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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Indeed Labs Pepta-Bright

Not many things part over from across the pond, to the U.S. I guess this results in a few too frequent highly-margined eBay orders, and a vehement obsession with everything European. There is an exception, though. When I saw Indeed Labs's products perching upon the shelves of my local drugstore, I grinned ear to ear and quickly shot a photo of the stock and sent it away to my other beauty loving amie (yes, she watches Vivianna Does Makeup videos, too). Then, my previous serum love--Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair--hit rock bottom and I was looking for something different, less expensive, and more aimed at fighting dark spots. And Indeed Labs was the server.

Indeed Labs Pepta-Bright has a lot of claims, but among its priorities is the elephant: improving skin tone. Whether this means hyperpigmentation, sun spots, or other varieties, this is my main concern--thus the evidence of Pepta-Bright. And, I'm happy to say that, with morning and evening application for a month, I have seen a decrease in the number of spots (though, pertaining to the acne variety, not thanks to this) on my skin. One of the downsides, though, is that I seem to be going through it rather quickly, especially considering the little amount that I use. Pertaining to effectivity, there is something that must be said: this magic only occurs when I don't have other spots coming in. In other words, if you have existing breakouts, this serum may not do much for you. But if you're complexion perfect and need some artifact lifting, then this is a good choice.

Among its other claims, it is über lightweight, non-sticky, and is effective at what it does, though it won't disrupt the rest of your routine. It has never made me breakout, and it seems as it would be suitable for sensitive skins, oily, and dry. It's scent free (finally; when will skincare companies learn that this is not the perfume industry) and non-sticky. One claim that falls a little short is that Pepta-Bright "maintains skin's moisture levels." I wouldn't say it's moisturizing at all. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Like I said, it's non-interefering; I didn't need to switch around my moisturizer or other steps for this--think of it more as an add-on (your skin won't freak out without it, either). I did see a little radiance oomph with the help of this serum, but it's not cosmetic level material.

Although I may test out Advanced Night Repair again in the future and fall in love again, things are looking bright with this serum. It's effective at what I want it to do, and it's a bargain in comparison to other serums. I'm liking my slice of Europe.

30 comments :

  1. So good to know theres another ANR fan out there! I love that thing to bits! Pepta Bright is off my limits for now but I am visitng Spain soon lets see if I spot something there!

    The Conscience Fund

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  2. I agree, it's a 'non interferring' step in my skincare too. I pop it on before my moisteriser and let it do its thing, over time it has lightened dark spots.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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  3. Sometimes I think we would be such good friends when I read your posts because so many times I'm the same way! I always lust after the brands/products those in the UK and Europe have that are not available widely in the US. Ah, the woes of being a beauty blogger haha. I definitely need to keep my eyes out for this brand though, hopefully one of my drugstores stocks it!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  4. This was on sale in the UK a month or so ago and I immediately picked one up as soon as I saw it. I've been using it ever since and absolutely love it. I've been using it alongside rosehip oil and my skin is looking great! Let us know how you get on and if you're skin is more even after a longer use. I'd love to know!

    www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie

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  5. I'm forever intrigued by this, although I still haven't got around to trying it. If it really does improve the complexion and make skin look clearer then it's something that I desperately need in my stash! x

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  6. I got mine last week! Its funny though how indeed labs is Canadian but got most of its following in the UK! I also found that most brighteners are effective when the spot is at its scarification point. Other products work better when they are active. I just found out the Uriage 2 in 1 thingy, sorry i dont have the name with me but it does a good job at drying spots! On one side you have this drying liquid and the other one is a correcter. The packaging is green and white. ;)

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  7. Walgreens has a limited selection of Indeed Labs products, thank GOD. I can't wait until they start stocking Hydraluron!

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  8. Such a struggle to get European products. You can get some on FeelUnique, which is great, but I feel like I'm constantly lusting after one thing or another that is difficult to get in the US!


    Melissa | M is for Melissa

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  9. This sounds so good. I swear that it's grey in the UK though... Hows this for under make up? Gosh, why doesn't Boots ship outside of the UK... *sob*

    find me on 9outoften.com

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  10. It's such a first world problem but it's hard to follow British blogs and not have access to so many of the products they mention! Here's hoping more UK products continue to cross the pond :)

    http://regretfullyobsessed.wordpress.com

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  11. I have rediscovered this in my collection and I have been enjoying it. Now that my blemishes are mostly under control, it's great that this has been helping with what is left over. It is quite pricey for the amount of product you get though so I always wait for a sale in the drugstores. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  12. Ah, I too was so excited to see Indeed Labs pop up in the Walgreens flagship in SF! It's so nice to see the brand making it's way over here (although I haven't seen Hydraluron on the shelves... have you?). I picked up the Eysilix eye cream and would highly recommend it. Pepta-Bright is definitely on my list now, thanks for the informative review!
    XO Camey

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  13. Definitely give it a look. It's certainly not as hydrating as ANR, but it's really good for scarring .x

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  14. Mine too. C'est magique! x

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  15. Ah, this is so sweet. I do consider us friends! x

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  16. Me either! I hope it's soon. x

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  17. I'll definitely let you know, especially when I come to the end of the tube...or repurchase--you never know. x

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  18. It's really increases clarity pertaining to pigmentation. I'd give it a go. x

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  19. That is really strange; I've barely heard anyone from Canada talk about it--but, then again, I don't have the greatest exposure. Thanks for the recommendation! I definitely agree that lightening works best when you're spot free. x

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  20. You and me, Melissa. You and me. x

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  21. Haha! Maybe my lusting for Bourjois is equivalent to that of the UK lusting for Tarte. This is great under makeup--really lightweight. And we need to write a petition to Boots. x

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  22. Cheers! x

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  23. I agree with the price; it seems like there's barely anything in there. x

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  24. I haven't seen Hydraluron either. Here's to hoping it migrates soon. I don't have many problems with my eye area, but I'm still tempted by Eysilix; what are the noticeable results? x

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  25. AH Tarte! Gosh, Sephora is shipping to NL as of lately and I've been browsing the site like a maniac. Any brands I must try? (Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes and Josie Maran cheek bits are in my basket already)

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  26. Ah, that is an amazing start! Even though I have full access to them, I haven't tried them and am lusting hard. I think I know where I'll be going today.... (:


    Definitely give some Fresh stuff a go (they're scents are incredible, whether it be in perfume or shower gel), as well as Kate Somerville, and MAKEUP FOR EVER (I adore their Full Cover Concealer). I hope you'll be posting your loot on your blog! x

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  27. I really wanted to get some Fresh bits, but they don't ship it to NL. So bummed... Though I was thinking about the Goat Milk Moisturizer or ExfoliKate from KS and perhaps a MUFE kit. But then again, I'm not supposed to buy any foundations anymore. Argh, who am I kidding haha!

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  28. I don't have very many eye problems either, so mainly use eye creams for prevention. That being said, the texture is lovely (not too thick and not too runny) and it doesn't irritate your eyes at all. I do think things feel more taut after using it. The scent is my only complaint, I'm all for non-scented but this is a little glue-like.
    XO Camey

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  29. Yes I know! It comes from Ontario :) The Uriage product is called Hyésac Bi-Stick. I don't know about the stockists in the US but I got mine from Shoppers in Canada.

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  30. They're actually Canadian! So if anyone happens to be heading into Canada pop into a Shoppers Drug Mart. It's pretty affordable here. I paid under $25 for hydraluron.

    Holly
    www.bloominrouge.com

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