Is it just me, or do products seem to have longer and longer names these days?! That aside, this fancy-sounding serum is something which I’ve been using for the past few weeks now, and although I wasn’t sure about it to begin with, I’ve actually started really loving it recently. So here’s my thoughts on the NIOD Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex…
I got the NIOD Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex in my Tili Box a couple of months ago and it was one of those products which I just kind of put aside for a while and forgot about. I guess because I hadn’t heard of the brand I wasn’t particularly fussed about it either way, but one day I thought I’d give it a go…
First impressions were not very good to be totally honest with you. I found the smell a bit off-putting as it reminded me slightly of vinegar (yuck), and the texture felt a little strange.
The liquid comes out from a dropper and is super watery on your hands, but once applied to your face it just dissolves into the skin. I used it on and off a couple of times and didn’t really think it was anything that special, but then one evening I used it again as usual and it actually started to feel lovely. It was like some kind of skin-care penny had dropped for whatever reason; my face just seemed to like a lot more. If that makes any sense at all?!
NIOD stands for Non Invasive Options in Dermal Science, and to quote their own website;
is a professional range to complement dermatological and surgical options in beauty
So it’s a kind of scientific skin-care brand, and I suppose that makes sense given the minimal packaging and pretty serious-sounding name for the product. It probably also explains why there’s no nicely perfumed scent to this. They seem to be a brand very much focussed on the product itself, rather than all the fancy frills of marketing and packaging. Which is something I actually happen to really like about them, and have a lot of respect for. They don’t make any crazy-fancy claims. They just state what the product is, and expect it to deliver results based on specific ingredients.
There is something about this serum which makes skin feel nourished after using it, and I’m guessing that’s because of the moisture-filled ingredient of hyaluronic acid that floods the skin with hydration. The serum is supposed to be applied morning and evening, before your usual moisturiser, and it provides a really nice base for any other cream or lotion going on top of it. I haven’t seen any noticeable changes in terms of reduced wrinkles (sadly), but it does seem to correct any uneven skin tone and isn’t greasy whatsoever.
I don’t know whether they advertise their brand much, or rely on more word of the mouth recommendations, but either way, NIOD are a brand which I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for in the future. They are a little on the pricey side (£25.00 for 15ml or £38.00 for 30 ml), but a little goes a long way, and this is the sort of product which you basically get what you pay for. There are quality ingredients in NIOD Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex, and that’s reflected in the price point.
Like I said, I got this for free with my last Tili Beauty Box so it was quite an unexpected discovery. I don’t know whether I would buy this particular product again, but it’s definitely caught my attention and got me curious to try other things from the range. If I do get anything else from them soon, I’ll be sure to blog about it.
Thanks so much for reading as always, and I’ll be back with a new post soon x