Hello everyone! So by now I’m sure most of you have heard of The Ordinary skincare which offers great quality products that are extremely affordable due to them being stripped of all the added extras which then enables you to customise which ingredients you want to use on your skin. The Ordinary is owned by a company called Deciem which also own a range of companies, including NIOD.
NIOD is the big sister of The Ordinary, it offers the same simplistic style but has more added ingredients in their product making them more in line with higher end skincare. Today I am sharing with you the Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex which I have been testing out for a few months.
I do like the packaging of this product, it’s simple monochrome but I like the added detail that instead of opening the top, you slide out the side of the box and the product is neatly housed in a shaped board. The product itself is in a brown glass bottle with a black pipette and keeps with the same monochrome theme with the product label.
Here are NIOD’s claims for this product – “A multidimensional approach to topical hyaluronic supplementation, this advanced serum combines 12 forms of hyaluronic compounds in a peptide-charged delivery system to offer visible hydration, visible plumping, comfort and the look of dermal uniformity.”
This is the thinnest serum I have ever used, it’s literally like applying water to the face. I found that applying it straight from the pipette to areas of the face and then massaging it in was the best way to apply as when dispensing it into my hands, it ran everywhere and became quite messy.
It’s a clear liquid that has a slight scent to it, it’s not fragrance but it’s not the nicest smell to have in skincare.
Upon application it’s very cooling and absorbs very quickly and has a slight tightening effect to the skin. I always follow this up with a moisturiser and my skin feels very soothed and plump after use.
I have combination and dehydrated skin and have found that this offers great hydration without the heavy dense feeling that a lot of hydrating products can give. Due to my awkward skin type, I need extra hydration but can’t deal with rich creams so this has been a great alternative. Below are images of my hands showing one straight after application of the product and the other with no product at all. I’m not sure if you can see but the skin looks more smooth and uniform and a lot more plump.
Overall, I do like this product. It’s a little expensive at £25.00 for 15ml but if you get the 30ml bottle, it costs £38.00 which is a really great saving. This is available from http://www.niod.com and http://www.lookfantastic.com
Have you tried any NIOD products? What were your thoughts on them? Take care and I’ll be back soon ❤