I’ve been doing a lot of reviews recently as I’ve no control over my spending and if I write about what I’ve bought on here then it doesn’t seem as bad! Nip + Fab was a brand that caught my attention after my favourite YouTuber Jamie Genevieve reviewed their ‘Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads’ and her skin looked amazing so I had to try them. Currently Superdrug has selected Nip + Fab products half price which pushed me to finally trying out their products and I’m so happy that I have!
In total I bought 3 of their products that cost me £23.85 on the special offer. I would say that Nip + Fab are drugstore but leaning more on the high end side as normally their serums would cost around £20, with their most expensive product retailing for around £25. Now I don’t mind paying a wee bit more for skincare if it’s cruelty free and it actually makes a difference! I bought the ‘Glycolic Fix’ pads both the daily and night tubs and also the ‘Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum. You get 60 pads in each of the tubs and then 50ml of product in the serum. I have really oily skin with some dry textured skin just below my eyes at my nose so despite being an oil slick most of the time I do like my skin to be moisturised. I have been trying these products out for the past 3 weeks which I feel is a fair time period to give them their chance as it takes your skin around a month so I feel like it’s a good time to check in with you about my new routine. I will be sticking to this routine for a couple more months to see if these products do improve the appearance of pores.
First of all I think the tubs with the pads are very well designed as they are thick plastic which is perfect for travelling and will also prevent the pads drying out. It may be a bit strange but I prefer the smell to the night pads to the daily ones as I feel they smell less chemically. I would advise everyone to actually read the instructions on the night pads as you only use them from once to three times a week instead I was using them every night just like the daily ones and was wondering why my skin was a wee bit sore! The night pads has a higher strength of acid which targets the oily and spot prone areas so you could imagine the drier areas on my face were dying! The daily pads have acid in them but a smaller percent and they also have blue daisy in them which helps to calm and sooth the skin after use. After just one use of each I could feel a huge difference in my pores as my skin was unbelievably smooth and bright. However it can be said that some skincare products have ingredients in them to give the feel of nice, soft, untextured skin but I will continue to use them for the next few months to see if they are actually helping. So far I would say that the pads are the best skincare purchases I’ve made in a long time!
The ‘Dragon’s Blood Plumping Serum’ was a bit of a meh product personally as I don’t really feel like it’s making a difference to my skin. Don’t get me wrong it is a lovely serum that lives up to its lightweight claim but I don’t feel it gives me the moisture that it claimed to do. I feel like my favourite moisturiser ever is Lush’s Imperialis and I don’t think anything will ever compare to that. I know that this is a serum and not a moisturiser but it claims to give moisture to dehydrated skin but I have oily skin and if it doesn’t provide me with hydration then I’m doubtful for what it would be like for dry skin. I am currently using it as a primer and it works very well on the skin before I apply my foundation however it usually retails at around £20 which is a bit much for a primer for someone on my broke student budget.
Unfortunately the ‘Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum’ did not live up to what I thought it would be and I won’t be repurchasing. The pads have been unreal since I’ve used them and I’m looking forward to seeing further improvements in my skin!
until next time,