Hydraluron Moisture Jelly
Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Moisture Jelly follows the brand’s pattern of lofty claims whose formulas can’t quite back them up. Its star ingredient (hyaluronic acid) shows up near the end of the ingredient list and as such, it’s not the powerhouse it could be (and it’s not what we’d consider “filled with hyaluronic acid” as claimed).
This clear gel moisturizer comes in a jar, but it’s an airless jar, meaning you press down on a dispenser on top and the product comes out. This clever packaging keeps the product inside from being exposed to air like a traditional jar. Though the jar is clear and the ingredients are exposed to light, this isn’t as much of an issue because it isn’t an antioxidant-rich formula.
The fragrance-free gel feels refreshing, provides light moisture to skin, and sinks in quickly. It contains moisturizing glycerin, urea, and water-binding saccharides, but that’s about it. For a product that claims it can “combat signs of premature aging and provide long-lasting hydration”, it’s short of the types and amounts of ingredients it takes to successfully make either of those things happen.
Indeed adds that this gel is “filled with” skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, but sodium hyaluronate (the salt form of hyaluronic acid) is barely present. While not a terrible product, this just doesn’t have what it takes when it comes to living up to its many claims.
- Packaged to protect its air-sensitive ingredients.
- Lightweight gel is hydrating and absorbs quickly.
- Contains some good moisturizing ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula is light on ingredients that are deeply hydrating or can combat premature aging.
- Doesn’t contain a lot of its star ingredient, hyaluronic acid.
Rejuvenate dry, dull skin with moisture boosting hydraluron™ moisture jelly. Filled with hyaluronic acid and PatchH20™ technology, it works to combat dullness, dehydration, dryness and signs of premature aging by providing the skin with instant and long lasting hydration. The high molecular weight of hyaluronic acid allows the jelly to form a protective layer on the skin’s surface to lock in hydration and prevent moisture evaporation. This unique jelly moisturizer saturates the skin with fast-absorbing ingredients leaving skin soft, smooth, plump and radiant.
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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