Review: Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Serum, Relief Skin Dryness and Tightness Without Oily Residue

Our skin would constantly need moisture, no matter which skin type we have or where we are. I always long to have dry skin rather than combination skin and dry skin type people would tell me otherwise. The grass is always greener on the other side huh? I was introduced to try Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Serum that promises great hydration boost without leaving the skin feeling oily.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron
“For Hydraluron moisture boosting serum, we developed a new delivery system of a pure form of hyaluronic acid using a bio-engineered strain of marine red  algae. This causes controlleed, mild stimulation to the skin which increases blood circulation to the areas of application. The increased circulation boosts penetration of hyaluronic acid into the key deep layers of the skin refiling spaces that have been formed due to the aging process. Skin structure as a result is significantly improved.” – Dr Adel Rammal, Chief Scientific Office, Indeed Labs

The hydraluron hydration effect:

Hydraluron moisture boosting serum is clinically proven to boost moisture levels in your skin daily. What’s more, this serum uses hyaluronic acid that is  100% free from animal-derived raw materials and organic solvent remnants, ensuring your skin is being fed the purest and kindest ingredients for maximum skin benefits.

Inspired by Swiss hydration treatments:

Hydraluron moisture boosting serum restores optimum hydration levels and is inspired by injectable hydration treatments employed by Swiss clinics. These hydration treatments use a fine needle to supply hundreds of microinjections of hyaluronic acid into the skin. Our moisture boosting serum is a less invasive, much more affordable treatment that can be incorporated into any daily routine. Along with the purest hyaluronic acid from the Netherlands, Hydraluron moisture boosting serum, uniquely combines a bio-engineered strain of marine red algae: a rich source of minerals with a content found to be more nutrient rich than that of plants grow on land. Marine red algae contols and stimulates skin turnover by allowing the hyaluronic acid to enter even deeper into the skin – a method inspired by Switzerland’s leading skincare clinics.

Hyaluronic acid facts:

Hyaluronic acid is an incredibly hydrating ingredient that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. A jelly like substance, hyaluronic acid is a sugar naturally found in the body, lying in the connective tissue of the body: your joints, cartilage and deeper layers of the skin. It absorbs water like a sponge to give skin fullness and plumpness – qualities we consistently strive for as we age.

Hyaluronic acid found in abundance in young skin. As we age the body produces less of it,, which lead to crepey, dry skin, filled with lines and wrinkles. So give your skin a daily boost of hydration by integrating Hydraluron moisture boosting serum into your skin care regime.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Information Tab

The entire box packaging looks simple, professional and clinical. I found a small tab at the side of the box which made me wonder the purpose of it. It can be lifted and guess what it is?

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Description

Once the tab is lifted, there are more information of Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Serum, the mechanism of how it works and the statistics of proven results how well the serum works. I do find that this is very informative to deliver detailed information to customers.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron 2

The tube itself is just as simple as how the box looks like. Matte and smooth surface squeeze tube with short details of the product. There is also a pointer of where it dispenses the serum. The size of the tube is smaller than a palm size which makes it so easy to carry around even when I went for a business trip.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Seal

Before opening the tube, there is a seal which secures the product to remain it’s purity and shows that the product has not been used. From the tube, I do find that the serum can be easily squeezed out effortlessly.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Texture

The serum is in gel texture that made me curious if it does leave the skin feeling tacky. I believe it is unscented because I couldn’t smell anything from it plus after blending it into my skin, it doesn’t leave any oily residue behind. That is just on my hand, it can be different for my face.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Before & After 2

From my first application, I have already fall in love with it and I apply it twice a day religiously. It doesn’t feel too rich on my skin and I love the fact that it doesn’t leave any oily residue and my skin absorbs it like a thirsty camel. Throughout my usage for 4 weeks, the serum did help me to boost my skin hydration.

Due to the nature of my blog, I constantly change my cleanser every 1 or 2 months and there are times that my skin felt dry and tight after cleansing. Once I applied this serum, it definitely helped to relief the tightness and dryness.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Before & After

A comparison of before and after a month of usage, it helped to boost and maintain my skin hydration. I am aware that I did breakout on the lower part of my face but I also believe that the hydration plays an important role to make my skin heal faster from the inside. I mentioned this because I realized how well the acne scars are healing.

