Note: this product has been discontinued.
Indeed Laboratories Resistance Booster is not a bad product by any means, but it is one that doesn’t rate higher because its ingredients do not match up to its claims.
Like all the brand’s boosters, this is fragrance free and comes in a frosted glass bottle with a dropper dispenser, meaning it should be stored out of direct light to protect some of its light-sensitive ingredients. It has a lightweight fluid-lotion texture that is aesthetically elegant; it’s easy to smooth across skin and absorbs quickly.
Analyzing the ingredient list, there are tried-and-true moisturizing ingredients including glycerin, silicones, phospholipids, and milk protein. There’s also bifida ferment lysate, which some research has shown can offset oxidative damage to skin in the presence of UV light, and acetyl hexapeptide-1, which limited research has shown might be able to protect skin against UV-caused redness (interestingly, there are also studies showing it can enhance skin pigmentation).
While these are good ingredients, Indeed’s claims state this should be your first line of defense against pollution and harmful UV rays, that it protects skin against free radical damage and stimulates cell regeneration. For a product to make good on these claims, it needs to rely on much better researched, reliable ingredients like an abundance of antioxidants to give your skin the protection it really needs. If you rely solely upon a couple of “star” ingredients for skin, you’re pretty much shortchanging it.
While we appreciate and encourage the use of new and innovative ingredients, for this kind of product needs a more robust lineup to do all that it says it can. See our list of best serums for options that have a greater complement of beneficial ingredients.
- Contains a good mix of moisturizing ingredients.
- Includes bifida ferment lysate, which can help protect skin from oxidative stress.
- Acetyl hexapeptide-1 likely can protect against UV-caused redness.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula doesn’t contain a robust amount of antioxidants for optimal protection from environmental factors.
- Needs to be stored out of direct light to protect some of its ingredients.
The ultimate reinforcement booster to balance, restore and maintain skin’s health while boosting its ability to naturally resist damage. With the use of Melitane™, resistance booster is your first line of defense against pollution and harmful UV rays. It protects your skin against free radicals, stimulates cell regeneration and reduces skin redness and pigmentation. By restoring essential lipids in your skin’s barrier, it allows your skin to repair damage and retain more water to preserve moisture levels.
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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