Update: It's officially been over a year of using the Lumion Oxygen Mist and I am STILL in love with it (and the accompanying Lumion Oxygen Serum). I have been using it every.single.day here this summer in the hot, humid coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica and my skin has been sailing through. No greasiness, no congestion, no breakouts. I mist it on at least 3X per day to keep my skin calm and clean-feeling. Definitely a travel must-have for the summer! ORANGEBLOSSOM15 will still get you 15% OFF your entire Lumion Skin order HERE!
The LUMIONskin Mist from Lumion is a unique skin mist that I discovered this year at IBE Dallas 2017 (Indie Beauty Expo Dallas).
This mist is essentially a unique solution of Hypochlorous Acid and sea salts designed to cleanse/disinfect the skin (awesome for breakouts). Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) is created when a strong electrical current passes through salt water. It is created in nature when lightening hits the ocean but can be created in a lab as well.
HOCL was originally used in WWI to help wounded soldiers heal more quickly. The problem? The solutions they created were only stable for an hour or so. Fast forward to modern day...
The usual problem with hypochlorous acid was still chemical instability. That problem was solved by Amy's, co-founder, father when he developed "a proprietary non-toxic stabilization process" according to Lumion's website. The process creates oxygen that kills certain bacteria and with the HOCL decreases healing time of the skin. The salts help to stabilize the HOCL. It also gave the product an 18 month shelf life (up from 24 hrs!).
Hypochlorous Acid is found naturally in our bodies when produced by immune cells and kills bacteria/disinfects. This topical application purifies the skin, reduces inflammation in the skin, reduces healing time of blemishes/cuts, and reduces redness.
The Full Ingredients: Electrolyzed Oxygenated Water, Sodium Chloride, Hypochlorous Acid
That's it! Nothing else so no hidden 'bad stuff', synthetics, toxins, etc.
I have been using this mist instead of my usual hydrating tonique for about 3 weeks now. It feels refreshing when going on and dries to an invisible finish. My skin feels light, fresh, hydrated, and any oily shininess of the day quickly dissipates. I was unsure at first, I mean, how could such a simple formula do anything? After a few weeks I'm left clean and matte without having to add anything else.
I do have to mention one thing for full disclosure- there is a 'chlorine' type smell when you spray the mist onto your skin. This is due to the natural molecular nature of hypochlorous acid and the natural chemical reactions when it interacts with the skin. This simply indicates that it is doing what it is intended to do (purifying, cleansing, etc). There's absolutely no synthetic chlorine or other synthetic chemicals in the product as it is only made with electrified water, dead sea salts, and hypochlorous acid (which is created through the electrification of the salt water). I wanted to make sure that this is very clear so that no one is confused! The smell does not linger and goes away immediately so it is not a deal breaker in my book!
Back to all the fantastic aspects of this product: The pump is great too- it evenly and lightly mists with each pump so you won't be left soaked or patchy. I've even used it to set mineral makeup, sunscreen, and to help spread my moisturizer with ease. One of the co-owners, Lisa, also mentioned that she's had clients report great results when using it on eczema to reduce the inflammation. The oxygenation it provides to the skin also stimulates collagen production and kills bacteria on the skin. Perfect for sweaty summer days, and honestly most of the year here in Austin!
Gotta love multifunctional products!
Have you tried any other products with HOCL? Please let me know! Green technology is pretty cool, huh?
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Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am the professional holistic esthetician/licensed massage therapist turned skin care blogger here! I am a southern girl with two little ones at home and a full time job running my boutique spa. I am passionate about holistic/organic skin care, wellness, clean foods, and discovering new ways, services, and products to help you age well and healthily. Welcome!