Indeed Laboratories Hydration Booster is a good addition to your skin care routine, but its ingredients can’t quite live up to the lofty claims that accompany it.
Like all of Indeed’s boosters, this comes in a frosted glass bottle with a dropper dispenser, meaning it should be stored in the dark, since some of its beneficial ingredients can break down in the presence of light.
The texture is that of a silky fluid with a slightly milky appearance; it’s lightly hydrating and absorbs quickly into skin without any sticky or tacky feeling after. It also works well over or under other skin care products.
The star ingredient here is niacinamide, which is included in a good amount. Niacinamide is an antioxidant with multiple benefits, including brightening skin, reducing the appearance of pores, and strengthening skin’s surface, so we’re glad to see it here. In addition, there are also some reliable moisturizing ingredients, including silicones and phospholipids, a type of fat.
You might be wondering about the Revidrate ingredient Indeed Laboratories mentions in its claims. This is the trade name for a blend of ethylhexyl palmitate, sorbitan oleate, sorbitan laurate, and myristyl phosphate. While they’re reliable emollients, their ability to “strengthen cell barriers to increase circulation” is overstated. To get these kinds of results, you’d need a more robust complement of ingredients, including skin-plumping sodium hyaluronate and skin-replenishing ceramides, which are not present here.
Overall, this is a good – though not great – option for adding a little more hydration to your skin care routine.
- Contains a good amount of skin-brightening niacinamide.
- Includes tried-and-true moisturizing ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula would better live up to its lofty claims with a more robust ingredient list.
- Needs to be stored out of direct light to protect some of its ingredients.
Treat dehydrated skin and restore vital moisture loss beneath and on the surface of the skin with this ultra-hydrating booster. Formulated with a blend of hydrating active ingredients, hydration booster smoothes skin, increases suppleness and minimizes fine lines. As an added bonus, this booster contains Revidrate™ and Niacinamide, which help strengthen cell barriers to increase circulation, prevent excess water loss and revive skin tone and texture. Incorporate a couple drops into your skincare routine to combat dehydrated skin and signs of aging.
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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