NIP + FAB GLYCOLIC FIX NIGHT EXTREME OR THE PAD WHICH GOES A LONG WAY
I still don’t know if I’m a morning or an evening person -I probably am a little bit of both-, but I know one thing: my evening skincare routine is my little daily treat whilst my morning skincare routine resembles more a chore. As a result, any item with the word ‘night’ in it immediately sounds more appealing to me, silly but true. It is actually one of the reasons why I fell for the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fox Night Pads Extreme.
With glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids, but also a little bit of hyaluronic acid to make it all more bearable for the skin, the Nip+Fab Night Pads Extreme definitely make one pad go a long way, without damaging the skin, sensitive or not. In fact, the hyaluronic acid leaves a thin layer of hydration on top of the skin, so much so that I don’t feel the need to immediately reach for my hydrating mist, I can wait a few minutes and my face doesn’t feel tighter than my usual freshly cleansed skin. As for the redness, it is here -as always with acids- but it is not alarming. I also appreciate the brand’s recommendation to only use the pads once a week when having a sensitive skin -against the 2 to 3 times of week for normal skins-, especially since it is a detail which most brands, quite dangerously, forget to mention. The pads’ citrusy scent can seem a little bit too artificial sometimes, but I got used to it, and it remains more pleasant than the clinical scent which usually goes hand in hand with chemical exfoliants. The same goes for the packaging: the lid is a little bit too clumsy for my liking but, once again, I have seen worse in more expensive exfoliants.
The real surprise, though, happens overnight. Because glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids are all merge into one exfoliating pad, the next morning truly gives the impression that all skin issues have been tackled overnight, whether it is dullness, skin texture, clogged pores, recent scars, sun damages or overall uneven skin tone. Finally, the ‘I just got a facial’ look gets even better as the pads also strenghten the properties of the following routine: the hydrating ingredients will penetrate deeper into the skin whilst the nourishing ones will truly comfort and soothe its delicate areas.