(Picture above screenshots from NIA Skincare’s homepage)
I was contacted by NIA a few weeks ago, they asked if I was interested in trying out a few of their products and if I would be kind enough to give them an opinion. I was quite excited to try NIA skincare and was lucky enough to be sent 2 full size products presented in a cute bag. Skincare is a big part of my life so discovering new brands is something I am always looking for.
(Picture above screenshots from NIA Skincare’s homepage)
The Products I received were:
⁃ NIA wash & Glow hydrating Cleanser. Size- 150ml Retail price- £20
⁃ NIA Fake Awake triple action eye gel. Size 15ml Retail Price- £27
(Picture taken of the products I was gifted with)
About NIA (Not Into Ageing) Skincare
This brand focuses on how your lifestyle affects your skin. Their website discusses the stresses in our lives and how this can affect our skin. “dehydrate, do damage and steal your natural glow – things like not getting enough sleep or being glued to your phone and laptop” (quoted from the website)
Their words are relatable and make you stop and think about the little things you may be doing without realising. You know like… keeping your makeup on for another hour just to get that perfect selfie 🤳🙈
I love their motivational words (quoted from their website):
NIA makes it easy to take good care of your skin. That means giving it what it needs to be its best. The skin of your future depends on how you care for it today, and we’re here to help you put your best face forward.”
How can you not read that and feel totally empowered? Think of the motivational sayings from your idols that get you through your days and closer to your dreams, perhaps this quote deserves to be on the same wall as it is equally inspirational. Imagine coming home super late, after a few too many cocktails and thinking a facial wipe at the side of the bed will do.. well maybe- a look at this quote may remind you to take care of your skin and the importance of it. I have always said and say it often to people around me- “ if you look after your skin, it will look after you.” And I do strongly believe that.
So what did I think? 🤔
Firstly it is important to know I have been using these products day and night for a total of 9 weeks!
I did use the product for 3 weeks then had a 2 week holiday break and returned home to begin again for another 6 weeks and I’m still using it. I can therefore say during this time I have been able to see the difference of not using the products and the effect on my skin throughout hormonal changes.
Wash and Glow Hydrating Cleanser
I’m going to start with the facial wash, it’s light and fluffy lily candy floss. The light foam easily lathers up and washes off well. It is recommended to use 1-2 pumps, I only require one and that will cover my neck also. I use this day and night and I currently have just under half left. This reminds me of an experience I had when I was about 17/18 I saved up all my money and bought a Chanel anti pollution foam cleanser, it was the most expensive and high ended cleanser I had ever bought. When I first used it my skin felt so clean and bright, I felt like a million dollars. Using the NIA foam cleanser for the first time had exactly the same affect on me. Even now weeks later, every day my skin feels super clean and bright. I didn’t use the product on holiday and when I come home and used NIA for the first time, I noticed a dramatic difference in the brightness of my skin. I had just been on holiday I thought I already had a glow! People said I looked well but tired. However by the end of the first week everyone was telling me how much I was glowing. When I am hormonal my skin is so sensitive and I often find my normal cleansers I have been using are too harsh however this foam wash is so gentle and soothing, it caused no irritation and actually helped the redness. I am very impressed with the foam wash, I would recommend it to anyone, I really noticed how it brightens my skin and keeps it clear and fresh. I couldn’t ask for anything more. It’s currently my favourite cleanser, I’ve even had my boyfriend pinching some recently because he can see the difference it’s made with my skin! Look at my skin:
(Picture taken on iPhone seconds after using foam wash and eye cream)
Fake Awake Triple Action Eye Gel
Firstly the cream is a pearlescent glittery white. As creams go it’s really pretty. It makes me feel like I’m am applying a luxurious product on my skin. I believe the applicator of any eye gel/cream is very important, there are many creams/gels that are in pots that require you to scoop out with half of the product sitting in your nails 🙈 NIA skincare have got this right, the applicator is a slanted plastic piece on the edge of the tube, meaning you only need to gently squeeze the tube which you can then use to rub under your eyes. I usually put my eye cream in the fridge next to the Jam! just to keep the product cool so it’s more soothing when I come to apply it. However with this eye cream I don’t need to do this, it remains cool. This just makes a huge impact to the way we apply our cream. The cooling sensation of the plastic cools and calms the eye area. Applying a cooler compress to the eye area is an effective way of de-puffing your eyes and making you feel refreshed. Overall I have noticed a difference in the darkness of my under eye area and a slight difference in the puffiness.
I noticed the difference immediately with the facial wash and had expected the same with the eye cream, which is a little daft as these things need time to work. However 9 weeks later I’m happy with the results. I still have a quarter of the facial wash left (based one 2 pumps a day) and a small amount of the eye cream left. I would say based on the quality and the long usage they are good value for money. I am really impressed with NIA Skincare and I’m already eyeing up the products I’d like to try next product! I’m thinking of trying the glow on demand energising illuminator and the fully charged serum moisturiser.
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Have you tried any NIA skincare? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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