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DECIEM the Turmoil Continues …

Hello everyone,

As you know Deciem is a brand that I have followed passionately from the very beginning. It was a roller coaster ride and so exciting to see what would happen next.

Unfortunately that roller coaster ride has taken a huge nosedive and a turn for the worse (personally speaking) . There are whispers everywhere of Brandon verbally insulting staff and calling them names (allegedly).

You can read my previous post here: Deciem

Then Nicola Kilner/Reddinton JOINT CEO got fired for what seems to be very little. Questioning Brandon’s behavior when he went off the rails somewhat on Instagram, making big decisions on his own without consulting anyone else in the company. Not really how a company works or how to run it. Is that not what people do when you are not being yourself, question you? (for your own sake)

Somewhere after Estee Lauder bought into the company it would seem Brandon has taken issue with having to answer for any of his actions and I still feel it is like a major tantrum and chucking his toys out of the pram. Unfortunately it seems he has hurt a lot of people. People who sang his praise’s and supported him 100% are now leaving his side because he seems to be treating them appallingly.

Victoria Health whom I love is the latest to leave Brandon’s ship. Gill sang about Brandon and his products from the hill tops, she was passionate about it all and we all loved it. We loved the wait-lists and everything about the 2 companies, they went hand in hand really.

Then when the weekly round up emails stopped I really sensed something was wrong and the wind was taken out of Gill’s sails and I mean badly taken out. So much so she stopped those emails.

Today Victoria Health have released this statement:

VH Update – DECIEM

I apologise in advance for sending this email to our entire database, but several thousand of you are on wait lists for products from NIOD, The Ordinary and some of the other DECIEM brands, which is incredibly stressful for each of us as these wait lists go back several months.

I do not wish to extrapolate any further than to say that we will no longer be stocking any of the DECIEM products. If you are on a wait list then we will cancel your order with immediate effect, but please rest assured that we have not debited any monies from your account, which is in line with company policy of only debiting your account once the product has been processed and sent. We will sell through the products that are currently in stock.

At this point I will just say that I am so very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

My heartfelt thanks to those of you who have supported us and been on this journey for three years.

I would also like to thank some very special people around me who gave their all, not least the VH team.

With love

Gill Sinclair
Victoria Health

Now I know for sure that separation did not come easily for Gill, sometimes you can just really sense things aren’t right. I have to wonder who will be next to fall…

Something is fundamentally wrong within Deciem and I only hope someone stops it before it gets destroyed by ego and foolish actions. Who is left to help run an empire?
No man is an island in my book and neither is Brandon!

Just wonder who is going to be next?

Bye for now .. shock & Aw no!

Nicola x

Niod Sanskrit Saponins

Hey Everyone,

Great day here so far it is finally feeling warmer and I have all my bedding out blowing in the breeze .. happy days!

I want to mention a new cleanser I purchased from Victoria Health (a company I love). Niod Sanskrit Saponins is not your average cleanser.. but then Niod don’t do things the normal way! They break the rules and trail-blaze … it is skincare for me (and others) to really get excited about.


I will leave the science to Brandon and Victoria Health and just tell you how I have found the product personally and how it has made my skin feel ..

This is not a cleanser for removing your make up, this is a cleanser for skin .. yes your skin! Having used this more than a few times now I think I have worked out what it does in layman’s terms (hopefully).

What Niod have done here is stripped back cleansing to a very old Ayurvedic technique centuries old using plant Saponins and applied it to this deep skin cleanser  that cleans the skin so very well this product focuses more on skin health. Clean skin that can breathe is healthy happy skin.. it is addictive and I love it!!

To use you wet your face and massage a large pea sized amount between your fingertips to warm and activate the product you then massage it over your face for a few minutes or you can leave 5 minutes as a mask..


What I can feel it doing like a gentle suction action all over your face  getting into the pores,  shrinking back and taking out the junk, soaking up excess oil, dirt, dead skin so that when you rinse …any product build up & dirt on the skin come away leaving your skin feeling velvety soft, super clean, and it can really breathe in the air.

It is ph balanced, you don’t need to tone after if you don’t want to. It takes off any product build up you may have on your skin, it cleans and clears out spots, removes dirt and impurities so well the size of pores are drastically reduced .. this I really love because as you get older pores get bigger and now I have to look VERY hard to see mine .. it is a miracle!

So it is like someone coming into your’re home and scrubbing it from top to toe. giving it a good ole hoover  in every corner and taking out every last bit of dust and rubbish .. skin feels spotlessly clean and fresh, mattified and clear.

I honestly cannot say enough good things about the Sanskrit Saponins  and how it makes my skin feel. It is a cleanser I think we have been in need of for a very long time .. one that treats the actual skin alone, doesn’t take off make up, just makes your skin feel and look cleaner than ever and does it really well.

Everything works better, my skin feels so incredibly soft and yes again .. clean .. cleanest it has felt in a very long time. So if your into your skincare and love healthy skin like I do then this cleanser needs looked at to be added to your skincare arsenal for sure as it lets skin breathe again!


Brandon who owns Niod has shown here he can go from extremely high tech to stripping and paring back products and letting them be ..very intelligent skincare indeed…

It is £23.00 for 90-ml from Victoria Health and worth a read up on what they have to say about the product.

That is it for now folks

Nicola x