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BEST FOR: Ethical Eco Friendly Natural Beauty Buffs
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Lumene 24 Nordic Beauty Surprises Beauty Advent Calendar specifications:
- Available now at lumene.com and feelunique.com
- No waiting list
- Price £89.90
- Full size products: None
- Saving made £150
- Vegan friendly: YES
24 vegan products, all made using handpicked Nordic botanicals
BEST FOR: Ethical Eco Friendly Natural Beauty Buffs
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Reasons to buy:
- Cult skincare
- Planet-friendly products and packaging
Reasons to avoid:
From the buzzed about brand from Finland, comes an arctic treasure trove of wild-crafted, sustainable Nordic beauty treats. Nature is at the core of this brand, which takes inspiration from its Nordic surroundings and the women of Finland who are known for their fresh-faced beauty.
The festive Nordic beauty Advent Calendar is the perfect introduction to the brand, containing 24 Nordic beauty surprises. Inside you’ll find 17 skincare and seven make-up products that will have your skin looking as healthy and radiant as any Nordic beauty.
Beauty insiders love this brand for good reason, with the Nordic-C range of products proving among the most popular. This cleansing balm is a stand out for anyone who takes their skincare seriously. It melts onto the skin to gently remove the remains of the day and leaves the skin beautifully clean with no greasy sensation. Formulated with wild Arctic cloudberry seed oil, its silky texture also includes a radiance enhancing Nordic-C complex with Vitamin C for a smoother, brighter complexion.
The beautifully designed snowflake decorated gift box is made out of recyclable cardboard with most of the plastic inside suitable for recycling. More good news – all Lumene formulas are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Also, Lumene is loved by beauty insiders but not everyone is aware of this brand yet, so there’s a good chance while other calendars sell out before Halloween is over, you might still be able to get your hands on this one well into November.
Top marks for this one for being the most planet-friendly products and packaging. The only down side is that there are no Lumene full size products included, still its a generous offering that will keep your bathroom cabinets stocked well into the new year.
What’s the design of the Lumene advent calendar like?
Unsurprisingly for a Scandi brand the packaging is simple, sleek and low key. The calendar is made out of recyclable cardboard and the inlay is partly made out of recycled plastic and it comes in a pretty Nordic floral gift box that won’t require wrapping.
What products are inside the Lumene advent calendar?
Here’s the full list of skincare and makeup products you’ll find inside:
- Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence 15ml
- Nordic-C Pure Glow Cleansing Balm 15ml
- Nordic-C Overnight Bright Sleeping Cream 15ml
- Nordic-C Glow Reveal Moisturizer 15ml
- Nordic-C Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion 50ml
- Nordic Hydra Oxygen Recovery 72h Hydra Gel Mask 15ml
- Nordic Hydra Purity Dew Drops Hydrating Eye Gel 5ml
- Nordic Hydra Pure Arctic Miracle 3-In-1 Micellar Cleansing Water 50ml
- Nordic Hydra Hydration Recharge Overnight Cream 15ml
- Nordic Hydra Fresh Moisture 24h Water Gel 15ml
- Nordic Hydra Oxygenating Day Fluid SPF30 10ml,
- Nordic Ageless Radiant Youth Pressed Serum 15 ml
- Nordic Ageless Radiant Youth Night Cream 15 ml
- Harmonia Nutri-Recharging Intense Moisturizer 10ml
- Arctic Hydra Care Moisture & Relief Rich Day Cream 15ml
- Arctic Hydra Care Moisture & Relief Rich Hand Cream 30ml
- Arctic Hydra Care Moisture & Relief Rich Eye Cream 15ml
- Moomin x Lumene Rose Lip Balm 10ml
- Nordic Chic Under Eye Concealer Under Eye Concealer 5ml
- Invisible Illumination Instant Glow Fresh Skin Tint – Universal Medium 15ml
- Invisible Illumination Instant Illuminizer in Midnight Sun 15ml
- Blur Longwear Primer 20ml
- Nordic Berry Curl Mascara – Black 8ml
- Intense Eye Marker Waterproof – Black 1,1ml.
How much is the Lumene advent calendar worth and is it good value?
At just under £90 this is a little bit of a higher price point than some of the more well known brands but for 24 products it is well worth the spend.
If you were to buy all the products included it would be £150 more so it definitely represents value for money and you’ll be a lifetime fan after trying Lumene’s efficacious, no-nonsense skincare.
What’s the availability of the Lumene advent calendar like?
Although beauty insiders know Lumene’s name (and it’s becoming more mainstream), there is no waiting list for this treasure trove of beauty and while most advent calendars sell out in October this one should still be available well into November. It’s currently available on lumene.com and feelunique.com.
Is it a sustainable or ethical choice?
Yes! This is a brand with major eco credentials.
Lumene’s trademark is Wild-crafted, sustainable Nordic beauty – in real speak that mea ingredients sourced from Finland’s forest and wetlands, all certified organic and made with the purest water with 187,000 lakes and 32,000 natural springs. All Lumene’s skincare formulas are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.