10Balm Body Lotion
Indeed Labs’ 10Balm Body Lotion is a soothing, smoothing body lotion for all skin types with aesthetics that make it worth considering.
Packaged in a protective, opaque plastic squeeze tube, a combination of several of this lotion’s non-fragrant plant oils are responsible for its natural yellow color that thankfully doesn’t show up on skin or rub off on clothing once applied. It has a satiny texture that glides across skin like a dream, and it absorbs remarkably quickly – within just a minute or two. This is especially good for a body lotion, since it means you won’t have to wait forever for it to dry down before getting dressed or worry that your skin will feel too slippery!
Skin is left feeling immediately softer and more supple, thanks to the inclusion of antioxidant-and fatty acid-rich plant oils, among them baobob, camanu, and marula oils. There’s also shea butter and squalane, which all lead to skin looking and feeling smoother and replenished.
This also contains arnica flower extract, which can help disperse fluid built up in skin and alleviate inflammation. There is one important caveat, though: overuse of arnica can be sensitizing to some – so if you have sensitive skin, we recommend alternating use of this body lotion with another body moisturizer to make sure that doesn’t happen.
That aside, this is a very good, fragrance-free body lotion!
- Lightweight lotion absorbs quickly and is suitable for all skin types.
- Leaves skin feeling immediately softer and smoother.
- Includes antioxidant- and fatty-acid rich non-fragrant plant oils.
- Packaged to protect its light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Overuse of products containing arnica extract can lead to skin sensitization.
Inspired by the success of our original 10balm™ facial soothing cream that was commonly used as a body cream because of its soothing and calming properties, we created 10balm™ body lotion. This intensive soothing body lotion repairs and revitalizes sensitive, dry and distressed skin while improving the overall texture and appearance of skin. Formulated with the perfect blend of science and nature, 10balm™ body lotion penetrates quickly to nourish, soften and hydrate skin from head to toe without leaving a greasy film or residue commonly found with other body lotions.
Strengths: Inexpensive; some novel products worth checking out, fragrance-free.
Weaknesses: Some of the products in this line make claims that the results are like in-office cosmetic corrective procedures when that is not the case.
Promising high performance, innovative products, Canada-based Indeed Laboratories is a small, drugstore-sold line specializing in anti-aging-themed products. Their best-known product, and not surprisingly the one we're asked about the most, is Nanoblur. This product is essentially a silicone-based wrinkle filler and pore smoother that works, though no better than many other, similar products. All of these types of products work (temporarily, of course) to improve skin texture and fill imperfections to a degree that they're slightly to moderately less noticeable. Where Nanoblur makes its mark is the price point, which many will find enticing.
This is a line that seeks to avoid fragrance, and that's always to skin's benefit, and their modern-looking packaging will help keep light- and air-sensitive ingredients (like retinol) from degrading. Though the claims of certain products don't always live up to the reality of their ingredients, if you keep your expectations realistic and don't expect miracles, you're far more likely to come away satisfied. For more information about Indeed Labs, call 877-884-9086 or visit www.indeedlabs.com
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