NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% Review - New from Deciem
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NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL) Review

15 Oct 2019 (Updated: 2 Jan 2020)

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I have been so desperate to hear news on the brand new NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1%, from The Ordinary’s big sister brand. The original serum is one of my favourite skincare products of all time, and this new moisturising addition is going down very well in my routine. It was love at first swipe.

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL)
NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL)

It is available at Deciem now.

What is NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid?

NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1%, or CAIL as it will most likely come to be known as, is the latest addition to NIOD’s core regimen collection.

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL)
NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL)

It stems from NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum (that I can’t live without), however, it additionally helps to build skin’s barrier function and increases skin’s elasticity and overall skin health.

  • Pro-collagen, pro-lipid, pro-fat formula
  • Builds and enhances skin barrier function, elasticity and skin integerity
  • Has a blue gel-like texture that melts into a comfortable oil-like feel upon application
  • Designed to target glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), Collagen, Elastin, & epidermal surface lipids, Corneocytes, Adipocytes, and Sebocytes to improve improve volume & relisience
  • For use at night (although I have been using it for day too)

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid – Actives & Technologies

There is some amazing technology going on in NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1%. Order it here.

Tripeptide-1 (Palmitoyl) Copper

A solubilised format of pure Palmitoyl-GHK-Cu at a 1% concentration by weight is a peptide with enhanced skin affinity that works to synergistically to restore and maintain a youthful appearance of the skin. It is great for healing, immune function, collagen synthesis, fibroblast production and anti-inflammatory responses.

Zizanoic Vetiver

A unique upcycled ingredient, derived from the roots of vetiver exhausted by the fragrance industry, Zizanoic Vetiver has properties to support skin tonicity, volume and firmness. It works to redefine skin volume and firmness and gives an overall plumping effect.

Patented Dihydrodiisoeugenol Complex

A novel, multi-faceted approach to enhancing skin resilience using a dual mode of action to approach the decline in subcutaneous fat experienced with ageing. It works to counteract the appearance of a decrease in adipose tissue by improving the elasticity and firmness of the skin, particularly when applied to the cheeks and jawline.

Aphanizomenon Aquaflo

This is a newly-discovered blue-green algae that’s rich in vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. It works to promote the replenishment of the superficial protective barrier of the stratum corneum, boosting the skin’s natural moisturising factors to smooth out the surface and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Plant-derived Squalane

Squalane is in here to maintain skin’s moisture barrier, replenish hydration and make skin supple and flexible.

My Review

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL)
NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL)

Update: For those that are familiar with CAIS (which is an absolute must have for me), this is a really different consistency to the serum. The squalane within the new formula means it has excellent moisturising benefits. You can use CAIS in the morning, and this at night.

I have been using it for a few days so far and I absolutely love it. The first time I tried it, it made my skin instantly glowy and plumped up – just how I like it. I cleanse my face and then apply this straight on to clean skin, so there’s nothing that can block the actives. It feels moisturising and calming, and melts effortlessly into my skin.

It has been designed for use at night, which is down to the oily texture, however, if you like glow and sheen, you can use this during the day for super juicy, dewy skin. I’ll be doing that! Also, it can be used alone or you can follow it with MMHC from NIOD (one of the best Hyaluronic Acid serums ever!) and also a moisturiser if you wish. I love layering my products, so I’m adding this in to my routine.

It has a smell like peppery cress, or something… I can’t actually put my finger on it. It’s aromatic in a way that smells like it works!!

What is the NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid Release Date?

The new product is avaialable at Deciem now. It is £70 for 15ml. A tube should last four months if used on face at night time only, and three months if used on face and neck.

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL)
NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL)

Also check out The Ordinary The Daily Set which includes some The Ordinary icons organised into a simple regime to support skin health.

This product is one of my top recommendations for 2020 – check out Best Beauty Products for 2020.

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4 thoughts on “NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1% (CAIL) Review

  1. I was so excited to try this! When I finally got my hands on it and applied it, my face turned immediately red, which didn’t really surprise me, everything turns me red. I was just so disappointed because the next couple days I started getting whiteheads galore, I’m gonna try again in a couple days but I’m so sad its not agreeing with my skin.

  2. The smell is coconut oil. I’m not crazy about the smell of coconut oil so I was confused as to why either coconut oil or MCT are not in the ingrediences, but sure enough, caprylic acid is MCT/coconut oil. I haven’t tried the product yet but I’ve heard coconut oil on the skin can cause breakouts. I hope that’s not true because I really want to try this, despite the smell. Other’s might not mind it.

  3. I meant ingredients, lol! I don’t mind the smell of actual coconut oil itself, but I don’t like the smell of it when it gets warm, like after sleeping with it in my hair overnight. The CAIL smell reminds me of how my hair and pillow smell the next morning. As if the oil went rancid. I’m not saying that’s the case, it’s just what the smell reminds me of.

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