Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum Review

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Bottom Line

There aren't a lot of skin care products -- beyond those that are shaving-related -- aimed at men, but Lab Series is considered one of the best lines. Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum gets great reviews from experts as a wrinkle cream that, used consistently, will make a difference in the overall appearance of your skin. On the downside, it's pricey, and we found some reports of irritation. Also, user reviews for this product are limited as men-specific anti-wrinkle creams are not even a fraction as popular as those aimed at women, or that are gender neutral.

ProsExfoliating ingredients, Soothes irritation, Loaded with antioxidants, Lightweight, non-greasy, Short and long term benefitsConsNo sunscreen


A powerful blend of antioxidants. Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum is loaded with amazing ingredients that Paula Begoun says works in both the long and short term. It will give men smoother skin overnight, and longer-term complexion improvements if used over time. Grady Laird, who tests the product for GQ magazine, agrees. He says it immediately soothed and hydrated his skin, and he saw even more results after three weeks; smoother skin, a more even tone, and he felt it looked younger overall. Most user reviews are positive, too, saying it's a great choice for men, and that it tightens skin immediately. The main complaint most men have is that it's expensive; several say it's not different enough from inexpensive, unisex (or female-targeted) products to warrant its price.

Feel and smell

Goes on smooth; no scent. Aside from its exceptional performance both immediately and over time, we found the feel of Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum to be its most remarked upon feature. Users say it goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly and never feels greasy. Several use it under other skin care products and it doesn't' seem heavy. A couple also say it soothes their face after they've exfoliated. Even Paula Begoun praises it for its "lightweight soothing agents." It's oil-free and unscented, which is recommended for anti-aging products, and is especially important for those with sensitive skin. Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum is the last product in a multi-part skin care regimen by Lab Series.

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Our Sources


Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum by Lab Series Skincare for Men, Paula Begoun, Nov. 26, 2014

Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum earns Paula Begoun's highest 5-star rating. While she says she rarely reviews men's lines, she's a fan of Lab Series, which she says "gets it right far more often than its competitors. She also says Overnight Renewal works in both the short and long term.

2. Men's Journal

The 10 Best Men's Skincare Products for Fighting Age, Caitlin Kiernan, Not Dated

Caitlin Kiernan consults with dermatologists to choose the products in this roundup of skincare products to fight aging for men. Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum is number three on the list. The brief reviews notes that it exfoliates and can make your face appear healthier.

3. GQ Magazine

Beauty Tested, Beast Approved: Lab Series Renewal Serum, Grady Laird, Feb. 18, 2011

Grady Laird personally tests Lab Series Renewal Serum, and finds that it works just as it says it will. He says he saw improvements to his skin immediately and over the long term as well. This is an older review, but the formulation of the product has not changed.

4. Allure

Lab Series Skincare for Men Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum, Jane Carroll, Not Dated

Noting that Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum won a "Best of Beauty" award in 2011, Jane Carroll gives it a thorough overview, explaining its formulation, feel and smell, and saying that it repairs and prevents wrinkles.


Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum, 1 ounce, Contributors to, As of March 2016

Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum gets mixed feedback in fewer than 25 customer reviews. Giving it an overall rating of 3.7 stars out of 5, about half love it, and half think it's just average. Even those who think it works say they feel like it's overpriced.