One of the hardest things to conquer in terms of skincare? Aging. It feels like no matter how hard we search, finding a stellar collection of anti-aging products geared towards men is impossible. And believe me, we get sent a lot of so-called “anti-aging” men’s skincare products. So when we receive no BS skincare products that actually live up to their promises, we pay close attention. And that’s exactly what we got when Lumin let us test its products earlier this year. That’s why we named Lumin one of our #1 favorite indie grooming brands of 2020. That’s why you’ll find Lumin skincare products in the medicine cabinets of SPY editors right now.
This year, the skincare brand is really starting to make major waves in the men’s grooming world. Now, we’re going back in time and keeping our skin looking better than it did before puberty. Okay, that’s obviously an exaggeration, but barring a magical amulet that turns back the clock on wrinkles and dark circles, Lumin is the next best thing.
Skincare is no joke. If you’re a dude that doesn’t do a damn thing to his face yet, what the hell are you waiting for? Take it from someone who went gray early, aging will come at you quick, so it’s best to get a headstart and begin a facial skincare routine before it’s too late. When it comes to diminishing fine lines and dark circles while keeping skin moisturized and happy, Lumin has all the products men need. And unlike a lot of grooming and skincare brands, Lumin is always totally upfront about ingredients. Better yet, Lumin’s products aren’t ridiculously overpriced like a lot of similar products. (You know who you are.)
So if you’re looking to incorporate a set of anti-aging products into your daily routine, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up our editors’ favorite Lumin products for dudes who want to feel and look younger. Best of all, Lumin is offering a Free Trial for the holidays for customers that sign up for a skincare subscription service. Read on and decide for yourself if any of our favorite Lumin products are worth incorporating into your nightly or weekly skincare routine.
1. Modern Bathroom Set – Free Trial
A lot of guys are new to the world of proactive skincare, and we get it. But once you start finding gray hairs and dark circles, the importance of taking care of your hair and skin suddenly becomes clear. And to help guys out, Lumin is offering a free trial for three of its most popular anti-aging kits.
Here’s how it works: When you sign up for the Modern Bathroom subscription, Lumin will send you a month’s supply of its Hydrating Moisturizing Balm, Charcoal Cleanser, Clarifying Body Wash, Keratin Recovery Shampoo and Keratin Recovery Conditioner for $0.00. All you have to do is pay $5 for shipping. If you choose to cancel your subscription within 30 days, there’s no additional cost. And if you do decide to renew your subscription, your first shipment will be discounted by an extra 20% for good measure. From then on you’ll receive a two-months supply every other month for just $74.
Seriously, it’s a steal. We’re telling all of our guy friends to take advantage of this Free Trial while they still can.
This free trial is also available for Lumin’s Fundamental Duo and Must-Haves Set. The Duo includes the brand’s Charcoal Cleanser and Moisturizing Balm, while the Must-Haves includes a combination of hair, face and body products. You can try any of these three popular sets for $0 while this offer lasts. (Keep scrolling to learn more about the included products, or head to Lumin to claim your Free Trial now.)
2. Repairing Face Mask
Let’s start off easy with a little something for everyone. The best part about using skincare face masks is that you don’t necessarily have to incorporate it into your everyday routine. Rather, you can use them occasionally when your skin needs a little TLC. If you’re chilling at home with a glass of whiskey in hand on a Friday night, throw this on and give your skin a little bit of lovin’ it so desperately needs. This intensive face mask is deeply hydrating and replenishes tired skin.
Who should use it? Anyone worried about sun damage, dehydration, premature aging and any dullness you might be experiencing.
Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Ginger Extract, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
3. Eye-Puff Deflator
Rough night’s sleep? Hangover beyond repair? Chronically puffy eyes? All of these issues are no match for Lumin’s eye-puff deflator — because nobody needs to look like they’ve been stung by a bee under both eyes every day. Roll a little bit of this right under your eyes and watch the deflator work its magic by bringing your eyes back to normal. While deflating your puffy areas, it will also lessen fine lines and signs of crow’s feet upon application.
Who should use it? Anyone who deals with morning eye puffiness.
Key Ingredients: Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Cucumber Extract, Green Tea Extract
4. Dark Circle Defense
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If puffy eyes ain’t your issue, maybe you’re prone to dark circles. If you’re unintentionally mistaken for a raccoon in your day-to-day, Lumin’s dark circle defense is the answer to your undereye issues. This is one of the most effective under-eye treatments we’ve tested yet. This game-changing serum is meant to be used before bed so it can go to work as you sleep. Simply throw on a light layer under your eyes before you snooze. Just be sure to rinse your face each morning to ensure all of the serum is off for the rest of your day. Not only is this serum designed for dark circles, but also for puffiness and wrinkles.
Who should use it? Men with stubborn dark circles; anyone who’s been disappointed with other under-eye treatments.
Key Ingredients: Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Lemon Extract, Caffeine
5. Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizing Balm
Say it with us: all dudes should be using a moisturizer in 2020. If you’re not, you’re way, way far behind. Keeping your skin moisturized not only reduces signs of premature aging but also keeps your skin fresh, soft and diminishes the chance of future breakouts and wrinkles. Lumin’s moisturizing balm is a stellar option to snag in order to transform your skincare regimen. Simply throw this on before you head to sleep at night, then in the morning, throw a bit more on after you take a shower. You’ll notice a clear difference in no time.
Who should use it? Anyone worried about sun damage, dehydration, premature aging and skin texture.
Key Ingredients: Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Ginger Extract, Apple Extract
6. After Hours Recovery Oil
If you’ve been neglecting your poor skin for years on end, the After Hours recovery oil is a great way to get your skin back on track. This oil is much needed for guys that need a little bit of extra help when hydrating their skin. If you’re constantly dry from lack of upkeep, this intensive care stick is an excellent oil to fight day-to-day dryness whether it be from cold weather, travel or acute dryness issues. Though you can apply at night, we also recommend keeping this stick in your back pocket for those just in case types of situations you might have throughout your day. Feeling a little dry on a Tuesday afternoon in the office for no apparent reason? Whip this oil out and kiss that dry skin goodbye, fellas.
Who should use it? Anyone worried about sun damage, dehydration or premature aging. Men dealing with acute dryness.
Key Ingredients: Squalane Oil, Argan Oil
7. Keratin Strengthening Conditioner
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Okay, okay, we said we were going to solely talk about skincare, but we couldn’t leave out this superb keratin strengthening conditioner, because the first signs of aging don’t stop at the forehead. A lot of guys know that they’re not supposed to be using their shampoo on a daily basis, but it’s hard to break that habit. Instead of reaching for the shampoo during your daily shower, reach for this hair strengthening conditioner instead. Keep your hair hydrated and strong with this lightweight conditioner built to both repair damaged ends and boost your hair’s overall health. Worried about hair thinning? This conditioner was designed to help your hair look stronger and thicker by replenishing weakened hair follicles. Simply lather it on, rinse it out and you’re good to go. Better yet, combine this conditioner with Lumin’s Keratin Strengthening Shampoo for a one-two punch.
Who should use it? Men dealing with thinning hair. Shampoo addicts.
Key Ingredients: Keratin, Jojoba Oil, Green Tea Leaf Extract