Jan Marini Luminate Skincare

As you know I'm constantly on the quest to help minimise pigmentation. Jan Marini is a brand I've never tried before, seen around on other blogs and I've had the pleasure to try myself. I decided to add 3 products especially for their brightening properties to my ever growing but needs downscaling skincare collection.

Luminate Face Mask
It's similar to a cream texture mask, I've had textures like this before with hydration targeted masks but not for brightening. The masks aims to cover these issues with pigmentation:

Benefits
▸ Reduces the appearance of discoloration
▸ Exfoliate the skin and encourages cell turnover
▸ Evens your skin tone and brightens your complexion for a radiant glow.
▸ Paraben-Free

Key Ingredients
▸ Chromobright
▸ Alpha-Arbutin
▸ Dispotassium Glycyrrhizate

I know about the great properties of Alpha-Arbutin, if you've read a previous post of mine, you'll notice I have it in serum form and I'm very impressed with the outcome, it's the safer alternative to hydroquinone, which helps to brighten pigmentation. Because it contains lactic & mandelic acid, it serves to also gently exfoliate to brighten skin, reduce fine lines & wrinkles. Any redness will be calmed or reduced thanks to green tea, red tea & white tea extract. I have to admit I don't see INSTANT results but I've been using a combination of products to help brighten and even out my skin - this being one treatment. It can be used up to 3x a week, I experienced no tingling while using this. I simply cleanse my face and apply a thin layer and leave on for 10 minutes and wipe of gently with a warm wrung out cloth.


Luminate Face Lotion
It comes in a pump bottle which makes it a lot more hygenic, it's not your typical white cream as you can see there's more of a brown tinge to it - I think that's the tumeric. It has to be used sparingly over the entire face every other evening for 1-2 weeks and then increase usage as tolerated to 1-2 times daily. It also contains Retinol (Vitamin A) so SPF is advised to be used.

Benefits
▸ Non-hydroquinone formulation
▸ Reduces the appearance of discolouration
▸ Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
▸ Soothe skin and reduce the appearance of redness

Key Ingredients:
▸ Nonapeptide-1
▸ Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (colorless, non-staining Tumeric)
▸ Alpha-Arbutin
▸ Hexylresorcinol
▸ Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
▸ Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract
▸ Retinol 0.3%
▸ Epigallocatechin Gallate (concentrated green tea extract)
▸ Bisabolol

Over time the skin started to look brighter whilst using in combination of brightening products, I do have to admit I didn't use it according to how it was suggested. I had kept using it every other night for about a month and have only just started to using it twice daily and I'm getting happy with the appearance of my skin. It's improving slowly but I think it works better with a brightening regime.

Luminate Eye Gel
One thing I do have a problem with is my dark circles. I'm starting to think they're hereditary but I'm unsure as most the members of my family have a lot more melanin than me, also I drink so much water that my under eyes should be shining bright like a diamond. This eye gel is specially formulated to reduce under-eye circles and discoloration while firming crepey skin and erasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Benefits:
▸ Brighten skin & reduce the appearance of under eye circles
▸ Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
▸ Reduce red & blue discoloration
▸ Improves hydration
▸ Paraben-Free

Key Ingredients:
▸ Chromabright
▸ Linoleic Acid
▸ Retinol
▸ Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
▸ Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1
▸ N-hydro-succinimide
▸ Chrysin
▸ Ceramide-2
▸ Tochopherol (Vitamin E)

As I don't have dry skin under the eye I can't attest to that but the dark circles but I can see why, it's like a gel but not sticky, it literally glides on like a light cream and absorbs fast, by far it's one of the favourite eye creams to use especially if I'm doing my makeup. I'm wondering if it has brightened up because covering up seems to be a lot less these days but visibly I'm still not 100% sure. I'm hoping that by the time I've finished the tube I'll be saying, wow yes it works. I suppose the fact it doesn't take too much to cover up the under eyes it could be a good sign?

Samples.

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  1. I would definitely like to try the Luminate Face Mask, as I need something that works well to even skin tone and a radiant glow would be so very nice. I'd also give the Luminate Eye gel a go as I have that crepey skin as well as a bit of under eye circles.

