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. 

Pic via Flutter & Sparkle

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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

[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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[Product Launch] Aupres Aqua Energy

Hey awesome people!

So you know my never-ending sermon about how important hydration is to your skin? Yeah, its back again 😀 The story is, I recently attended the launch of the latest line in the Aupres family, the Aupres Aqua Energy. This line is aimed to increase moisture retention, giving your skin the hydration it needs.

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The Aupres Aqua Energy line is specially formulated with unique Green Tea Complex to soothe agitated cells, and its exclusive Smart Moisture Complex replenishes skin with the right amount of moisture while conditioning its moisture-retaining environment. There are three other main ingredients in the range, natural yeast-derived Amino Acid, rose extract and Green Tea Complex which help the moisture retaining process along.

This exclusive technology allows each cell to trap in moisture abundantly, allowing the skin to brim with purified moisture even when exposed to severe dryness.

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There are 6 items in the line, with the Moisture Capturing Essence being their star product in the line. It is a highly-functional moisturizing essence that not only exerts excellent moisturizing power and moisture-retaining ability but also promotes the strength of the skin to create its own moisture.

  • Cleansing Foam 125g/RM65
  • Moisture Lotion 170ml/RM80 (available in three textures for different skin types)
  • Moisture Emulsion 130ml/RM85
  • Moisture Capturing Essence  80g/RM120
  • Cream 50g/RM100
  • Eye Cream 20g/RM100

More product pics just because.

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Fun fact. Did you know Aupres means “next to you, close to you” in French? It upholds the brands basic philosophy of “High Quality”, “High Service” and “High Image.

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Demonstrating the star product, the Moisture Capturing Essence. Just scoop and massage onto skin for bounciness! 

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During the launch, I had a chance to explore the makeup line from Aupres as well. I didn’t know that Aupres did makeup as well, so this was a pleasant surprise! From blushers to concealer and foundation, there was whole range to explore.

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The eye shadows was buttery, pigmented, and oh so soft. Even the powders were finely milled and goes on so smooth.

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I had a good time at the launch learning a lot about Aupres, and what they had to offer. Its been a brand that is quite quiet in the market to be honest, which left many of us not knowing what goodies were in store from their brand.

 In a nutshell, who will love this line? Anyone with dehydrated skin, or not,  in need of products that will moisturize skin from outside in. I’ll be trialing the range soon, so I’ll report back when I can on its effectiveness!

For more info, useful links as per below:

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https://www.facebook.com/aupresmalaysia

The Aupres Aqua Energy range is available at all Aupres counters starting January 2015.

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

Hydraluron : Hit or Miss?

How often do you pick up an item based on a positive review you read somewhere? Maybe via word of mouth from a friend of a friend of a friend? Sometimes, all the time, never? Guilty here!

Personally, I read A LOT of product reviews in general, and every girly outing I have always involves and ends with discussions, reviews and debates on whether a product has failed us, amazed us, or left us feeling a little meh. I love my girlfriends to death, but sometimes I swear they’re bad for my bank account 😉 Yes I mean you Arpita 

On top of my girlfriends trying to bankrupt me, I also have people like Paris B who are enablers to my endless shopping addiction, who feeds my daily dose of pretty via her product reviews & my review of the Hydraluron Moisture Booster today is all thanks to her as well!

After reading her review of the infamous Hydraluron, I pretty much felt like this.

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First of all, I didn’t know Hydraluron was available locally. *smacks head on wall*

Once I knew it was within my reach,  I knew I had to try it out ASAP!

The only snag was that Hydraluron was available in Malaysia in one store only, would you believe that? And on top of that, half the time, Hydraluron is sold out. I remember as I was purchasing my own tube, the sales assistant was telling me, “Miss, you should get a few more tubes since we only have a couple of tubes of Hydraluron left, and the next shipment doesn’t come in until a months time”. If you see Hydraluron, pick it up before someone else does 🙂 Plus you’re ever in Sunway Pyramid and passing through Muse by Watsons, please pick me up some Hydraluron!

