Volume: 30ml (not very huge)
Description: ‘The formula offers a multi-dimensional approach to topical hyaluronic supplementation by combining 15 forms of hyaluronic compounds, hyaluronic precursors and a hyaluronic support technology in a peptide-charged delivery system. It offers water-based hydration and helps skin surface look plump, elastic, comfortable and uniform.’
So Basically: Supposed to intensely hydrate the skin, make it elastic and make the skin look healthy as well as enable the skin to hold water better.
Directions: Recommended as a core NIOD regimen product to be used with Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS). If used with CAIS, apply CAIS after cleansing, followed by Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (MMHC).
If used separately, apply MMHC after cleansing before the application of other skin treatments.
Apply a small amount to the entire face twice daily.
How I use it: I use this after my toner (as I use my toner to swipe off excess dirt with a pad and I don’t want to waste this expensive product on cotton pads just to swipe dirt off my face). I apply this on the face and tap in – right before moisturiser.
Ingredients: (contains 15 forms of Hyaluronic Acid)
Aqua (Water), Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Butyroyl Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Salvia Sclarea Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, PCA, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sodium Lactate, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Algae Extract, Sodium Salicylate, Lecithin, Polyglucuronic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Citric Acid, Magnesium Chloride, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Ethoxydiglycol, Propyl Gallate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
Note: Loaded with Peptides, 15 forms of Hyaluronic acid and further hydrating / moisturising ingredients.
Texture: Near-oily but not like the klairs vitamin C serum – still much lighter than this.
Video Live Swatch of the Niod Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Fragrance?: Similar to the Eye contour concentrate but not as bad. Almost a metallic smell. Of course, I don’t mind skincare not smelling great.
What I like:
- Absorbs fast (no waiting around)
- Does not ball up under other serums / sunscreens and makeup
- Is not sticky
- Does not suffocate my skin
- Great for hot and humid weather
- No irritation
What I don’t like:
- The price (£££)
- The volume (wish they had more) – I think I will run out fast
- As this absorbs so quickly into the skin, you end up using a bit more than ‘just a few drops’
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4.5/5 – A solid, hydrating product. I do think oily, sensitive skins in humid countries should enjoy this more than very dry skins as this absorbs so quickly and is so thin. I do think this is the best Hyaluronic acid serum I’ve used, but it is pricey. That being said, I personally think it’s worth it because it absorbs so well, does not ball up (as the majority of HA serums I’ve used does) and isn’t fragranced.
People have said a good dupe is the Hada Labo Premium lotion – but I have not tried it so I can’t say. And this contains more types of HA than the Premium Lotion.