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:

▸ 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.

▸ 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.

▸ 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
▸ Tocopherol (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?

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