I have quite the obsession when it comes to exfoliative toners so I’m always up for trying anything new. I have dry and dehydrated skin with dry, flaky patches on my cheeks so I like to use an acid based toner within my skincare routine, to help slough away dead skin and refine the texture of my skin as much possible. I used to be a massive fan of the Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Pads until I discovered the Superdrug Optimum Glycolic Cleansing Pads which are much cheaper, and in my opinion more effective. When I spotted the Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme 6% on their website, I decided to give it a try as I find exfoliative toners to be more effective than pads and the fact this toner was described as being an ‘extreme’ version, it definitely appealed.
The Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme 6% is £19.95 for only 100ml which I thought was really expensive. They do an XXL large size containing 190ml for £29.95 but I still feel that’s very pricey for a drugstore skincare brand. I managed to buy my 100ml size for just £5 on the Nip and Fab website directly rather than Superdrug, and I think £5 is a really decent price for a toner containing 6% glycolic acid.
The Extreme range also consists of a face scrub, a 10% concentrate and exfoliating pads, and I’m dying to try the 10% concentrate for my problem areas but it’s £28.95 so I think I’m going to keep an eye out for their sales as I just wouldn’t pay £30. If the Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme 6% is too intense for you skin, they do a much milder version with only 2% which is £16.95 for 110ml.
“High performance liquid exfoliator with 6% pure Glycolic Acid for a brighter complexion. A powerhouse blend of exfoliating acids works to deeply cleanse and helps unclog pores for a more refined skin surface. Combined with hydrating hyaluronic acid + vitamin B5 to maintain skin hydration for smoother, brighter looking skin.”
6% glycolic acid: retextures + resurfaces
salicylic acid: helps unclog pores + aids exfoliation
allantoin: soothes + protects skin
The Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme 6% has a very subtle citrus scent which is a lot milder than say the scent of the Pixi Glow Tonic, which in my opinion is very strongly scented. I find that this Nip and Fab toner doesn’t go very far compared to the Glow Tonic. I tend to use just over a £2 coin sized amount of both toners, and when I use the Glow Tonic I feel like the cotton pad is still saturated with product even after using it all over my face and neck.
When using the Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme toner, it doesn’t feel very ‘wet’ on the cotton pad, and I end up needing to tip more out in order to apply it to my whole face which is less than ideal when this 100ml bottle is £20.
In terms of results, it’s a ‘nice’ toner but nothing amazing and it didn’t wow me or perform any better than the other glycolic based toners I’ve tried such as the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Toner, Clarins Brightening Exfoliator or the Clinique Clarifying Lotion.
Skincare is so subjective though and although I didn’t feel like it was the most effective exfoliative toner, there are a number of rave reviews on the Superdrug website and Nip and Fab website. I will definitely use the toner up, but I wouldn’t repurchase as I find their pad version to be more effective in terms of results and more cost effective too as you’re getting 60 pads £12.95 – £14.95 depending on which version you choose.
Have you tried anything from the Nip and Fab Extreme range before?