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Deciem NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12%

Deciem NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12%

Size: 1 oz (30 ml)

Deciem NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% is a light weight, new formula that creates even toned and camera ready skin. This is not a foundation and will not provide cover. What it does do is reduce redness. With a serum-like texture, it contains light refracting prisms, tone and hue correctors and topical photo-finishing technologies for even-toned radiance. This light, instantly-absorbed, oil-free bio-complex is clinically proven to offer comfortable hydration immediately with an effect that lasts 48 hours after each application to allow the corrective technologies in the product to be compatible with even the driest of skin types.

This one of a kind formula features a patented Dragon Fruit Chromatic Refractor- the first-ever bio-fruit complex to provide immediate radiance to the skin as tested under multiple light conditions and under camera settings. Nano-Prismatic Yellow-Red Hue Corrector is an ultra-fine hue corrector that blacks out red tones and minimizes undesirable yellow tones for skin that looks instantly better for every moment. The correction fluid has Surface Mesh Adherence Technology offers a breathing film that disallows perspiration-induced or unintended wash-off of other properties in this product or those applied subsequently to this product. The formula is also provides oil-free hydration with a natural bio-sugar complex. Apply instead of or under liquid foundation to balance out undesirable color tones and skin imperfections. This formula can also be mixed with other products for subtle hue correction.

Tested and reviewed for at least 30 days by: Marta

As someone who wears little makeup (grudging exceptions are made for video shoots) and when I do I fear that it ages me, I am intrigued by the concept of what Perricone MD has dubbed “no foundation, foundation.” And, since just about everything Deciem NIOD does is interesting, I pounced with great excitement on Deciem NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 12% ($30).

Of course, this being Deciem NIOD (and I say this with love and affection), the product comes with some eccentric marketing baggage. For instance, a key “techonology” is “nano-prismatic blurring technology”. I take this to refer to light refracting ingredients, but I’ll come back to what is in Photography Fluid Opacity 12% after describing what it does.

To sum up: it is a magical, invisible concealer that somehow imparts a dewy non-shiny sheen.

The off-white liquid has a texture that is more akin to serum than makeup. It is much more liquid than a liquid and I initially applied it with some hesitation in a thin and even-as-I-could manage layer. I then started at myself in the mirror. My skin looked a little whiter (as though I was wearing a mineral sunscreen), but all my flaws, ruddy cheeks, uneven skin tone were there in all their glory. Within less than a minute though, it all began to change. The white-ish caste was gone, but so too had any redness, freckles and light sunspots. Under the florescent light of a public bathroom, my wrinkles had lessened.

To be clear, this is not a foundation and it does not camouflage, let alone cover. I found that a dab of concealer on the apple of my cheeks and on the leopard spot at the outer top right cheek was necessary. But I was very happy to go foundation free and enjoy the look of my skin, but a dewier, better version of it. After a couple of weeks, I began to prefer it to foundation.

As you might expect, nano-prismatic blurring technology harnesses a goodly amount of film formers and silicone. One of them, hexamethyldisiloxane, is actually pretty interesting as it is used for liquid bandages. Titanium dioxide is a dominant ingredient here (it is most commonly used as a mineral — but nonetheless, controversial — sunscreen) and is almost certainly responsible for that initial chalky look. A look that, to repeat, completely disappears in under a minute.

Make no mistake, this is no way a product for those who go in search of all-natural formulas, but there is more than a nod to botanical extracts. I was particularly pleased to see dragon fruit, exotically beautiful and highly antioxidant. There is the root of a fern that can help to prevent sun damage, Iceland moss (a lichen with anti-cancer activity) and another antioxidant moss from Chile.

For those that don’t like wearing makeup and/or increasingly find that it ages them then I can heartily recommend Deciem NIOD’s clever little disappearing act. And for the selfie-obsessed, note that those plant extracts are supposed to reduce redness under a flash.

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As someone who wears little makeup (grudging exceptions are made for video shoots) and when I do I fear that it ages me, I am intrigued by the concept of what Perricone MD has dubbed “no foundation, foundation.” And, since just about everything Deciem NIOD does is interesting, I pounced with... read more

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  • Gloria

    (4 out of 5)

    I like the way this product makes my face feel as well as look. I am not a foundation person. I love the way this works with my concealer to give my face a much needed glow. It does take down the redness and I just dab a bit of concealer on areas that need more coverage and it looks great.

    I do miss the Osmotics Inner Light though. I wish you could bring that back!!

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  • Marta

    Hi Brenda, I just want to say, mostly for the benefit of anyone else considering this product, that it is not meant to stay white. It does not provide coverage of any kind and it is supposed to be absorbed by the skin (it has some hydration ingredients). The key to it is that it has skin hue concealers so that it takes down red or yellow hues in the skin tone. It has light refractors so that the skin appears more even. It comes into its own for photography - or gets you selfie-ready.

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  • Brenda Walden

    (3 out of 5)

    I received this product a few weeks ago, and am only mildly impressed with it, at best. It is white in color and a somewhat thick, cream consistency. But it does permeate my skin and it doesn't stay looking white. I've used it under my BB. Honestly,. I just can't tell enough of a difference -- if any -- to justify buying it again for my beauty regime.

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  • Julie

    (2 out of 5)

    I really was hoping this would work out, but it has not. I have dry, sensitive skin, and while I did not have a reaction to this product I could not get it to absorb in my skin, rather it just sat on top and showed up white on dry areas and emphasized pores vs. smoothing them and priming the skin. It unfortunately did not provide the results for me that it did for Marta. Possibly this is a product for those with less dry skin.

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  • Gloria Gerber

    December 13, 2016

    Gloria Gerber

    Marta I ordered this product and have to say I am truly liking it. I normally do not use a full coverage foundation. I find no matter what I try it is difficult to find a foundation that doesn't magnify problems or since I am very light skinned a color match. I have been using just about a month. I use a small amount of concealer on a few capillaries and red marks but I have to say this product does do what it says it will. I have used Osmotics Inner Light for some time and I still continue to use it but I see you are no longer carrying it in the shop. To me it is better to find a product that enhances my features and just use a bit of cover to camouflage what I don't like. Foundations just don't work for me or at least I have not found one yet that delivers that airbrush look that they promise.

  • Aqua (Water)
  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Hexamethyldisiloxane
  • Hylocereus Undatus Fruit Extract
  • Cetearyl Isononanoate
  • Mica
  • Propanediol
  • Ceteareth-20
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Glycerin
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Pentylene Glycol
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Sodium PCA
  • Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract
  • Cetraria Islandica Thallus Extract
  • Sphagnum Magellanicum Extract
  • Allantoin
  • Trehalose
  • Urea
  • Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  • Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract
  • Methyl Methacrylate/PEG/PPG-4/3 Methacrylate crosspolymer
  • Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6
  • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • Dimethicone
  • Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
  • VP/VA Copolymer
  • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
  • Amodimethicone
  • Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer
  • Squalane
  • Tin Oxide
  • Ceteareth-12
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Cetyl Palmitate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Citric Acid
  • Sodium Lactate
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Sodium Metabisulfite
  • Fructose
  • Glucose
  • Maltose
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Chlorophenesin
  • Caprylyl Glycol.
Apply instead of or under liquid foundation to balance out undesirable color tones and skin imperfections. This formula can also be mixed with other products for subtle hue correction.

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