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Beauty Review: Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

I was browsing through the aisles of CVS one summer day when they were promoting these Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads from Nip + Fab.  I’m not usually a big fan of cleansing pads.  I find that using liquid formulas on my hands with water give me a better feeling of being ‘clean,’ but I figured I’d go ahead and try it.

The main culprit?  The marketing of the glycolic ingredient really drew my attention and made me curious enough to commit.  Glycolic acid in its raw state is a powder made up of colorless crystals that have no scent.  It’s a naturally occurring substance used in skincare products because it’s rejuvenating and moisturizing.  You’ll typically find glycolic acid in beauty products to treat scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging.

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I used the product for 30 days in the evenings after cleansing my face and before my toner and moisturizer.  Although I really wanted to believe that it was working, I did not get the results promised by the brand.  I’m not saying it won’t work for you, but it didn’t do anything for my skin other than make it feel refreshed. After analysis from my trusty beauty testing partner (a.k.a my husband, Chris) we both came to the conclusion that it didn’t improve my fine lines or discoloration.  Chris takes his job very seriously since he was a biology major geek in college and deals with biology and chemistry on a professional level.

The Nip + Fab product did make my skin feel moisturized each night and upon waking in the morning without the sticky, tacky feeling.  In summary, this product may work for others, but is not one that I will be repurchasing.


Face Cleansing Pads

Tester Skin

I have combination oily and dry skin.  I’m oily in the T-zone and I have some dry patches on my cheeks.  My eyelids tend to get oily throughout the day.

Brand Claims

Nip + Fab claims you’ll unveil younger-looking skin. The radiance-boosting pads are soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone.  This moisturizing formula with hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin.


Thin, light cleansing pads with a very slight floral scent.  The pads are more delicate than makeup removing wipes.  The surface is smooth and doesn’t contain micro grains like most liquid exfoliators.


Water, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Hamamelis Virginiana Water, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Disodium EDTA, Globularia Alypum Extract, Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Fragrance, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral


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