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Nip+Fab...what do you like best?

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clottedcreamteawithscone Wed 01-Jul-15 10:58:41

On a Mumsnetter recommendation Ive bought the Glycolic Fix Pads and Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum. A few questions for users:

Do you use the pads everyday???

And what differences have you noticed since youve used them?

Anything else you'd recommend?

dexter73 Wed 01-Jul-15 11:00:06

I use the pads at night. I think my skin looks a lot smoother and just generally nicer. I haven't used any other products.

goodasitgets Wed 01-Jul-15 11:02:10

I have the instant radiance wrinkle fix. It's quite a slippery type moisturiser and makes a nice base for makeup. Have repurchased it twice so I think that says it all! I have combination skin and it never makes me break out

clottedcreamteawithscone Wed 01-Jul-15 11:09:23

Ive got combination skin and usually use oil free products.

The serum Ive bought Ive noticed says to reduce pores but also smooth lines and wrinkles...will see how it goes

yazzy85 Wed 01-Jul-15 11:57:16

My skin is quite oily and I prefer the dragons blood pads compared to the glycolic.

Snapespeare Wed 01-Jul-15 12:19:32

selected nip and fab half porice in superdrug. I bought the Glycolic fix pads as well ( am easily led) I like the idea of bee sting deluxe as I'v erecently tried protect and perfect and not been impressed...

clottedcreamteawithscone Thu 02-Jul-15 10:15:08

Yazzy - Ive noticed I have got a bit of a shine so dragon blood pads are these by Nip and Fab???

yazzy85 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:46:52

clottedcreamteawithscone Yes the dragons blood are also by Nip+Fab. I tried the Glycolic ones too but prefer these on my skin. This link compares both the pads.

burnishedsilver Thu 02-Jul-15 10:57:35

I'm using the glycolic fix pays twice a day (easily led too) and notice no difference. I'm now looking for something with more glycolic acid. Apparently nip and fab do a stronger nighttime glycolic fix but I can't find anywhere that sells it.

yazzy85 Thu 02-Jul-15 11:49:19

burnishedsilver Bravura do a good stronger glycolic toner, I am planning to get it soon. Also liquid gold is a good glycolic treatment, it works for me, but keep in mind that it is a mixed review product so not everyone rates it well.

burnishedsilver Thu 02-Jul-15 11:50:33

Thanks yazzy. I'll look into those.

Fatstacks Thu 02-Jul-15 11:58:51

I have both dragon's and glycolic pads. I find them really handy to alternate daily in my morning cleanse.

Also have the glycolic body fix for upper arms, love that.

Snake venom night cream was nice, brilliant for holidays, but doesn't fit into my retin/ liquid gold/ repair Rota.

Melonfool Thu 02-Jul-15 23:08:13

I have the Dragons Blood pads which I like but I love the body cream, really helping my upper arms, shoulders and chest - I get spits that just dry out and NEVER GO. It's helped with those a lot and I've only used it a few times.

Rocksie Fri 03-Jul-15 00:06:19

I use the pads at night (Clearasil pads in morning) and serum every night (boots time delay serum in morning).

Have definitely got a glow about me since using.

Thisishowyoudisappear Fri 03-Jul-15 10:06:24

Glycolic Fix pads are very good. Other products have alcohol in them which I avoid as my skin is sensitive to it.

janknitti Fri 03-Jul-15 19:41:24

Bravura do a really good Glycolic & lavender serum - I haven't had a breakout since I started using it

BangingTheDrums Sat 04-Jul-15 07:39:20

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clottedcreamteawithscone Mon 06-Jul-15 10:23:36

Thanks for the link Yazzy very interesting...I now have both pads and will alternate them I think. I bought the dragons blood mask as well, left on for 10 mins but didnt see any difference. Also bought the shiny leg cream...absolutely brilliant love it and left my skin so smooth...must add all of these were on offer at Boots so great to trial out and then stock up on the ones that suit best. Im definately going to stock up on more products

sonata1 Mon 06-Jul-15 11:34:58

I am using the Nip and Fab glycolic pads for my mature combination skin after cleansing but apart from leaving me with slightly sticky shiny skin I can't say that I am over impressed. Any recommendations for an alternative?

Kundry Mon 06-Jul-15 12:38:27

If you have oily/combo skin you will prob be better with salicylic acid than glycolic. The Dragons Blood pads are salicylic.

sonata1 Mon 06-Jul-15 14:16:25

Thanks Kundry. My central zone is oily with open pores but my cheeks are normal I do have the Bravura 2% salicylic but use that at night. Could I use that everyday after cleansing instead or is it too much?

Kundry Mon 06-Jul-15 14:29:39

When I had a 2% (I had Paula's Choice not Bravura) I used that in the morning and my retinol at night.

You could try using it twice a day, but it may be that it's already doing as much as it can. It shouldn't be 'too much', more that it might not help more than it already is.

Sadly pores closing is a myth - they just sit there open all the time and start to look bigger as we age as there is less collagen to support the walls. So while there are no miracles, you could add a retinol as this is the only product that actually increases collagen and skin thickness so helping prop up the walls of your pores.

clottedcreamteawithscone Mon 06-Jul-15 15:38:58

I also first bought the Nip and Fab glycolic pads and they also left me with sticky oily skin so then on recommendation from Yazzy got the Dragons blood type and these are much better...give them a go.

sonata1 Mon 06-Jul-15 21:01:21

Might try the Dragons blood as a change.Which retinol do you suggest Kundry? And where does it go in the regime?

Kundry Mon 06-Jul-15 21:19:19

Retinol goes at night, last before moisturiser. Options include LRP Redermic R, Avene Ystheal, Skinceuticals (expensive but handy for going up strengths gradually), Paula's Choice. With all of those you should be getting a noticeable amount.

However you need to start slowly and build up to every day and not get panicked by spots, redness or peeling that may happen before you see the good stuff. The Amazing Faces Quiche has a lot of advice and support for new retinol users. Redermic R seems the most popular choice or Skinceuticals.

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