Nip + Fab Glycolic Instant Fix Mask Review
Remember how impressed I was by Nip + Fab’s Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads? It was my first time using a NIP + FAB product, and I really wanted to get my hands on more of their skincare; this time I chose to go with a newest addition to the bestselling glycolic fix range: Glycolic Instant Fix Mask.
NIP + FAB Glycolic Instant Fix Mask ($12.99) comes in a 1.07 oz tube and it has a clear, gel consistency. A thin layer is supposed to be applied to clean, dry skin for 10 minutes. NIP + FAB promises this mask to be pore-tightening and smoothing, helping to diminish wrinkles and even out the skin tone. These are pretty much all the problems that glycolic acid, as an ingredient in skincare, is known to tackle.
After applying the mask, I was surprised to find that it didn’t sting or tingle my skin, as most products with glycolic acid usually do. During the ten minutes that the product stayed on my skin, it felt comfortable, not too tight or dry, there was no burning or anything of similar nature. After I washed the mask off with lukewarm water I could immediately feel my skin feeling incredibly smooth. To my horror, I noticed that my face broke out in these horrible, red blotches and I have to admit that I panicked for a while, but all that redness disappeared within one minute. Strangely enough, this only happened during my first use, the second time I used this mask, I didn’t experience any redness.
While applying my serum and moisturizer after using this mask I could feel an immediate difference in my skin’s texture. It felt very smooth to touch, the serum seemed to absorb a lot better, and as soon as the redness went away, I could see that my skin did, indeed, look a bit brighter. My pores aren’t exceptionally large, so I can’t really say whether this mask tightened them or not. It definitely brings instant results though, that I can only imagine will be greater with regular use. This is definitely a nice little pick-me up product that helps to instantly improve dull-looking skin. Apart from the initial redness/blotchiness I experienced upon washing the product off, I think that this mask is pretty awesome, I just wish that it came in a bigger tube (I have a feeling that I’ll be running out of this pretty quickly).