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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Skincare Rambles & Indeed Labs

My skin has had a bad summer. I've been terrible at uploading videos to my YouTube channel and posting photos of my face on here (other than super far away in OOTDs) so I don't think it has been all that apparent to you, but it has really been the pits. But through this bad-skin-season, I've really started to like the brand Indeed Labs, something I tried on the recommendation of facialist Caroline Hirons. I know I go on about her all the time, but she really is wonderful, and I have yet to go wrong with her product suggestions. 

My latest Indeed Labs haul: Hydraluron Jelly and Retinol Reface

My two latest purchases from Indeed Labs are their new Hydraluron Moisture Jelly (holla hyaluronic acid!) and their Retinol Reface treatment, both available at Shoppers Drug Mart for very reasonable prices... sometimes even on sale. 

As I'm still (still!) struggling with adult acne, I decided to finally try out a retinol product. The amount of retinol/retinoid in Retinol Reface is obviously less than would be in a prescription product, but for my sensitive skin it has been a good amount to start with. I've noticed a huge difference in the texture and clarity of my skin, with very minimal irritation. I haven't completely cleared up my acne, but the before and after I see every morning in the mirror is really remarkable. For the past two weeks, I've used one pump at night all over my face and down onto my neck. It has quite a siliconey texture which certainly isn't for everybody (including me, normally), but honestly I'm willing to overlook that because the results speak for themselves. 

The Hydraluron Moisture Jelly is a product I have been excited about for months. I still haven't transitioned into using it full time, as I'd like to use up my La Roche Posay moisturizer first, and my skin needs a longer than normal adjustment period when trying new products. I've used this a few times, and really like the jelly texture and light moisture it provides. I have combination/oily skin and it hydrates without feeling heavy. I'm almost done my LRP Hydreane moisturizer, so this will be fully integrated into my rotation within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Have you tried Indeed Labs? What are some of your favourite budget skincare brands? 

xo Chloë

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