Skin Care for Cancer Survivors and Chemo Patients

The first question we're always asked is about ingredients, so let's begin there: 

Kim, our founder, created Luminance with the premise that no matter the costs, he wasn't going to include an ingredients unless it was absolutely wonderful for the skin and he was willing to eat it.*

This means that we don't use any toxic or synthetic ingredients.

Absolutely nothing irritating to the skin.

We use a preservative that comes from fermented radishes, just like in Kim Chi.

All of our ingredients are either organic or wild crafted (harvested from the wild without pesticides).

And in this collection we've only included products that don't use essential oils, because while they're therapeutic grade, they may be too strong a scent for someone undergoing chemo.

Make your skin softer and less sensitive overnight by eliminating this nasty ingredient from your shower. 

The best way to support your skin while it's so sensitive is by eliminating any products with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).

SLS, and any other detergent similar in name is essentially a grease stripper and much to harsh for most people to be using, much less someone with a compromised immune system. 

If you are using a commercial bar "soap" or body wash we recommend you replace them with our blissfully unscented bar soap.

And if you are experiencing Eczema or painfully dry skin try our Skin Butter. 

Lastly, SLS is also in most commercial facial cleansers, so try our Cream Cleanser or request a sample of our Gentle Soap Based Cleanser (We didn't include it in this collection because it has a drop of essential oil in it for scent, but we've had many Cancer Patients try it with great success).

 

If you have any questions about ingredients or would like help making the right selection give us a call 707-372-6765 or shoot us an email: kim@luminanceskincare.com

 

*Yes Kim has eaten our products before, but as he is fond of saying, you're in for an interesting night after eating that much fat. (Please don't try.)

Unscented Soap Organic Vegan Quick shop
Unscented Soap Organic Vegan

Unscented Soap Organic Vegan

$7.00

Our Blissfully Unscented Soap doesn't smell like nothing because everything smells like something. What you should expect is a quietly natural scent. Kinda like smelling fresh air on a clear day. There is a scent, but you often just can't put your finger on it.

Like all of our soaps this one is hand made by me or Cameo.  By hand. We shoot for the stars with intent to make the finest bar of soap in the world and we've made no compromise to to that end; formulated with a carefully portioned ratio of organic and wildcrafted base oils, 100% Pure Essential Oils blended with extremely pristine clays and herbals. Craftsmanship. And a whole bunch of care.

Our very small temperature controlled batches make an extremely unique soap. Gently cleansing. Deeply moisturizing. Richly lathering. 

A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

Ingredients:

A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.

Saponified Oils
    • Olive
    • Coconut
    • Palm
    • Almond
    • Grape Seed
    • Apricot
    • Jojoba
    • Castor
    • Rice Brand
    • Palm Kernel
    • Macadamia
    • Kukui
  • White Benonite Clay
  • French Green Clay
  • Nothing To Alter The Scent Of The Natural Ingrediets
  • Rosemary Seed Extract
  • RO Filtered Water
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Organic Skin Butter Quick shop

Organic Skin Butter

from $18.00

Organic Skin Butter
Organic Skin Butter
Organic Skin Butter

Organic Skin Butter

$18.00

Our Skin Butter is by far the richest moisturizer we make. Fluffy and light. Rich! Profound in its simplicity; Argan, Kukui and Avocado oils whipped over a couple of days into a silky, delicate mouse.

An elegant moisturizer for people with large or small areas of dry skin. Anywhere and everywhere. Anytime. 

Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis. Just wonderful.  While it won't cure the condition, it will help with the itching and the scaliness.

Pregnant women find enormous relief from itching and stretch marks.

Swimmers, desert or high mountain dwellers, and folks who just prefer a richer moisturization are some of our most devoted customers. 

A little goes a long way. Absolutely non greasy. And vastly superior to Shea Butter.

A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

Ingredients:

A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.

