Snoxin II is Indeed Laboratories’ next generation of its wrinkle-fighting Snoxin, and while the formula is different now, the claims aren’t… and that’s still a problem.
Packaged in an opaque squeeze tube, fragrance-free Snoxin II has a lotion-gel texture that’s lightweight and easy to apply. It feels lightly moisturizing and absorbs into skin without a greasy or tacky feel after.
The biggest difference between the original Snoxin and Snoxin II is the peptides it uses. Whereas the original contained acetyl octapeptide-3, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, and dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, this one includes palmitoyl tripeptide-38, hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucene acetate, and mu-conotoxin CNIIC (yes, that is LOT of scientific language!).
Peptides are great ingredients, not only because in general they are moisture-binding agents, but different peptides can target specific skin concerns, which make them exciting, especially as new research emerges.
There is research showing palmitoyl tripeptide-38 (also known as MATRIXYL synthe’6) can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and hexanoyl dipeptide-3 noleucene acetate can help skin’s surface shed properly for a refreshed appearance. There are also some studies (mainly from interested parties that produce it) that show mu-conotoxin CNIIC can block signals from the brain that make facial muscles contract. All of this means that yes, this can have an impact on the appearance of visible signs of aging.
However, there is no skin care product yet that can duplicate the results of in-office cosmetic procedures, which is exactly what Indeed Labs claims Snoxin II can do. “This serum is a safer, milder and more affordable alternative to needles and plastic surgery” is an exact quote from the brand’s website.
Just to be perfectly clear: Snoxin II cannot mimic the results of these procedures. Surgeons and dermatologists aren’t closing shop because products like Snoxin II are just as good as in-office procedures!
More to the point, when such procedures done by a reputable practitioner they are safe, so the brand’s claim makes them seem unnecessarily scary. Indeed Labs also claims this product delivers results in as little as two hours – though that’s more likely the impact of the film-forming agent acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, which is higher in the ingredient list than any of the peptides.
Bottom line: Snoxin II can deliver results on the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but if you’re looking for Botox in a tube or to forestall cosmetic surgery, this simply will not fit the bill.
- Contains an interesting mix of peptides that can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
- Fragrance free.
- Packaged to protect is delicate ingredients.
- Cannot duplicate or mimic the results of in-office cosmetic procedures.
Snoxin II™ is a supercharged serum developed with XEP-018™, a clinically proven biomimetic peptide that minimizes muscle contractions to instantly soften the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles. Using high dosage peptides, it delivers both instant and long-term results including smoother and more even textured skin, maximum moisture retention and improved elasticity. Whether you’re in your twenties or your eighties, this product works for everyone and anyone trying to look a little more youthful! This serum is a safer, milder and more affordable alternative to needles and plastic surgery. Expect results within 2 hours of application.
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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