NIOD Flavanone Mud review

It took me a while to get around to purchasing this mask, mostly because of the shipping costs but also because I wasn’t convinced I really needed another clay mask.

I remember Caroline Hirons saying clay masks are one of the products you really don’t need to spend a lot of money on. And historically I really haven’t. I mostly stick to brands you can find in Boots or the pharmacy (Una Brennan, Origins, Sukin, Body Shop) not really venturing over the £25 mark. So at £28 for 50ml, NIOD’s Flavanone Mud is fairly pricey.

Deciem, the umbrella brand for NIOD, The Ordinary, Hylamide and various other brands, really impresses me with its ethos, which is to develop highly effective products for those who really love to invest their time and energy in the health of their skin (I think they are reasonably priced so left money off that list!). I have used their Hylamide products for a few years and love those, but my first foray into NIOD took me to the Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS). Much hyped on Instagram, I was disappointed in the results (or lack there of).

My lack of success with CAIS was another reason for my reluctance to invest in Flavanone Mud, so it remained lingering at the back of my mind for ages. Finally, when I jumped on The Ordinary band-wagon I added Flavanone Mud to my order from Victoria Health. Continue reading “NIOD Flavanone Mud review”

Birthday hauling: NIOD & The Ordinary

The beginning of October saw my birthday – the final year of my twenties *weeps into tea*.

I don’t know what it is about my birthday but it makes me feel really spendy. And I give myself the best gifts! I think it’s because I start thinking about what I want, then I end up wanting way more than I can actually ask people for as presents, so I just buy it all for myself.

This year’s birthday coincided with the launch of The Ordinary, the final week of Jordan Samuel’s discount code, and the news that Sunday Riley are discontinuing Artemis. You can imagine what happened…
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