NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (MMHC) is an innovative multi-weight hyaluronic acid serum at a reasonable price point. Many other brands utilizing many weights of hyaluronic acid are more expensive, making NIOD’s serum a contender. Designed for daily use the serum builds hydration in the skin.
Hyaluronic acid, commonly sodium hyaluronate on your ingredients list, is an active ingredient with the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water. It’s superb for hydrating skin, especially aging skins who cannot properly retain moisture. Many products on the market focus on surface hydration using a single weight. Founder of NIOD, Brandon, describes topical hyaluronic acid used for surface hydration as a bad choice due to high molecular size because it forms a film on the skin, attracting water outward leaving only the surface layer of skin benefiting.
I can grasp this idea, but all hyaluronic serums aren’t created with the same molecule weight and may work on a deeper level as well. As a consumer, you won’t be privy to how hyaluronic serums differ and what size molecule they’re using. You can have two bottles claiming to have the exact same ingredients but use entirely differents weights. Without naming names, I can feel the difference in products that feel “surface-y” and another product that penetrates deeper, or how long my skin feels hydrated.
A serum using multiple weights of hyaluronic acid can hydrate skin on different levels varying from acting as a dermal filler, increasing hydration, or rejuvenating elasticity. Not all multi-weight serums can achieve this, it depends on ingredients used.
Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex uses 12 forms of hyaluronic compounds claiming to offer hydration from the subcutaneous level to the skin’s surface. When used daily it encourages hyaluronic acid production with hyaluronic precursors and builds water density within the skin using lower weights of hyaluronic acid. It acts as a deep hydrator, densifier, and plumper. MMHC isn’t suited for immediate surface hydration. Instead, as water density builds within the skin newer skin will have more hydration as it moves up to the surface.
I MMHC nightly and felt my skin was hydrated on a deeper level, but never experienced hydration that felt plumping. Being 30 with my skin still able to produce hyaluronic acid on its own I prefer using a preventative serum nightly and use a hydrating serum as needed. I like to avoid layering too many serums on my own skin. I could see Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex working well for more mature skin who needs help in producing hyaluronic acid where daily application is needed.
Product: NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (MMHC)
What it is: A multi-weight hyaluronic acid serum to sustain moisture in the skin
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Butyroyl Hyaluronate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine-6- Phosphate Disodium Salt, Betaine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Yeast Extract, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Lecithin, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglucuronic Acid..
FYI: Deciem is based out of Canada with a substantial following in the UK, building popularity Stateside. They offer free shipping to the US. MMHC is available in 15ml and 30ml sizes.
Where to buy: NIOD $35-$60