Niod Modulating Glucosides…
Gluco…what? Since when do you need a chemistry degree to buy skincare? Like, would you even pick it off the shelf if you had no idea what it did?
Probably not. And that’s a shame. Cos if you have eczema, rosacea, sensitive skin that gets all red and irritated easily or just upgraded your retinol fix, Niod Modulating Glucosides is your new BFF.
It soothes signs of irritation, like redness, itching and discomfort. About time, isn’t it?
Here’s how it works:
Key Ingredients In Niod Modulating Glucosides
What the heck is this new skincare sorcery?
Modulating glucosides are old friends, like green and rosemary, joined to a glucose module. Studies show that together they can reduce inflammation and heal treat inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea.
Let’s take a closer look at them:
- Caffeyl Glucoside: a stable version of caffeic acid, a powerful antioxidant that also has anti-inflammatory and photoprotective properties.
- Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside: a bioengineered version of EGCG, the polyphenol antioxidant in green tea. It’s more stable and easier to formulate with than pure EGCG but still retains all its awesome antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Gallyl Glucoside: a form of gallic acid derived from oak leaves. It has both antioxidant and soothing properties.
- Rosemary Glucoside: a bio-available version of rosemary acid, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory superstar in rosemary. It works by inhibiting inflammation pathways and protecting the building blocks of your skin’s barrier (think collagen and hyaluronic acid) from enzyme attacks.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, my smart friend. 🙂
More Skin Soothers!
Modulating glucosides are the stars of the show but there are plenty more soothing ingredients in Niod Modulating Glucosides that can reduce inflammation. Let’s take a look at a few of them:
- 4-T Butylcyclohexanol: it reduces stinging and burning within 3 minutes! It works by intercepting the irritation signal before it can reach the neuro-receptor.
- Bisabobol: this is the stuff that makes chamomile so soothing. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
- Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid: a synthetic copy of Avenanthramdes, the soothing active in oats, it reduces redness and itching.
- Tasmania Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract: this plant has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that soothe itching and burning.
I could go on but I don’t want to overwhelm you.
When skin is irritated, it usually means its protective barrier is damaged here and there. Those little cracks in your skin’s shield let moisture evaporate so it gets even drier and allows germs and other enemies in so it gets even more irritated.
That’s why all those soothing goodies alone aren’t enough. Your skin also needs bandaids to patch up the holes. In skincare lingo, they’re called skin-identical ingredients: because they’re identical to the building blocks that make up your skin’s protective barrier, they can easily fill the cracks and heal your skin.
Niod Modulating Glucoside has its fair share of skin-identical ingredients. I’ll mention just a few cos I don’t want this to turn into a boring science lesson:
- Amino acids: glycine, seline, histidine & co moisturise your skin and help it heal faster.
- Glycerin: a moisture magnet that attracts water from the air into your skin, keeping it hydrated.
- Squlane: an oil found naturally in your sebum. It absorbs quickly, boosts its hydration and strengthen your skin’s barrier. The best part? It doesn’t give you pimples.
Last one, I promise! (Gosh, Niod Modulating Glucoside is so packed with goodies, I could go on forever).
Superoxide dismutase deserves a special mention because it’s the most powerful antioxidant out there. Really.
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an antioxidant enzyme (an enzyme that acts like an antioxidant) that destroys superoxide radical, the worst type of free radical ever.
If you want to keep wrinkles off your face, you want this stuff in your skincare routine.
Just don’t use it alone. The more antioxidants you use, the more types of free radicals you destroy. Thankfully, this serum is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients that double up as antioxidants so you’re covered.
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
Yellow in colour, Niod Modulating Glucosides has a lightweight texture that sinks immediately into the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind.
Now, I’m lucky I have resistant skin that rarely gets irritated so I can’t personally vouch how well it treats eczema, rosacea or just a bad case of itching or irritation.
(I know, I’m not the best person to review this. I just wanted to try it cos the science behind it is SO fascinating).
But, I’ve recently upped my dose of retinol and that usually means some peeling and flaking. Well, Niod Modulating Glucosides made the transition much easier on my skin.
I’ve had no dryness. No redness. No irritation. Just a little peeling, but nothing compared to how bad it was in the past.
I’m definitely keeping this at hand in case my skin gets a sunburn or an irritation (touch wood!). If you have sensitive skin or your skin is always red, get yourself a bottle and make it a part of your daily routine.
To get the most out of it, use it on clean skin or after exfolation/liquidy toner. The closer to the skin it gets, the better and faster it’ll work.
Available at: £21.00 at Niod
Have you tried Niod Modulating Glucosides? Share your experience in the comments below.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Squalane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Hexyldecanol, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Rosmarinyl Glucoside, Caffeyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Tetrasodium Tetracarboxymethyl Naringeninchalcone, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Palmitoyl tripeptide-8, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium PCA, PCA, Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Aspartic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Mirabilis Jalapa Callus Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Curculigo Orchioides Root Extract, Isochrysis Galbana Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Stearic Acid, Dextran, Isoceteth-20, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan gum, Tocopherol, Propyl Gallate, Tromethamine, Dehydroacetic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.