12.23.2014
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Snoxin Facial Line Fighter
1 fl. oz. for $27.99
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Last Updated:12.23.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

Before we get to the heart of this review, we have to address the name of this product. Snoxin? It sounds almost like a mix of “snot” and “toxin,” two non-appealing words when it comes to skin care. We will admit we giggled when we saw it on the packaging – but just because it has a nonsensical name doesn’t mean it isn’t a good product!

Snoxin (OK, we’re still giggling) is a somewhat thick, fragrance-free gel packaged in a tube. It has the appearance of an ointment, but goes on with a non-greasy feel and dries to a satin finish suitable for all skin types.

This product’s major selling point is that contains multiple peptides to fight lines and wrinkles. The jury is still out on the true benefit peptides have for aging skin (more research needs to be done), though they will not affect wrinkles or expression lines in the same way retinol, Botox, or dermal fillers can.

That isn’t to say this is a bad formula – in fact, it’s a great way to introduce several promising peptides into your skin-care routine. Peptides are excellent moisture-binding agents and theoretically are cell-communicating ingredients as well, meaning they can help skin repair itself and potentially discourage collagen breakdown while also stimulating healthy collagen production. Just keep in mind that if you’re looking to truly fight wrinkles, you’ll need a product that’s more well-rounded than this; one that contains a varied blend of skin-beneficial ingredients.

In the end, Snoxin Facial Line Fighter comes up a bit short, but can serve as a potentially helpful add-on to a facial serum or moisturizer loaded with anti-aging ingredients.

Pros:

  • The peptides serve as skin-repairing and, potentially, cell-communicating ingredients.
  • Fragrance-free.

Cons:

  • Will not have a significant impact on lines and wrinkles as advertised.
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Claims

snoxin™ is a concentrated multi-peptide facial serum designed to help combat the appearance of skin aging. Targets the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagginess, and textural damage. 

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Isohexadecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

Brand Overview

Strengths: Inexpensive; some novel products worth checking out, though the claims are a bit over-the-top; fragrance-free.

Weaknesses: Some of the products in this line make claims that the results are like in-office cosmetic corrective procedures when that is not the case.

Promising high performance, innovative products, Canada-based Indeed Laboratories is a small, drugstore-sold line specializing in anti-aging-themed products meant to make skin look better in high-def, which is to say real life. Their best-known product, and not surprisingly the one we're asked about the most, is Nanoblur. This product is essentially a silicone-based wrinkle filler and pore smoother that works, though no better than many other, similar products. All of these types of products work (temporarily, of course) to improve skin texture and fill imperfections to a degree that they're slightly to moderately less noticeable. Where Nanoblur makes its mark is the price point, which many will find enticing.

Although we're not reviewing the complete collection from Indeed at this time, we've looked over their other offerings and were a bit dismayed to see the claims for some being likened to cosmetic corrective procedures like Botox or dermal fillers. Despite what's being claimed, peptides, whether natural or synthetic (and as an aside, you want the synthetic peptides as they're engineered to be much more stable in the product and on skin) are not age-erasing miracle-workers on par with the procedures a cosmetic dermatologists offers. Peptides are intriguing ingredients for skin and they do have benefit, but no one is getting less Botox or canceling their dermal filler appointment because topical peptides did the same thing "without the needle".

This is a line that seeks to avoid fragrance, and that's always to skin's benefit, and their modern-looking packaging will help keep light- and air-sensitive ingredients (like retinol) from degrading. If you keep your expectations realistic and don't expect miracles from these products, you're far more likely to come away satisfied. For more information about Indeed Labs, call 877-884-9086 or visit www.indeedlabs.com

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Strengths: Inexpensive; some novel products worth checking out, though the claims are a bit over-the-top; fragrance-free.

Weaknesses: Some of the products in this line make claims that the results are like in-office cosmetic corrective procedures when that is not the case.

Promising high performance, innovative products, Canada-based Indeed Laboratories is a small, drugstore-sold line specializing in anti-aging-themed products meant to make skin look better in high-def, which is to say real life. Their best-known product, and not surprisingly the one we're asked about the most, is Nanoblur. This product is essentially a silicone-based wrinkle filler and pore smoother that works, though no better than many other, similar products. All of these types of products work (temporarily, of course) to improve skin texture and fill imperfections to a degree that they're slightly to moderately less noticeable. Where Nanoblur makes its mark is the price point, which many will find enticing.

Although we're not reviewing the complete collection from Indeed at this time, we've looked over their other offerings and were a bit dismayed to see the claims for some being likened to cosmetic corrective procedures like Botox or dermal fillers. Despite what's being claimed, peptides, whether natural or synthetic (and as an aside, you want the synthetic peptides as they're engineered to be much more stable in the product and on skin) are not age-erasing miracle-workers on par with the procedures a cosmetic dermatologists offers. Peptides are intriguing ingredients for skin and they do have benefit, but no one is getting less Botox or canceling their dermal filler appointment because topical peptides did the same thing "without the needle".

This is a line that seeks to avoid fragrance, and that's always to skin's benefit, and their modern-looking packaging will help keep light- and air-sensitive ingredients (like retinol) from degrading. If you keep your expectations realistic and don't expect miracles from these products, you're far more likely to come away satisfied. For more information about Indeed Labs, call 877-884-9086 or visit www.indeedlabs.com