Alright, I’m conflicted. On the one hand, here is a product touting to make me look up to 10 years younger in 40 seconds and yet, my innate sense of of scepticism rears its ugly head with that raised eyebrow going “Really?!” I know, 10 years. That’s a heck lot of time to turn back (although personally, I’m not one for turning back time unless it’s to undo mistakes and boy, are there some I’d like to undo!)
The product is Nanoblur by Indeed Labs, the people who brought us Hydraluron. What this is, is a product that purports to be based on optics technology and it’s not sold as a makeup, so it’s NOT a primer. I know, then what is it?
Well, it’s a product that you apply on skin to correct the appearance of skin aging, lines, wrinkles, pores and it does this all within seconds. 40 seconds to be exact. Sounds like a primer? Yeah, I thought so too. I’ve held on to this for over 2 months now, trying to get my head around it, but I’m afraid to say, quite failing to see how it fits into my routine.
The thing is this. It works as it claims – to a degree.
If you have problems with lines or wrinkles and you want to just lessen the appearance of them then Nanoblur does the job. When you apply it on the lines, it almost magically blurs and looks significantly softer and less visible. Let me show you using the lines on the back of my hand.
I tested this on the back of my wrist where you can quite clearly see the lines with nothing applied on the skin. A dab of Nanoblur applied, give it a few seconds, and can you see the lightened effect? Fine lines are smoothened while deeper lines are lightened. It’s pretty impressive, and if you can imagine this on your face, yes, it does lift the years off.
But for enlarged pores, I didn’t find it as effective and as my face has less of a problem with lines than it does with pores, here is how it looks. I tested this on bare skin not over makeup, which I’ll talk about in a bit.
(1) Bare skin, some enlarged bores and shine on cheeks (2) Nanoblur applied on cheek area mattifies the skin a little and pores doesn’t look as noticeable but are still there (3) Pressed powder applied over Nanoblur
When you use liquid foundation, Nanoblur says you should apply it OVER your liquid foundation where you need it. So don’t apply it all over your face unless you want to but you can tap it in on areas where you need it or see lines. This is important to note because if you wear it UNDER liquid foundation, it sucks. Boy, does it suck! I tried it and bleh! Wanted to scrub off my makeup immediately.
When wearing powder foundation you can apply Nanoblur first and then apply powder foundation on top. This is especially if you notice that powder foundation settles into lines on your skin. Nanoblur gives you that base you need so it doesn’t. When I do use Nanoblur, I use it on bare skin, and then apply some pressed powder (I use the RMK Pressed Powder N) over. The powder is translucent but it evens out my skintone well, as you can see above. It goes without saying therefore that if I do use it, I use this only on weekends when I don’t really want to put a base on, but want to just have better looking, more evened out skin.
But I’m not a fan of Nanoblur. For me, it’s an additional step and an additional product that I don’t particularly see much use for. I might change my mind in about 5-10 years when the lines kick in but for now, I’m not sold on it. I personally think it benefits those who do have a problem with lines – laugh lines, crows feet, forehead lines – and want something that can soften the appearance of those lines visually. But if it’s not something that bugs you then this isn’t something you’d need.
IN A NUTSHELL
Nanoblur is a product that visually reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on skin very quickly so skin looks fresher and younger. It works over or under makeup depending on the type of makeup you use, and it does work as it says on the tin for lines. Lines are almost immediately softened and in the case of fine lines, almost seem to disappear. It also reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, but not as impressively as it does lines. I think it’s a good product for anyone who fits their target market, but it isn’t one for me. I’m kind of lazy and kind of unfussed about having lines or imperfections 😛
Pros: Affordable, Softens fine lines and wrinkles almost immediately as it claims, A little goes a long way
Cons: A bit of a learning curve (pat it on skin, don’t spread)
Who will like this: Anyone who wants to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles on skin with or without wearing makeup
Here is the ingredient list for Nanoblur which as you can expect contains silicones so if you are sensitive to silicone, please stay far away!
Have you tried Nanoblur and did you like it?
I think it’s great it exists, because I can imagine that it fills a niche that not many brands have thought to explore, since this is marketed not as makeup but as skincare. Tine and Shashay like it, for example. But for me personally, I’m not sold. I guess I’m just lazy 😛
Nanoblur by Indeed Labs Price: RM75/30ml Availability: Muse by Watsons at Sunway Pyramid or at Watsons online.