Indeed Laboratories’ Q10 Booster is typical of many of the brand’s offerings; it’s not a bad product, it just lacks what it takes to truly live up to its claims or qualify as a must-have for your skin care routine.
This booster has a silky, lightweight fluid texture and sinks into skin without a greasy or tacky feel. Its star ingredient is ubiquinone (also known as coenzyme Q10), an ingredient that provides antioxidant benefits. There’s also antioxidant vitamins C and E, and this product’s heavily frosted glass bottle will protect them from breaking down in the presence of air (though it does need to be stored away from direct light to prevent any issues there).
There’s nothing wrong with any of these ingredients, but we’d like to see more antioxidants in a serum that’s advertised as being “concentrated” and having the ability to fight oxidative stress, (and see them higher in the ingredient list). As is, this isn’t a powerhouse antioxidant serum that can do all that Indeed Laboratories says it can.
There are other boosters and serums out there that can fit the bill in that regard, and while this isn’t a bad one, we’d recommend one of those options instead, even if it means spending a little more money.
- Lightweight serum texture sinks into skin.
- Includes antioxidant ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10) + vitamins C and E.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula would be more impressive with a greater mix of beneficial ingredients.
- Not as “concentrated” as claimed.
- Needs to be stored out of direct light to protect some of its ingredients.
Repair and regenerate aging skin with Q10 booster. A multifaceted concentrated serum full of targeted ingredients such as Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E and Vitamin C to enrich skin, inhibit pigment production, even out skin tone and fight oxidative stress caused by pollution and UV damage. Q10 booster also works towards a more youthful tone and texture by creating the building blocks for collagen and elastin, which minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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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