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NIOD Reviews & Thoughts On Every Single NIOD Product

NIOD Reviews—Are you considering trying NIOD and looking for NIOD reviews? On this page, you can find reviews for all the NIOD products and polls voted for by the #deciemaddicts, the people who have bought, tried, and tested. I encourage you to join the Deciem Chat Room Community, which has over 200,000 fans, for more honest thoughts and reviews by the people who have bought, tried, and tested. What´s worth it, and what´s not?

NIOD Reviews & Acronyms

NIOD Acronyms—I´m not sure if the acronyms make NIOD more confusing or easier for people, but here they all are.

CAIL Copper Amino Isolate Lipid (Copper Peptides)
CAIS Copper Amino Isolate Serum (Copper Peptides)
MMHC2 Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (Hyaluronic)
MG Modulating Glucosides (calming)
RE Re: Pigment (pigmentation)
SS Sanskrit Saponins (cleanser & masque)
LVCE Low Viscosity Cleaning Ester (cleanser)
SDSM Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist
Mastic Must Masque (reduces the look of pores)
FM Flavanone Mud Masque (congested skin)
VM Voicemail Masque
MC Myrrh Clay (signs of ageing, firming)
NEC Neck Elasticity Catalyst (Neck firming)
FECC Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate (eye serum).
LBLC Lip Bio Lipid Concentrate (lip product)
NAAP Non-Acid Acid Precursor (non-acid product)
ELAN Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid Network (vitamin C)
HV Hydration Vaccine (a balm to seal in hydration)
PF12% & PF8% Photography Fluid

NIOD Review Polls

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NIOD CAIL Copper Amino Isolate Lipid


Copper Amino Isolate Lipid is NIOD’s most expensive product to date. It targets all signs of ageing and skin health. CAIL 15ml is a blue balm that is super spreadable, so you only need a tiny amount. This is meant to be an all-in-one product for night use, which makes it absolutely perfect for anyone who wants a super, easy, minimalistic skincare routine. Tip! Store this cap-side up! To check Copper Peptides are for you, you may want to try The Ordinary Multi-Peptide + Copper Peptides first.

CAIS Copper Amino Isolate Serum

CAIS3 1:1 is one of the 2 copper peptide products from NIOD and is one of its most popular products. It´s great for general skin health and targeting signs of ageing. CAIS comes in 15ml and 30ml, and I recommend buying the 30ml as it is better value. If you have a store near you, why not give it a try first to see how your skin reacts? You could also look at The Ordinary Multi-Peptide + Copper Peptides if you´re looking for a cheaper option.

NIOD MMHC2 Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex

MMHC2 is a fantastic Hyaluronic Acid Serum that hydrates leaves the skin surface looking plump and is great for general skin health. It has such a beautiful, silky texture. This comes in 2 sizes, 15ml and 30ml. I would go for the 30ml as it is much better value. There really is nothing to dislike about this product. It´s a staple in my routine.

NIOD MG Modulating Glucosides

NIOD MG targets signs of skin sensitivity and reduces the look of redness, itching, and irritation while helping to target stinging sensations. I have used this a few times and it really does calm the skin.

  • 64% of the Deciem Addicts love it.
  • Size: 30ml
  • Use AM & PM

NIOD RE: Re: Pigment


Re: Pigment targets pigmentation issues and dark spots. This comes in 2 sizes, 15ml and 30ml. I recommend buying the larger size because you need to give this product a good try in a few months to see a difference. I don´t use this anymore because I have melasma and have a prescription for that which is a lot cheaper than Re:Pigment.

  • 58% of the #deciemaddicts love it
  • 2 Sizes: 15ml & 30ml
  • Use AM & PM
  • Shake the bottle well.

NIOD SS Sanskrit Saponins

NIOD SS can be used as a second cleanser after removing makeup or as a first cleanse in the morning. It can also be used as a 5-minute mask. I recently took this on holiday and fell back in love with it, especially as a masque. It does have a yeasty smell that could put some people off. This comes in 2 sizes, and I would recommend the smaller size to start.

  • 66% of the #deciemaddicts love it
  • 2 sizes available. 90ml & 180ml
  • Works as a second cleanse and a masque.
  • The Ordinary alternative – Cleansers

NIOD LVCE Low Viscosity Cleaning Ester


This is such an amazing oil cleanser and one of my all-time favourites. It removes all traces of makeup and sun cream with or without water. It leaves a film, making it easier for the following products to penetrate your skin. Some people find this messy, but for me, anything that removes tough makeup and sunscreen without having to scrub the skin or ruin lashes is brilliant.

  • 45% of the #deciemaddicts love it
  • 240ml
  • You can use it with or without water.
  • Lasts ages
  • This removes my make-up and tough mascara so easily.
  • The Ordinary alternative – Cleansers

NIOD MM Mastic Must

Mastic Must Reviews

This masque is for use before makeup to help the appearance of enlarged pores. Please watch the video on how to use it. A hairdryer is involved!

  • 44% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • This is great before makeup for a special occasion.
  • This is like polyfiller! It leaves my skin so smooth and makeup looks amazing once applied and it lasts all day.

NIOD SDSM Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist


A hydrating mist that I cannot live without, especially in the summer months. This also help with the look of inflammation. It is a beautiful product to apply, leaving skin feeling healthy and fresh.

  • 87% of the #deciemaddicts love it.
  • Such a wonderful spray to re-energize and freshen my skin.

NIOD FM Flavanone Mud

Flavanone Mud Reviews

Flavanone Mud is a masque to be used once a week but you can also do a 5-day acceleration method. Great for congested and dull skin. Warning! It can sting a little. Please read the instructions.

  • 67% of the #deciemaddicts love it
  • One of my favourite masques
  • This cleans the skin, leaving it looking and feeling clean and fresh.
  • It can burn!!! But this sensation does go away.
  • 10/10 for me
  • The Ordinary alternatives: Salicylic Acid Masque. AHA 30%

NIOD VM Voicemail Masque

NIOD VM is a nighttime leave-on masque that can be used twice a week. You apply this after your serums at night.

  • 59% of the Deciem Addicts love it

NIOD MC Myrrh Clay

NIOD Reviews MC

Myrrh Clay is a treatment masque that visibly firms the skin. This is a dark black/brown masque that you can use once or twice a week. I think this masque is fabulous, and I really see a difference in my more pronounced lines.

  • 53% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • Size: 50ml Jar
  • Use it once a week, leaving it on for 15 minutes!
  • I love this! 10/10 from me!
  • The Ordinary Masques. Salicylic Acid Masque. AHA 30%.

NIOD NEC Neck Elasticity Catalyst

NIOD Nec Reviews

NEC is for the lower part of the face & neck. The texture of NIOD NEC is a bit like honey without the stickiness. Before you buy this, it´s important to know that it should be massaged into your neck/jawline for 30 seconds.

  • 57% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • 2 sizes: 50ml Jar & 100ml Tube
  • I like this product a lot, but I´m not very patient when massaging my neck for 30 seconds.
  • This does feel really nice and certainly hydrates my neck.
  • The Ordinary alternatives: Moisturizers.

FECC Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate


This little bottle of NIOD FECC has 28 clinical technologies to target many signs of under-eye and above-eye raging in one treatment. It is just 15ml and quite expensive, but you only need one drop, which will last you quite a while. This is a product that you really notice works when you stop using it – in my personal opinion.

NIOD LBLC Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate


NIOD LBLC is a lip treatment that improves the looks of lip colour, volume, texture, softness, and contour, combining a wide borrowing from peptide technology and biotechnology. I absolutely love this, and it really makes a huge difference to the look and feel of my lips. Warning! This can sting, and if you get it on your skin, it will go red, so be very careful!

  • 61% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • Size: 15ml
  • I love this and think it is an absolutely amazing product, considering I normally have such dry lips.
  • I give this 10/10 for working but 6/10 for the price – I find it so expensive! However, it lasts, and when I add up the 5$ here and 10$ there on products that don´t work, I am probably saving money.
  • The Ordinary alternatives. No lip products, but Squalane Oil is lovely on lips.

ELAN Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network


A highly-stable Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). Helps to balance visible discolouration, revive skin tone, and support collagen production and repair mechanisms. I

NIOD NAAP Non-Acid Acid Precursor 15%

For anyone who prefers not to use direct acids like AHA/BHA or retinoids, NAAP is perfect for you! It uses fermentation bio-derivatives and amino isolates that act as precursors to skin-compatible acids, encouraging visible radiance and visible surface regularity without the redness and inflammation associated with acids. My problem with this is the dropper and product. I find it so difficult to get the product out. I won´t repurchase this.

NIOD HV Hydration Vaccine

Hydration Vaccine

Think of NIOD HV as a blanket that tucks everything in comfortably. Hydration Vaccine seals in hydration and should be used after serums and before heavy creams/sun creams. I do use this, and I quite like the texture on my skin. At night, it´s absolutely fine for me, but during the day, I prefer my skin to look dewy, whereas this leaves my skin looking quite matt. This is a balm, a bit like Vaseline but thinner.

  • 68% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • 2 sizes: 50ml & 100ml
  • If you are using this for the first time, I would recommend the smaller size.
  • The Ordinary alternatives: Moisturizers

NIOD PF12% Photography Fluid 12%

There are 2 Photography Fluids available. These have a blurring effect that makes your skin look flawless in photos. They can be mixed with your foundation or moisturizer or used alone. I know many people who use this and love it, but I find it separates my skin and prefers the 8%, which has a colour. It´s also quite tricky to get the product from the pipet, and it gets messy, so make sure you wipe the neck of the bottle and wash your hands.

  • 43% of Deciem Addicts love it
  • Size: 30ml
  • Negatives: Can be messy
  • I find this separates on my skin, but I know other people who use this all the time and love it.
  • No alternatives from The Ordinary

NIOD PF8% Photography Fluid


There are 2 versions of Photography Fluid, and the 8% is the tan version. This is my personal favourite of the two photography fluids. I often mix this with my moisturizer for a makeup-free day with a glow. If you have a store near you, I would give this a try, as I found that on some skin tones, this can look metallic. I have light/medium olive skin, which looks great in my moisturizer. It is quite tricky to get the product from the pipet and can get a bit messy. Make sure you wash your hands after using this!

  • 60% of Deciem Addicts love it
  • Size: 30ml
  • Negatives: It can be a bit messy
  • It´s a 10/10 from me
  • No alternatives from The Ordinary

NIOD S0 Survival 0

Survival 0 is for nighttime only, protecting our skin from pollution, smog, stress, infrared, and blue light. The texture and colour are similar to The Ordinary Pycnogenol if you are on a budget.

  • 87% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • Size: 30ml
  • This has a red/orange colour to it.
  • The Ordinary alternatives: Pycnogenol, but remember NIOD is 30ml and Pycnogenol is 15ml, so do the maths!

Survival 10

NIOD Reviews
  • 38% of the Deciem Addicts love it

Survival 20

  • 50% of the Deciem Addicts love it

S30 Survival 30

  • 83% of the Deciem Addicts love it

NIOD – How to use NIOD

NIOD Guide


The NIOD PAO (period after opening) is 6 months, so don’t go crazy buying too many products. When buying NIOD masques, buy 1 because you can only use them once or twice a week. I would also recommend buying the smaller sizes first to see if you like them. Regarding CAIS3 and MMHC2, I recommend buying the larger sizes as they are better value.

NIOD Reviews

Some of my personal favourite NIOD products

Updated May 2024

  • NIOD PF8% – My latest favourite product by NIOD is PF8% Photography Fluid 8%. If you´re someone who doesn´t enjoy wearing foundation but would love a bit of natural glow, then I would highly recommend trying this. This delivers a slight natural tan and glow and yet continues to feel like skincare.
  • NIOD MMHC2 – a hyaluronic concentrate serum that leaves my skin looking plumper and smoother.
  • NIOD SDSM This was an absolute life-saver through the summer. Refreshing and hydrating.
  • Flavanone Mud has to be my favourite masque of all. It can sting a little initially but leaves skin glowing.
  • LVCE Cleaning Ester. It´s an amazing cleanser that removes some of the most stubborn mascaras. It does leave an intentional film on this skin, which I like, but some people don’t like this. My skin feels clean and really hydrated after using this.
  • NEC – I’m currently testing out the NEC, which is like honey for the lower part of the face and neck, and definitely seeing a difference in those selfies. You do need to be consistent with this and massage for at least 30 seconds.


1..What does NIOD stand for? Non-Invasive Options In Dermal Science.

2. Are there discount codes or coupons for NIOD? Lately, there have been discounts at NIOD Direct offering 50% off NIOD CAIS & CAIL. You can also find some NIOD discounts at authorised stockists.

3. How long can NIOD products stay open, and what´s the shelf life? On the side of the NIOD bottles will be a sign saying 6m or maybe 12m, which means this product should be used within this time once it is opened. Deciem says the shelf life of NIOD is between 18 and 24 months, but from personal experience, I would use them as soon as possible, especially CAIS.


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