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    1. I've warmed a lot to the brand, I've not seen drastic changes but I do use it with other products too that target those things but the eye gel I think may be working.

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  2. I am getting dark circles under my eyes so any product that would help me with that is definitely worth a try.

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    1. I agree, anything to help. I know they can be such a pain.

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  3. I've not heard of Jan Marini before but the eye gel sounds perfect for me - I have really bad dark circles under my eyes! x

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    1. The more I look at my eyes, I have to admit they've improved greatly x

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  4. I like the sounds of these products. With a toddler I always look tired around my eyes these days so an eye gel might now be essential.

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    1. Oh I could imagine Jemma, it wouldn't be a bad thing to try out.

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  5. Anything that reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles sounds good to me. I'd love to try these ;-)

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    1. Haha, I hope I don't see any of those for many decades after all this trying of products.

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  6. Ooh I'd be interested to try this eye cream to see if it would benefit my dark circles, they seem to be getting darker by the day!! xxx

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    1. Oh dear! I didn't have many expectations but I may have to find an old photo before using and now to see real photographic proof xo

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  7. I haven't come across this brand before, how suited do you think it is to a more mature skin?

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    1. I think it could be good for mature skin, if I'm correct, the brand does mature skin products but I think this can be ok for mature skin too.

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  8. I've suffered from pigmentation issues since I was pregnant, this sounds a great product x

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    1. I've heard about women getting pigmentation from pregnancy. This could help to illuminate that with continuous treatment x

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  9. I definitely need some eye gel as the bags under my eyes are horrendous x

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    1. Those who don't have these issues are so lucky lol I wish I could be young again and have this knowledge to prevent later LOL x

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  10. I need to address and help minimise my facial pigmentation issue and dark circles - thanks for sharing. R

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    1. You're welcome. I have the same issues so I'm always on the hunt for the winning combination.

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  11. The brand Jan Marini is not one I am familiar with but loving the laminate range and will check them out. The lotions sounds good

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    1. I wasn't either but I like it the more I've used it.

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  12. Anything that reduces the appearance of discolouration sounds good to us!

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    1. I agree lol can't say no cos it needs to be tried.

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  13. I'm awful at keeping a skincare regime. But these products look so great. I love the sound of the face mask!

    Emma - UK Book, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. If there's anything that is one thing I keep up with thankfully but it's a good line.

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  14. I am always on the hunt for new skin products to try - these sound great

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    1. Like me especially for products that really aim at things I need to correct.

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  15. That eye gel sounds fantastic - the bags under my eyes always need a lift!

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  16. I'd love to try the eye gel as I tend to have dark circles and all sorts of bad things. I wouldn't say no to the mask either to be honest.

    Mika

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    1. The combination is ideal from mask to lotion to eye gel. I like the gradual brightening effect.

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  17. Very informative post, I've never heard of this brand before! Love the sound of the eye gel as I have really dark circles x

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    1. Thank you. Aren't they such a bitch dark circles ugh x

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  18. As my skin gets older I think anything that brightens my skin and reduces bags and lines is a great thing! I would like to give these a try to see if they helped me xx

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    1. I'm always on the hunt for that brightening skin products cos who doesn't want to have smooth, radiant skin xo

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  19. i've not heard of this brand but the packaging is beautiful. the benefits of each of the products sounds amazing

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    1. It's a good brand, I had never heard of them before but have definitely enjoyed using them.

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  20. I have never tried this brand before or these products but they sounds just up my street! I will check them out now, great review babe xx

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    1. Thank you sweetie, woop woop - who doesn't love to glow and be dark circle free lol xo

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  21. ah i start seeing the early signs of ageing so a decent products are in need- will definitely check this out!

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    1. Yeah it's nice to be able to delay the inevitable.

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  22. I like full skincare ranges like this one. I need to check their website.

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    1. Me too, using a range together to get the most out of it.

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  23. I always look for skincare products that can help reduce redness so I'll have to try this out!

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    1. And if you do - enjoy. I'm sure you'll find something for your needs.

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