  • Avocado Seed Oil
  • Kukui Seed Oil
  • Argan Seed Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Sun Flower Oil
  • A Blend Of Floral Extractions
  • Red Radish Root Preservative
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Non Metalic Organic Sun Screen Quick shop
Non Metalic Organic Sun Screen

Non Metalic Organic Sun Screen

$27.00

Yes it is absolutely possible to protect your skin from the sun without toxic synthetic chemicals, harsh metals or anything harmful. Period.       
No Zinc.* No Titanium. No Copper. No Parabens.
No Endocrine Disruption.
No Synthetic Ingredients. No Waxes.
No PABA. No Petrochemical Derivatives.                                                   
Our organic sun screen relies upon the absorption characteristics of Red Raspberry Seed Oil to naturally and safely screen more than 98% UVA and UVB. It would take an SPF rating of at least 35 to match this performance.                                                                                              
So while extremely respectable protection from the sun's harmful radiations without any of the very harmful ingredients found in commercial sunblocks; Red Raspberry Seed Oil does not carry an FDA rating for SPF.  
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A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

 
Ingredients:
A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.
  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Argan
  • Kukui
  • Jojoba
                                                                                       
For Best Results: apply a thin application to exposed skin every two hours, after swimming, or working out (perspiration weakens the protection). This is especially true for playing children.                              
Note: Red Raspberry Seed Oil is high in linoleic fatty acids and as such is absolutely wonderful for your skin!                                                          
You can find out more about Raspberry Seed Oil in the white paper written by the Food Chemistry Journal: HERE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1.  Why is there a range in SPF? To answer this you have to understand how the SPF rating system works. SPF makes an assumption about how long someone can stay in the sun without getting burned based on the percentage of UVB rays blocked, absorbed or deflected by a sun screen or sun block. SPF 30 protects against 97% of UVB rays and SPF 50 protects against 98% of UVB rays. The difference is one percentage of UVB rays. 
  2. So does it have UVA and UVB protection? Yes! Raspberry Seed Oil has almost equal UVA and UVB protection. 
  3. How often should I reapply? We want your first experience to be a really good one! So we recommend that for your first time you set a timer and reapply every half hour. This way you're sure not to get burnt. But depending on how much you sweat, if you're exposing yourself to water or completely dry, and how strong the sun is you can reapply every half hour to two hours. 
  4. Is it safe for kids? Yes, there's really nothing safer. The only problem is that kids are very active and they tend to sweat which interferes with Raspberry Seed Oil's ability to absorb and deflect the sun. So only use on kids if you are able to reapply every half hour.
  5. Can I exercise with it on? Yes, but sweat interferes with the absorption capability (as mentioned above) so reapply every half hour.
  6. What does it smell like? It smells like Raspberry Seed Oil. We do absolutely nothing to alter the smell. To some people with very sensitive noses it smells a bit fishy. But most people don't notice it much. The good news is that if you do have a strong sense of scent, it absorbs quickly and the scent doesn't linger. 
  7. Can I apply it over my make-up? Yes, absolutely. Keep in mind that it's an oil so the best way to apply is first squirt it onto your hands and rub them together. Then pat your hands onto your face. This way you won't get a huge oily spot on your cheek. This is also the best way to reapply throughout the day without disturbing your make-up.
  8. I have acne will it make me break out? Not at all! Raspberry Seed Oil has a very high profile of Linoleic Fatty Acid which actually dissolves sebum (sebum is the oil your skin naturally produces but when over produced it clogs your pores causing pimples and acne). Raspberry Seed Oil is so nourishing that we often recommend it as a pre-cleansing oil for people with dry or dull skin.
  9. Can you make it into a lotion? Unfortunately no. In order to make a lotion we would have to dilute the oil with water lowering the SPF considerably.
  10. What is the shelf life of Raspberry Seed Oil? Raspberry Seed Oil is a very stable oil and you could use it many years after you bought it and be fine, but we've decided to be very conservative and claim a two year shelf life. 
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Cream Cleanser Quick shop
Cream Cleanser

Cream Cleanser

$21.00

Here's a cream cleanser for all you folks who just love a cleansing lotion.

Rich. Nourishing. Gently cleansing and deeply moisturizing.

