After trying the Indeed Labs Fillume Moisturiser, loving it, and using it up (rare for me and for bloggers in general I think), I decided to try the serum and use it together with the moisturiser as an extra boost. You apply the serum and then the moisturiser on top for extra moisturisation and a plumping effect. It claims to restore the look of facial contours, plump the appearance of furrow and laughter lines and improve the tone and texture of the skin.
As always, Indeed Labs’s claims are a bit over the top. From the ingredients and effects I think they should have just claimed the product is a good moisturising serum, that it gives the appearance of a plumper skin, great for dehydrated skin and is a great, low cost hyaluronic acid product which is also great to use as a foundation primer.
WATER (AQUA / EAU), GLYCERIN,
DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL
TAURATE COPOLYMER, ISOHEXADECANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, POLYSILICONE-11, GLYCERYL
POLYACRYLATE, POLYSORBATE 80, TREHALOSE, UREA, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, SERINE,
HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, ALGIN, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, PULLULAN, SODIUM
HYALURONATE, PALMITOYL DIPEPTIDE-5 DIAMINOBUTYROYL HYDROXYTHREONINE, PALMITOYL
DIPEPTIDE-5 DIAMINOHYDROXYBUTYRATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE,
TETRADECYL AMINOBUTYROYLVALYAMINO BUTYRIC UREA TRIFLUOROACETATE, ACETYL
TETRAPEPTIDE-2, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL
From my research of the ingredients I think the important ones that it contains are :
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,
derived from coconut oil and glycerin which is an excellent emollient and skin repairing ingredient as it contains fatty acids that help the skin repair itself and resist loss of moisture;
- Dimethicone and
Cyclopentasiloxane(althought not good if you don’t like silicones as these are) they are often used in skincare products together to give an instant plumping effect. Cyclohexasiloxane is a skin conditioning agent and emollient, it can also fill in fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a temporarily plumped up look;
- Sodium Polyacrylate which is a synthetic polymer used in skincare in part because of its ability to absorb as much as 200 to 300 times its mass in water, so the product locks in moisture;
- Sodium Hyaluronate, which is a form of Hyaluronic Acid, a water-binding ingredient that has the ability to fill the spaces between the connective fibers known as collagen and elastin. It is comprised of small
molecules that penetrate the skin easily, and can hold up to 1000 their own weight in water. This apparently means it can replace some of the water lost in the dermis, which can fight some of the signs of ageing.
I have been using this for about a month and think it is an excellent serum that I will keep using, the ingredients and value for money are well worth purchasing it. The packaging is handy and leak free so perfect for travel. It’s lasted well as you don’t need a massive amount of product each day.
Definitely worth a purchase in my opinion if you have the moisturiser, if you have dry skin, a dehydrated skin or similar. I think this is more for all skin types that need a bit of a plumping look who can handle silicone, rather than the moisturiser which is more geared towards those with combination to dry skin.