Review: Indeed Labs Fillume Volumising Serum

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I have always been a fan of the Indeed Labs range of items, and have, in the past reviewed many of their skincare products. In this post, I’d like to tell you about their latest item in the Indeed Labs family, the Fillume Volumising Serum. This product is a half of a set, and is meant to be used with the Fillume Volumising Moisturiser, which I unfortunately have yet to try out. 

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Personally, I use the serum paired with my trusty Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Moisturizer. 

Some of the benefits of the Fillume Volumising Serum include:

  • Restoring facial contours.
  • Improves facial firmness, suppleness and elasticity.
  • Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Increases skin’s hydration levels and stimulates skin renewal
  • Improves the tone and texture of skin.

The Fıllume Volumising Moisturiser contains a combination of clinically proven ingredients designed to help target the appearance of subtle facial volume loss. Sesamin, (from seeds of sesame), hyaluronic acid, and a molecular network of natural biopolymers help skin appear fuller, firmer and smoother.  

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Usage: I use the serum daily by applying a small broad bean sized amount to a cleansed face and neck each morning & night. The box recommend a pea sized, but I use more 🙂

Personal Thoughts: Thing is, being in my mid twenties, I’m at that age where wrinkles have yet to develop, (yet being the key word) however without any care, those pesky lines would surely appear much earlier than they need to. So to me, this is more of a “prevention is better than a cure” product. After a trial run with this, I wasn’t able to see results in terms of lines reduction, since I had none to begin with, however I did notice that my skin felt much softer & hydrated through the day. 

I reckon for those of you who already have wrinkles and lines to frown about, ( don’t, you’ll get more lines! 😀 ) this would be a great product to try out.  But for those of us who are *ehem* of a younger age, you may not get the promised results from this.

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The ingredient list. You guys might want to know that this product has a chock full of silicone, so those of you with silicone allergies might wanna be a bit more wary. Despite the silicone, I didn’t have any clogged pores, breakouts, etc. It worked just fine for me, but I do double cleanse my skin each day, so that might be a contributing factor as well. 

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To sum things up, I feel that Fillume is a product that one should give a trial run is you are worried about the appearance of lines, however, do bear in mind, that as all skin care products do, this may take time, and results aren’t instantaneous. This isn’t Botox in a bottle guys 😛  

Have you tried the Fillume range? If not, would you be willing to give it a go, if not?

The Indeed Labs Fillume Volumising Serum retails for RM126.30/30ml & available exclusively at Muse by Watsons Sunway Pyramid, Watsons Alamanda, Paradigm and KLCC.

For more information, useful links below!

https://www.facebook.com/MusebyWatsons

http://indeedlabs.com/

xoxo,
Shashay

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[Review] Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator & The Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Moisturiser

Oh hello there sexy faces!

Hope you guys have had a nice weekend wherever you are 🙂 It’s a 4 day weekend where I live here, so its been amazing to have a nice long break. (although I don’t see why I’m so happy about it considering I’ve been on holiday for at least a month now lol) In other news, it’s a baby girl for the British royal family, so I was rather pleased to read about the news ❤ Congrats Kate & Wills!!  While everyone else has been busy making babies, getting married or engaged, (it’s wedding bells everywhere I go these days =_=”) I’ve been trying out some new skin care products that I wanted to tell you guys about. Yes. Priorities for the win yo. 😀

So you see, I’ve always had a thing for all products that cometh forth from Indeed Labs, and I’ve also reviewed a couple of their products which are the Hydraluron Serum & Nanoblur respectively here & here. Imagine my happiness when 2 more products from them landed on my vanity, so buckle up cos its going to be a long post!

Indeed Labs has been churning out one new product after the other recently, and these two are some of the latest additions to the Indeed Labs family, which are the Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator & the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Moisturizer. I mentioned these two items briefly in my recent post about the launch event which you can read here, and today let’s have a proper full on review on these two products shall we?

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March Empties!

Hey girls & boys!

I’ve actually never done an empties post before since I started this blog, and I guess this a collective empties for the year 2015 so far. Now I’ve been trying to finish up my products since I realized I had too many of them lying around collecting dust and being of no use. Some of these products have been a staple in my routine & some were new additions. 

PS: Some of these products were sent to me, some were bought by myself, but it will not affect my review on them. 

PPS: Let me know if you want full, proper reviews on any of these products, and I shall oblige 🙂

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Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume : This is my second bottle of dry shampoo that I’ve finished, the first being the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original Clean & Classic.  I love me some dry shampoo, and I usually use them on the 3rd day after a hair wash just maintain a less greasy looking scalp. I have no complaints on the dry shampoo, it does what it says & considering I’m on my 3rd bottle now, I must say I love it! Currently I’m using the Batiste Fruity & Cheeky in Cherry. They retail for MR25.90 at local supermarkets. Repurchase? Oh you bet! ❤

Phyto Phytocyane Densifying Treatment Shampoo: I bought this simply because it claimed to address hair thinning, so I fell hook, line and sinker. It didn’t eradicate my hair thinning completely, but it did minimize it. It acts like a clarifying shampoo, and my hair was healthy when I was using it, though it did leave my hair feeling slightly dry. My hair loss issues aren’t gonna go away with a shampoo, but at least this helped. This shampoo retails for RM96 at Luxola Malaysia. Repurchase? Yep, sure will, since its a cheaper alternative to the Rahua Shampoo!

Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream: I didn’t expect to love this moisturizer as much as I did, but I do. It keeps my skin hydrated, no breakouts occurred while I was using it, and leaves skin looking matte. Kiehls did a marvelous job developing this!  I used this whole jar up in 3 months, and have been planning to get another jar soon, but I need to finish up my current stash of moisturizers first. The product retails for RM105 at local Kiehls outlets. Repurchase? Yes, once I go through my skincare drawer and finish everything else! 😀

Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment: I got this product from a giveaway, and it was part of the Tarte Sweet Dreams collection. I used it all up in less than a month, since it was just a small jar of product. It claims to hydrate, firm and brighten the delicate eye area, but I couldn’t see much of a difference after a month of using it. Either I have to use this product longer, or it just doesn’t work for me. And since I don’t have wrinkles or any dryness around my eyes to begin with, how could I see difference? I’m not sure how much this retails for, but I do know a small jar of this & the sample sized Tarte Maracuja Oil retails for RM47 at local Sephora outlets. Repurchase? Nope. Will be spending my money on a better eye cream, like the Clarins one I’ve been eyeing. Pun totally intended!

Rahua Shampoo: This was another whim purchase off Luxola, and was recommended to me by someone I knew. It claims to fortify weak, damaged strands while nourishing and regenerating the scalp and hair follicles, allowing for hair to grow longer and stronger. And as all hair products go, I fell for the claim. It did keep my hair long and strong, and definitely kept my scalp healthy, though my hair loss still remained. This was a pricey purchase too, since 275ml of product retails for RM 129.50 on Luxola Malaysia. I liked the scent of the shampoo, it smelled like molasses and sugar, and always left my hair smelling sweet and nice. Le jaan used to say my hair smelled like syrup lol! Repurchase? If I had the extra cash, definitely. 

b.liv Hyaluronic Original Hydration Essence: This was sent to me for a review, and I did rave aplenty on the blog post on it which you can read here. Repurchase? I already have Hydraluron, which is a more cost-effective hyaluronic acid serum, though with Hydraluron’s recent price increase, I’m not so sure anymore. :/ Damn you GST! 

Hydraluron by Indeed Labs: This is also another hyaluronic acid serum that I purchased for moisture boosting my skin, and my thoughts on it are available here. Repurchase level? Amazeballs!!

Last but not least, the Vichy Normaderm Daily Deep Cleansing Gel: This I bought simply Paris B raves to no end about it, and I just had to pick up a bottle for myself. And I’m actually on my second bottle now, which says a lot, since I always find myself changing cleansers as often as I change clothes lol! I love this cleanser, it keeps my skin balanced, hydrated, and most importantly, clear! I haven’t had acne, breakout, not even hormonal ones for the past few months. This is only available via Luxola Malaysia currently, I’m afraid and retails for RM69.50. A tad pricey no doubt, but a price I’d pay for clear skin, so definitely a repurchase worthy product.

So there you have it lovelies, my empties for this month. I’ll try and finish up more products and get another empties post up soon ❤ Hopefully I manage to finish up some makeup too, because I have yet to hit pan on anything so far! 

Do comment if you would like full reviews on anything mentioned, or if you’ve tried any of these products, and loved or hated them. I would love to know more! 🙂

xoxo,
Shashay

[Review] Nanoblur by Indeed Laboratories

Haroo awesome peoples!

So you know how most people these days are camera obsessed, selfie fixated and just intent on photo-shopping every single detail to death? Yeah. This image comes to mind when I think of Photoshop.

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The magic of editing that is. Anyway, since you can’t really Photoshop your face in real life (a bit unfortunate isn’t it? ), so we have makeup, primers and all sorts of magical creams to ensure a clean, smooth and airbrushed finish on your skin. All this time, I was only using primers to smoothen my skin out before makeup application, and I was in dire need of something else to perfect my skin.

When I was given the opportunity to try out the Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur, of course I said yes! I even bugged Paris B of mywomenstuff to review it too, lol. I’ve heard so many good things about it, and I wanted to find out for myself whether the hype surrounding it was nothing more than a good marketing & advertising ploy. (It seems that my recent stint in advertising is being put to good use on this blog)

Nanoblur promises a couple of things.

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Product Description: It 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.

Nanoblur can be used on any part of your skin that needs improving, be it your face, neck or hands and is perfectly suitable for both men and women since it works in such a subtle way that isn’t noticeable.

According to Indeed Laboratories, Nanoblur:

  • Works in seconds.
  • Can be applied to face, neck, hands…anywhere you like!
  • Softens the look of lines and wrinkles.
  • Minimizes the look of pores.
  • Improves skin tone / redness.
  • Smoothes and mattifies the skin.

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A point to remember is that Nanoblur is not a primer (or a skincare for that matter) since primers actually sit underneath all your makeup and prep your skin for makeup application. Nanoblur on the other hand, is formulated to smooth out the imperfections based on advanced optical technology and sits ON TOP of your makeup. The combination of silicones and skin-smoothing film-forming agents is what does its trick and leaves skin feeling powdery matte.

Directions of usage: It goes on after your foundation, or if you’re not wearing foundation, over your moisturizer. If you were to be wearing powders of any sort, Nanoblur goes on before any of those powders. Apparently, if one has super dry skin, Nanoblur can be mixed with your moisturizer (which I have yet to try myself)

Nanoblur appears as a thick white paste which upon application becomes clear and transparent.

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Shall we put it to test?

On the left we have bare skin that has been propped with moisturizer, and on the right we have the same moisturized skin with some Nanoblur patted on it.

Can you see the difference?  It’s very slight, yet visible.

Bear in mind that these are raw photos which have only been edited in terms of contrast & lighting.

Acne scars are less visible, skin appears much smoother, pores look smaller, and the finish appears matte.

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What do you think ? Impressed as I was?

The skin transformation above can only be attributed to the science behind Nanoblur. Its formulated with advanced optical prism technology and Nanoblur’s ground-breaking formula changes the way light is reflected off skin. Once applied, micro-prisms diffuse light in a multitude of directions, creating a blurring effect on the skin similar to an air-brushed photo.

You know how photo artists use techniques in digital retouching to make their subjects’ skin look perfect? Nanoblur does the same thing, but in real life.

Personal Thoughts:  I usually apply Nanoblur to my T-zone, cheek and chin area which is where I feel I need the most photo-shopping. I apply by patting on a pea sized amount of the Nanoblur on until its fully matte and doesn’t feel tacky anymore, and it leaves my skin looking amazing. I find that I usually reach for this product when I am going out barefaced and need to look somewhat flawless. NEVER massage or drag it on your fully made up skin since there are a few compatibility issues which I will mention in a bit 😀

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Now Nanoblur is a grand product, no doubt about that. On bare or moisturized skin, its works like a charm. The trick is when you need to apply it onto skin which already has foundation on it or when you want to apply your foundation over moisturized & Nanoblurred skin.

I’ve experimented quite a bit with this product and found a few amazing tips if I may say so myself! 

  • Nanoblur on foundation? Nanoblur is incompatible with certain foundations and if you want to know which foundation it works or doesn’t work with, the only way is through trial and error. Patting Nanoblur on will create a sticky muddy mess for those incmpatible foundations.
  • Nanoblur on your moisturized skin? Don’t use a makeup brush to apply your foundation. It makes Nanoblur stick, pull and group. Try a beauty blending sponge instead, but make sure to test foundation compatibility first.

My routine usually goes, cleanse, moisturize and pat the Nanoblur on.

The ingredient list for your perusal. Nanoblur is paraben, fragrance and colour free, and packed with tonnes of silicone.

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What do you lot think?A product for the wish list? I definitely would recommend anyone to purchase a tube or two of Nanoblur since its such a great product that works, along with a sage advise of trial and error before stepping out the door for a night out 🙂

Nanoblur retails for RM75 at the one and only Muse By Watsons (Sunway Pyramid).

Useful links for your happy clicking: 

https://www.facebook.com/MusebyWatsons

https://www.facebook.com/indeedlabs

http://indeedlabs.com/

xoxo,
Shashay