About Luminis Advanced Skincare

Without expensive, painful surgery or injections, Luminis Advanced Skincare is an anti-aging facial treatment that promises to boost collagen and elastin production.

To accomplish this, we’re told Luminis delivers whole collagen molecules to the skin, versus the collagen fragments used by much of the competition, resulting in skin that is rebuilt, rejuvenated, and rehydrated.

From there? With regular use, the company claims Luminis’ ingredients will brighten skin, restore its firm structure, smooth the look of fine lines, reduce unevenness, decrease the appearance of dark circles, and prevent the damaging effects of free radicals.

Why are you here? Because you want to know if it’s reasonable to believe the manufacturer’s claims, or if Luminis is just another anti-aging scam. We’ll tell you what we found during our research, including our experience and feedback from consumers like you.

Why Does Skin Age?

When it comes down to it, there are two types of aging: intrinsic and extrinsic.

Intrinsic is the “natural” aging process. In other words, this is what happens due to the passage of time, without factoring in external influences. Think collagen and elastin fibers that clump together and thicken; sagging, brittle skin, etc.

See Also: Can Creams Really Help Crepey Skin?

On the other hand, aging caused by external factors is classified as extrinsic. This is best thought of as environment components such as excessive UV (sun) exposure, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, getting too little sleep, being exposed to too much stress, and so forth.

As you might imagine, intrinsic factors are based largely on genetics, over which we can exert little control.

On the other hand, by getting in the habit of wearing the proper sunscreen, quitting smoking/reducing drinking, getting adequate sleep, and more, we have the ability to control the appearance of aging due to extrinsic factors.

But what about the ingredients contained in Luminis Advanced Skincare? Will they provide any benefits related to intrinsic or extrinsic aging?

How Effective Are Luminis Advanced’s Ingredients

Whole Collagen Molecules & Ceramides

We’re not provided with a product label on the Luminis Advanced website, and the only two ingredients specifically mentioned are whole collagen molecules and ceramides.

Yes, collagen is the most abundant protein in skin, and the loss of collagen greatly contributes to signs of aging. But the problem is that collagen molecules (whether fragmented or whole) are simply too big to pass through your skin’s outermost barrier.

On the other hand, ceramides are “a family of waxy lipid molecules” typically “found in high concentrations within the cell membrane of cells.” While ceramides are animal-based, phytoceramides are similar substances found in plants, which became famous after appearing on the Dr. Oz show.

The problem is that according to Truth In Aging, there seems to be limited (although positive) clinical evidence drawing a direct link between topical phytoceramide application and anti-aging benefits.

Still, they note that “topical ceramide seems a good addition to our skincare regimen.”

What about Luminis Advanced Skincare specifically? Outside of what we just discussed, does the manufacturer provide any clinical evidence to back up their claims?

What Evidence Does the Manufacturer Provide?

Overall, the company links to three pieces of evidence to back up their claims for Luminis:

1. A 2015 review outlining a mechanism for increasing the absorption of vitamin A from the blood. Unfortunately, no specific mechanism is mentioned (at least not one that a non-medical professional is likely to understand).

2. An article written by the Largo Medical Center staff discussing the “potential benefits of over-the-counter cleansers and moisturizers for rosacea patients.” Which one?

On Luminis’ website, the hyperlinked text reads “caprylic triglyceride,” although this ingredient isn’t mentioned anywhere in the article.

3. Another article looking at different ceramide-containing moisturizers that could provide associated benefits. Again, “ceramide-3” is listed in the hyperlink, although this specific ingredient isn’t noted anywhere in the article.

Taken together, it seems that we aren’t told about the vast majority of ingredients contained in Luminis Skincare. And the evidence provided by the company doesn’t seem to match up with the ingredients we are told about.

How Much Does Luminis Advanced Skincare Cost?

Initially, a 30-day supply (0.5oz, or 15ml) of Luminis Advanced Skincare will only cost you $4.94 S&H. This will start your 14-day trial.

On the 14th day, you’ll then be charged the full retail price of $97.83 (note: According to the site’s Terms, the price is slightly higher at $98.71). You’ll also continue receiving a new supply of the facial treatment once per month and charged $97.83 (or $98.71) accordingly.

If you don’t want to be charged full price, you’ll need to cancel your trial before the 14th day (remember, your trial begins when your order is placed, not when the product is received!) by contacting customer service at 877-497-1088 or support@luminisadvancedskincare.com.

Outside of the trial, it appears Luminis comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges.

Is Luminis Skincare’s Trial Really “Exclusive”? Where Are the Reviews?

If you’ve been a HighYa reader for long, you know that we review a lot of these trial-based anti-aging products, including recent ones like Vita Luminance, Aviqua, JuvaLux Skincare, Vskin Active, and many others.

If you take a quick glance at each of these websites, you’ll find that not only do they share essentially the same 14-day trial (some might come with slightly different pricing), but they also share the exact same site templates.

In fact, this is such a popular phenomenon that we wrote an in-depth exposé in Avoid These Anti-Aging Websites Like the Plague.

Whether you’re reading about these products here on HighYa or elsewhere online, you’ll find customers invariably complain about one or more of the following:

  • No results. In other words, they didn’t deliver any anti-aging benefits.
  • Excessively high prices. As you might feel as well, most customers report that close to $100 is a lot to pay for something that doesn’t work.
  • Exceptionally poor customer service. Many of these customers even claim they had to get their credit card company involved in order to obtain refunds or stop automatic shipments.

Is this what you can expect with Luminis Advanced? We didn’t try it ourselves and there weren’t any online customer reviews at the time of writing. But given the company’s identical marketing approach and business model, we think it raises some red flags.