Basically, it's a water soluble lotion that one applies like a face cream, spends a quick minute gently massaging it into ones face with fingertips and palms. Rinsing with a few splashes of water and then a brief towel pat dry.

Your skin will look and feel cleansed. Moisturized and refreshed. Lovely.

A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

Ingredients:

A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.

  • Rosewater
  • Plant Stem Based Water Soluble Emulsifier
  • Sunflower Seed
  • Borage
  • Avocado
  • Jojoba
  • Almond
  • Sea Buckthorn
  • Rosemary Seed Extract
  • Red Radish Root
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Pure Organic Rosewater Toner Quick shop
Pure Organic Rosewater Toner
Pure Organic Rosewater Toner
Pure Organic Rosewater Toner

Pure Organic Rosewater Toner

$18.00

Spraying yourself with our Rosewater is like swimming in freshly plucked rose petals. It's fragrant, pure, and will leave your face dewey with rose oil.

Toner should be a pH adjustment.  Tap water is too alkaline for your face (sometimes gets into the high 9s). Your face is happy in the upper 6s. So any and every time tap water touches your face for any reason spritz a few spritzes of our Rose Water onto your face. Your skin will thank you for it. 

By the way, this is a critically important step to correcting dry facial skin, oily facial skin or skin that vacillates between the two (combination skin).

Our rosewater is not a hydrosol. It doesn't have any alcohol, solvents or astringent. Just pure rosewater.

Tips:

For those of you with acne prone skin, don't be scared off by the word oil. The oils we use are good for your skin and won't clog your pores. 

If your makeup isn't blending well (we all have those days) spray some rose water toner on after you've put on your powder and it will become seamless with your skin ;)

 

A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

Ingredients:

A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.

Water:

  • RO Filtered Rose Water

If you have questions give me a call or send an email, I'll always be pleased to hear from you and will do my best to help you. 

Kim Emanuel   707.372.6765   kim@luminanceskincare.com

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Deep Hydration Organic Moisturizer Quick shop
Deep Hydration Organic Moisturizer

Deep Hydration Organic Moisturizer

$27.00

I love this product. Heck, everybody loves this product.

We start with finest nutrient rich ingredients in the world formulated at close to room temperature to retain all natural rich nutrients that make your skin healthy and supple. 

Just excellent for sensitive maturing skin; a wonderful anti-aging facial moisturizer.

Rich with Tamarind Seed and Tamanu Oils; together acting very much like collagen to help your skin retain moisture and regain elasticity.

It all starts in a base of Organic Lavender Water; a very calming antioxidant, and when blended with the oils of Argan, Kukui Nut, Borage, Sunflower and Meadow Foam along with a very therapeutic assemblage of Co2 extracted organic Floral herbals acquires a soft honey like scent. Delicious.

Handcrafted. Organic. Raw. Vegan. Quick complete penetration leaving your skin silky and smooth. Never greasy, allowing make up application in a minute or two.

It just doesn't get any better. Anywhere. At any price.

A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

Ingredients:

A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.

  • A Blend Of Floral Extractions
  • Apricot Kernel
  • Grape Seed
  • Tamarind 
  • Tamanu
  • Meadow Foam
  • Borage
  • Jojoba
  • Avocado
  • Sunflower Seed
  • Sweet Almond
  • Olivem
  • Lavender Water
  • RO Filtered Water
  • Sea Buckthorn
  • Red Radish Root
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Hydration Face Moisturizer Quick shop
Hydration Face Moisturizer

Hydration Face Moisturizer

$27.00

We hand-craft this organic and all natural moisturizer with the moist nourishing and hydrating ingredients in the world. With nothing synthetic, toxic or in anyway harmful. Vegan and raw.

This cream is designed for youthful, sensitive skin and is consistently a best-seller. Hydration is somewhat lighter than our Deep Hydration Moisturizer but every bit as nice.

Rich with Meadow foam oil, a very effective anti-inflammatory. Formulated in a base of pure Rose water for the skin calming and nourishing affect of Rose Water and Borage Oil. Blended with an ideal ratio of Argan Oil, Kukui Nut Oil and a touch of Jojoba Oil to help your skin hold hydration.

