My skincare priority in winter is hydration.
With the harsh winds and low temperatures plotting to suck every last drop of water out of my skin, I want to make sure its hydration supplies are unlimited and that its protective barrier hasn’t cracked under the pressure.
That’s where a hydration booster comes in. I love boosters because you can use them alone (sort of like a serum) or add them to your fave moisturiser. At the moment, I’m using Indeed Labs Hydration Booster for dehydrated skin.
Here’s what makes it work so well:
What’s In Indeed Labs Hydration Booster?
GLYCERIN TO HYDRATE SKIN
Glycerin is a humectant. That’s how scientists call magnets that attract water from the air and dump it into your skin. This extra moisture keeps skin soft and smooth, plumps it up, and makes it glow.
Now you know why glycerin is in almost every skincare product you own!
Related: Why Glycerin Is One Of The Most Common Skincare Ingredients
REVIDRATETM TO STRENGTHEN YOUR SKIN’S PROTECTIVE BARRIER
RevidrateTM is a complex made up of Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Oleate, Sorbitan Laureate and Myristyl Malate Pbosphonic Acid.
Together, these four fellas creates a barrier on the skin that keeps moisture in and stimulates skin cells to increase natural moisturising factors.
Basically, they fix your skin’s protective barrier and make your skin soft and smooth.
Related: How To Strengthen Your Skin’s Protective Barrier (And Why It Matters)
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NIACINAMIDE TO… EVERYTHING
My fave thing about Indeed Labs Hydration Booster is niacinamide. It’s a skincare hero that does everything. Studies have shown that niacinamide:
- Moisturises skin
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Fades dark spots
- Treats acne
- Soothes irritations and rosacea
Niacinamide is one of those few antiaging superstars that even sensitive skin can tolerate. If it’s not in your skincare routine yet, this is your chance to incorporate it.
Related: Is Niacinamide A Skincare Do-It-All?
Lightweight. Sinks immediately into my skin. No residue is left behind.
How To Use It
You can use it in two ways:
- Mix it with your fave serum or moisturiser
- Alone, right before moisturiser. If you’re using an anti-aging serum, that goes first.
Performance & Personal Opinion
I don’t need to use a hydration booster in the summer but if I skip one in winter, I notice a difference immediately.
Indeed Labs Hydration Booster strengthens my skin’s protective barrier, so it can better withstand the cold weather and gives my skin that extra moisture it needs to stay well-hydrated.
After every use, my skin is soft and smooth and my fine lines look smaller too. The best thing is that my skin stays that way throughout the day now!
I dare you ruin my skin now, crappy winter weather!
Who Is This For?
Anyone can use it, but it’s most suitable for dry skin.
Who Is This NOT For?
Unless you’re allergic to one of the ingredients, there’s no reason you can’t use this.
A see-through bottle with a dropper applicator. It looks sleek and is practical to use. Plus, there’s nothing here that can spoil if exposed to sunlight.
Does Indeed Labs Hydration Booster Live Up To Its Claims?
|Treat dehydrated skin and restore vital moisture loss beneath and on the surface of the skin with this ultra-hydrating booster.||True.|
|Formulated with a blend of hydrating active ingredients, hydration booster smoothes skin, increases suppleness and minimizes fine lines.||True.|
|As an added bonus, this booster contains Revidrate™ and Niacinamide, which help strengthen cell barriers to increase circulation, prevent excess water loss and revive skin tone and texture.||True.|
Price & Availability
$24.99/£16.99 at Asos, Look Fantastic, and Ulta
Do You Need It?
If you need extra hydration, you’ll like this.
Dupes & Alternatives
- Skinceuticals Metacell Renewal B3 Cream (£110.00)
- The Inkey List Niacinamide (£6.99)
Water, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Phosholipids, Isohexadecane, Glycine Soya (Soybean) Extract, Sorbitan Oleate, Polysilicone-11 , Polysorbate 60, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sorbitan Laurate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Myristyl Malate/Phosphonic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol