This is my first product from the brand “Nip + Fab.” I got it on discount as there was a packaging flaw. Let’s see if this body cream impressed me or not.

Price:
£7.99
Product Description:
Moisturizing + 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. Contains 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.

My Experience with Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Body Cream:

As I have mentioned earlier in the post, there is a packaging flaw with this tube. The flip open cap doesn’t shut very tightly, so this is not very travel friendly. For this very reason, a couple of tubes from this range were on discount (might be a batch manufacturing issue). The hole dispenses an apt amount of cream each time.

I was tempted by the words “glycolic fix.” I want to improve my skin texture, and thought that an enriched cream might help. This cream has a weird scent. Really! The first thing that hits you when you open the tube is the smell, which though not very unpleasant, feels bothersome.

The cream is of nice lightweight consistency. It is a very light cream, which simply gets absorbed into skin. You apply it and your skin just soaks it up. It is great as a day-time lotion/cream where you don’t want greasy feeling. It soothes parched skin and imparts smooth and supple look. If you have flakiness, this will definitely help in treating it.

The effects however are short lived and you would need to reapply every 2-3 hours if you have dry skin. It is not intensely nourishing, not the kind of cream that makes its presence felt the whole day by virtue of the great moisturization it can provide throughout the day. This is good for normal-oily skin, as a regular body cream to achieve smooth and supple skin. I emphasize on the word “smooth”because my skin certainly looked smoother.

I apply it after showering, when my skin is still moist, and this body cream goes on so easily. My skin laps it up! And since it gets absorbed in seconds, I can even get ready and step out without it feeling heavy or uncomfortable on me.

Pros of Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Body Cream:

  • Nice packaging (my tube came with a manufacturing defect).
  • Lightweight.
  • Non-greasy texture.
  • Great for daily use.
  • Makes skin smooth and supple.
  • Gets rid of flakiness.
  • Gets absorbed into the skin within seconds.

Cons of Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Body Cream:

  • Not very nourishing.
  • Won’t be good for dry skin/winters.
  • Weird scent.
  • Not long staying.

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Body Cream?
I am not extremely fond of it; however, you may try it. I won’t repurchase.
IMBB Rating:
3/5

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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?

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Glycolic Fix Body Cream

Updated Review – About One week of use For starters I believe that all Nip+Fib products come with a silver safety seal. Two of the products that I bought didn’t have one and it would probably explain why it’s been only a week and my tube is almost done. Throughout the day I probably apply about 3, max 4 times. I suffer from fine bumps on my upper arms and the backs of my thighs and this lotion didn’t help, it made it worse. I also started developing what looked like tiny whiteheads all over my body. Also it’s not stated on the bottle but using glycolic acid you have to also be more vigilant with your sun care and apply sunscreen before going outdoors to protect your skin. My entire family complains about the smell but it does dissipate in about 15-20 minutes time. I’m kind of disappointed in this product based on the stellar reviews I had read before buying but I’m glad I tried it for myself. I’ll finish up the bottle because I don’t like to waste product and there’s probably only one application worth left in the bottle anyway. I won’t however be repurchasing. —- I’ve been using this moisturizer for about 4 days now so this is an initial review. My skin feels a little softer but I think that might have more to do with my change in soap than with this cream. It smells really strongly of grapefruit and if you suffer from really dry skin like I do you will either find yourself re-applying often or reaching for another moisturizer to layer on top. It is exfoliating I think since the skin by my knees, elbows, stomach and chest have started a little mild peeling. I’ll continue to use it until the tube is finished but so far I am not yet 100% sold on the claims. I’ll have to update if I see any significant improvement worth mentioning.

The final step in my process is a body cream to keep skin soft and smooth. However, this body cream is particularly well suited to my KP because it keeps up the good work started by the exfoliants. The clue is in the name: Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Body Lotion (£8) contains a (very small) amount of glycolic acid in a hydrating base, giving the double-whammy of gentle chemical exfoliation with softening ingredients. The good thing about this product is I can use it daily, as it contains less of the active ingredient. It really does make a difference; even when I’m feeling lazy and don’t use the exfoliators, my KP is a lot less visible and the skin a lot smoother to the touch thanks to this cream.

Once again, anyone using an AHA/BHA product, even a low-concentration one like this, should ensure they wear high SPF sun protection on exposed areas after application to avoid burning or permanently damaging the sensitised skin. I’m telling you twice because this is the most important bit. The levels of glycolic acid in this body cream may be very low, but it’s just not worth the risk, especially if you have fair skin. There’s no point spending all that time making your arms look smooth and gorgeous only to wreck them with irreversible sun damage!

Nip+fab glycolic fix body cream

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