I’ve been using Luna on my night skincare routine for at least 1 year and half so I feel that it’s time for me to give my opinion on such a hyped product that received all the compliments from the most high rated bloggers right from the very beginning.
Let’s go straight the point, it didn’t blow me away.
In my opinion it’s a nice dry oil, but that’s it. Let’s check their claims:
A next-generation retinoid oil to reduce pore size, improve appearance of damaged skin and help fight wrinkles.
With an advanced retinol complex, Luna helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while simultaneously correcting damage caused by the sun, time, and pollution. Use this oil before bed to notice firmer, clearer skin by morning. Trans-retinol ester fights the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of skin elasticity while an essential oil complex calms and soothes skin. Cold pressed avocado, chia, and Concord grape seed oils sink into skin for quick absorption of actives while boosting radiance.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I have a non-problematic combination skin. I mean I have redness, some expression lines, few dilated pores and sometimes the occasional red microscopic pimple. But I don’t have major breakouts or major blocked/ dilated pores.
I had texture issues in the past and expression fine lines, which I control with the use of my trusty Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair for a few years now. Maybe because of that, I didn’t find my skin clearer and firmer the morning after using Luna, I did feel my skin supple and moisturised but nothing more which I do find pretty disappointing for such an expensive product… Is not as miraculous as some might have claimed.
Another thing that bothered me was the smell – it’s really a weird medicinal scent – and even though it’s quite cool to have a blue oil that is extremely photogenic, it does bug me that is synthetic – despite the PR people blurb about blue tansy and how great it is.
I feel like if you have the money to spend, want to splurge on something different and don’t have anything like it in the routine, go for it… But don’t put too much high expectations on it, maybe that was my problem, everyone was saying that saw results overnight and I was like “what the hell?! Either I have perfect skin (not!) or I’m expecting too much”.
Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice product but just that. I also have other products on my skincare routine like the Advanced night repair that do a similar job for less.
In conclusion, for the price I was expecting more.