Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads, REVIEW

The brand:

UK, widely avaliable. Owned by Rodial – so have similar ridiculous sounding names and irritating ‘Dragon’s Blood’ bollocks. But the Nip+Fab products are generally pretty good, and reasonable priced.

The product:

Glycolic acid pads

Who can use it:

I would say everyone, but if you know you’re skin is too sensitive to acids then this obviously won’t be for you !

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water/Eau), Glycolic Acid, Triethanolamine, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Mandelic Acid, Panthenol, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Limonene, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Linalool

Not in the ingredients:

mineral oil, parabens,

Problematic ingredients?:

Fragrance and alcohol. Not a problem for most, though

Packaging:

Screw pot, hasn’t leaked on me so far

How to use:

The next step after cleansing. Morning and evening

How much:

Normally £14, but I have never bought them at that price (I must have been through 10 pots). Very regularly at half price and buy one get one free, so for me one pot costs about £7.

The Good:

Ignore the label ‘Extreme’, these are actually pretty gentle. About the same strength as Pixi Glow Tonic, because of the 5% glycolic content. I love how they also contain salicylic, lactic and mandelic acid. These were the first acids I ever used on my face, and is the product that made me realise what good skincare can do. If you are a first time user then acids will always seem incredible ! For regular users of acid, this is a great affordable option. And they don’t dry.  I’ve tried some of the other acids from the brand, and they are not as good as these. The glycolic will exfoliate, clear and brighten the skin, and niacinamide with help with elasticity. Use SPF after, as glycolic will make the skin more sensitive to the sun

The Bad:

Label is a bit misleading, these are not ‘extreme’ pads.

Recommend?:

Yes, would tell anyone to try. Gentle, effective and not expensive.

Available from Superdrug, Boots, ASOS, Ocado, Tesco

 

 

Disclaimer: non spon, ofcourse!

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