I’ve been using the Nip & Fab Glycolic Cleanser for quite a while now, and it’s one of those products that I panic about running out of. You know something’s good when that happens, don’t you?
A brief introduction to glycolic acid:
- Glycolic acid is an exfoliant.
- It’s an AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid).
- It removes dead skin, which is why it makes you look so glowy.
- Glycolic acid normally comes from sugar cane.
- It’s perfect for targeting wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, and acne.
Why I love Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleanser
I started using this a year ago, maybe even longer, as part of my anti-acne skincare routine. I’d used the Nip + Fab Glycolic pads for a while, preferring them to the much-hyped Pixi Glow Tonic.
But I quite quickly cottoned on to the fact that this cleanser, in particular, does wonders for making me look younger too.
I’m at that stage in my late-twenties where fine lines – particularly on my forehead – can look worse if I’m dehydrated or my skin’s in need of a good exfoliation.
A once-weekly wash with this is all I need to keep me looking slightly younger than I am throughout the week, and to help keep those pesty cystic-acne mountains from erupting on my face too.
I think I prefer the cleanser to the pads. Especially because the pads last me about 3 months, whereas one bottle of this cleanser lasts me 6 months to a year! The pads are roughly £13 for 60, but the cleanser is only £11 for 150ml.
The only problem is that this is quite difficult to get hold of at the moment. Boots haven’t had any online for ages, Superdrug appear to have taken it off their website completely, and many beauty stores aren’t stocking it. In the end, I ended up picking some up on Amazon. (It’s worth noting that Amazon often have it on offer, so you can pick it up for around half price – sometimes less – if you bide your time.)
And, as an added bonus, Nip + Fab products are all cruelty-free.
It’s one of those products that I definitely can’t do without. I’m smitten.
How I use Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleanser
- Firstly, I only use it once a week. Sunday night = exfoliation night.
- Before bed, I give my face a properly thorough cleansing with this. (I very rarely wear makeup on Sundays, so I don’t need to double cleanse).
- I wet my face.
- Then I lather up a blob of cleanser between my hands and smear it over my face. I avoid the areas around my eyes – just rinsing them with water instead.
- Keep lathering for a minute.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- After this, I ensure that the rest of my skincare routine’s geared towards replenishing moisture that might’ve been lost through the drying effects of glycolic acid.
- I also steer clear of anything else that night that’s drying too, such as retinol.
- Then I go to bed and usually wake up looking about 5 years younger. (No exaggeration.)
Make sure you use SPF too, because glycolic acid can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, apparently.
Have you tried Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleanser before?