Nanoblur is the star product from Indeed Laboratories, and we can see why, as it claims to make skin look perfect, and who doesn't want that? Although the claims made are over-the-top, from a formulary perspective, fragrance-free Nanoblur works beautifully to smooth skin texture, blur the appearance of superficial (and, to some extent, deeper) wrinkles and slightly fill in enlarged pores. The combination of silicones and skin-smoothing film-forming agents is what does the trick and leaves skin feeling powdery matte.
Nanoblur can be used by all skin types, but works best on combination to oily skin. The matte finish doesn't feel great over dry skin; however, applying moisturizer beforehand negates this concern. Those with sensitive skin may find the film-forming agents this contains are sensitizing, especially when applied around the eyes. We don't normally comment on our personal experience with skin-care products, but out of four staffers that tested Nanoblur, two had a sensitized reaction when they applied it around eye-area wrinkles and two didn't. We're not excited about those odds, but it's anecdotal experience, not solid proof that Nanoblur is going to be a problematic product for the majority who use it.
When to apply Nanoblur is something you'll need to experiment with. Indeed Laboratories concurs, as they mention on their site that there's no hard-and-fast best application method. It can work over makeup, if lightly dabbed on, and under makeup, too, though it's finish isn't compatible with some liquid foundations.
Should you try Nanoblur? If you're curious to see what it can do for your skin, why not? The price is right, and a little goes a long way. This wrinkle/pore filler (we categorize it as a specialty skin-care product) missed our top rating because the formula lacks beneficial ingredients like antioxidants, repairing substances, and/or cell-communicating ingredients. An anti-irritant or two would've also been nice, but they're absent, perhaps as a means to reduce the formulary cost and keep the retail price attractive.
- Nanoblur works to improve skin texture immediately.
- Temporarily smoothes and filles in superficiel/fine lines and noticeable pores.
- A little goes a long way.
- Formula lacks anti-aging ingredients that benefit all skin types.
- Some may find the mix of film-forming agents to be sensitizing when applied around the eyes.