Above all…

This serum doesn’t promise on controlling breakouts neither do I think that it broke me out because on the earlier stage of using this serum, I didn’t breakout much until I added a new product into my skincare regime. I liked how it totally get absorbed into my skin effortlessly, no oily residue behind but hydrated and plumper skin. Other than providing moisture, I wasn’t able to see other effects of using this serum and I do recommend this for all skin types. Throughout my usage, I did not experience any sensitivity from it. This serum is only available exclusively in Muse by Watsons located in Sunway Pyramid.

 

About Indeed Labs Inc.

Indeed Labs is a high-technology Canadian skin care developer whose focus is to eliminate marketing hype and cost from skin treatments and instead of deliver real results as cost-effectively as possible. Indeed uses various high concentrations of rare, effective actives from laboratories in Switzerland, Spain, France and the United States to develop highly specific products. Through efficiency and honesty, Indeed develops the latest in skin care solutions at the most reasonable prices in its class.

Price: MYR89.00

Weight: 30ml / 1.0fl.oz

Availability: Muse by Watsons, Sunway Pyramid

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PROs:

  • Instant hydration
  • Relief skin dryness and tightness
  • Absorbs into the skin effortlessly
  • Doesn’t leave oily residue behind
  • Travel savvy tube

CONs:

  • Available only in one location within Klang Valley

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This serum was provided by Muse by Watsons for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum, A Mild and Gentle Formula That Works Better On Hydration

Hey, everyone! It has been almost a week that I have not been updating because I have just changed my full time job. It is very challenging and I’m juggling in between at the moment but I will promise not to abandon my blog. I have received encouraging words to keep my blog and Youtube alive, thank you very much for those who did!

Time flies really fast when I remember Timeless Truth approached me to introduce their latest serum a month ago. In their latest serum, there are five types and with the type of skin that I have (which is combination acne prone skin), they have recommended me to try Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum.

Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum

‘This Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum formula instantly tightens and refines enlarged pores while preventing acne. This refining serum treatment controls the oil secretion and promotes a fresh and balanced complexion, leaving the skin smooth and radiant.

Ingredients

Green tea extract, aloe extract , calendula extract, pore factor, oil factor.

Benefits

Conditioning the skin , clean grease , prevent acne, improve large pores and dull , making skin smooth and soft.

Getting to know the key ingredients

Green Tea Extract is an antioxidant and has cell protective qualities that protect the collagen by inhibiting collagenase. It is easily absorbed and helps skin fight inflammation that may cause premature aging. It also has excellent astringent qualities that help maintain elasticity and firmness of the skin.

Aloe Vera Extract stimulates new cell growth. The interior gel from Aloe Vera increases production of fibroblast cells. This fibroblast cells product collagen to allow smoother and tighten skin elasticity, meanwhile moisturizes and improve blood circulation.

Chamomile is known as both a pretty flower and an ancient healer. Not only is it an ideal ingredient for various skin problems, including acne, irritation, it also promotes granulation and cell regeneration. Chamomile contains phenolic and azulene derivatives which soften the skin, making it an effective in anti-aging, and helps reduce puffiness and cleanse pores of impurities.

Calendula, a plant extract, has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Applying calendula topically may help decrease inflammation and promote the healing of wounds, burns, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions. Because of calendula’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it’s often used in preparations for sunburns, rashes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations. Calendula treatments can help soothe contact dermatitis from environmental causes. Clinical data supports the properties of calendula in topical applications of 2 to 10 percent. Calendula’s effect on inflammation and tissue regeneration makes it an effective natural wound healer.’

Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum Dropper

The serum comes in a glass droplet bottle that is very travel friendly because I never had any problem carrying it around even during my business trip. Even so, I had to be careful with it since it is made of glass. The designation of the bottle is very simple with green background and white letter prints as labeling.

Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum Texture

I have been warned that due to the texture, it does take time for the skin to absorb. The warning is true but I have been enjoying to massage my face to ensure my skin fully absorbs the serum. I always believe that massaging promotes blood circulation but if you have oily skin, it is not recommended as it will aggravate the sebum production. Just like the facial essences or essences from sheet mask, this serum texture is rather thick and slimy, it could get tacky to a certain point during the application but after a few taps, my skin absorbs it without any oily residue. It does have a very light floral scent.

Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum Before & After 2

Tested it for a month and here is my four weeks course of experimenting the serum. Please ignore the dark circles and puffy eyes. I do notice that my skin gets clearer in selected areas and still getting acne on other parts. I love how my skin remained clear and more radiant on my upper face.

If you read my recent reviews, you will notice that I actually do sebum extraction myself. During the sebum extraction, I realize that I’m still extracting quite amount of blackheads around the forehead, nose and chin area.

Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum Before & After

Here is the comparison of before and after using Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum for a month. I think my skin has been improving on the hydration as I noticed that my skin seems to be plumper recently. The old acne scars are fading slowly but there are still new acne coming up.

Timeless Truth Pore Minimizing Green Tea Serum Ingredients

Green tea is something I love a lot but this serum does contain alcohol, however, I believe the percentage is very minimal since it is listed on the very last few ingredients.

Above all…

As much as I love green tea with wishful thoughts for this serum, I do find that this serum is in a very mild and gentle formula because I am still experiencing the breakout. Especially with the humidity in tropical weather (plus it is crazily warm recently), I still find that my skin gets oily easily.  I do have to give credit that it kept my skin much more hydrated than before and I usually get dryness on my cheeks.

My pores isn’t showing much improvement but for as long as I have been using this serum, I did not experience any irritation or allergy. I would say if you have normal mild combination skin, this could be suitable for you as it is works good to sooth skin with hydration. Maybe the application could just be concentrated on the cheeks instead of the entire face.

Price: MYR88.00

Weight: 30ml/0.5 fl.oz

Availability: TTmask.my

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PROs:

  • Simple and travel savvy bottle
  • Gentle and mild formula
  • Provides good boost of hydration
  • Doesn’t irritate my skin

CONs:

  • Still experiencing breakout
  • Skin still gets greasy
  • Contains alcohol

My Rating: 3/5

 

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This serum was provided by TT Mask Malaysia for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Sloane Inc Complexion Corrector Clarity Reduces Sebum Production, Mattifies and Improves Skin Texture

In the previous post, you’ll be able to see my review on Sloane Inc. Skin Superfood Pumpkin Enzyme Purifying Peel and it has been treating my skin well. On the same timeline, I’m also using Sloane Inc Complexion Corrector Clarity where it is a serum that has active ingredient of Salicylic Acid which be able to help to clear impurities and acne.

Sloane Inc Complexion Corrector Clarity

‘Exclusively formulated to clear up blackheads, refine pore, reduce skin oiliness and acne, while hydrating skin from within.

This deep pore clearing serum contains beta hydroxy acids which works as a natural skin exfoliant by removing blackhead-causing bacteria from the pores while skin softening hyaluronic acid hydrates and smoothens dull, dehydrated skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines. This combination provides an unique yet synergistic skin balancing and clarifying action to clear up acne and skin blemishes, minimize pore size and regulate healthy cell turnover, while cleverly delivering long term anti-ageing benefits, smoothing rough skin texture and fine lines.’

I like how the bottle look clean and still professionally packaged. Notice the inner tube looked like a capsule since the base is rounded?

Sloane Inc Complexion Corrector Clarity Pump

The sleek finish of the serum packaging not only made it look clinical and professional. It comes in a pump, however it doesn’t come with any cap and it is secured well that way.  How?Sloane Inc Complexion Corrector Clarity Close

This is the view from the top of the pump and if you look closely, there is an ‘on’ and ‘off’ label. The pump is specially made to be able to dispense product and to be able to turn to lock the product. Whenever I use it, I could just turn it to ‘on’ and I will be able to dispense the product and turn to ‘off’ when I’m done using it. I think this is a good idea in terms that it is convenient, no cap needed and easy to use.

There isn’t any ingredients listing stated on the box or bottle neither do their website. Through the description, I understand that it does contain AHA, BHA and salicylic acid.

Sloane Inc Complexion Corrector Clarity Texture

This is the amount of 1 pump and I usually apply this amount daily for day and night. From the photo above, it may look like it’s all clear, translucent and watery texture. If you look closely, it is a mix of liquid and gel consistency. I thought the color was all clear and translucent until in the mid of second week of using it, where some of the product got dried up at the mouth of the pump. The dried up product shows that it is in a very light turquoise color. This serum has very strong alcohol scent but it doesn’t dry out my skin at all and it mattifies. It did helped in controlling oil for a few hours (approximately 3-4 hours on tropical weather).

Sloane Inc Complexion Corrector Clarity  Before & After 2

Over the course of 4 weeks, I have noticed that my skin becomes clearer from time to time. It also appears brighter and less dull. However, this serum didn’t prevent all the blemishes because I was breaking out from another product and the serum wasn’t able to prevent it from happening. Most of the breakouts is focused on the lower portion of my face.

Sloane Inc Complexion Corrector Clarity Before & After

Here would be the comparison of before and after using it for a month. Besides the breakout, my pores seems to be less dilated and it is noticeable on the forehead and cheek area.

