Thursday, July 26, 2012

Skincare Reviews - Korres Pomegranate Range, Melvita & Lumene

I've been testing out quite a few skin care products lately and thought I'll combine them all in a single post. These are some products I've been trying out over the past few months so, here are some quick reviews on each of them. For reference, I have very dry skin in the winter and combination/dry in the summer!

Korres Pomegranate Toner ($20, Sephora, Ulta) - made with 15% Pomegranate water and natural astringents for pore-minimizing, mattifying, and clarifying, this toner is something I like to use when I get a zit or two. Since I have dry skin, the alcohol content is not something my skin needs on a daily basis. But, it is brilliant when I have a zit or two since it just works so well in keeping my skin balanced. That being said, if you have combi/oily or acne prone skin, this is great pick.

Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturiser ($32, Sephora, Ulta) - I love, love, love this mousturizer in the summer. This, along with the Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet Creme is something I've been using a lot this summer. The Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel has an amazing texture that feels so refreshing and weightless on skin. Although it isn't very rich, it somehow manages to hydrate my dry skin and keeps it looking fresh and feeling absolutely amazing with zero residue. It is quite pricey but definately worth the price tag for the fabulous job it does. I'm sure it is a great pick for most combination skin types and the smell is very refreshing on a hot summer day. Highly recommended!

Lumene Arctic Aqua Moisture Booster ($14.99, CVS)  - This skin perfecting moisture booster works as a primer, moisturizer and as an instant hydration boost when you skin feels parched. I use it on days when I'm using a foundation, instead of my moisturizer and primer. A little bit goes a long way with this product. The gel-texture feels a little sticky and takes a while to completely absorb into skin. It does help with a temporary moisture boost when skin feels dry and plumps skin up to a nice extent. It also holds makeup really well and makes for a good moisturizing base for all skin types. Although not on a regular basis, I do like to use this when my skin needs a good moisture boost. It does have a fragrance which is quite strong and takes quite a while to completely fade.

Lumene Pure Radiance Vitamin C + Day Cream SPF15 ($19.99, CVS) - This is something I've been only testing out for a couple of weeks now. So far, I think it is a nice day cream but, it does feel quite heavy for summer. The smell isn't bothersome and the texture, although takes a while to sink in, brightens skin very well. Since it is quite thick, you only need a very small amount. I will report back if it I see any remarkable difference in the radicance of my skin. But so far, I quite like the brightening effect and the glow and will pobably reach out to this more in the winter than in summer mainly because of the way the texture feels on my skin. If you have oily skin though, I would not recommend this. The Lumene Vitamin C+ Pure Radiance Day Cream is made from 85% natural ingredients and is paraben-free.

Melvita Melvita Nectar de Roses Rose Extraordinary Water ($25, - I've enjoyed some of Melvita's products from the Rose Nectar Line before and think the moisturizer especially is going to be a staple for me in winter. The Rose Extraordinary water however, is great to be used all-year round. I use a little on a cotton pad all over my face for instant refreshment. The smell is amazing and I even skip moisturizer sometimes when I'm using this. It is an absolute must-have for me and I'll definitely re-purchase when I run out. Melvita Nectar de Roses Rose Extraordinary Water contains 99% of ingredients that come from natural origin.

Have you tried any of these skin care products?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. That Korres toner sound amazing! I have a whole shopping list I have to take with me when I go to Sephora. LOL. I just wish Sephora would offer some kind of MUA discount, because Korres can be quite expensive.

    1. Yeah, Korres is quite expensive but, they have some amazing products. Their milk proteins cleanser is my HG cleanser :)

  2. I've been trying to make up my mind on Korres skincare! Thanks for the reviews :)