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This campaign was a virtual VoxBox, which means Influenster did not actually mail any products. With these campaigns, they either send a coupon that covers the full amount or a coupon that takes a specified amount off, meaning it is not really free. I usually do not take part in virtual VoxBoxes that require me to pay for items I’ve never tried before. It is just way too easy to get samples of things before I try them, and it defeats the purpose of the free sampling program.
This one offered a coupon for $2 off a full-size product. Since none of their full-size products retail for less than $2, it would require a purchase. I’ve never tried Lumene products before, but I remembered that I received a deluxe sample of Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Night Cream in a Drugstore.com purchase. My plan was to try it and buy the full-size product with the $2 coupon if I loved it. If I loved it, I decided I would also take part in this Virtual VoxBox. Of course, I would not have participated if I did not. I would have shared my review, whatever it was in a Finished Product review article once it was gone.
I would not be writing this article now if I did not love the product, so I will review it here. This is not very thick for night cream, so I did not have high hopes when I opened this. My skin is dry, so I prefer very thick night creams for added moisture. It is summer time, so it is possible I would not want this moderately thick cream as my night cream over winter. During the summer, it is refreshing to take a step back from thick products. My skin can really breathe and does not feel weighed down.
I was happy to see the product came sealed, so it was probably as fresh as possible when I opened it. This has a citrus scent, which is not surprising given the vitamin C. It goes on easily and melts into the skin. There is no sticky or heavy cream you experience with some night creams. When I wake up in the morning, my skin still feels incredibly hydrated, so this has lasting power. Once I’ve finished this, I will add it to my Finished Product review, regardless of final outcome. So far, I have not seen any physical results in my skin, but I have not used this long enough yet. The added comfort and moisture alone are enough for me to buy it and try it longer.
I wanted to use it for as long as possible before making the purchase decision, so I did not visit the store until the day of the campaign deadline (today). Sadly, my store does not carry the line, even though it carries the brand online. That meant I was not able buy it, nor was I able to get a shelfie of it (an activity required to unlock the badge). Since I do actually own the product, I submitted my shelfie as my container taken at my house. That allowed me to unlock the badge, but it will probably exclude me from winning a prize for the top 25 badge holders (who complete the task correctly). I tried to complete it correctly, but I waited too long to find the products in store.
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