Sunday 11 July 2021

Skincare | NIOD Modulating Glucosides and Survival 0 Review

If you have read my blog for any length of time you will know what a huge fan of Deciem I am and while I haven’t tried much from Hylamide; The Ordinary and NIOD in particular have some Holy Grail products for me so today I thought I’d share a quick review of two products I picked up late last year when they did their annual Black Friday sale that are now almost ready for my next empties post!

Deciem niod modulating glucosides survival 0 review
Iphone portrait mode doing me dirty on the lids :(

For me, NIOD products are slow burners, I happily use them up, sometimes don’t really know what exactly they are doing for my skin then as soon as they are finished something clicks and I realise I am missing something and straight into my basket do they go again! I am by no means a scientist but I appreciate the research and development that goes into these and for me the higher price tag of NIOD is worth it! These two are pretty affordable though at £20/21! 


NIOD MG S0 review

I picked up Survival 0 (S0) and Modulating Glucosides (MG) at the end of last year when I was on Roaccutane and looking to incorporate more gentle and repairing products to my routine and spoiler alert, I really can’t recommend them enough! I honestly didn’t even realise I had been reaching for them so much but I literally have them sitting upside down now to get the last few dregs out.


Starting with Survival 0, this is an antioxidant, reparative serum targeting damage caused by environmental stressors like pollution, smog and blue light. It also comes in 10, 20 and 30 which offer some SPF protection as well but I use this at night and let it do its magic. It’s a lightweight, orange-y serum that absorbs easily and has a faint herbal scent. Overtime, this reduces photo damage and I have noticed my skin tone is healthier overall. It also feels hydrating (includes glycerin and squalane) and layers well with other skincare! Antioxidants are a pretty new category I have started incorporating and this one is *chef's kiss*


NIOD survival 0 review


Modulating Glucosides targets sensitive, irritated skin encouraging a calmer complexion. It supports the skin barrier, hydration and repair and contains oat synthetic analogues, ceramides and purified ginger root to help reduce redness, itching and burning. Again, its lightweight and sinks in easily though I find the scent stronger than S0 and a bit like paint haha but it doesn’t linger. I really did not think I was seeing any difference with this one then realised it was finished (and it was probably the reason my skin had been so calm while I was on Roaccutane!). I had one dry spot in particular near my lip that would flake each day and with concentrated use of this it calmed right down and went back to normal within a few days. It is so comforting and if you struggle with sensitivity you need to try this! 


NIOD modulating glucosides review

These have become essentials in my skincare routine and I really can’t recommend enough if you have stressed out, sensitive skin! I know a lot of people use MG with their retinol too which I am looking forward to trying once I up my strength! They are sold from Deciem directly as well as Cult Beauty, Escentual, Look Fantastic and Beauty Bay although they go in and out of stock regularly as they are so popular! It’s also worth waiting for a discount like the Black Friday sale on Deciem or Escentual and Look Fantastic in particular always have offers on if you can catch them in stock!


Read about more of my Deciem and The Ordinary faves here!


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Danielle xx


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  1. um Survival 0 is going straight in my cart! Working with screens full time, I'm always so paranoid about blue light damage xx

    mia //

    1. Exactly! So nice having something in my routine that works to prevent it! xx

  2. The modulating one sounds so interesting and like it would really work for me, as someone with sensitive skin! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you are having a good weekend :) It's another chilly winter day here, but we still spent a little time at the playground this morning :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. I think it would be amazing for you Mica! As far as NIOD pricing goes, its affordable too! Have a great week! xx

  3. Wow sounds so interesting...

    xx, neha

  4. I have heard about NIOD before but never really check them out. Now is the perfect time! Thanks for sharing xx

    lenne |

    1. I can't recommend them enough! They have so many products I love! xx

  5. I haven't heard of NIOD before! Need to try these. Thanks for your review. x

    Zoey |

    1. Thanks for reading Zoey! Hope you get to try soon! xx

  6. oh wow, I need to try these asap!! Thanks for sharing x

  7. I've not heard too much about this brand, but wow these sound lovely! Survival sounds incredible, I definitely need to add that one to my collection. Who can argue with all of those benefits. Great review xx

    Hannah |

  8. Survival 0 sounds like one I'd love! x


    1. I think you would Siobhan! So glad i gave them a chance! Need to pick up again soon! xx

  9. I am going to have to try some of these out for myself!

    Danielle |

    1. Do it Danielle! Can't recommend them enough! xx


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