Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix
I love glycolic acid (or perhaps I should say my skin LOVES glycolic acid). One of my favorite skincare products is Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel. It’s just one of those products that I won’t go without despite it being pricey. Because of my love for Dr. Dennis Gross ABP, I didn’t have high expectations for Nip+Fab’s Glycolic Fix pads. Boy, was I in for a surprise!
I’m used to using products that have glycolic acid concentrations as as high as 10%. Nip+Fab’s Glycolic Fix pads have a concentration of 4% (with pH being around 4-4.5), which is probably less than I would like, but this does have some pros. First, there is no tingle or discomfort when using these, and I actually swear that they calm my skin, soothe it and relieve any redness I may have. Also, having 4% concentration, I’d imagine that even sensitive skin types would love this.
In addition to glycolic acid, these pads are also formulated with hyaluronic acid and glycerin that help hydrate the skin and blue daisy that soothes and calms. The recommended use is on clean skin (obviously, this goes without saying, don’t try to take off your makeup with this…) once or twice a day. It has a very delicate, pleasant scent, it absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling awesome. I’ve read that few people reported their skin feeling a bit sticky afterwards, but this isn’t the case for me (my serum and moisturizer absorbs like a dream after using these).
After a few weeks of use, I did see improvement in my skin. I usually break out once a month (hormonal breakouts) and sometimes end with post-acne hyperpigmentation. These pads really helped me tackle those small, red spots. You guys know I don’t like to use scrubs on my face too often, I’m a chemical exfoliation type of girl. Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix pads also exfoliate the skin, leaving it feeling nice and smooth. Another thing I noticed is those annoying dry, flaky patches that I always get in winter time have improved significantly since using these pads (I also used these on my arms and elbows where my skin gets really rough during cold weather).
This was my first Nip+Fab purchase and I’m VERY impressed. These Glycolic Fix pads are great at multitasking: they exfoliate, soothe and moisturize all at the same time and are also suitable for all skin types (and ages!). I found them at CVS for $13.00 (for 60 pads) and they actually had a Buy One Get One 50% off sale going on, so check your local CVS. These are definitely a great find and at an awesome price too. Ulta and Target also seem to be carrying Nip+Fab.