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Monday, 14 December 2015

Review: Indeed Labs Hydraluron Skincare Range

Monday, 14 December 2015
Hi beautifuls!

It's been awhile since I last did a skincare review so here's one before the year ends!
I have dry, dehydrated skin and I'm glad that this one came in time right before Christmas! It's a Canadian cult beauty brand that got many beauty enthusiasts from all around the world namely UK, Australia and MALAYSIA all gushing in awe!

I was given 3 hydration products from Indeed Labs to try: a sheet mask, a tube of serum and a tub of moisturizer. All of which are called HYDRALURON, which is the hydrating line of Indeed Labs.

So let's cut to the chase and get into the review, shall we?



The Indeed Labs Story
Dia Foley was working in a high definition digital technology environment where she realized that its visual clarity magnifies every pore, line and perceived imperfection. Turning to the in studio makeup person, she thought aloud,

"Wouldn't it be great to achieve that soft, camera lens filter effect applied directly to the surface of your face?"

Out of the need for instant, flawless, HD ready skin, the cosmetic game changer nanoblur™ was born and Indeed Labs began. Foley sits now as Indeed Labs VP of Sales & Marketing.


Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask







What it is:
Inspired by Swiss hyaluronic injection treatments, the mask works to restore skin's optimum hydration levels, providing less invasive, more affordable treatment that fits easily into our beauty regime. It is made with breakthrough 3D timed release hyaluronic acid, to provide the perfect solution for dry, dehydrated skin. It is said to prolong the effect of hyaluronic acid, providing up to 24 hours of moisture that penetrates deep into the skin.
Priced at RM21.10 for 20ml.

My thoughts:
Reading all the info on the packaging seems a little too good to be true! It brings us the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, such as those found in aesthetics to maintain moisture levels on our faces! Sounds like a dream come true for severely dehydrated skin like mine!

When I first put this mask on, my first impression was this sheet mask is too big for my face! The bottom mouth part keeps slipping off and I had to lie down so that the mask stays in place. It gave me a slight tingly sensation, which I don't really mind because most sheet masks react the same for me. This Hydraluron mask does not have any scent to it and the essence is transparent in colour. I let it sit on my face for a good 15 minutes before taking it off.

The results? I'm glad that there were NO redness on my face!! (Some tingly masks leave some redness due to my sensitive skin) However I don't really enjoy the minimal sticky feeling I get after that. The tacky feeling goes off after 10 minutes once my face is fully dry. 

Did the product lived up to its hype?
I felt instant pump of deep hydration, yes. My face seemed to be glowing and feels baby soft. My pores have seem to become smaller too. The next morning post mask treat, I still felt that my face was still very much moisturized, unlike cheap hydrating masks that I used to try when it leaves my face back to its dehydrated state the next day. So long lasting moisturization - CHECKED!

Rating:
4.5/5
(minus 0.5 point because it's still on the pricier side!)


Hydraluron Moisture Booster Serum








What it is:
A serum that contains pure form of hyaluronic acid, acts as a refreshing drink of water for your skin. It is 100% free from animal-derived raw materials and organic solvent remnants, ensuring the skin is fed with the purest and kindest ingredients for maximum skin benefits.

Hyaluronic Acid: An innovative form of hyaluronic acid - a breakthrough in safety and purity - with very low molecular weight that can reach the deep skin layers to boost the skin's ability to moisture itself, to minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles and improve skin's elasticity. Clinical trials with hyaluronic acid, applied twice a day for 8 weeks showed an increase of skin's elasticity by 27% and a reduction of skin roughness by 10%.

Red Marine Algae: Bio-engineered Strain of the Red Marine Algae (Ahnfeltia concinna) increases cell turnover, firmness, elasticity and smoothness and brings about fine line reduction. It also contributes excellent skin feel and moisturization properties.

This is the very serum that caught the attention of UK's top beauty blogger Caroline Hirons and was crowned as "Launch of the Year 2012" in Caroline Hirons' Hall of Fame. Not long after it sent the beauty world in a cult frenzy that made this baby popular worldwide.
Priced at RM115.60 for 30ml.

