[REVIEW] NIOD Flavanone Mud

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review:

I was on the lookout for a mud mask that is strong but at the same time wont dry out my skin. I had my share of coming across mud masks that sucked the moisture out of my skin, and that was not pleasant at all. Some are gentle enough, but didn’t really get the job done.

I kept seeing NIOD Flavanone Mud popping up on Instagram, which definitely has piqued my interest. NIOD (which stands for Non Invasive Options in Dermal Science) is a brand that is under Deceim, the same parent company as The Ordinary. However NIOD’s price range is higher than The Ordinary. So I started reading up online reviews about Flavanone Mud and decided that this mask definitely fit the bill of what I was looking for.


– Flavanone Mud is a three-phase rinse-off decongestion system that disrupts neither the skin surface equilibrium nor its density.

– Flavanone Mud approaches decongestion in three-phases:

  • Purifying Phase – To remove surface impurities.
  • Protective Phase – To offer a physical shield against external build-up.
  • Responsive Phase – To introduce mechanisms that fight against enviromental congestion factors.

The result of this combined approach will leave skin clear and clarified with a radiant glow.

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review


Aqua (Water), Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Bisabolol, Silica Cetyl Silylate, Isodecyl neopentanoate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Argilla, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Resveratrol, Naringenin, Arginine, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Perfluorodecalin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Glycosphingolipids, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Acacia Senegal Gum, Mica, Quartz, Sucrose Palmitate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

Volume: 50ml


How to use:

1. Cleanse face.

2. Apply a thin layer of Flavanone Mud on dry face while avoiding eye area.

3. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off thoroughly.

4. Continue with skincare regime.

5. A strong stinging sensation may occur especially after rinsing off the mask. This sensation, however, is just temporary.

6. Recommended to use once a week.

My Skin Type: Normal/ Dry skin

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review:

What intrigued me the most about NIOD Flavanone Mud is said to be different from your other usual mud masks. It has highly advanced three-phase system in decongesting your skin: Purifying Phase, Protective Phase, and Responsive Phase.

I am not going to get into the in-depth technical details about it, so I would highly suggest for you to pay a visit to NIOD’s website to read more about it.

To be honest, the first thing that caught my attention about NIOD was definitely their super sleek packaging. I literally swooned the first time I saw it on Instagram.

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This Flavanone Mud comes in a dark glass jar with a silver cap. The box that it comes in just screams elegant to me. Yes, I have fallen deeply in love with a packaging!

But getting the product out from the jar can be a bit tricky for those who don’t have the proper tool, but I use a slim spatula and I am good to go. If you are feeling a little fancy, NIOD also sells a stainless steel spoon/spatula to be used specifically for their jar products.

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review

The texture of Flavanone Mud seems thick when scooped out, but it is actually quite smooth and it spreads easily on the skin. The colour of the mask is not like your usual mud mask.

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review

It has a unique terracotta colour, which can look a little freaky when I go walking around the house with this on my face. Never failed to freak out my husband!

I don’t exactly have problematic skin, but I do get occassional clogged pores and pimples. So when I got this Flavanone Mud, I was contemplating if I should do the recommended 5 days accelerated method, whereby you use the mask once daily for 5 days straight for accelerated effect, and followed by once a week usage for maintenance. Then I thought, why not, lets do it!

As per the warning, I did experience the stinging sensation upon rinsing off the mask, but it was still bearable to me. The sensation lasted quite a while even after I was done with the rest of my skincare routine.

I did read some reviews saying rinsing the mask off using cold water could help to reduce the stinging. I also find that this mask does not suck the moisture out of my skin.

After I was done with the accelerated method, the following week my skin felt and looked great! I had the glow going, skin was clear and behaving very well. And now I only use the mask once a week followed by an AHA treatment or exfoliating toner. I find that it amps up the effects, giving me nice looking skin as a result.

NIOD Flavanone Mud is definitely on the pricier side, which made me pretty nervous in getting it in the first place in case it does not work out for my skin or if I end up hating it.

Well, thankfully that is not the case, because I love this mask! I will definitely repurchase. I honestly don’t mind spending a little bit more on products that I know work well for me.

I feel all skin types could benefit from this mask, as long as you are up for some stinging experience! (No pain no gain, am I right? Hahaha). But of course as always, please don’t forget to patch test first especially if you have sensitive skin.

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Where to buy:

Amazon | NIOD

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