What does all of this mean for you?

Will Luminis Advanced Skincare Help You “Achieve Healthy, Younger Looking Skin”?

Again, since we didn’t test Luminis firsthand and there isn’t any feedback from other consumers we can use to gauge overall satisfaction levels, there’s no way to be 100% certain if it’ll deliver on the manufacturer’s claims.

But this doesn’t mean you can’t make an informed decision about whether or not Luminis is right for you. For example, we’re not told exactly what’s contained in the cream—and it seems that there’s limited online clinical evidence available supporting the two ingredients we are told about.

Additionally, the links provided by the company don’t seem to support their claims either, and they share an identical site design and business model as numerous other anti-aging creams that many HighYa readers are calling “scams.”

Given these concerns, we think you might get more value for your money by speaking with your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon about anti-aging options that could deliver more significant results than Luminis Advanced Skincare.

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24 Customer Reviews for Luminis Advanced Skincare

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  • Do not buy this product!

    • Georgia,
    • Mar 17, 2017

    I purchased the free trial, and right after purchasing I decided to look at reviews. I saw everyone saying to call and cancel right after receiving because they were scamming people.

    So two days after receiving it, I called. The lady I spoke with was very rude. I told her I wanted to cancel it, and she said a couple of mean things and initially hung up on me. I thought I was in the clear until $100 was taken from my account. So I call back and spoke to a male. He tried to say they didn't have it on file that I called the first time. I was crying and scared because I had a neurologist appointment that next Monday that is absolutely mandatory for my health, which I have to pay $45. There was only $50 in my account when the $100 was taken out.

    Anyways, the man was very rude and had absolutely no compassion and turned me away. But, he kept trying to sell me more of this ridiculous product that does NOT work. Not to mention it broke my face out with tiny little bumps. And even after taking the money out of my account, they never sent the product. After all this, I decided to read more reviews, and this happens to A LOT of people with this company, so do not buy this product!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Bad products and customer service

    • Vestal, New York,
    • Feb 28, 2017

    I echo what everyone says but have a few additional comments.

    The "receipt" that comes in the box has no info on it. No price, no renewal date, and with no amount that they are charging you. I called twice to have them stop the shipments, but they didn't. I called again, and they were even more rude than the previous time. They said they only can stop an order 30 days from "ordering." I said that I wanted it done after nine days, and they said they would give me 20%. I said, "why only 20%?" And she told me to read my "agreement."

    I told them that I intended to contact the New York Attorney General because they got me for $600. The supervisor told me to GO AHEAD! So I did. Bella Epoque was also in the second shipment, for which they charged me another $99.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    This is a scam!

    • Miami, FL,
    • Feb 12, 2017

    This is a scam.

    You try to get out of it and you can't, no matter how many times you cancel. They keep charging and sending the product over and over, and the best thing you can get is a 30% reimbursement. They keep the other 70%. Just add up how many times they keep 70% of their victims' money!

    Worse, the product doesn't work at all! STAY AWAY from this.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Luminis anti-aging facial treatment is a scam

    • Vancouver, WA,
    • Feb 10, 2017

    I have ordered a free sample of it for $4.95, and now the bill arrived, and I saw an extra fee of $1.99 on the bill. I called them to find out. They are located in Garden Grove, CA, and their billing company is "YOUTH VIVALA" out of Florida. It has a phone # attached of 888-597-0327.

    I also found out that they charged me $100 for the free sample because she said when I had ordered they told me (but later she said I have to go to a website) about the 14-day cancellation period.

    It is a scam. Do not order any products from this scam fake company; you can read more from others reviewer. Their customer service is at 877-497-1088.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Luminis Advanced Skincare scam

    I ditto every negative review I have read on here and other review sites about this product. I cannot even begin to tell you how rude those "customer service" people are. I have learned my lesson and will never buy another item from them or any other "great deal" I see. This company has no credibility in my book.

    If only I would've known about HighYa, I definitely would not have ordered anything from this company. I wish I didn't have to give it a star because that is way overrated!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    How to stop charges

    • Feb 5, 2017

    I just received my order of the Luminis Advanced Skincare which is said to be free. But right now I am told it does not work, and I will be charged on the 14th day. Please, how can I return it and stop them from charging me for the eye cream also? I really need help. I can't afford this.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    Do not enroll in this trial! It is a scam, and when you call their customer service they are rude and keep you on hold for a long time and with absolutely no help whatsoever.

    Scam!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Scam!

    • Minnesota,
    • Jan 25, 2017

    Well, I hate to admit it, but I agree that this company is fraudulent and a total scam!

    If you think you can call customer service and work anything out, you will be sadly mistaken. They are extremely rude, saying they want to "teach me how to read." Your account will be automatically re-enrolled if you even go on their website!

    Stay away from this company. I am trying patiently to wait for my bank to open so that I can stop this. They also told me to go ahead and call my bank, that that will also reactivate my account. They told me if I would have called yesterday, I could have canceled (what? how convenient!). Oh, I am mad as heck. This company needs to be stopped, completely misleading.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    Oh, you get your sample, and then a monthly supply after that for $98.00. There is no telephone number that you can call to cancel or anything. Please provide me with the protocol for cancelling.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    They will not give you a refund, got me for almost $200. And they don't want their product back, so this tells me that it is a scam!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Total scam

    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Jan 17, 2017

    The skin care product was ok, but the second bottle I received was empty after two pumps. This cost me $99, unbelievable. I am on the phone trying to cancel for the past 40 minutes. I think it is a waiting game to see if I will give up or continue to hold.

    Do not buy this!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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