Nanoblur is the star product from Indeed Laboratories, and we can see why, as it claims to make skin look perfect, and who doesn't want that? Although the claims made are over-the-top, from a formulary perspective, fragrance-free Nanoblur works beautifully to smooth skin texture, blur the appearance of superficial (and, to some extent, deeper) wrinkles and slightly fill in enlarged pores. The combination of silicones and skin-smoothing film-forming agents is what does the trick and leaves skin feeling powdery matte.
Nanoblur can be used by all skin types, but works best on combination to oily skin. The matte finish doesn't feel great over dry skin; however, applying moisturizer beforehand negates this concern. Those with sensitive skin may find the film-forming agents this contains are sensitizing, especially when applied around the eyes. We don't normally comment on our personal experience with skin-care products, but out of four staffers that tested Nanoblur, two had a sensitized reaction when they applied it around eye-area wrinkles and two didn't. We're not excited about those odds, but it's anecdotal experience, not solid proof that Nanoblur is going to be a problematic product for the majority who use it.
When to apply Nanoblur is something you'll need to experiment with. Indeed Laboratories concurs, as they mention on their site that there's no hard-and-fast best application method. It can work over makeup, if lightly dabbed on, and under makeup, too, though it's finish isn't compatible with some liquid foundations.
Should you try Nanoblur? If you're curious to see what it can do for your skin, why not? The price is right, and a little goes a long way. This wrinkle/pore filler (we categorize it as a specialty skin-care product) missed our top rating because the formula lacks beneficial ingredients like antioxidants, repairing substances, and/or cell-communicating ingredients. An anti-irritant or two would've also been nice, but they're absent, perhaps as a means to reduce the formulary cost and keep the retail price attractive.
Nanoblur transforms your skin, immediately minimizing the signs of aging – smoothing and softening the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and enlarged pores while mattifying skin. This instant skin perfecting cream is colourless, making it perfect for both women and men.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, VP/VA Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Amodimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isohexadecane, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 80, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol
Strengths: Inexpensive; some novel products worth checking out, though the claims are a bit over-the-top; 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 meant to make skin look better in high-def, which is to say real life. 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.
Although we're not reviewing the complete collection from Indeed at this time, we've looked over their other offerings and were a bit dismayed to see the claims for some being likened to cosmetic corrective procedures like Botox or dermal fillers. Despite what's being claimed, peptides, whether natural or synthetic (and as an aside, you want the synthetic peptides as they're engineered to be much more stable in the product and on skin) are not age-erasing miracle-workers on par with the procedures a cosmetic dermatologists offers. Peptides are intriguing ingredients for skin and they do have benefit, but no one is getting less Botox or canceling their dermal filler appointment because topical peptides did the same thing "without the needle".
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. If you keep your expectations realistic and don't expect miracles from these products, 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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