Everything you need to know about Naiad Nectar.

July 31, 2023

Everything you need to know about Naiad Nectar.

What is is? Naiad Nectar is a hydrating, texture & tone refining, night serum featuring Bakuchiol and Niacinimide. These skincare actives are revered for their smoothing, brightening and pore refining qualities. Inspired by the moonlight gleaming on the Naiad’s pond; Naiad Nectar Refining Serum smooths and renews your skin while you sleep. Taking inspiration from our two bestselling Potions, Fairy Fountain Antioxidant Hydration Serum and Bloom Smoothing Balm; Naiad Nectar is the perfect addition to a nighttime skincare ritual focused on smoothing, brightening and firming the skin's appearance. 

Who is it for? Naiad Nectar is perfect for maturing skin, acne-prone skin, and anyone wishing to refine rough texture, minimize the look of fine lines, reduce the appearance of pores, or balance sebum production.

When should I use it? Naiad Nectar is best used in your evening skincare ritual, as the active ingredients support your skin’s natural renewal process, which takes place while you sleep. It can also be used in the daytime for antioxidant protection and hydration. 

How does Bakuchiol compare to Retinol? Bakuchiol is a wonderful alternative to Retinol for anyone with sensitive skin. Retinol alternatives like Bakuchiol work by supporting collagen production. Bakuchiol is much gentler than Retinol, so you are less likely to experience the side effects that are common with Retinol use (skin purging, flakiness, dryness, redness, sun sensitivity etc..) It is suitable for very dry and sensitive skin, and can be used during the day as it doesn’t increase sun sensitivity.

How is it different than Fairy Fountain? Naiad Nectar contains more active ingredients than Fairy Fountain making it more suitable for evening. Naiad Nectar has a lighter texture than Fairy Fountain and a less dewy finish. 

We recommend using Fairy Fountain in the morning for antioxidant protection, intense hydration and a dewy glow. 

We recommend incorporating Naiad Nectar in the evening for brightening, clarifying, collagen-supporting, skin refinement while you sleep. 



Ingredient Deep Dive

Niacinamide: Also known as Vitamin B3, this skincare superhero has SO many benefits for the skin. It is a true multi-tasker that is perfect for both maturing and acne-prone skin. Some of Niacinamide's benefits include; minimizing the appearance of pores, improving the look of uneven or dull skin tone, softening the appearance of fine lines, balancing overactive sebum, and supporting a weakened skin barrier. It is the perfect ingredient to reach for if you are seeking smooth, bright, even looking skin.

Bakuchiol Extract: Bakuchiol has a wide range of skin smoothing and antioxidant benefits. It can help refine the skin's texture and tone, firm the appearance of skin, and reduce the look of fine lines. It is gaining popularity in skincare as a natural and gentle alternative to retinol, with people seeing similar benefits without the side effects that can come hand in hand with traditional retinol use. Bakuchiol is suitable for sensitive and reactive skin and can help calm visual redness. 

Panthenol: Also known as pro-vitamin B5, Panthenol helps to soothe and soften the skin. This vitamin does double duty as both a humectant and an emollient, leading to instantly hydrated and softened skin. Panthenol contributes to the gorgeous slippery skin feel of Naiad Nectar Serum, making it an absolute joy to use.

Butterfly Pea Flower: This beautiful, blue bloom is an amazing source of antioxidants including anthocyanins, quercetin, polyphenols and flavonoids. Butterfly Pea Flower has been shown in studies to prevent glycation (a process that takes place in the body when sugar molecules break down proteins, which can cause collagen loss). Because these flowers don't contain scent molecules, Naiad Nectar remains unscented and suitable for those with fragrance sensitivities. Each bottle contains its own unique flower, so the shade of Naiad Nectar will vary from bottle to bottle (from light to deep blue/purple).

Vegetable Glycerine: The classic…the OG…the Queen hydrator…the skincare staple! Tried and true, supremely effective and with a teensy weensy molecular weight of around 90 Daltons. Glycerine can penetrate more deeply than most humectants, holding hydration where we need it. It draws moisture from both the water on our skin from cleansing or in our products, and from our dermis. It has a very low risk for irritation or inflammation. Glycerine gives skincare products a richer feel and long lasting hydration, so people with dry skin or who find many products are not moisturizing enough will love using this powerful humectant.

Propanediol: This all-natural humectant derived from corn sugar fermentation also has a low molecular weight of around 150 Daltons. It has a beautiful texture that leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and not heavy. 

Tremella Mushroom: With a molecular weight around 500 Daltons, Tremella sits a little bit closer to the surface than Glycerine and Popanediol to provide a plumping effect. Another great benefit is that it offers more than just hydration to your skin. Tremella Mushroom is a rich source of Vitamin D and antioxidants.

Milk Thistle: Containing the powerful antioxidant Silymarin, Milk Thistle is known for its ability to soothe and protect the skin from environmental stressors. Milk Thistle is suitable for all skin types and can help regulate sebum production in oily/acne-prone skin. 

Green Tea Extract: The active constituents in Green Tea are polyphenols known as catchethins, which are potent antioxidants that help diminish visible signs of aging. Green Tea Extract's skin soothing properties help to alleviate dryness, and improve the skin's elasticity and suppleness. 


We hope you are as thrilled as we are to incorporate this mystical, clarifying, smoothing serum into your nighttime rituals. We believe this serum proves that natural, gentle bio-actives are incredibly useful for promoting a youthful appearance and a supple feel. We are so incredibly proud to continue our mission of crafting the most luxurious natural skincare that cares for the planet, for people, and pushes the envelope for what can be achieved using only natural ingredients. 


Sylvan & Mama Joy




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