What: Karie asks Lumene Vitamin C+ Radiant Beauty Drops to snap her tired skin out of its slumber; $21.99 for 28 capsules.
The Lowdown: Lately, my insomniac ways have been catching up with me; my skin isn’t zapping back to its resilient, vibrant self like it used to after only three hours’ worth of zzz’s. What sleep deprivation robs my skin of Lumene’s tiny Vitamin C+ Radiant Beauty Drops claim they’ll restore. Each tiny capsule contains a day’s worth of silky goodness; applied once a day to the face and neck before moisturizer (but after cleansing), the blend of artic cloudberry seed oil (for beefing up my wimpy skin), arctic lingonberry seed oil (for protection against all the crud my face encounters), and vitamin C (to wake up my dull skin) promises to breathe new life into my skin. I love the way the drops’ contents feel—velvety smooth to the touch—and I have to admit that the citrus scent boosts my spirits all on its own. I’ve noticed no real change in my skin texture (still a bit craggy), but any dullness has definitely been brightened. My only complaint: The capsules, though easy to use, don’t contain enough product for both my face and chest, and barely enough for my entire face. No matter—it’s not my neck that looks ragged.
Yea or Nay: Not a complete substitute for beauty sleep, but still stellar at brightening my dull complexion. Need to ration application of tiny capsules, yet still a yea.
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