Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Review
I haven’t done a proper beauty review and I feel its about time. My skin (talking about my face) and I have a deep love-hate-relationship ever since. It’s been oily, sometimes more and sometimes less breakouts but always enlarged pores and never ever flawless. And now, developing further in the twenties, you would think that I have at least 5 years where there are no break-outs and no wrinkles yet? Haha, yeah right. No, I still have little zits here and there but the first fine lines start to develop too… Fun, right?! I’m not complaining, I’m just setting the scene here for this review and any other beauty/ skin care reviews to come. Right now, I would call my skin oilier in the T-Zone and normal rest of the face.
Anyone who has a similar “skin-story” like mine knows that from time to time you get that urge to switch up your skin care and try something new, full of hopes that maybe this time, it will work. My go-to skincare is La Roche Posay (this is their German website but you can buy their stuff at Target in the US and Boots in the UK), I will do a review on that too, if you’re interested but I stumbled upon Nip+Fab on Amazon. I had heard of it before when I lived in the UK but never tried anything from their range (which is quite broad actually). I was searching for anything glycolic acid because I had heard that it exfoliates the skin, making it smoother and refining wrinkles while at the same time fighting blemishes. Perfect match.
So I ordered the Glycolic Fix Cleanser, really really liked it because it does kinda tingle your skin but isn’t drying and it made my skin feel smoother after only using it a couple of times, once a day. And for a daily cleanser, that does a good job, 12€ (or in the US even cheaper: 6$) were a really good price point, too. After really liking this product, I decided to order some more products from the range just to see how they would be working together on my skin.
Last week, the Overnight Purifying Gel and the Extreme Fix Night Pads arrived. I’m using the pads after cleansing with a mild cleanser (I feel like the glycolic cleanser would be too harsh in combination with the pads on the same night), wipe my face throughly and go to bed. No serum, no cream on top of that. Again, it doesn’t dry out my skin and waking up, it really gives me a little glow to the skin and my face feels super smooth. So it definitely removes dead skin cells and exfoliates, but is it a miracle worker on fine lines? Nope, don’t think so.
But then again, also the Overnight Purifying Gel does a good job exfoliating and revealing fresh skin in the morning without being drying. I use it 2 nights a week and am really pleased with it. So far, I believe the skin care line is well worth the money and I would recommend it to people with normal to oily skin. It does a good job exfoliating without any harsh, manual peeling, which leaves the skin without irritation and basically works overnight. However, only time will tell, if it reduces fine lines and wrinkles. I feel like breakouts are not happening right now, which is a good sign because I do have very sensitive skin and switching up my routine sometimes makes it break out.
I would definitely recommend the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix line if you’re on the look out for a glycolic acid product, that gently exfoliates the skin to give you a nice radiance and smooth skin. And again, for a product that does work (to a certain extend), it is a very good price and easy to order via Amazon.