So last time we looked at the ingredient itself, superoxide dismutase. This time I’m reviewing a product with this ingredient in – The NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide 2 Mist or SDSM2.
This beautiful coloured mist from NIOD seems to always be sold out- why? Let’s get into the details of it and find out if it’s worth the hype💧.
BRAND: NIOD (part of Deciem).
PRODUCT: Superoxide dismutase saccharide mist or SDSM2 (2 because it’s the second version of the original).
INGREDIENTS: See bottom of page.
- pH 6-7 (very mildly acidic to neutral pH)
- Claims to be a daily force against oxidative stress, water loss and the look of inflammation
- Contains multiple antioxidants including superoxide dismutase (SOD)
I’ve Got *Insert Skin Type Here* Skin, Can I use It?
NIOD doesn’t state who this product is suitable for but I can’t see any skin types having problems with it. It’s a fine mist and doesn’t clog my pores. It’s never stung my skin, even when I’ve overdone it with retinal/acids.
There’s No Ingredients To Avoid
With many of the product reviews I’ve done, I often state what you can and cannot use a product with. However, with this mist, you can use it with any other ingredients like retinoids, vitamin C, acids etc. It doesn’t appear to interfere or react with any other ingredients!
Mirabilis Jalapa Extract or Purified North American Four O’ Clock Flower is a bio-derivative of an aztec plant and claims to reduce inflammation. I found it to be very soothing on my skin and it did help to reduce the look of any inflamed spots that I had.
I can also imagine that this mist would be amazing to use if you had (accidently) caught the sun or had a heat rash! It would calm the redness from both of these very well, I would imagine! Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for my skin!!), I don’t get the chance to test my theory with UK weather but whenever I next get abroad, I would definitely be making sure that this was in my suitcase!
NIOD does actually state “Under direct UVB exposure, topical SOD was shown to reduce the look of additional inflammation by nearly 100%”. So I reckon my theory would be right!!
Contains Multiple Antioxidants
Within this mist you don’t just have superoxide dismutase. You have a potent blend of multiple antioxidants such as Malachite Extract (which gives the mist that beautiful turquoise colour as well), Arginine and Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract.
All of these antioxidants work together to fight various free radicals that your skin may encounter. They will help to protect your skin from the damaging oxidative stress that free radicals put upon your cells. You may not see the mist doing this but rest assured that it is and in the long term it will help with age-delaying!
Helps The Skin To Retain Moisture
This is thanks to the Marine Polysaccharides which help preserve water significantly more than the highest molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid. NIOD states that the Marine Polysaccharides in this mist increase skin hydration by more than 35% and measurably reduces the look of roughness within 2 hours. So it’s not directly a hydrator itself, it works more to retain the moisturise that you already have.
I would definitely agree with that statement as using this within my morning routine with my vitamin C and peptide moisturiser my skin looks bouncy and hydrated all day. If I forget to use it, I do notice that my skin doesn’t look as smooth and glowy!
None for me and none that I can think of on behalf of anyone else! 🤷🏻♀️
How Do I Use This Product?
NIOD suggests; “apply morning and evening to face and neck after cleaning before application of other treatments”. So as a toner really!
I already use my Allies of Skin mist as a toner. So, the way I use this mist is before applying my vitamin C serum. I mist my face, neck and chest then apply my vitamin C and follow up with my moisturiser and SPF. I only use it in the AM and I like the idea of it protecting my skin from antioxidants, along with my vitamin C. Sometimes I will also mist over my face throughout the day to refresh my skin.
In the evenings, I use hyaluronic acid and so I like to use a hydrating rose water mist rather than this as this isn’t intended to be used as a hydrator. However, if I used this product as a toner, I would use it AM and PM.
Gimme The Deets…
240ml will cost you £34.
Where Can I Buy It?
Directly from deciem.com or through other suppliers such as Feel Unique, Beauty Bay and Look Fantastic to name a few. It’s always sold out everywhere so good luck finding it!! 🤣
It has 6 months once opened and doesn’t require any special storage.
Stick Or Spin Again?
As this is a mist product and I change up my mists quite a lot, I won’t be repurchasing the minute this runs out but I definitely would buy it again in the future! And definitely would I be repurchasing it to take on holiday (whenever that happens!!).
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In the meantime leave me some comments below, I’ll always get back to you. Tell me what you think about NIOD products. Have you tried any of their products? Have you tried this one? Let me know!
Love & Knowledge,
S A M A N T H A
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INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant enzyme – best), Malachite Extract (antioxidant – no rating), Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides (moisturiser/humectant – goodie), Mirabilis Jalapa Extract (skin-conditioning/skin-protecting – no rating), Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract (antioxidant/humectant/moisturiser – goodie), Cetraria Islandica Thallus Extract (moisturiser/humectant – goodie), Sphagnum Magellanicum Extract (skin-conditioning – no rating), Arginine (antioxidant – good), Propanediol (enhances the absorption of ingredients – good), Glycerin (skin-replenishing/restoring – best), Pentylene Glycol (texture enhancer – good), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer – good), Sodium Salicylate (salt form of salicylic acid/preservative – average), Gellan Gum (texture enhancer – good), Sodium Chloride (binding agent – good), PPG-26-Buteth-26 (emulsifier – good), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (emollient/texture enhancer – good), Citric Acid (pH adjuster – good), Tromethamine (buffering – no rating), Phenoxyethanol (preservative – good), Chlorphenesin (preservative – good).
*Ingredient info & ratings from Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary & Incidecoder (my personal faves for ingredient ratings)*