Advertising means exaggerating, I get that. But how much is too much? Ever since I visited the Nip + Fab homepage to learn more about the ingredients and claims of the Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleansing Fix, the Kylie Jenner quote that greeted me has been stuck in my head:
“I love the glycolic range! I´ve been using the cleanser non-stop”.
24 hours non-stop? Or just every morning and night?
Because one would probably indicate a mental disorder, while the other one would just be very trying on the skin.
Just to put it out there: I have been using this cleanser a lot as well. But only once a day, and that not every day of the week.
So it is up to you to see if you are going to trust my review on the Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleansing Fix or if you want to turn to Kylie Jenner for an expert statement.
What Nip+Fab claims
This brightening cleanser works to rid the skin of all traces of grime and make-up whilst giving the skin a refreshing boost. Glycolic Acid works to retexture the skin to hide the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles, whilst Olive Oil deeply hydrates and smoothes the skin.
Prize and size
One bottle contains 150 ml, is made of plastic and retails for around 10€ on the website here. The lid is one of the flip lids I really enjoy – not messy and easy to handle with wet hands.
Texture and smell
The gel is slightly bi-phasic and needs a good shake up before using. I guess it is the oil part separating from the more watery phase. After shaking, the product is clear and smells fresh. Depending on my mood I´d either say grapefruit or toilet cleaner. It feels like a gel, with a bit of grip and a little bit cooling.
Application and effects
As per usual I have been using it as a morning cleanse or as a second cleanse, massaged on dry skin, which works perfectly well. When applied to damp skin, it does foam up a little better, but I feel like it does not make any difference in efficacy.
Despite the claim “…rids the skin of … make-up” I would not use it as a first cleanse or makeup remover, simply because I like a one-stop makeup removal and do not (Repeat: DO NOT) advise to use this around the eyes.
My skin feels clean, but also stripped after usage, and while I did not see a huge difference in my skins texture, that is most likely down to the fact that I use AHAs regularly already.
- Glycolic Acid: AHA, exfoliating and retexturizing
- Less than 1% in concentration:
- Olive Oil PEG 7 Esters: Not Olive Oil, but the lighter ester derived from the oil. Moisturizing
- Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate: Surfactant, serves the same purpose as Sulphates, but is said to be less drying. Lathers.
- Cocamidopropyl Betaine: Another surfactant, again lathering
- PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate: Thickening Agent, should not be used on broken skin
- PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides: Emulsifying, should not be used on broken skin
- PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: Emulsifying, should not be used on broken skin
- Sodium Chloride: Preservative, thickening
- Disodium EDTA: Binding Agent
- Benzyl Alcohol: Preservative
- Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride: Thickening
- Sodium Hydroxide: Adjusts pH level, potentially irritant
- Limonene/Geraniol: natural fragrance, potentially irritating
Does it live up to its claims?
It has Glycolic Acid to retexturize the skin and if not Olive Oil per se, so a moisturizing derivate.
Would I repurchase?
It is not a bad product, but not one that excites me either. Despite containing quite a bit of glycolic acid there is not much else in the ingredient list that would be beneficial for me.
Who do I recommend it to?
If you are on a budget or want to feel close to Kendall Jenner, go for it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the product.
But if you want Glycolic Acid and some extra, you might want to check out the pixi Glow Mud Cleanser * for an alternative (Review here)
All products with the exception of those marked with an (*) were purchased with my own money and all opinions are honest and my own. Some links used above may be affiliate links.
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