NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide

Superoxiwhat?!  I know…that’s a mouthful… But NIOD has some really awesome products and this one is worth a mention.

I love mists and facial sprays – not only in summer when the heat index is driving upwards, but also after workouts, after washing my face, even just after a bath.  Mists can offer a little extra hydration, element protection, oil control, calming effects, you name it.  The NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist is, however, a super-charged skin-saver…

This unique “dermal treatment” is designed to protect your precious peau (skin!) from “many forms of oxidative stress, dermal water loss and inflammation, all of which contribute to loss of visible skin quality over time.”  In other words, this is meant to be used OFTEN as a preventative protection, maintaining the beauty of your skin now, and staving off nasty age-causing aggressors.

Deciem, the parent Company, always goes well above and beyond with explanations – sometimes it is a bit much to read but I would rather err on the side of knowing more, than less.  The key technologies used include the below (and please do reference the link above for a full description of each):

  • Yeast-Derived Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
  • Purified North American Four O’ Clock Flower
  • Marine Exopolysaccharides

The potent stuff is at the top of the ingredient list, which is always a wonderful thing…though again, I’m not surprised – this Company’s products are no-nonsense and definitely deliver. (PS: My OWN reviews – I have used some of their products and really felt they did what they intended – no one asked me to say that, nor would I boost a brand I didn’t really like!)

The bottle is apparently quite large, so you do get a lot for the money. Personally, I LOVE the ease of use of mists, and anything that might help ward off unseasonably early wrinkles and skin damage is GREAT by me!  Healthy, happy skin! 🙂

Leaders Masks

I honestly haven’t heard of this brand (Leaders) before but…up they popped at Ulta, unsurprisingly (I feel like TONS more brands are joining the Ulta ranks…er…shelves!) 

The first mask listed, the Amazonian Acai Anti-Polution Mask.  This “advanced bio-cullulose mask” is made with “contour & fit technology,” (allowing it to adhere particularly well to the face) and is designed to draw out impurities, ridding you of pollution’s daily toll.  Given the level of smog we have accrued over the years…that’s a nice idea!

The second is one that sounds great for winter, the Daily Wonders Bye-Bye To Dry Hydrating Mask.  This intensely hydrating” sheet mask purports to have a full bottle of “skin-loving serum” within it, helping to quench parched and rough skin.  I’ve never been a sheet mask fan but I am curious to see reviews… I always lean towards cream masks, but willing to try something new, especially if it adds hydration!

Daily Wonders What Happened Last Night Revitalizing Mask made me giggle… I don’t drink, I don’t smoke…but sometimes I wake up and I swear I partied in my sleep!  Maybe it’s just age?! Chock full of extracts, this sheet mask is meant to revive your radiance, leaving you with fresher, glowing skin.  If it does that for eyes too, count me in!

7 Wonders Tundra Cranberry Anti-Aging Mask…I don’t know, does “tundra” somehow imply the bleak outlook that is aging skin or..?  *lol*  Once I got past that idea, the cranberry part sounded nice.  Yes, I’ll take a Cranberry Tundra with lime please?

Getting to the point, this bio-cellulose beauty is geared towards deeply hydrating, leaving visible lines diminished, and skin firm and smooth.

I have yet to actually go the sheet mask route – I’m somewhat too active, if that makes sense.  

And I have two black cats…so just lying there with a sheet on my face?  Not going to happen.  One of the two…or BOTH…will abscond with it, mark my words!