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Indeed Laboratories

Mineral Booster

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 24.99
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Indeed Laboratories makes some pretty impressive claims when it comes to what its Mineral Booster is capable of doing, but long story short, it simply cannot live up to all of them.

The lightweight, slightly milky serum comes in a frosted glass bottle with a dropper dispenser, meaning it should be stored out of direct light to protect some of its beneficial ingredients. It absorbs quickly into skin with no tackiness after, and works well applied over or under other skin care products.

Like Indeed’s other boosters, this is fragrance free and contains good moisturizing ingredients, including phospholipids and silicones. But the stars of the show here, the minerals, are in the back third of the ingredient list instead of being front and center.

All three of the included minerals – magnesium aspartate, zinc gluconate, and copper gluconate – have antioxidant properties which will help strengthen skin, there’s just not as much here as there should be given this serum’s claim of being “super concentrated”.

Another issue is that Indeed mentions in its claims that this can “drain and detoxify” skin tissues, and “stimulate cell detoxification.” The body’s detoxing processes don’t work like that – this is a claim that simply isn’t true.

While there’s nothing bad per se about this booster, it just doesn’t live up to its claims, or the performance of superior products you’ll find on our list of best serums.

Pros:
  • Includes beneficial moisturizing ingredients.
  • Contains antioxidant minerals.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Light on impressive ingredients for what is supposed to be a “concentrated” formula.
  • Cannot detox skin cells as claimed.
  • Needs to be stored out of direct light to protect some of its ingredients.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

De-stress tired skin with this bio-energizing and lightweight mineral booster featuring zinc, copper and magnesium. These essential minerals help to improve circulation, drain and detoxify skin tissues, reduce oxidative stress (the skin damage caused by free radicals that our bodies have been unable to neutralize) and protect the skin against glycation. In addition, this super concentrated serum works to stimulate cell detoxification and increase collagen production for smoother, clearer skin. Use a couple drops of mineral booster to fight off free radicals while restoring skin’s energy levels for a more youthful appearance.

Water, Propylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, C14-22 Alcohols, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldiemthyl Taurate Copolymer, Phospholipids, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Polyacrylate Cross Polymer 6, Isohexadecane, Disodium EDTA, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Polysilicone-11, Triethanolamine, Magnesium Aspartate, Polysorbate 60, Zinc Gluconate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sorbitan Isostearate, Copper Gluconate, t-Butyl Alcohol, Carpylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

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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