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Unlocking Radiance: SkinMedica's Lumivive System - The Unbeatable Antioxidant Powerhouse for Your Skin

by Kathy Barber 25 May 2023 0 Comments
Unlocking Radiance: SkinMedica's Lumivive System - The Unbeatable Antioxidant Powerhouse for Your Skin

The Lumivive System by Skinmedica is a powerful 2-step system carefully developed to protect and defend during the day and restore at night. And, this system is so unique and complex that we are taking a closer look at it. 

With the growing attention it's getting, you should too. 

The Reason and Need

Our skin needs attention to be its best, and that includes both protection and restoration. And knowing the factors that generate the need for it will help you understand why this system could easily become your best friend. 

Intrinsic and extrinsic structural changes in our skin are inevitable as we age and it’s exposed to the environment. Intrinsic changes stem from things such as:

  • Hormones - natural or through medication
  • Lifestyle - sleep, diet
  • Internal Toxins - medications, diet, stress

Extrinsic structural changes can be influenced by things such as:

  • Sun Damage - can occur even without an obvious burn
  • Pollution - poor air quality
  • Injury - burns, scrapes, or other injury

Both the intrinsic and extrinsic structural changes often lead to the skin aging prematurely, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, redness, or discoloration, 

The Antioxidant System and Circadian Rhythm 

This 2-step system loaded with antioxidants was developed by taking the circadian rhythm into consideration. The circadian rhythm is also referred to as the “body clock”. It’s the cycle that guides the body to know when to sleep, wake, and even eat. This is often influenced by our environment, such as the sun and temperature. 

Circadian rhythms are mental, physical, and behavioral changes that are influenced by the daily cycle. But, you might be wondering what this all has to do with your skin or SkinMedica’s Lumivive System. 

The reason SkinMedica developed this system around the circadian rhythm, is because the circadian rhythm affects many things…

  • Free radical neutralization and production
  • Keratinocytes and fibroblasts proliferation and differentiation
  • DNA damage and repair
  • Barrier function
  • Immune system

And, how that breaks down between the 2 steps in the Lumivive System has been carefully considered by SkinMedica. 

For the day, they formulated the 1st step to offer protection and defense because, during the day, the skin needs::

  • Highest protection
  • Highest thickness
  • Highest sebum production
  • Highest pH
  • Lowest cell proliferation

For the evening, the 2nd step was formulated to repair and restore with the following in mind:

  • Highest DNA Repair
  • Highest cell proliferation
  • Highest barrier permeability
  • Highest penetration
  • Highest blood flow
  • Highest moisture loss
  • Lowest barrier recovery rate

In addition to working around the circadian rhythm, the Lumivive System is an antioxidant-rich formulation. 


The Lumivive System is rich in antioxidants and unique ingredients, based on the circadian rhythm. To fight against both intrinsic and extrinsic damaging factors, SkinMedica developed this 24-hour 2-step system to protect and defend during the hours you are awake, and restores and repairs while you sleep. 

Lumivive Day Damage Defense Serum (step 1) is a serum that defends against damage that can be caused by the sun, the ozone, pollutants, blue light, and other possible aggressors during the day. The serum is loaded with antioxidants to create a barrier, including technology exclusive to SkinMedica, called Envaille Technology. It contains 11 powerful antioxidants and other key and unique ingredients such as:

  • Knotgrass Extract - This ingredient helps to protect the skin from sun damage while helping with elasticity and firmness. 
  • Peruvian Pink Peppertree - This helps to form a barrier to protect the skin against air pollutants while purifying the skin. 
  • Marine Biopolymers - This helps to protect against environmental pollution. 

Lumivive Night Revitalize Repair Complex (Step 2) was developed to help support the detoxification that is necessary for restoration and renewal to occur. The powerful ingredients work together to help support the body’s natural antioxidant levels and prime the skin for optimal restoration while you sleep. SkinMedica’s exclusive Envigorate Technology consists of 6 different antioxidants and the following unique ingredients:

  • MITOQ (patent-protected) - works to maintain healthy cell energy and function
  • Four-O-Clock Flower Extract - helps to detoxify and boost cellular metabolism 
  • Biommetic Peptide - works at supporting cellular energy and natural CoQ10

Using both steps of the Lumivive System consistently most people are seeing positive and impressive results in just 2 weeks. 

In Closing

The Lumivive System by SkinMedica is a powerful and impressive 2-step routine that uses the circadian rhythm with an abundance of antioxidants to create a day and night system that will protect and repair the skin. It was developed to work 24 hours for you to fight against the signs of aging, and leave the skin with noticeable and significant improvement, as early as 2 weeks in with consistent use. 

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