NIOD has a range of very interesting masks which sounds pretty intriguing if you read their description. It seems like all 3 of them are cleansing masks but they have different functions. So how did they fare?
NIOD Mastic Mast Masque
First up, the Mastic Mast is described as a transparent masque for efficient, yet innocuous, cleaning and visible refinement of pores and impurities, resulting in immediate and maintainable visible reduction in both the number and the size of pores. So in a nutshell, it’s a pore refining mask.
NOD Mastic Mast Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Centaurea cyanus flower water, Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Honey, Coconut Acid, Magnesium aluminum silicate, Arginine, Bentonite, Butyl Avocadate, Ethyl Linoleate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lecithin, Phospholipids, Acacia Senegal Gum, Carrageenan, Citric Acid, Propyl Gallate, Ethoxydiglycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Short Review – I’ve only used Mastic Mast a few times and honestly I’m on the fence about this. It claims to be a pore-refining mask but I don’t really see much noticeable effects after I’ve used it. NIOD claims that you’ll see better effects if you use a hair dryer to dry your face after you wash off the mask. I’ve tried doing that before and I’m just left a bit bewildered and felt stupid doing that since it didn’t seem to make any difference. I don’t think I’ll repurchase this product.
NIOD Flavanone Mud Masque
Next, we have the Flavanone Mud masque. This masque is described to have a three-phase rinse-off decongestion system that disrupts neither the skin surface equilibrium nor its density. NIOD states that while FM can be classified as a masque for categorical convenience, its approach varies substantially from that offered by the concept of masques today both in terms of its way of positive visible influence on the skin as well as its respect for dermal integrity. In short, it’s what’s commonly known as a cleansing mud mask to clear congested skins.
NIOD Flavanone Mud Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Bisabolol, Silica Cetyl Silylate, Isodecyl neopentanoate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Argilla, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Resveratrol, Naringenin, Arginine, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Perfluorodecalin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Glycosphingolipids, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Acacia Senegal Gum, Mica, Quartz, Sucrose Palmitate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Short Review – This is my favourite masque out of all the 3 masks featured here. I find that this really does help in unclogging my pores and my skin is left looking so bright, smooth and calm after I wash off this mask. I’ve also tried using it consecutively for 5 days for an intensive treatment and was left impressed by the results. Breakout are diminished, clogged pores are gone and much better complexion overall. Very good mask! Definitely a repurchase for me!
NIOD Myrrh Clay Masque
Finally, we have the Myrrh Clay mask which is described as a treatment masque that visibly firms the skin, borrowing from a triangle of Ayurvedic, Unani and traditional Chinese studies of medicine. NIOD claims that Myrrh Clay offers an instant and visible tightening of the skin immediately and without forming a noticeable film on the surface of the skin as is common with modern skin firming formulations. So this is supposed to be a firming mask.
NIOD Myrrh Clay Ingredients
Peat, Solum Fullonum, Propanediol, Aqua (Water), Fragaria Vesca Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Commiphora Myrrh Extract, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Carrageenan, Acacia Senegal Gum, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Short Review – Ok, like the Mastic Mast, this product also didn’t manage to impress me much. It claims to be a firming mask but I don’t see much firming effects with this. Product also smells weirdly of preserved prunes while I was using it. Won’t be a repurchase for me!
Where can you find them?
I bought them from NIOD’s official website.
The NIOD Mastic Mast retails at US$52 (90ml), the Flavanone Mud retails at US$47 (50ml sized) and US$70 (100ml sized) and the Myrrh Clay retails at US$45 (50ml sized).