Nip + Fab is a skincare brand that is huge in the USA with heaps of celebrity endorsements and celebrities grammin’ it up as their skincare of choice. So when they launched in Australia late last year, I was keen to trial some of their products. Today, I will be reviewing the Glycolic range which is perfect to address skin concerns like uneven, dullness, impurities, prone to clogged pores and minor breakouts.
Personally, I love glycolic skincare as they are the best way to prevent any clogged pores, breakouts and acne that I would usually get if I don’t incorporate some form of glycolic into my skincare regime. Now, you too can include glycolic to your skincare in a more cost effective way.
I got a cleanser, a scrub, exfoliating pads and an eye cream from the Nip + Fab glycolic range and today I will be addressing the ones that ticked my boxes and that I enjoy using. So let’s get started shall we?
First of, I am in love with the Glycolic Fix Cleanser (RRP AUD$17.95), you only ever need a tiny dollop of this to get activate the glycolic acid and apple amino acid to help retexture, resurface and soften skin without feeling dried out or stripped out of moisturiser from this cleanser thanks to the olive oil ingredient in the cleanser. I find that I could really feel a difference to my skin with less impurities and keeping my skin clearer and more radiant day over day.
The Glycolic Fix Cleanser didn’t made my skin feel tingly (my skin usually have pretty good tolerance with glycolic products) or made it red or sensitive either. Keeping in mind, I only use this at night as my double cleansing step (gel-like texture), applied on damp skin and massaged thoroughly.
Next up, is the Glycolic Scrub Fix (RRP AUD$21.95) which I equally enjoy. I use this once – twice a week max for a deep exfoliation and with a 3% glycolic acid and salicylic acid in it, this is like an insurance policy for my skin to ensure a brighter and fresher skin finish.
Texture wise, this feels like any other scrub to me except for it’s fruity scent that helps to re-energise my senses.
Last but not least, my other favourite pick from the lot is the Glycolic Fix Pad Exfoliating Facial Pad (RRP AUD$29.95). Similar to the Dr Dennis Gross peels pad, this is the glycolic version at a much affordable price.
It comes with 60 pads (2.8% glycolic acid) and can be used up to twice a day which I don’t. Due to the amount of glycolic products (and other new products) I am currently using/testing, I usually rotate between the scrub and this to balance things out without over exfoliating. I use this once a day perhaps 2-4 times a week right after double cleansing my skin at the end of the day. The pad is sufficient to wipe all over face, neck and the decollete area.
Again it doesn’t make my skin go red or react badly, which is great. It is also quite moisturising without leaving my fingers all prune like.
As with all things acid/peel, be sure to avoid using should you have super sensitive skin, peeling or irritated skin. All products should be tested first prior to using and stop immediately should your skin reacts adversely to it. Also, sunscreen is a must during daytime when incorporating glycolic acid to your skincare but you know that already.
Nip + Fab is available in Target Australia and online here