If you love discovering new skincare brands, you’re going to love Lumen Vitae. I’ve been trialling the Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream for almost a month and it’s one of the most luxurious, beautiful moisturisers I’ve ever tried.
** At the time of writing this review, the brand was called Lumen Vitae, but they’re now knows as The Discovery.**
Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream
If you have never come across Lumen Vitae before, they’re an ethical, sustainable yet results-driven skincare brand launched in June 2019. It is a family owned business initiated by siblings Raphael and Coline, who are passionate about skincare and couldn’t find the perfect match between results and absence of harsh ingredients.
In order to fill the gap, Lumen Vitae worked with a doctor of pharmacy to create (from scratch and without using pre-made formulations) their ideal products. Their brand values are Excellence, Transparency and Ethics, and everything they did while conceiving the brand was done with this in mind.
They for example, use biodegradable carton for the boxes, glass jars and bio-based labels to reduce plastic use. They also use Aloe Vera and sustainably sourced ingredients for their products too.
The Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream is just one of four products;
- Lumen Vitae Radiant Glow Serum
- Lumen Vitae Moonlight Night Cream
- Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Day Cream
- Lumen Vitae Primal Light Eye Contour
Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream features 12 bio-active ingredients which are broken down into different benefits; hydrating, moisturising, anti-ageing and lifting.
The Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream is £30 and contains 50ml of product within a weighty, clear glass jar with gold metallic lid. The packaging is so luxe, and I absolutely love the box as it has a pink and lilac ethereal cloud design which complements the Ray of Light name really well.
Ray of Light is described as being a regenerating day cream, which has been formulated to hydrate, nourish and protect the skin. The formula is based on highly effective and natural ingredients, so it’ll replenish the skin all day long.
Lumen Vitae combined brown algae and hyaluronic acid, for optimum hydration, and besides offering nourishment, the Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream features a blend of natural oils, shea butter and red algae to capture water within the skin. True 2 in 1, Algae combined with Hyaluronic Acid create an invisible and non-occlusive shield against external aggression.
Inside the box, the Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream features a handy plastic spatula which I really appreciate. It’s so much more hygienic to use spatulas instead of your fingertips as it protects the formula and prevents bacteria entering the jar.
Something that impressed me with the Ray of Light, was the claims that it was suitable for every skin type. You never see a product with claims that it works for every skin types. It’s usually targeted towards one or two skin types at the most.
- Sensitive skin: it’s filled with hydrating, soothing and protecting components so it can help to calm the skin.
- Mature skin: the formula is said to be extremely rich in hydrating and moisturising components to help you fight lines, wrinkles and regain firmness.
- Normal skin: Ray of Light will protect your skin against external aggressions and seal the hydration within your skin.
- Dry skin: Ray of Light will hydrate, moisturise and balance your skin. If you have dry skin (lack of oil) your skin may experience an adaptation phase where your skin can become a little oily, but it will only last until your skin is balanced. On the contrary, if you have dehydrated skin, Ray of Light will immediately appease and calm your skin.
- Oily skin: Ray of Light can help rebalance your skin but you will experience an adaptation phase where your skin will be oiler. Give it about a month before your sebum production starts rebalancing itself.
The Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream has a thick, super rich formula which really, really reminds me of the iconic La Mer Creme de la Mer which is crazy expensive, but honestly, the Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream performs exactly the same. A jar of the La Mer cream in a 30ml jar is £125, and the Ray of Light is £30 for 50ml, so there’s a massive price difference between the two.
If you’ve ever wanted to try the La Mer Creme de la Mer or you’re a fan of the La Mer Creme de la Mer, you have to give the Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream a try instead as it’s just as good, and if anything I actually prefer the scent and packaging of the Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream too.
The formula is so rich, it feels almost as if it’s a hydrating face mask when you first massage it into the skin. It looks luxe, smells luxe and feels luxe, and truly feels like a decadent treat whenever I use it. As it’s such a rich formula, I have been using it as my night cream.
However, I can imagine it being an amazing day cream during the winter months when your skin is crying out for more hydration. It leaves my skin extremely soft, smooth, hydrated and plumped, and my dehydration lines have softened since I introduced the Ray of Light within my skincare routine and I’m a big, big fan.
You can purchase the Lumen Vitae Ray of Light Regenerating Day Cream right here.