After hearing a lot of good things about Nip+Fab as a whole brand I thought it was about time I put some of their products to the test.
For many years I’ve suffered with acne-prone skin. I wouldn’t say I had it bad, as I’ve definitely seen worse; but I still had it. Throughout school and leaving school I was struck with spots that broke the skin, under skin spots (which were so big and painful!) and the worst of it. Scarring. It’s always been something I’ve been self-conscious of ever since. Covering my face, especially my chin with plenty of makeup. Making sure I drew the attention away. Even when the spots went away and I had a “good” spell I still had dark red scars and lumps. It’s not one of the nicest things to describe or even talk about but if you suffered the same or worse as what I did then you might want to carry on reading.
I’ll admit, when I was younger, I didn’t do a lot to help my spots. I probably ate the wrong food, and I definitely didn’t drink enough water; but I still shouldn’t have had this nasty skin. After all I’m sure other kids had the same habits as I did too! I eventually, after stalling for many years took myself to the doctors. I’ve been on three different types of antibiotic courses (all at six-twelve months a time) to try and get rid of my spots including my scarring. Some of which worked for a period of time but eventually stopped working (boohoo!). As I got a little bit older, my skin evened out a little bit. The spots didn’t appear as frequently or as bad as it did and I would only get one big spot rather than a bundle of them.
I still struggled with dark scarring though, which really got to me. I would have loved to leave the house without having to worry about my skin tone and the scars on my face. Thats why I’m so glad this product worked for me.
My review of the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Night Pads is going to be as honest as all of my other blog posts, and my god I am happy to be sharing this with you.
If you already follow me on twitter (here) you may have already had a little teaser of this blog post, not intentionally… I’ve tweeted a few times now expressing how much I love Nip+Fab and how their products have changed my life. So to be able to share what its done for me, with you, makes me happy. Very happy.
The Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Extreme Night Pads are a more “potent version of their bestselling glycolic fix pads“. They describe the pads containing the highest level of glycolic acid at 5% and have been enhanced with the addition of salicylic acid, making them our “ultimate night treatment” claiming to “refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin”.
If you’d like to read more about the product itself you can visit the Nip+Fab website for all of the ingredients and a more in depth description of what ingredients are in the pads.
HOW TO USE
Nip+Fab recommend that you use one pad at night 2-3 times a week and for more sensitive skin types once a week. It’s aimed at all skin types except people with extremely sensitive skin (to acids).
I personally use these pads every night, sometimes giving myself a 3-4 day break every couple of weeks (mainly for being lazy in my skincare routine!). I use this product after cleansing my face, and before everything else. I personally like to apply another Nip+Fab product (which I’ll do another review on) and then leave the rest of my face and go to bed.
It’s so easy to use. Simply swipe the pad all over your face, concentrating on areas such as T-Zone/nose, chin etc. Leave it to air dry before applying anything else.
Of course its always nice to point out the good, and bad things about a product to learn a little bit more about what you’re using and what other individuals think to it but I personally find everything about this brand and product AMAZING. It doesn’t contain parabens, it’s vegan and is not tested on animals. It also smells really nice! For me anyway, it’s quite citrus-y. Some people may not like it.
Theres not much I can say that’s negative about this product from my experience. There are however a few things that may be negative to others. The product contains fragrance and alcohol which could be a trouble for some with sensitive skin. Only one more thing to include in the negative category is it can be quite pricey if purchased at full price, however a lot of stores (such as SuperDrug) often have offers on for this brand, but I personally don’t think that good skin care should be something you should scrimp on.
I can’t rave enough how AMAZING this product has been for my skin. Like I mentioned above, I’ve tried antibiotics and all sorts of other lotions and potions and nothing has ever fixed my skin the way THIS HAS. It’s a god send. I feel like its changed my life. I’ll admit, I’m no skin expert. In no way at all do I understand all the science behind the products/acids in skin care. What I do know, is that THIS WORKS FOR ME. It really works for me. God, I have been looking for this product my whole life.
I started seeing results the morning after the second night of using this. I had seen another girl use these products who had skin much worse than mine and it really had changed her completely. It’s amazing to see how its transformed people’s skin and now mine too.
I woke up every morning and jumped out of bed to see the results as I was SO excited to see what it had done for me. I personally have never used acids in my skin care routine so I think thats why I saw results much more quickly than somebody that perhaps uses them much more often. I did think that they would feel much more “extreme” on the face than they did, due to the name, however they felt comfortable. Occasionally they make my skin tingle slightly but barely ever. The results over the next few months carried on changing my life and up to now pretty much all of my face scars apart from recent ones are clear. They are still there, just not red. I barely ever get spots appearing anymore and I’m always being complimented by people close to me who have known my struggle with my skin, telling me how clear its looking.
I’ve felt confident wearing no makeup because my skin has felt and looked great. I don’t have to worry about my scars looking bad when I get up in the morning (they would always change, some days being darker than usual, probably depending on the sensitivity of my skin or if I was having a bad week with spots/hormones.) I can get up and go if I really wanted to!
Unfortunately I don’t have the exact before and afters of using this product (I say after, I’m definitely still using it lol… more like during.) If I do find any images of my skin beforehand and when I struggled in school I’ll definitely share them in a future skin story blog post.
Super happy with this product, I’ve never found anything that I’ve thought “thats changed my life!” until I started using and seeing the results of this. It really has changed my life in many ways. Before I used to worry about many things when it came to my appearance, but now my skin isn’t one of them.
I really hope this works for you too. If you’d like to purchase it you can find it in numerous stores linked below or direct from Nip+Fab.
I’ll try and post an update of using this every couple of months somewhere in a skin-related blog post so you can find out whether its still working for me (I have plenty of hope that it will.)
Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx