Beauty, My Work

Lumene cosmetics

March 25, 2016

Lumene is a Finnish cosmetics brand that I was introduced to more than 8 years ago, on my first trip to Finland. Ever since then, it was clear to me that pretty much every Finnish lady has been or is using at least one product by Lumene. Lumene cosmetics cover everything, from beauty to skincare and the high quality, always “up to date” products with a great dose of uniqueness, never disappoint their loyal customers.

Lumene was founded as part of a pharmaceutical company in late 40’s and has existed as a brand on the Finnish market since 1970. Lumene was the first cosmetics company in the world to use handpicked, wild Arctic berries refined by science. Lumene are combining Arctic nature’s finest ingredients such as Wild arctic berries ( cloudberry, blueberry, sea buckthorn, etc. ) with the groundbreaking technology to create bioactive skincare and cosmetics.

In 2013. , Lumene group’s net sales amounted to 90 million euros and is wide spread in the World’s beauty market, esp. Scandinavia, Russia and States.

I was lucky enough to receive a package from Lumene with couple of their latest “star” products to test them and I can’t wait to share my opinion with you, so let’s start right away with the review. 🙂



Little bottle of pure goodness!! I’ve been testing Lumene products for the past three weeks and this serum has been my favourite of all of them and as well a life saver during the cold and windy days outside as it’s been lately in Helsinki.

I use this serum twice a day, once in the morning before my daytime cream and once in the evening, before the night cream. A little bit of this serum goes a long way and perfectly designed pump helps you to extract exactly as much of the product as you need without spilling or getting too much product out.

This serum is intensely hydrating and I can for sure say that it has given me a brighter and more smoother skin complexion. The serum is oil free and is formulated without the silicones. I will def. keep on using this serum and repurchase, once it runs out.



Just like it’s name says, this is a very refreshing face wash/ cleanser! I love the citrusy smell that awakes me every morning when I take a shower and wash my face. I use this cleanser twice a day and I’m very happy with how clean my skin is after washing it with this product. It’s unique arctic cloudberry seed oil promises to boost skin’s natural radiance and is ideal for normal to combination skin types.



This is an incredible product! Something very unique that I haven’t tried (or seen on the market) until I received this test package. I did already mention and have praised the power of Lumene’s C serum, but this product brings the best out of two worlds, moisturising and skin plumping serum together with the BB cream which has sheer finish and leaves your skin looking more radiant. I think that this will be my “go-to” product in the Summer time.




I’m a lipstick girl and I can never have enough of lipsticks sitting in my beauty cabinet. I love testing different shades and I wear lipstick on daily basis, no matter if I’m just running my errands, attending and event or having a business meeting, I always make sure to put on some lipstick. I will never forget when i was little, I used to watch my Russian grandma getting ready to go out and I remember being so impressed with the “magic touch” of a good lipstick. It’s a “must” finishing touch to any look or outfit that you’re putting on.

After opening all of the lip colors from Lumene, I got hooked immediately and so far am loving all of the shades, esp. “true passion” and “beautiful shadows”! These lip colors are so easy to apply, very precise and give a rich and intense color to my lips. 🙂

This was my first post on Lumene cosmetics. Stay tuned for the next post and a chance to win some of these products since I will hold a small giveaway for you my dear readers!

*This post was made in collaboration with Lumene. All of the opinions are my own!

*Thank you to Lumene and Riikka for sending me the test package and making this collaboration possible.

*Photography by: Natali

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  • Reply AikA❤︎ March 25, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Thanks for sharing those great info!!!!! I am so in love with the lip colors!!!! Which color is your favorite? I really like the dark shade! 🙂

    xo from Seattle,


    • Reply natali karppinen March 25, 2016 at 8:37 PM

      “True Passion” and “Beautiful shadows” are my favourite ones! 🙂 I’m glad to read that you like those lip colors too. 🙂

  • Reply Jo March 25, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    This is very interesting, Natali. How do these serums compare in quality and price with Estee Lauder?
    Oh, am I too late to ask a question for your video?

    • Reply natali karppinen March 25, 2016 at 8:29 PM

      Dear Jo, please do leave a question to my Q&A in my previous blog post. 🙂
      I’ve been using Estee Lauder’s Idealist and a nigh time serums and I can say that this
      Lumene C serum is of a great quality, almost in the same ball park as Estee and the price is more affordable, so I def. recommend it!

