Indeed Laboratories’ Radiance Booster is another well-packaged, fragrance-free option from the brand. This water-based booster certainly doesn’t harm skin, but doesn’t offer much in the way of benefits, either.
We like that this comes in a heavily-frosted glass bottle with a dropper dispenser that protects its ingredients from air, though it does have to be stored in a dark place to protect it from light exposure. It has a slightly milky appearance and a silky texture that’s suitable for all skin types. The milky texture helps provide light hydration without any stickiness.
Moisturizing phospholipids and antioxidant Strelitzia nicolai seed aril extract are also part of the mix. There is some research showing this extract, also known as bird of paradise seed extract, can impact some of the causes of dark spots on skin. But those are about the only two interesting ingredients here, the rest is mostly silicones and moisturizing ingredients.
For a booster that claims to restore radiance, promote an even skin tone, and reduce the signs of aging, we’d like to see a more robust blend of proven skin-brightening ingredients such as niacinamide, arbutin, licorice extract, or vitamin C. While this isn’t a bad option by any means, there are far better on our list of best serums.
- Includes moisturizing phospholipids.
- Bird of paradise seed extract has antioxidant ability and can help brighten skin.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula would be more impressive with a more robust mix of skin-brightening ingredients.
- Needs to be stored out of direct light to protect some of its ingredients.
Gorgeous, glowing skin has never been easier. Radiance booster restores luminosity, promotes even skin tone and recaptures the appearance of a healthy, youthful complexion. Filled with ingredients like Vivillume®, a plant-based active that restores radiance and reduces signs of aging; and Phytenso™, a biolipid complex that conditions and calms the skin, radiance booster transforms your complexion from dull to bright.
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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