I was kindly gifted 3 months supply of Lumity several months ago. I started using it straightaway and wanted to tell everyone about how I felt about it and the effects but it got mixed up in the shit storm that was my menopause blip .. read here.
This brand has been very well thought out right down to the minutest details. The packaging for starters is a joy to behold.
It screams luxe.
There are two parts to the Lumity system; the Day & Night supplements and the nourishing facial oil.
It’s such a simple regime. You take three of the Lumity Morning coffee coloured capsules or softgels as they call them, at the start of your day and three of the Lumity Night white capsules before you go to bed. I kept the Night ones at the side of my bathroom sink so I wouldn’t forget. I was better at factoring them into my morning routine to begin with than my evening routine but I got into the habit of taking them before I brushed my teeth and when I’d had my nightly massage of the facial oil.
I had lots of questions before I began the regime and I’ve got to be honest there is a helpful page of FAQs on their website that I would recommend reading.
I love how much thought has gone into their packaging. Restful Night and Rich Day inside the box where the bottles sit and the testimonials printed all around the outer bottom box of all the good things people have had to say about Lumity.
I know I’m a marketer’s dream but I was keen to see if this regime was as good as I’d read. After all, If it’s good enough for Yasmin Le Bon and Helena Christensen then it’s good enough for me.
At this point I’d never ever used a facial oil. For a long time I’d been under the misconception that it would make my skin oily and block the pores. How wrong was I? It came at just the right time as I was teetering on looking for my first oil to try.
I got to really love the texture of the oil. They recommend to use it morning and night but after a few uses I found the oil wasn’t a good fit for my daily ritual. My makeup didn’t fix when I’d used it. Probably if I’d left it a while longer before applying my foundation but on days I had to be out of the door it didn’t work for me.
I always opted for it on the mornings/days that I’m make up free and still do.
I quickly began to get into the habit of my evening massage standing in front of the bathroom mirror. I have a slight line coming up between my eyebrows that is really bugging me as the years creep by and I am happy to say this doesn’t appear as deep as I once thought. I can only put this down to my continued use of Lumity oil.
I watched a video they shared on Instagram about how to give yourself a facial massage and that’s what I followed from then on in.
I definitely like to think I now sit in this category…
“73% of users noticed a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles after only 4 weeks”
The list of ingredients is mind blowing … 32 botanical oils and extracts.
I hadn’t had much problems with sleeping before I commenced my 3 months trial. Reviews I’d read documented better sleep patterns for those who did experience sleep problems.
That was all about to change for me. Something major happened to me as I was about to start month two of the supplements.
Quick back story … I’ve been on HRT for 4 years with a couple of short breaks thrown in. I’m always keen to find out how far through ‘the change’ I am as I don’t want to be on HRT meds for the sake of it. So month two as I said went like this …
Life was good. I felt great. I was wondering if it was helped along by Lumity but I’d also left a job I was extremely unhappy at and had started my own business. Scary but happy times. I decided this euphoria might be another good time to take a break from HRT.
How Wrong Could I Be?
After a few weeks I felt rubbish. I won’t go into it as I said earlier I’ve documented it here. I listed my symptoms but I did continue to have great hair, skin and nails throughout this period. Bonus!
I can only put this down to my prolonged use of the Lumity regime. My nails have never looked so good. They had been ridged and not a great colour for many years which I’ve put down to my constant hammering of gel nails. This summer I had periods of time where I was even gel free and that’s a biggie. I felt my nails looked healthy enough to be bare occasionally.
Obviously my menopause is down to more than great hair and nails and it’s clearly not linked to being happy or sad. My symptoms were physical. I’m happy to report I’m now getting back on track and will probably write an update very soon.
The supplements I’ve got to be honest are a bit too pricey for my budget. They come in at £76.50 every 4 weeks. If you’ve got that kind of budget I’d definitely say they are worth it. I’ll be on a quest now to try other supplements.
Because I haven’t used the oil morning and night I’m about halfway though my third and final bottle of the trial. I’m hanging onto my precious golden oil as long as I can. I am hooked. I love it. Everything about it. It’s deep yellow colour, the texture, how it plumps my skin, its smell .. everything!
I will definitely continue to go on and purchase this. At £60 a bottle it’s not cheap but I don’t think I could be without it now.
It is my first foray into using a facial oil so I’d love to know if anyone has any recommendations of anything else I should try in my pro-ageing journey.
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