  • Reply Isla March 25, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    Kauniita sommitelmia, yksityiskohtia ja kuvia!

  • Reply Liz @ Downtown Demure March 25, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    I’m VERY curious about the BB serum. How much is it retail (and does it ever go on sale)?

    Liz @ Downtown Demure

    • Reply natali karppinen March 25, 2016 at 8:32 PM

      Dear Liz, thank you for commenting! I’m not sure if it does go on sale, but it does retail for 20 euros per bottle.

  • Reply Matea March 25, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Meni se sviđaju svi ruževi, taman nijanse po mom guštu! 😀

    • Reply natali karppinen March 25, 2016 at 8:32 PM

      Super, bas mi je drago da ti se dopadaju! Meni su isto odlicni! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Arnold March 25, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Sounds like a great brand. You know it’s good when everyone uses it. Those lip colors are so pretty.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply natali karppinen March 25, 2016 at 8:33 PM

      Thank you Amy! It is a great quality brand with good and competitive products! I have also
      seen their products in stores such as Target when I was living in LA last year, so I’m sure that
      you might find some Lumene in your local Target too. 🙂

  • Reply Tanja March 25, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Kako stoje sa testiranjem na životinjama? Nadam se da ne, i da im nisu niti sastojci niti finalni proizvodi testirani. Ako je tako, budem ih potražila ovo ljeto u Helsinkiju

    • Reply natali karppinen March 25, 2016 at 8:35 PM

      Nisam sigurna, moram provjeriti koja je situacija po tom pitanju. Nadam se da nisu jer mislim da ima jako
      puno brendova koji ne testiraju svoje proizvode na zivotinjama, znaci da je moguce da se izbjegne takvo nesto
      ako se hoce. Potrazim, pa ostavim komentar opet ako saznam tocni odgovor.

  • Reply Nada March 25, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    This cosmetics look great ! 🙂

  • Reply Molly March 25, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Seems awesome! I definitely need to try!


  • Reply sahara March 25, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    I think i should try these!

    • Reply natali karppinen March 25, 2016 at 9:40 PM

      I can warmly recommend all of those products mentioned above! 🙂

  • Reply Krisztina Williams March 25, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    I’ve never tried this brand. The colors look beautiful and I definitely like using serums on my skin. I like that the brightening one helps with minimizing pores and moisturizing as well. Great shots!


    • Reply natali karppinen March 25, 2016 at 9:40 PM

      Thank you so much Krisztina and thank you also for stopping by!

  • Reply Chelsea Marrs March 26, 2016 at 2:13 AM

    Love those bold lip shades for spring!

    Chow Down USA

  • Reply Nikki March 26, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Love the lip shades!! And the BB serum looks amazing 🙂 X

  • Reply Jo March 26, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Looks like a good brand 🙂 Lovely post. Keep in touch dear. Hugs
    Ramp diary / Art Blog

  • Reply Jo March 26, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Just a line to wish you,your family and your many followers a happy, peaceful and safe Easter.

    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 8:17 AM

      Thank you so much sweetheart! Happy Easter to you as well! :*

  • Reply Mischelle March 26, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    I wish we have that here!


  • Reply Gretchen Cannon March 26, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Wow, thanks for the recommendations. Your blog is designed really beautifully too!

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    • Reply natali karppinen March 28, 2016 at 8:17 AM

      Thank you Ali for stopping by, I’ll def. check out your blog too!

  • Reply Tatjana March 27, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Do you know if the are available in Germany?

  • Reply Ivana March 28, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    Would love to try this serums, sounds like a good products. Thanks for sharing xoxo

  • Reply Ashton March 28, 2016 at 12:10 AM

    Perfect lip colors! I’ll have to try

  • Reply Toks March 28, 2016 at 1:18 AM

    I’ve never seen this brand here in Spain but it looks good.

  • Reply Erin March 28, 2016 at 5:21 AM

    Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to check these products out. xx, Erin –

  • Reply Trang Do March 28, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    Sounds like great products! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Reply Sophie March 29, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    Those products look really cool, especially the lipsticks with wonderful color <3

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