The benefits of Lumity’s Cleanser: What to expect and why
-Nov 15, Jenny Paul , Beauty -
You’d be forgiven for thinking we’re a little bit biased but truly Lumity’s new cleanser is a veritable treat for your skin, whilst providing a few moments of joy and bliss that’s just for you alone at the beginning and the end of your day.
Who created Lumity’s cleanser and why?
Dr Sara Pamer Hussey, who is a Cambridge University alumna and Phd, always dreamed of creating a natural, plant based cleanser that packs a potent punch when it comes to skincare yet gives you a multi-tasking list of benefits which include thoroughly cleansing, exfoliating, moisturising and working as a face mask. And, she’s delivered on her promise, with this bamboo charcoal based black skincare hero that has been formulated with a powerful blend of nature’s best botanicals.
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The 4-in-1 Cleanse leaves the skin rejuvenated, refreshed and revitalised but should really be called the 8-in-1 Cleanse because it also has the following uses:
- Deeply cleanses the skin to leave it feeling clear, soft, plump and firm, without the tight dryness caused by other cleansers
- Replenishes moisture for supple, smoother skin
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Promotes elasticity, radiance and firmness
- Reinforces the skin’s natural barrier to maintain perfect hydration and protection against environmental aggressors
- Gently exfoliates to stimulate and renew the skin
- Supports the healthiest, most balanced and youthful condition of the skin
- Promotes collagen synthesis to strengthen the skin’s structural matrix
Which ingredients are in Lumity’s ingredients and why?
This magical cleanser’s hero ingredient ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL POWDER draws impurities, bacteria, toxins and micro-particles off the skin so they can be washed away. It is not as drying as other skincare ingredients, like clay, but Sara picked it because it’s also one of the most sustainable of natural skincare ingredients.
The exfoliating JOJOBA BEADS are tiny natural beads composed of jojoba oil that do not scratch or irritate the skin’s surface producing micro-lacerations and leaving the skin open to infection. Unlike microbeads, jojoba beads are 100% natural and biodegradable.
Sara also added COCONUT OIL which has a high fatty acid content to make it perfect for both make-up removal and soothing the skin whilst smelling so divine it will whisk you off to a mental exotic island in seconds.
BAOBAB SEED OIL is, a revered African beauty staple and a high-powered, vitamin-packed hydrator, rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, natural penetration enhancers due to their fluidising effect on cell membranes.
PASSION FLOWER SEED OIL is a vitamin and mineral-rich oil, shown to stimulate skin fibroblasts, the cells that synthesise collagen and elastin. It is a very light, thin oil, ideal for sensitive and oilier skin types.
MARULA OIL, rich in vitamins C and E, speeds healing. Its high oleic acid and phytosterol content improves strength, suppleness and firmness. It is a very stable oil with soothing and strengthening properties, ideal for sensitive skin.
COCOA BUTTER is an excellent emollient. Rich in phytonutrients, it nourishes and softens the skin, preparing it for subsequent treatments.
CRANBERRY SEED OIL is especially rich in antioxidants, in betacarotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, proanthocyanidins, hippuric acid and catechins, which all contribute to the healthy condition of the skin.
Next Sara picked VITAMIN E, which is a potent antioxidant both on the skin and in our formulation (prolonging our cleanser’s shelf life naturally). It protects against environmental aggressors (eg pollution and UV radiation) and is essential for wound-healing and the prevention of scarring.
GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL is rich in vitamin C and is renown for improving lymphatic drainage and boosting circulation. It is cleansing and purifying to the skin and its scent is clarifying, stimulating and uplifting.
JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL has a woody scent that is calming and grounding. It is naturally toning and astringent, making it ideal for use in an oil-based cleanser. It is also renown for reducing the appearance of blemishes.
CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, traditionally referred to as the “fountain of youth”, increases blood supply, antioxidant levels in the skin and encourages the production of fibroblasts, the cells that synthesise collagen in the skin.
