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Sunday, 25 August 2019

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Cleansing Night Pads, Glow Toner & Extreme Scrub // The August Review

My skincare routine has had another shake up recently. I've been having a surge of breakouts because of stress and issues with my colitis and I decided to go back to Nip + Fab as I know those products have helped combat my issues before. My skin responds really well to Glycolic Acid and I found Nip & Fab had some new products I could integrate into my skincare routine. 

Click here to see their Glycolic Fix range.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Pads

The Nip + Fab website describes them as;
"Our best-seller just got BIGGER - the Glycolic Fix Extreme Pads are now available in XXL size with 100 pads. Stock up on our super-strength acid exfoliating facial pads to target oil and congested skin. A cult favourite, these extreme night pads contains 5% pure glycolic acid and have been further enhanced with the addition of salicylic acid, making these your ultimate night treatment to refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin through the improvement of the skins natural exfoliation process. Easily incorporated into a weekly routine use at night 2-3 times a week. For more sensitive skin types we advise patch testing before hand and using once a week,"


  • Will last the majority of a year if you only use them 2-3 times a week.
  • Picks up any extra makeup that didn't come off during first cleanse.
  • Works really well in combating my breakouts.
  • Each pad isn't overly saturated.
  • No irritation to the skin.
  • Open spots will get that natural it's working stinging you get with skincare products but there is no unnecessary stinging.


  • None!

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Toner

"Our best-seller just got BIGGER - the Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme are now available in XXL size with 190ml. Stock up on this high performance liquid exfoliator with 6% pure Glycolic Acid for a brighter complexion. A Powerhouse bend of exfoliating acids works to deeply cleanse and helps unclog pores for a more refined skin surface. Combined with hydrating acid + vitamin B5 to maintain skin hydration for smoother, brighter looking skin."


  • A little goes a long way.
  • Pores are deeply cleansed.
  • My complexion is brighter.
  • No irritation or unnecessary stinging.
  • My skin does feel a lot smoother. 


  • Is a little on the pricey side.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Scrub

"A supercharged, 3-in-1 micro exfoliant with Glycolic and Salicylic acids to cleanse, exfoliate and resurface the skin. An extreme and more potent version of our best-selling Glycolic Fix Scrub. The high-performance scrub contains 6% glycolic acid for a brighter complexion. The Glycolic Fix Scrub Extreme contains a potent blend of acids to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and fighting blackheads through a chemical exfoliation from the glycolic acid, and a mechanical exfoliation from the scrub texture."


  • Gorgeous consistency. Feels like it is exfoliating the skin without any harsh lines or redness after use.
  • Skin feels so smooth after use.
  • It doesn't dry out my skin.
  • Targets dead skin well. I feel like a scrub won't solely combat dead skin but this comes close.
  • Combats my breakouts.


  • Wish it came in a jar rather than a tube.

The Verdict 

I changed my skincare routine because I wanted more natural ingredients in the products I was using. With breakouts my skin does respond so well to Glycolic Acid that I needed to incorporate it into the skincare regime I have. I went back to Nip + Fab because I knew it worked for me and it can be really affordable.
The extreme pads are fantastic for that top up in the week, especially if you've picked at your breakouts or extracted your pores. I use them twice a week minimum but I've found they work really well on spots on my neck too.
The toner isn't the cheapest in your monthly skincare budget but Nip + Fab have included it in their £5 sale before a few times and I stock up when they do. AT £19.99 getting 4 for the price of 1 is insane and a must.
With the scrub I have used the original one before but this is the extreme version and I find it hasn't flared up any redness after use, My spots and the ones under the skin are handled quicker and my skin feels a lot softer after use.

All in all this is the brand I will always come back to for skincare. I will always incorporate it in my routine. 

Are you a fan or Nip + Fab? Does your skin respond well to Glycolic Acid?

As always, thanks for reading...

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