There are two products that should come top of everyone’s NIOD shopping list and they are the Copper Amino Isolate Serum and the Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (the new and updated version). They represent hi-tech skincare at its best and provide a multitude of benefits. However, there’s plenty of other products in the range that are also worth knowing about and here are three I’ve been trying out recently.
Superoxide Dismutase Sacharide Mist
Superoxide Dismutase or SOD is the most powerful cellular anti-oxidant available and helps break down the free radicals that can lead to tissue damage. Up until quite recently, this mist was the only product I knew of that contained SOD but it’s starting to appear in more products and I expect it’ll be touted as a hot, must-use ingredient before too long.
This mist should be used directly after cleansing on dry skin and under other serums. As well as having an anti-oxidnet benefits, it also acts a hydrator and anti-inflammatory. It’s a very quick and easy way to add an extra line of defence for your skin.
It can also be used on your body and I’ve been choosing this over other body products during the hot spell as it’s cooling and non-sticky. I’ve been testing the old version but it’s recently been updated to be even more potent!
It’s £34 for 240Ml and available HERE.
There’s so much info on the product page for this mask it’s almost a bit overwhelming. To speak as I find, I’d describe it as a high quality deep, cleansing and anti-pollution treatment mask. It really rids the skin of impurities but it does this without making skin feel dry or compromised in the way some deep cleansing masks can. It also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients to help shield skin from further environmental aggressors.
Due to its clever formula, only a small amount of product is needed per application as it spreads so well over the face. So many clay type masks have to be applied thickly as their consistency doesn’t smooth over the skin well and this results in a lot of wasted product. This just glides over the face.
You leave it on for 10 mins and it dries but it doesn’t become tight or uncomfortable. I do get a small amount of stinging after rinsing off the mask which is normal but it literally only lasts a few minutes. The visible results are clearer and more luminous skin and you build on these results with continued use. It’s a once a week treatment but I use it more often if I’ve been on the tube etc.
Flavanone Mud is £29 for 50ml and available HERE.
Though NIOD is known for being a forward thinking brand, it also makes products that are inspired by ancient traditions and cultures. I think this is because they’re just interested in ingredients that work and don’t care whether they were discovered 10,000 years ago or last week.
Myrrh Clay is a mask that draws upon Ayurvedic, traditional Chinesse and Unani studies of medicine. It’s supposed to make skin look firmer and while I’m sceptical about firming claims in skincare generally I have to say my skin did look plumper and perkier. It also looked cleaner and generally more radiant so this is a good all-round mask. It’s a once a week treatment and I think it’s definitely worth using as a skin booster before a night out.
Myrrh Clay is £28 for 50ml and available HERE.
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