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Indeed Laboratories

Hydraluron+ Volumising Lip Treatment

0.31 fl. oz. for $ 14.99
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Indeed Labs’ Hydraluron+ Volumising Lip Treatment is an excellent lip product that gets lip plumping right – by doing it with nourishing ingredients instead of irritants!

Packaged in an opaque squeeze tube that protects its beneficial ingredients from light and air, this lip treatment’s balm-like texture is very emollient, but not at all sticky. It feels remarkably moisturizing and has a finish that resembles lip gloss.

Keep in mind this lip treatment’s finish might not be for everyone; those who prefer a balm that sinks completely into lips for a non-shiny finish will find this too glossy.

That aside, this does make lips appear instantly plumper, thanks in part to that shiny look (lip glosses often make lips appear fuller), plus it contains hydrating ingredients that temporarily “fill in” superficial lip lines. These include shea butter, pomegranate sterols (moisturizing lipids extracted from pomegranate), mango butter, and safflower oil.

This also includes antioxidant ingredients to protect lips from free-radical damage, including vitamins E and C. True to claims, this does contain coffee seed and tropical fruit (acai, mangosteen, goji, and noni) extracts – and while all are rich sources of antioxidants, they’re not present here in great enough amounts for them alone to be a compelling reason to buy this balm.

That said, this does impart lasting moisture that bolsters the appearance of fuller lips – in fact, once this wears off, lips are still left feeling softer and looking smoother. As long as you keep your expectations realistic – and you don’t mind the shiny finish – this one is definitely a lip balm to consider!

Pros:
  • Emollient, hydrating formula leaves lips softer and smoother both immediately and over time.
  • Contains non-irritating antioxidant and moisturizing ingredients.
  • Packaged to protect its light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Shiny finish might not be for everyone.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Feel the power of this intensely hydrating formula immediately upon application. Expanding on the hydraluron™ series, this all-in-one lip treatment formula contains very soothing and hydrating actives and ingredients that are designed to hydrate, soothe, nourish, volumise, plump and treat lips. A combination of Pomegranate Sterols, Coffee, Tea and Tropical Fruit Extracts work to increase moisture levels and enhance barrier function while helping to brighten skin and promote skin elasticity. Formulated with Volulip™ and Ultra-filling spheres, this lightweight, smooth and non-sticky lip treatment improves the internal and superficial lip texture with a visible plumping effect to the lips and smoothes out deep and superficial wrinkles.

Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sterols, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla), Isosorbide Disunflowerseedate, Hydroxystearic Acid, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Stearic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Palmitic Acid, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Trihydroxystearin, Sucrose Cocoate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Seed) Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Glucomannan.

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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