I’ve tried a few Nip + Fab makeup products and it’s been a bit hit and miss with the Fix Stix ontour stick being amazing, but the Illuminating Fixing Mist was essentially awful glitter in a bottle. Their skincare has been a little more consistent but there are as many products that I like, that I dislike. Their newest launch; the Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Extreme Toner was really mediocre but at the same time I bought the toner, I bought five other products all of which were in the sale for £5 each, so there will be a few more reviews coming up. Today however, I have the Nip + Fab Glycolic Acid Body Cream to show you which is a product I’ve never seen or heard before even though it’s apparently been around for at least four years.
The Nip + Fab Glycolic Acid Body Cream 200ml is £7.99 full price which I didn’t think was too bad for a large tube of body cream, but for £5 I decided to give it a try. I’d been contemplating purchasing the Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion which is £22.50 as I have Keratosis pilaris on my upper arms, so I’ve been looking for an acid based lotion to improve the texture of the skin.
Keratosis pilaris is an extremely common skin condition where the skin produces too much keratin, and can block hair follicles which look like goose bumps and feel slightly rough. The Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion works to slough away dead skin cells, and refine the texture so I was hoping the Nip + Fab Glycolic Acid Body Cream might be a budget friendly dupe although as I’ve never tried the original, I can’t draw comparisons.
“Moisturising + refining body lotion perfect for flaky or oily skin. Powerful glycolic acid combines with salicylic + lactic acids to naturally exfoliate + retexture, revealing instantly smoother + brighter-looking skin.“
Salicylic acid: aids exfoliation of surface skin cells + unclogs pores
Lactic acid: stimulates exfoliation, cell renewal + sythesis of collagen. Effects help reveal younger, smoother looking skin
Glycolic acid: stimulates cellular activity + collagen synthesis to help reduce the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles
The Nip + Fab Glycolic Acid Body Cream has a lightweight, lotion consistency which is easy to massage in without leaving any residue so I never have to wait around for it to fully absorb before getting changed which always makes me happy.
The first time I applied the cream, I applied it before bed and didn’t think anything more of it, however the next morning I was so surprised by the improvement in the texture of my skin I couldn’t believe it.
My keratosis pilaris improved in just one application which I never expected in a million years, especially for a lotion which only cost me £5. I didn’t check for reviews before purchasing the cream, but there are endless rave reviews on Amazon and Nadine Baggott apparently raved about it in one of her YouTube videos, which is probably why it’s out of stock almost everywhere.
I’m not going to lie, I really don’t love the scent but due to the results I experienced in just one day, I can completely overlook the scent. I have used it every single night for two weeks and my texture on my arms has almost completely disappeared. My skin’s become so much smoother, softer and the bumps are considerably less visible which I’m delighted with, especially as the warmer months are coming and I now don’t have to be super self conscious about my arms.
I wish this tube was bigger than 200ml as it doesn’t go very far and I’ve nearly finished the whole tube, but once my keratosis pilaris has disappeared completely, I can imagine I’d only need to use it a couple of times a week. Even at £7.99, I’d absolutely repurchase and I think it might the most impressive bodycare product I’ve tried, and I can’t believe how quickly I noticed results.
Have you ever tried any products from the Nip + Fab body range?