ECHINACEA EXTRACT has a smoothing, astringent effect on the skin, tightening and firming. Its antiseptic and antioxidant properties are a boon for troubled skin, helping to calm and soothe skin back to healthy radiance.
WHITE WILLOW BARK EXTRACT is anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and gently exfoliating. Rich in tannins and flavonoids, white willow bark helps increase antioxidant levels, tones the skin, while reducing any micro-inflammation or redness. It also contains salicin, which has been credited with improving radiance, the appearance of wrinkles and pore size.
GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT is rich in catechins, in particular EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), that when applied to the skin, inhibit matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), the enzymes that break down collagen and elastin.
GOJI BERRY EXTRACT is rich in carotenoids and antioxidants that naturally protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. It also contains important minerals, amino acids, vitamin C and vitamin B3, a boon for youthful skin.
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL has antiseptic and astringent properties, making it an excellent ingredient for cleansing. Its uplifting, citrus-like aroma is used in aromatherapy to promote positivity and enthusiasm.
AMLA EXTRACT is a rich source of vitamin C, minerals and peptides. It has been shown to stimulate the proliferation of fibroblasts and increase the production of collagen, both of which indicate an improvement in the firmness and youthfulness of the skin.
ACAI FRUIT OIL is a potent ingredient, being rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, such as epicatechins, ferulic acid and resveratrol. This oil is deeply nourishing and reparative.
MANGO SEED BUTTER is a rich source of fatty acids and nutrients, in particular, betacarotene, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rich and nourishing, it is perfect for dry, dehydrated skin, but is also balancing and non-comedogenic for oily skin and soothing for sensitive skin.
GREEN COFFEE SEED OIL is packed with powerful antioxidants (chlorogenic acid, for example, is a more potent antioxidant than vitamin C) and polyphenols that protect and repair the skin against UV damage.
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT supports the skin’s elasticity and strength. It also protects the skin from damaging free radicals, helping it resist age-related changes caused by pollution and sun damage.
WILD MINT ESSENTIAL OIL has a menthol scent that clears and uplifts the mind, while calming the nervous system. It is purifying, toning and revitalising on the skin. It cools irritations and reduces redness.
ELEMI, a close relative of frankincense and myrrh, is renown for its healing and rejuvenating properties. Its rich, exotic scent is uplifting, strengthening and energising, aiding mental clarity and lifting melancholy.
PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. It is astringent and boosts blood circulation. Its musky scent is warming and balancing. It is used in aromatherapy to relieve anxiety, stress and depression.
SAFFLOWER SEED OIL, rich in magnesium and vitamin B6, protects the skin’s radiance. Its high concentration of ceramides (78%) safeguards the integrity of skin cell membranes and keeps the skin firm, supple and well-hydrated.
CASTOR OIL is an effective oil for cleansing. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it a soothing and purifying option. It penetrates easily and moisturises deeply. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, castor oil works well against blemishes and uneven skin tone. Castor oil is non-comedogenic and a great make-up remover.
SESAME SEED OIL is rich in zinc, copper, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin K and coenzyme Q10, all-important nutrients for the skin. It helps boost smoothness, elasticity and bolsters the skin’s natural barrier against environmental damage.
The beauty secret of Geishas, CAMELLIA SEED OIL, once used in Japan to remove heavy make-up, is naturally rich in squalene, which has outstanding emollient properties. It has ideal skin affinity, which allows it to be absorbed quickly and thoroughly to deeply replenish the skin.
SUCROSE STEARATE is derived from sucrose and a fatty acid found in high concentrations in shea butter. It softens and smoothes the skin’s texture, but is also used as a natural emulsifier in skincare products.
Finally, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN combined with our 30 all star botanical team effectively moisturises and softens the skin. It helps the skin retain water to ward off dryness and it strengthens the skin’s barrier function. It also enhances the penetration of our botanicals.