About Lumera Eye Serum
Infused with the power of diamonds, Lumera Eye Serum is an anti-aging cream that’s claimed to restore your skin’s dermal matrix, stimulate collagen and elastin production, prevent wrinkles, repair and renew skin, improve hydration, and boost firmness for “beautiful, wrinkle-free skin.”
In order to accomplish this, Lumera Eye Serum is claimed to be formulated with clinically tested ingredients, such as Lavandox and Pepha-Tight, that can provide an 85% reduction in dark under eye circles, a 75% reduction in skin stress, and a 10% reduction in wrinkles over 24 hours.
Despite this, Lumera Eye Serum is claimed to work over 3 simple steps:
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry.
- Apply Lumera Eye Serum to your face, neck, and under eye areas.
- Experience “instant rejuvenation” after the serum has absorbed into your skin.
Once you get past all the marketing hype though, is this really what you can expect from Lumera Eye Serum? In our opinion, probably not, and here’s why:
The Flood of Trial-Based Anti-Aging Products
As we detailed in our article titled Exposing the Widespread Scam of Anti-Aging Products & Free Trials, products like Lumera Eye Serum have flooded the market over the past year or so, nearly all of which come with very poor online customer reviews.
We’ll talk more about this in a moment, but it’s important to note that anytime you encounter an anti-aging product sold only through a “free” trial, your scam alarm should start ringing loud and clear.
The Efficacy of Lumera Eye Serum’s Ingredients
While there wasn’t a complete ingredients list or product label provided on the Lumera website, the only ingredients we’re informed about are Lavandox and Pepha-Tight.
With this said, Lavandox simply appears to be another trial-based anti-aging product in its own right, and no additional information about it (or any clinical trials it’s been subjected to) were available online.
On the other hand, Pepha-Tight is a proprietary algae-based ingredient formulated by Centerchem, which is claimed to tighten “the skin immediately and at the same time provides a long-term effect by strengthening the skin's connective tissue.” However, no third-party clinical evidence supporting these claims was made available by the manufacturer.
Clinical Proof for Lumera Eye Serum’s Ingredients
Despite this, an image on the Lumera Eye Serum website indicates that the product resulted in an 85% reduction in dark under eye circles, a 75% reduction in skin stress, and a 10% reduction in wrinkles over 24 hours.
Unfortunately, no details were provided about these claims, including how they were obtained (e.g. clinical trial, user survey, etc.), and no citations were listed on the Serum’s website.
As such, it’s our opinion that these numbers are either grossly exaggerated or completely made up.
Does Lumera Eye Serum Really Contain Diamonds?
The short answer: Other than the claim that Lumera is “infused with the power of diamonds,” there’s no way to know.
The detailed answer: Although it might sound rare and exotic, crystalline diamonds are often used in a variety of anti-aging and teeth whitening products as an exfoliant and abrasive, respectively. Because of this, there’s nothing especially unique about this claim, assuming it’s true.
Lumera’s Arbitration Agreement
Finally, keep in mind that by placing an order for Lumera Eye Serum, you’ll be automatically bound to the company’s arbitration agreement. This means, should you experience any damages from using the product, your legal rights will be severely restricted, including becoming part of a trial by jury or a class action lawsuit.
Customers Don’t Seem Happy with Lumera Eye Serum
At the time of our research, there was one complaint for Lumera Eye Serum on RipoffReport.com, which cited problems with free trial (more about this in the Pricing section). There was also another compliant filed on ComplaintsBoard.com, which also referenced problems with the trial.
On top of this, both complaints referenced another anti-aging product we’ve reviewed named La Dermanique, which, as we noted in the anti-aging trials article above, supports the fact that many of these types of products are sold by the same manufacturer, just under different names.
Other than this, the only “reviews” we encountered for Lumera Eye Serum were fake customer reviews posted by affiliates, which are generally intended to appear legitimate but are actually just filled with more marketing hype from the manufacturer.
From a company perspective, Lumera Eye Serum is manufactured by a company based out of Milton Keynes, England. According to the Better Business Bureau though, Lumera is grouped with La Dermanique (US address in Greenville, SC). Some of these complaints also referenced another product named Rejuvius.
There, the company held an F rating based on 136 closed complaints (as of 6/22/15), nearly all of which referenced problems with the free trial. Let’s take a closer look at what this means.
Lumera Eye Serum Pricing & Refund Policy
Lumera Eye Serum is only available through a 14-day trial for £2.95 (about $4.67), for which you’ll receive a full 30-day supply of the product.
Then, after your trial expires, you’ll be billed £87.67 (about $138.73) for the product you already received, and will also be enrolled in the company’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a fresh supply of Lumera Eye Serum once every 30 days, and your credit card will be billed £87.67 each time.
Outside of the trial, Lumera Eye Serum comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges.
In order to request a refund, cancel your trial, or stop your autoship enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service at +44 2031290721 (long distance charges may apply).
Can Lumera Eye Serum Make You Look Younger?
Chopping to the point: Considering the fact that Lumera Eye Serum:
- Contains clinically unsubstantiated ingredients,
- Appears to be very similar (or identical) to several other anti-aging products sold online,
- Comes with poor online customer reviews, and
- Is only sold through a free trial and subsequent autoship program with an extraordinarily high price,
…it’s our opinion that the product is a scam and should be avoided.