Luminyze seems to be mainly marketed at a skin lightener and blemish remover, but also mentions that it has the capacity to reduce age lines and smooth the skin. It is meant to restore the natural glow to your face and improve the quality of your skin – including everything from under your eyes area to your pores, brightening and lifting to give you a more youthful appearance.
The issue we had with this product is that there is no list of ingredients available anywhere. It only says that it does not contain hydroquinone. This ingredient is a melanin blocker. These are common in skin lightening products because they prevent the skin from producing darkeners and therefore lighten the pigment of the face. Though hydroquinone has been linked to skin irritation, it is generally safe as a skin lightener.
This does not give us any real information about the contents of Luminyze. Usually cosmetic companies like to list at least the active ingredients in their product, since it enables them to talk about the effectiveness of their product, backing up their assertions with facts and evidence in terms of clinical studies. No studies could be found confirming that this product works.
Price and Availability
Luminyze cost about $50 for 3 fluid ounces, which is a relatively inexpensive price, but we wonder if the cheap cost is because of even cheaper ingredients. Usually anti-aging products are pretty expensive because the ingredients that are used in the formulas are expensive (and effective) as well.
Luminyze is a little difficult to find online and is almost impossible to find in a physical store. If you are interested in trying this product, it looks like you will have to pay extra for shipping and handling.
Overall Impression of Luminyze
Luminyze is a relatively inexpensive product when compared to other anti-aging or lightening creams, which can cost hundreds of dollars for a single ounce. However, because we don’t know what ingredients are, we can’t assess if it is truly worth the money.
We would not recommend purchasing this product or any product that does not inform consumers about its ingredients and what they do. It is also wise to be wary of products that claim to “do it all.” Most products are designed for a specific purpose, and products that claim to be all-in-one are usually subpar in all areas.