My thoughts:
The tube comes in a white tube and pink round cap, that it easy for displaying purposes on the table. It looks somewhat clinical and something like what a dermatologist would dispense to you if you have dreaded skin worries. Well, it does come from a brand with "laboratories" involved so it is aptly packaged I would say. I personally adapt to dermatological products better than luxury branded products, to tell you the truth. So packaging wise, it draws my attention even more since I have sensitive skin.

The content is liquidy transparent gel that looks somewhat like glue. However the texture is more runny than your normal glue and it doesn't leave any faint scent to it, which I like. Once applied onto my skin, it absorbs almost instantly, leaving my skin plumped and bouncy once again. I can apply the next step of my skincare without any wait time (perfect for those morning rush hours)! 

As Paris B of My Women Stuff puts it simply, this is a serum and it must not replace your moisturizer. "The way it works is to attract moisture and if you don’t apply any moisturiser over this, what is it supposed to attract then? Nothing, I’d warrant. So treat this as you will a serum. Apply it after cleansing and toning and before other serums, oils or moisturiser."

Within the course of the next few weeks using this serum religiously, I can say that skin has not looked better! (Even compared to one year ago, judging from pics, I kid you not!) I love how "young" my skin has become. What I love about this most is the price tag isn't too crazy to match its results!!!

Rating:
5/5

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Moisturizer


What it is:
Hydraluron Jelly Moisturizer is the extension of the success of the Hydraluron Serum, which helps provide both instant and long-term locked-in moisture to the skin through a sophisticated complex of five key actives, which support the natural layer of the skin, helping to restore moisture levels and defending against future loss.

  • Patch H20™: Helps provide immediate and long-lasting moisturization through a molecular mesh that reduces water evaporation from the skin, helping it regain optimal moisture levels.
  • Fucogel®: Absorbed quickly by skin, Fucogel helps provide long term binding of water and moisturization to create a protective film against the skin's surface, which defends against transepidermal water loss.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: A high-level hydrating substance that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, it acts as the ultimate drink for your skin, resulting in a longer lasting feeling of softness, plumpness, and hydration.
Suitable for all skin types. Free of parabens, oil, fragrance and colouring.
Priced at RM105 for 30ml.

My thoughts:
This moisturizer's packaging comes in a tub-pump where you just need to push down just once with two fingers, to give you just enough for the whole face coverage! I'm liking how genius the packaging is, especially where hygiene is concerned. 

Some people have reported to have slight breakouts upon using this product, mainly caused by the high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid. So if you are one of those who have sensitive skin, be careful as this may break you out, like what it did to me. It is possible to have too much of a good thing afterall. So instead of using this twice a day everyday, I use this whenever my skin is feeling particularly dry; when I am planning to wear heavy makeup for the whole day and especially at night when my skin needs moisture the most.

What I like about this product is that the jelly formulation speeds up morning routine by absorbing quickly and wears well under my makeup. You know how sometimes thick moisturizers take about 10 minutes to be fully absorbed before being able to apply makeup!! 

There is a beauty myth that oily skin don't need moisture; however oily skin may lack moisture, which causes the skin to produce more oil than usual, which is the main cause of oily skin (I used to have oily skin during my teen years, however after switching to hydration products, my skin has been leaning towards combination-dry skin).

Rating:
4/5
(minus 1 for slight breakout when used too often)



Christmas Promotion
exclusive at Watsons & Muse by Watsons


If you are hoping to get your hands on Indeed Labs products, the best time to get them is NOW, because they are having a promotion for Christmas!

Currently they are selling the complete range of Hydraluron (3 products)
for RM199 (normal price RM241.70).


Have you heard of Indeed Labs before this? The last time I heard, the jelly moisturizer is sold out at all Watsons upon reaching Malaysia! So if you managed to see it on shelves, it means you're in luck because they just restocked it!



Indeed Labs products are exclusively available in Malaysia at these locations:

Watsons
1 Utama | Alamanda | City Square | KLCC | Paradigm | Suria Sabah | The Mines

Muse by Watsons
Sunway Pyramid

Available online at

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