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Moving on from glycolic pads

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Paddingtonthebear Tue 19-Apr-16 07:54:38

I've been using the Nip Fab Glycolic pads and my skin seems to get along with it and has improved.

Would I now be better off buying a bottle of glycolic acid rather than using the pads?

I'm not sure what or where to buy?! confused

Nabootique Tue 19-Apr-16 08:42:26

If you're skin has improved, why do you want to change your toner? Did you just want to get something a bit stronger? The Nip+Fab Extreme Night (ignore the "Night" bit. Fine to use in the day) are 5% glycolic, as is PIxi Glow Tonic (but the latter much pricier, and the former has other acids in as well).

dragonsarebest Tue 19-Apr-16 08:46:26

I'm with Nabootique. If it ain't broke and all that.

HappenstanceMarmite Tue 19-Apr-16 08:46:40

In what way has your skin improved? Never used glycolic acid or other.

Paddingtonthebear Tue 19-Apr-16 08:59:49

Just a bit clearer, smoother, hydrated.

I just wondered if it was more cost effective to buy a bottle of acid toner than the pads. I try to get them when they are on offer but I wondered if a bottle worked out cheaper and would last longer. Also wondered about increasing the strength.

Nabootique Tue 19-Apr-16 09:08:08

I have quite a few acids and I use different ones all the time, so it's hard to say about usage. If you did buy a bottle use cotton pads, rather than balls to apply as they soak up so much product.

Forgot to say, Bravura also do a 5% glycolic which is cheaper than the Pixi. If you are used to the acid now you would probably be okay to take it up a notch to see if you notice a further improvement. It depends if there are still issues with your skin that could benefit from a stronger acid.

Naicecuppatea Tue 19-Apr-16 09:09:44

Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir is a serum and it is 10% glycolic acid. It is great for night time use and not too expensive - lasts ages.

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