Indeed Labs Hydraluron- worth the hype?

Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron SerumWhen few months a go I saw that Walgreens started carrying Indeed Laboratories products, I was super excited, since I wanted to try their Hydraluron Moisture Serum for ages. I was a bit skeptical about spending $25.00  on such a small tube of serum (1oz), but having read tons of such positive reviews, I was convinced that I’ll love it just as pretty much everyone else who tried it had.

It’s been a while since I incorporated the Hydraluron Moisture Serum into my skincare and all I can say is “meh”. It’s gentle on the skin, a little bit goes a long way, works great under a moisturizer, but is it really a miracle worker, super-star that it’s claimed to be? I wouldn’t say so. The gel formula goes on very sticky but does dry to a smooth finish and absorbs quite quickly. I also like the fact that this is completely fragrance free-something I’ve grown to appreciate when it comes to skincare, the packaging is also great.

At first, I was convinced that this was drying the heck out of my skin, but after using it for a few weeks I actually did notice that my moisturizer absorbed a little better, but I’m still not convinced about its effectiveness in bringing up the moisture levels in my skin, or that it has much of that plumping effect that hyaluronic acid is known to have. I find that this works the best when used under my moisturizer after a face mask or a peel-that’s when I can actually feel it make a difference in my skin’s texture.  I still experience some flaking here and there, despite using this serum religiously. I think that the formula of this is pretty basic and after seeing everyone rave about this serum left and right, I expected this to be a skin-transforming product.

indeed labs hyaluronic acid serum

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that this serum is completely ineffective, I think that it makes a nice addition to a skincare routine, I just don’t think that it’s as amazing as everyone makes it out to be. I honestly expected this to visibly transform my skin, but it was just “okay”. I previously used this hyaluronic serum which it worked great for me and it’s at nearly half the price as Hydraluron for twice the amount.

  • Mel

    Love the honest review! Sometimes products just aren’t that amazing as you want them to be

  • Kate

    I think this often happens when a product is overhyped – we expect amazing things and are disappointed even when the product in question isn’t bad. Nice to see a balanced view! I’ve just bought a box of their face masks so I’m interested to try them out now! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Definitely! The hype was so huge with this one that I expected it to be a true miracle worker :( .

  • I’ve seen a few reviews where people have said that they weren’t blown away until they stopped using and then they discovered that it had been doing more than they thought it had x

    • I didn’t really notice a big difference once I finished an entire tube :(

  • I always find hyped products never do quite live up, always ruins them for me!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • As always love I love that you are so honest and upfront about products Paula! Makes your reviews so much more enjoyable and informative to read. So many *macaroon and pout* bloggers out there should be taking a leaf out of your book ;) :D

    Such a shame it didn’t work out how you hoped. Beyond frustrating when “superstar” claims are made and then they fail to live up to expectations. Sometimes it’s even more annoying when products are just okay, not much else. Great that it absorbs quickly, and has a few nice qualities such as making your moisturiser sink in a little better. So glad it isn’t totally ineffective for you and you’re getting some good use out of it <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Hahaha ww thanks Love! :D :D It’s definitely an “okay” product, but sadly, entirely not what I expected :(

  • So glad you posted this! I’ve been on the fence about giving this a go /=