid for instant and lasting hydration, this super concentrated serum works to promote the appearance of more youthful-looking skin that feels plumper, smoother and looks more radiant. The product is vegan, containing upcycled and wild-crafted ingredients.

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...when you are looking for renewal and glow

This radiance-enhancing night serum exfoliates and hydrates skin overnight to renew its natural glow. Naturally peeling AHAs from fermented Arctic cloudberry and gentle PHA are combined with glow boosting vitamin C and Arctic cloudberry extracts in a caring milky texture to leave skin looking radiant by morning.

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...when you need a firmer appearance

This concentrate instantly helps beautify the appearance of facial contours and gives skin a tightened, smoother and radiant look. Works to reduce appearance of lines and wrinkles and improve look of skin firmness with continued use. The illuminating and lightweight formula is infused with our innovative Nordic Berry Pre-Retinol complex, our patented quercetin-rich Nordic Lingonberry extract, and plumping red Algae.

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...when you are looking for a youthful glow

Nordic Bloom Vitality [Lumo] Anti-Wrinkle & Revitalize Oil Serum instantly revitalises mature and dry skin and helps reduce the look of advanced signs of aging: wrinkles, dullness, dryness and loss of volume. Infused with Nordic Berry Pre-Retinol and our revitalising blend with Nordic willowherb this indulging oil serum nurtures and instantly restores youthful glow.

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...when your skin needs care and protective support

Revitalise and soothe sensitive or dry skin and fortify skin’s protective moisture barrier against external irritants with this Oleo-Serum. Infused with a soothing blend of Nordic bilberry and oat oils, hydrating betaine and ceramides, this concentrated oil-in-serum provides intense and lasting hydration. It provides instant relief from feeling of tightness and helps minimise dryness-induced redness. Developed in co-operation with Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation, this vegan, fragrance-free serum is suitable for dry and sensitive skin.

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...when your skin needs some additional life force

The luxurious night-time serum is clinically tested to help reduce the look of lines and wrinkles, and improve the look of skin firmness all while you sleep. It is infused with a potent blend of Nordic superfood ingredients and a copper peptide to support skin's natural night-time rejuvenation process, in a concentrated oil-in-serum texture. The lightweight, yet deeply moisturising formula is infused with small oil droplets containing Nordic lingonberry seed oil to replenish and nurture the skin during the night. Smoother, rested-looking skin in just one night*.

*Consumer test, n=28 women aged 50-65 years,
after 1 night of use.

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