Indeed Laboratories’ Collagen Booster is one of those products that doesn’t have anything bad per se, it just leaves skin wanting so much more!
Housed in a heavily frosted glass bottle with a dropper dispenser, this booster has a slightly milky appearance and a serum-like texture. The lightweight, all skin types formula absorbs quickly for an immediate plumping effect.
We love that this serum is, like all Indeed Laboratories’ products, fragrance free, and contains moisturizing ingredients (including phospholipids), and a couple of peptides (though they’re toward the end of the ingredient list).
Although beneficial ingredients are present, given this product’s claims of rebuilding skin structure, treating wrinkles, and encouraging collagen production, we’d like to see a more robust complement of ingredients, including antioxidants and ceramides.
As it stands, while this formula is good, it doesn’t quite reach the level of great, and great formulas are what’s needed for healthier skin. See our list of best serums for options in all price ranges.
*Note: because this comes in a frosted bottle, it should be stored in a dark place to protect its beneficial ingredients from the effects of light, which can cause some of them to lose their effectiveness.
- Serum-like booster is lightweight and provides an immediate plumping effect to skin.
- Contains moisturizing ingredients and peptides.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula would be more impressive with a greater complement of beneficial ingredients.
- Needs to be stored out of direct light to protect some of its ingredients.
A super concentrated multi-peptide serum that works to restore skin’s volume, firmness and elasticity. This booster encourages collagen production to strengthen and thicken epidermal scaffolding while tightening, firming and toning your skin. It helps to rebuild skin structure, smoothing out facial lines, crow’s feet and forehead grooves.
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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