And they finally, a very therapeutic collection of organic herbal extractions formulated to help your skin heal and stay healthy. Our Hydration Moisturizer is designed to penetrate quickly and leave your skin non greasy and silky smooth.

Makeup can be applied within a few minutes. 

Tip: Because we never dilute or cut-to-extend any of our products you may use a little too much Hydration at first, and so if you happen to apply too much, simply find more skin and spread it around.

A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

Ingredients:

A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.

  • Blend of Floral Extractions
  • Apricot Kernal
  • Sea Buckthorn
  • Meadow Foam
  • Kukui
  • Borage
  • Jojoba
  • Avocado
  • Sun Flower
  • Sweet Almond
  • Olivem 1000
  • Rosewater
  • Distilled Water
  • Red Radish Root
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Organic Foot Cream Quick shop
Organic Foot Cream

Organic Foot Cream

$18.00

This organic, vegan and natural foot cream is an extraordinary moisturizer for dry feet and feet suffering from athletes foot. And just excellent for diabetics. 

Like many of our products there is a personal story behind this cream.

I have diabetes and like all diabetics have to be very careful with my feet to avoid issues with over abundance of moisture and fungus. Frustrated with all the over the counter remedies full of stinging alcohol and nasty and synthetic anti bacterial and anti fungal additives, I decided to make the perfect foot cream. It's formulated with a collection of natural deep penetrating oils and herbals designed to keep feet healthy with increased circulation, along with three natural, broad spectrum anti-bacterial and anti fungal compounds.

The cream absorbs completely into your feet within 10 minutes leaving your feet soft and silky. Non greasy. Very nice.

Now, you don't have to have diabetes to consider this cream! It's for everyone who'd like to keep their feet deliciously hydrated, wonderfully soft and healthy. I use it every day.

Tip: Find a nice comfortable place where you can put your feet up, massage the cream into your feet and give it ten minutes to absorb. If you put your socks on before the 10 minutes are over you will be nourishing your socks :

A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

Ingredients:

A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.

  • Distilled Water
  • Citric Acid
  • Almond
  • Apricot Kernel
  • Avocado
  • Tamarind
  • Meadowfoam
  • Kukui Nut
  • Coconut
  • Mango Butter
  • Olivem

If you have questions give me a call or send an email, I'll always be pleased to hear from you and will do my best to help you. 

Kim Emanuel   707.372.6765   kim@luminanceskincare.com

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Organic Skin Lotion Quick shop
Organic Skin Lotion
Organic Skin Lotion
Organic Skin Lotion

Organic Skin Lotion

$20.00

This all natural, vegan, and raw body lotion is very similar to our Deep Hydration Face Cream with adjusted viscosity so it's easily pumped from a bottle. Like all of my products, this lotion is carefully blended by hand at just a few degrees above body temperature to assure the integrity of the naturally therapeutic ingredients. Designed to absorb quickly into your skin; nobody likes standing around cold and naked waiting for their lotion to absorb.

Your whole body will be as soft as your face. 

Perfect for morning, afternoon, or evening. On your sink, in your car, on your desk.

I love this lotion. You will too.

A Few Words On Ingredients:

Obviously, pristine super quality ingredients are very important. Every constituent of a skincare product should be either organic or wildcrafted; ours are. Ingredients considered separately should all be what skin readily considers a nutrient source and non threatening; ours are. And lastly formulating an ideal skincare product is a lot more than just randomly assembling a list of good ingredients, it's understanding the secondary and sometimes tertiary interactions and achieving the ideal ratios, we do. 

Ingredients:

A complete listing of all of the ingredients in this product. Absolutely nothing left out. Nothing hidden.

  • Blend Of Floral Extractions
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Sea Buckthorn
  • Argan
  • Avocado
  • Sun Flower
  • Orchid Extract
  • Tamanu
  • Sweet Almond
  • Olivem
  • Rosewater
  • Distilled Water
  • Red Radish To Preserve
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