There are a lot of intriguing battles and face-offs going on in the skincare industry right now, and one of the most fascinating is Lumin and Tiege Hanley.
The good news about this one is that it pits two quality products against one another, and both companies make complete skin-care systems.
That means it’s a close call, though, and the choice will probably depend to some extent on individual results.
It is possible to do a breakdown, however, so let’s dive in and look at some of the tradeoffs and make a choice of sorts.
Tiege Hanley vs Lumin: Quick Comparison
One of the good things about Tiege Hanley is that its products are available on various platforms.
Aside from the official online shop, you can also order Tiege Hanley products from Amazon, CVS, Walmart, eBay, and a number of other stores.
Lumin products, on the other hand, are only available on the manufacturer’s website.
This means you won’t be able to order a product if it’s not available on the brand’s website. While this may not mean much for you, I want to be able to order from multiple sources.
Moreover, being able to order from various places will allow you to compare prices and save when purchasing.
Let’s compare two popular products from both brands:
Lumin Charcoal Cleanser vs Tiege Hanley Daily Face Wash
These two are some of the most popular products from both brands. They’re both designed for cleansing the face and removing excess sebum from the face.
The Tiege Hanley Cleanser is designed for oily, combination, dry, and normal skin while the Lumin Charcoal Cleanser is formulated for dry skin.
So, if you have oily, sensitive, or normal skin, your only option is TH.
Also, while the Tiege Hanley Face Wash comes in a cream form, the Lumin No-Nonsense Cleanser comes in foam, which is a clear difference between both.
As you can see, if you’re looking for a sudsy, foaming, and easy to lather up cleanser, you should go with the Lumin Charcoal Cleanser.
However, if you want something gentle, especially if you have sensitive skin, you may want to check out the Tiege Hanley Cleanser.
As it’s obvious from the name, the Lumin Cleanser is made with Charcoal which helps in sucking out dirt and impurities from the pores on the face.
This helps prevent acne and breakouts.
TH, on the other hand, uses a combination of ingredients like cucumber and salix alba bark extract to remove grime, excess oil, and dirt from the face.
Tiege Hanley vs Lumin: Overview of Both Brands
This brand’s claim to fame is that they’re selling their products based on a subscription service. Get a membership, buy a dozen boxes, and you’ll get a 10 percent lifetime discount.
The various products are sold according to different levels—e.g., Level 3 is classified as “maximum handsome.”
That’s marketing speak for a product set that includes a daily wash product, a scrub, creams designed for the AM and PM, a serum and eye products.
Given this range of offerings, some will be ideal, while others may come with issues.
For some users, for instance, the scrub was too abrasive, but they got great results from other offerings in the product line.
What this means depends on how you feel about Tiege Hanley overall.
Some of TH’s products include the Morning Facial Moisturizer (SPF 20), Exfoliating Scrub, Bedtime Facial Moisturizer, AM/PM Firming Serum, etc.
If you like what you’ve read or tried, you’ll get products that include features like SPF protection, and you can make your way through the membership discount, which is important because Tiege Hanley products tend to be slightly more expensive than Lumin.
Now let’s look at Lumin. Once again the range of products is similar, as are many of the ingredients. Lumin’s big selling point is value. And there are a couple of ways they provide it.
One is through initial offerings and the structure of their membership plan. It’s free for a month, which means you can conduct your trial product trial faster.
Also, Lumin uses pots rather than tubes for many of their products, and the volume is large, which means you get more bang for your buck to offset the extra cost.
There are also product sets that are labeled according to the results you’ll get—e.g., Classic Maintenance—so you can play around with those concepts and product sets as well.
Popular Lumin products include Complete Skincare Set, Classic Maintenance Collection, Correction Trio, Anti-Wrinkle Defense, After Hours Recover Oil, Reload Exfoliating Rub.
The Final Call
As noted earlier, these two companies are running neck and neck, so a lot of your decision will depend on how you feel about their membership programs.
Lumin makes it easier to splurge on a lot of different products for the first 30 days, so start there and see what you think.
If you’re not happy you can use Tiege Hanley as a backup, but this is only one possible way to test them out, ultimately the choice is yours.