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I remember going to Mexico with my dad and both of us being wowed by the freshness and quality of the produce. At a taco bar on the beach, they had baskets of fresh veggies and herbs set out to garnish your purchase. My dad had never seen cilantro before and grabbed handfuls and handfuls of it. I exclaimed, "Daddy!" shocked. He said that they were fresh vegetables and good for you, and he was right!

I recalled all this when learning about Lumavera, the wellness and skincare line. I was very hppy to be hosted to experience it! Founder David Vargas grew up in Jalisco, Mexico, with parents who grew their own vegetables and herbs. His mother was especially intent on using the natural Mexican bounty to heal and feed her children.

Vargas worked with a lab in the US that understood that our skin cells benefit from the cells of plants. There's some very complicated science behind it! He also insisted that products be produced without toxins, etc.

24 Hour Moisturizer This is what they say about it:

A lightweight, yet powerful Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Restores skin cells and offers abundant hydration for luminous skin

Special Features and Points of Difference:

  • Lightweight enough for most skin types
  • Hydrates, firms and supports sagging skin
  • Due to the use of plant cell technology and rare botanicals, this formula satisfies the most ingredient savvy consumer
  • Airless pump allows consumer to enjoy product without contamination
  • Beautiful, naturally derived scent

This is what I say: It has a lovely sweet citrus-cream scent, with a rich but not greasy lotion texture. The special airless packaging will no doubt keep the product more active and help keep it from being exposed to light. Good for traveling! Especially since one product does it all for day and night. It's good for rotating with Glycolic Night Cream or if your skin doesn't require it.

Facial Cleansing Gel This is what they say about it:

This lightweight, extra gentle cleanser purifies as it hydrates skin. Rinses away impurities, leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed. Excellent for sensitive skin.

Special Features and Points of Difference:

  • Unique cleansing properties transform from Gel to Lotion when activated with water.
  • Soap and fragrance free
  • Antioxidant blend nourishes skin while protecting from free radical damage.
  • Beautiful, naturally derived scent

This is what I say: It has a fresh, more lemon-citrus scent and is a creamy-gel format. It's more efficacious than those lotion cleansers that melt makeup, but not much else. You're left with a refreshed, but not tight feeling, complexion.

Anti-Aging Serum This is what they say about it:

Anti-Aging Serum dramatically improves skin tone and texture with the use of the most innovative anti-aging ingredients. Diminishes fine lines and imparts a flawless appearance.

Special Features and Points of Difference:

  • Promotes noticeable firmness and elasticity
  • A patented source of Vitamin C combined with peptides & plant stem cell extracts gives the skin the support it needs to repair, firm and brighten skin.
  • Airless pump allows consumer to enjoy product without contamination
  • Beautiful, naturally derived scent

This is what I say: This is very, very lightly scented, with a thin, clear texture. Serums are the workhorses of skincare, being thin enough to sink in deeper, making creams above even that more effective. It dries matte without residue, so you can still apply makeup on top.

Glycolic Night Cream This is what they say about it:

A Refining Night Cream

Our Glycolic Night Cream is a skin renewal treatment for nighttime. This lightweight cream refines pores using a powerful cocktail of botanicals and skin firming ingredients that minimize the appearance of wrinkles while bringing new clarity to the skin. The antioxidants from Green Tea Leaf Extract and Algae Extract work to protect skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. Grapefruit and Tangerine Extract lend a brightening action to even out skin tone. Wake up looking refreshed and luminous.

Special Features and Points of Difference:

  • Lightweight enough for most skin types
  • Most exfoliating serums and creams can be harsh, Lumavera’s patented formulas exfoliate without damaging delicate skin.
  • Airless pump allows consumer to enjoy product without contamination
  • Beautiful, naturally derived scent

This is what I say: This is a very efficacious citrus-cream lotion. Twice a week use may be appropriate for many users, alternating with the 24 Hour Moisturizer. I didn't burn or itch, which is so common with acid creams. It gets that dead, winter scaly look off your face.

Anti Aging Eye Cream This is what they say:

An Intensive serum-like Anti-aging Eye Cream

This powerful, yet gentle eye cream addresses wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. Our innovative plant cell technology coupled with state of the art peptides, assists in the regeneration of the skin around the eye area.

Special Features and Points of Difference:

  • Superior hydrating and skin firming – results are immediate
  • Brightens eye area while reducing puffiness
  • Airless pump allows consumer to enjoy product without contamination
  • Beautiful, naturally derived scent

This is what I say: It is naturally and lightly citrus-y, rich lotion texture. It really leaves the skin around your eyes smooth and not crepey. It's comforting!

Skin Perfection Peel This is what they say:

An extra gentle peel for all skin types

This lightweight peel mimics your skin’s own natural enzyme by exfoliating dead skin cells for a radiant and healthy glow.

Special Features and Points of Difference:

  • This Peel can be used for the most sensitive skins
  • A time released formula – works in 5 minutes
  • No peeling or flaking- evens skin tone, imparts smooth appearance
  • Airless pump allows consumer to enjoy product without contamination

This is what I say: Enzymatic peels are the modern way to go! Never use those exfoliants with nutshells -- they will scratch your complexion. Lumavera's works without muss or fuss, making your skin look a whole lot fresher.

Oxygenating Masque This is what they say:

A superior hydrating & firming treatment

This oxygenating Masque brings new radiance to the skin. A molecular level exfoliating action eliminates impurities, in addition to firming and hydrating skin with the use of specific peptides.

Special Features and Points of Difference:

  • Special Extracts & peptides help firm sagging skin
  • Deep oxygen-enhancing action acts as a pore decongestant
  • Airless pump allows consumer to enjoy product without contamination
  • After applying, within 5 minutes, you can see and feel it working- the serum-like masque becomes an oxygen delivery system

This is what I say: It used to be that applying a masque took a half hour out of your life, then it dried into a cakey mess. This modern masque has a delightful foaming action after it's applied. It deep cleans and clears without stripping or drying.

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