Above all…

I didn’t really fancy the scent from the very beginning because of the strong alcohol scent. Even so, it doesn’t make my skin felt dry at all. It contains 2% of salicylic acid, therefore I do not recommend for those who have sensitive skin because it can be too harsh for your skin. This will be suitable for those who has acne-prone with combination to oily skin type.

There is a slight reduction of sebum and I have noticed it from doing sebum extraction. This serum did not completely put a stop to the sebum production but it managed to reduce it. As far as it claims for anti-ageing, I do notice that my skin texture improved periodically as they look much more smoother than before. For fine lines, I’m yet to be able to tell as I do not have any noticeable ones to compare with.

I have already put a stop to the product that broke me out and still continuing to use this serum. The acnes on the lower portion of my face is subsiding slowly. Hopefully by another 2 weeks, it will help to completely to clear the acne away.

Price: MYR 180.00

Weight: 30ml

Availability: Sloane Clinic, 79 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur or SloaneShop.com

PROs:

  • Convenient bottle
  • Clears skin
  • Minimize pores
  • Improved skin texture
  • Reduces sebum production
  • Mattifies skin and control skin oiliness

CONs:

  • Strong alcohol scent
  • Unable to prevent selective type of acne

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

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This serum was provided by Sloane Inc. for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

It’s Skin Haul, Stocking in Power 10 Formula Serums & Tons Freebies!

When I get to know that my friend from Korea will be visiting, I have quickly seek for her help if she could help me to buy some skincare. I have always heard how affordable Korean skin care is and I do not want to miss my chance this time since I did when the BF did went to Korea.

It's Skin Haul

There are many raves about It’s Skin Power 10 Formula serums and how affordable they can be. Yes, they are definitely more cheaper than the prices in Malaysia due to the tax imports. Plus in Malaysia, freebies are not given as freely. Can you believe my purchase is just the serums? I will be listing the price of Korean Won and approximate price of MYR using currency converter, XE.com. Let’s go through the function of each serums.

It's Skin Power 10 Formula VB Effector

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VB Effector

‘Oil free essence containing Vitamin B6 which controls the secretion of sebum. Also balances the natural moisture and oils and mitigating any skin.’

Price: KRW 9800 (approximately MYR 30.71)

It's Skin Power 10 Formula Syn-Ake

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Syn-Ake

‘Highly concentrated ampoule containing peptides with properties similar to snake venom will hinder movement, improving even the facial expression wrinkles that are difficult to smooth out.’

Price: KRW 11 000 (approximately MYR 34.47)

It's Skin Power 10 Formula Q10 Effector

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Q10 Effector

‘A serum containing Coenzyme Q10, the energy component within the skin, which is locked within microcapsules to restore the skin with lost vitality and resilience.’

Price: KRW 9800 (approximately MYR 30.71)

It's Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effector

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effector

‘Brightening serum containing vitamin C and green tea components suppresses the formation of freckles that can make skin look dull and dark, and tightens pores to leave skin fair and luminous.’

Price: KRW 9800 (approximately MYR 30.71)

It's Skin Power 10 Formula PO Effector

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula PO Effector

‘Silky essence especially designed to treat pores, containing highly concentrated Houttuynia cordata extracts with the superior function of sebum control and 4 other ingredients combined to tighten pores for the management of pores.’

Price: KRW 9800 (approximately MYR 30.71)

It's Skin Masks

My friend managed to hogged for me these mask as freebies with the purchase of 5 serums straight up. There is 3 pieces  of Aloe Calming Sheet Mask, 3 pieces of Pearl Bright Essential Mask, and 4 pieces of Collagen+ Mask. It sounded so generous that I begin to suspect my friend might have purchase them.

It's Skin Masks Pouch

Also, this bronze pouch was given as a freebie too. How can I not suspect my friend? Tell me about it. What I like about this pouch is you could open it and have transparent compartment which enable you to see what you have kept inside.

Nature Republic CC Super Origin Complete Control Cream Tinted SPF30 PA++

My friend also popped in two of Nature Republic’s Super Origin Complete Control Cream samples for me to try. Now I’m overloaded with serums that I’m not quite sure when I’m going to finish them. They are really affordable as to compare with the prices in Malaysia. It’s Skin has been around in Malaysia for sometime now and as far as I know they are also available in Hermo.com.my.  If you would like to be updated with the latest from It’s Skin Malaysia, just like their Facebook below!


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh