How to Avoid Dry, Winter Skin With NIOD

Struggling with excessively dry, tight, Winter skin? This NIOD routine will have your skin feeling plump and comfortable in no time.

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Most of us struggle with the seasonal change and the skin problems that arise when the air becomes cold and dry. 

Lock in some extra moisture with this hydrating NIOD skin care routine, which involves highly targeted formulas to improve your skin’s appearance and overall health. 

In this routine, our Beauty Editor Joanna Flemming demonstrates how to transform dry, flaky skin into a glowing complexion with some of NIOD’s top products

Winter Skincare Tips:

  • Upgrade your H.A. serum - If you’ve started on a H.A. serum and found the results have been waning, winter is the perfect time to try a more potent Hyaluronic Acid

  • Stick with your SPF - the UV index is incredibly high even in the colder months so remember to stick with your favourite sunscreen all year round. 

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What’s the difference between NIOD and The Ordinary?

NIOD is a line of skin care created by DECIEM, who are the same company who brought you The Ordinary. 

As Deciem’s CEO Nicola discusses in our Podcast Episode 9: How The Ordinary Gained Cult Status, there are distinct differences between the two skin care lines.

Essentially, The Ordinary was created to deliver effective short-term results, whereas the more complex, targeted and patented technology in NIOD helps improve the long term health and integrity of the skin.

This is why you see a significant difference in their price tag (and also their packaging!)

So, if you’ve been using The Ordinary for a while and have found that the effects have started to wane, why not try an upgrade?

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How to Take Care of Dry Skin in Winter:

There’s no need to ditch your entire skin care wardrobe with this routine, just use these serums in between your usual cleanser and moisturiser for an added boost this Winter.

Step 1: Plump it up with a Peptide Serum

Step 1: Plump it up with a Peptide Serum

Start by applying the NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 30ml after cleansing. Before you use this serum make sure you pour the activator into the Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS) and shake. You’ll get the best results from this brilliant blue serum if you use it twice a day. The technology in this serum promotes Collagen production and improves overall skin health. If you're familiar with The Ordinary skincare range, think of this serum as an advanced version of The Ordinary “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%

Step 2: Try a high quality H.A.

Step 2: Try a high quality H.A.

Apply several drops of the NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 30ml (MMHC2) to the skin. If you have mature or dehydrated skin this serum is perfect as it penetrates deeply, while also providing surface hydration. This serum may be compared to The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Step 3: A firming under eye formula

Step 3: A firming under eye formula

Apply the NIOD Fractionated Eye-contour Concentrate under and around the eye area, including the eyelids. This serum targets all signs of aging and dehydration around the eyes. Joanna suggests trying this serum if you are looking for a more advanced formula than The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

Step 4: Lock it all in with a moisturiser

Step 4: Lock it all in with a moisturiser

Finish your routine with the NIOD Surface Hydration Vaccine. This hydrating moisturiser contains similar ingredients to The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA but has been formulated with more advanced technologies. Apply a small amount to the skin after serums and help to drastically protect the skin from moisture loss. 

This routine was transcribed by India Williams.

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