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M Lab is a relatively unknown in the UK but this award-winning unisex skincare brand has been growing leaps and bounds in the US and has recently made a splash here in London with their exclusive at Harrods.
The brand focuses on working with scientists to create potent, effective skincare that’s clinically tested (and I mean proper clinical tests) and innovative. They define themselves as a ‘cosmeceutical’ brand which means they aim to bridge the gap between regular skincare (cosmetics) and pharmacy-grade stuff (pharmaceuticals). Milbar Laboratories (M Lab, geddit?) has been formulating skincare ‘in the medical market for Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons for over 25 years’ and I did first hear about the brand from a suitably impressed dermatologist in NYC.
So, can the range deliver on such grand claims? Let’s take a closer look…
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I’ve been testing the Anti-Ageing Treatment Serum for about a month now and I must say, it’s quite brilliant (with some caveats). Here’s what M Lab have to say about it:
- Miracle treatment serum for dramatic results without the needles
- Provides skin-firming, retained softness, dermal elasticity, and the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Formulated with 74% clinically active ingredients
- Fuses peptides, exfoliants and hydrators which help to promote collagen and elastin production, smooth and brighten skin tone, and provide long lasting moisturisation
- Apply sparingly to face, neck and chest area, focusing on areas that show greater signs of ageing
Let’s keep things simple with a Pros and Cons shall we?
To be honest, I came into this thinking the M Lab Anti Ageing Serum would be yet another highly priced failure. However, it has totally won me over. This is just a fantastic product, it’s an all-in-one treatment that delivers beyond expectations on each individual front. It’s a good anti-ageing serum, a fantastic brightening serum and a fantastic hydrating serum too. There are very few brands that i’d be willing to spend this amount on (two, in fact) but I think I may be willing to make M Lab a third. I’ll have to try some more out before I give a full endorsement – better start working overtime!
However, is it a must-have? Yes and no. If there’s one thing I try to explain on SCforM, it’s that one needn’t spend a tonne of cash for good skincare. In fact a lot of expensive skincare can be complete failures. You can root around on SCforM for a host of products that’re just as good for anti-ageing, hydrating and brightening. However, the M Lab Anti Ageing serum offers you the best of all three worlds in one highly concentrated, well formulated serum – it takes the guesswork out of finding products.
I say get yourself to a counter, try a few samples and if you like it (and can afford it), buy it! Definitely a must if you want most of your skincare covered with one product, the only other things you’d need along with the M Lab Anti Aging Serum would be a sunscreen to wear over it in the day and a moisturiser to wear over it at night. SCforM recommended.