Before I start this review I’ll start off with saying this product is a game changer, a big statement but I completely believe that.
Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix range is named after it’s stand out ingredient glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is used in a lot of facials and skincare products that really produce results. It is well-known for its exfoliating purposes, removing dead and dull skin cells to reveal a fresh new layer of skin, ultimately making the skin brighter and can mostly be found in anti-ageing products.
I decided to look up the definition of glycolic acid and it is described as ‘a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane, though it is now often made synthetically. It falls into the set of ingredients called AHA’s, or alpha hydroxy acids.’ Which is why glycolic acid is sometimes known as an alpha hydroxy acid aka an AHA.
So now we are clued up a bit more on the acid side of things I’ll talk you through the products I’ve been using from the Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix range.
Taking a closer look, the Exfoliating Facial Pads £12.95 are soaked in 2.8% glycolic acid – which is a small percentage of glycolic acid, its effective but no need to worry about it freaking your skin out, like higher quantities of glycolic acid could. They also have witch hazel which helps retexture and resurface the skin, whilst the hyaluronic acid and soothing blue daisy help to moisture and calm the skin after exfoliation. Using the pads I like the cooling effect from the hyaluronic acid and the exfoliation gets rid of all dead skin without being too abrasive like a scrub, which enables you to use them daily. They come in a tub with 60 pads, so one a day would last you 2 months.
The serum is an Overnight Fix Serum £14.95 so I have been taking my make-up off as normal in the evening, wiping with the pads then applying the serum and a little moisturiser too, I’m not sure if I need to add moisturiser but I’m so used to it, so it’s my routine. The serum has a slightly higher percentage of glycolic acid at 4% and again aims to retexture the skins appearance, smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and also has an ingredient called ‘PoreAway’ which is said to visibly refine pores. There is also aloe vera to soothe and calm the skin.
From the first use of this I felt like as soon as I put it on my skin I could feel it working. The next day my blemishes had visibly gone down and my skin felt smoother and looked better. Over continuous use in the past week I have seen the results just get better and better.
I have been using the Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads and Glycolic Fix Serum for over two weeks now and have already have seen massive improvements in my skin. I don’t have terrible breakouts but I have had some repeatedly on my forehead in more recent weeks which have cleared up. I also suffer from slightly dry skin on my forehead to which the exfoliator element of these products has greatly helped. Not to mention the smoothness of my skin, it feels so lovely to touch and I feel I have much brighter skin too. I really can’t speak highly of these enough.
There are a few other products in the range including a glycolic scrub and mask which I definitely would like to try. I was worried about using glycolic acid at first but with it being a small amount in the product and the other ingredients being so beneficial combined with the acid for my skin, I will definitely be continuing to use the range. It’s easy to see why Kylie Jenner is a fan of the brand.
Have you tried the Nip & Fab Glycolic range before, or any other glycolic acid products?
NB: The ASOS advent calendar 2016 has Nip & Fab’s glycolic exfoliating facial pads in it!