Anyway, I finally did drag my lazy butt to Sunway one fine day and got myself this baby, and can I just say, imma happy mama?? *insert wacky dance here*

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Hydraluron is the baby of Indeed Laboratories and is manufactured in the holy land of maple syrup, Canada. Muse by Watsons only carries 4 items from Indeed Laboratories, including Hydraluron(RM80),which is the Nanoblur  (RM65), Snoxin (RM130), and the Eysilix (RM99).

*Nanoblur is an instant skin perfector, and works much like a face primer, Snoxin is a facial line lifter and Eysilix is an eye cream.

I’ve actually also got my eye on Nanoblur, since reviews are telling me that its good stuff. (see how easily swayed I am by glowing reviews? Thank you Internet!) 

At the first glance, Hydraluron comes in a very simple, clinical, packaging but that pink, oh boy! I’m not a big fan of pink, but I do love the pink box it comes in. One tube of Hydraluron contains 30 ml of hyaluronic acid, however, as I’m reading through the ingredient list, I don’t see Hyaluronic acid listed in it, instead I see Sodium Hyaluronate, the salt version of the acid. I’m not entirely sure why that is, maybe the raw, pure hyaluronic acid is too strong for direct application?

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And if you’re new to beauty jargon, hello, and a few things about hyaluronic acid, its is literally the best thing that ever happened to skincare, as it is boosts moisture in skin like anything, it also slows down aging, and has also been touted as the key ingredient in healing scars.

Hydraluron is a clear liquid with a consistency slightly thicker than water, which means it is a little tacky and not as runny as water. To be perfectly honest, it has the consistency of snot. Come on, you know what I mean 😆 The liquid is very easily absorbed, and leaves skin feeling matte-er than usual.

IMPORTANT: Hydraluron is a serum, and you use this underneath your moisturizer as this isn’t a topical moisturizer.

According to the description on the box, “the serum provides below the surface hydration and is NOT a substitute for any moisturizing creams. Using this product increases the skins ability to retain moisture over time and reduces the amount of topical moisturizers needed to maintain ideal skin hydration.”

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I had a few concerns and apprehensions about using Hydraluron as some people reported cystic acne and massive skin flare ups. If you have sensitive skin, or if your skin cant handle hyaluronic acid in large amounts, you may want to stay off this product.  I decided to have a go, since curiosity was killing me, and I already bought the darn thing hadn’t I? 😛

Directions of use: I use Hydraluron twice a day, morning and night, and its the first thing that goes onto my skin after my toner, and then my other serum, moisturizer, etc. I use a pea size amount for my whole face area. After application, skin will feel slightly tacky, but continue on with your normal skincare routine.

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One thing about the tube-screw on packaging though, I haven’t seen this happening to anyone else, so it might just be me, but every-time I place the tube horizontally on my vanity, the next day, a little bit of Hydraluron seems to leak out and I have to scoop it up out of the cap. I have now placed in standing vertically with the cap at the top to prevent any spillage, and that seems to be working fine.

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Personal Thoughts: One month down the road after using Hydraluron, I do not notice significant changes on my skin, HOWEVER, I noticed little things like how softer my skin feels now compared to a month back. Any acne scars I have seem to heal much faster, and my skin has a certain glow to it. Even my skin texture feels much nicer now and applying makeup is a breeze because they glide on so smoothly onto my skin. Oil seeds seem to extract easier, and my skin is just so plump and full!

Mum casually mentioned that my skin seems brighter and I agree, my skin looks much better than it did one month ago.  Moisture wise, I don’t really know because how does one measure moisture levels? I don’t have dry patches, and my skin feels smooth and soft all day, so I’m assuming Hydraluron is doing its job. *I might need to get that device that measures moisture levels at some point*

I think Hydraluron doesn’t improve hydration in an obvious way, but does it very sneakily, because all its magic is deep down under the skin. 🙂

Is Hydraluron something I’ll continue to use? Of course, I still have 3/4 of a tube left! Repurchase? Yes! If I were to sum up Hydraluron in one word, it would be this:

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Have you tried Hydraluron before? What do you think of it? Lemme know!

Hydraluron Moisture Booster is available at  Muse by Watson’s at Sunway Pyramid for RM88 (30ml).

xoxo,
Shashay