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.
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 !
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,
Fragrance and alcohol. Not a problem for most, though
Screw pot, hasn’t leaked on me so far
How to use:
The next step after cleansing. Morning and evening
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.
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
Label is a bit misleading, these are not ‘extreme’ pads.
Yes, would tell anyone to try. Gentle, effective and not expensive.
Available from Superdrug, Boots, ASOS, Ocado, Tesco
Disclaimer: non spon, ofcourse!