Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix And Dragon's Blood Skincare | Review

Nip & Fab is a brand that I've heard some buzz about but I really didn't know much about their products. Nip & Fab is a UK beauty brand that specializes in high-quality skincare made with innovative and cutting edge ingredients at affordable prices. Their popular Glycolic, Dragon's Blood and Syn®-ake lines target to smooth, firm, hydrate, and tighten the skin. They also have a range of body care and more recently have added a makeup range for "selfie-ready looking skin."

I was really excited when Nip & Fab reached out to me to test out their Glycolic and Dragon's Blood lines.

What is Dragon's Blood!? That's what I NEEDED to know as soon as I read the ingredients...

Here is the answer from Nip & Fab's site:

Providing the ultimate hydration fix for the skin, our unique dragon’s blood fix range contains sap from the Croton Lechleri tree which acts as a ‘second-skin’ protective shield,helping to protect and soothe the skin and is ideal for those suffering from skin sensitivity and redness.With added hyaluronic acid, the holy grail ingredient for skin hydration, this provides intense moisture to dehydrated skin, leaving it feeling comforted and with a healthy hydrated plump glow.
Suitable for all skin types.

Let me start off by saying this is some serious skincare! I've been using these products for just over 3 weeks now and what I learned quite quickly is that these products are very powerful but also very gentle- a rare but wonderful combination. I could tell right away that these products were not made with a bunch of fillers, rather they are full of powerful ingredients that work quickly but are also gentle on the skin.

Nip & Fab sent me 4 products from their Glycolic and Dragon's Blood lines: I received the Glycolic Cleaning Fix, Dragon's Blood Cleansing Pads, Glycolic Fix Serum, and Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Mask.

Glycolic Cleansing Fix

"Deeply cleansing and purifying for clear and radiant skin." This cleanser contains 7% glycolic acid which helps to exfoliate and retexturize the skin. With olive oil to cleanse and purify pores.

This product smells amazing! Like lemon verbena or lemon-lime, not overpowering, just beautiful. A small amount goes a really long way! After 3 weeks of use, I've barely put a dent in it. I find that it thoroughly cleanses my skin without stripping it and it's hydrating. My skin is left feeling very clean but not dry.

150ml £7.95

Dragon's Blood Fix Cleansing Pads

The Hydrating Cleansing Pads are enriched with hyaluronic acid for hydration, salicylic acid to deep cleanse pores, dragon's blood to comfort and restore through skin hydration, and witch hazel to help reduce the appearance of imperfections. 

I use these pads after cleansing with the Glycolic Cleansing Fix. They are super saturated with product. They are potent but gentle. They further deep cleanse my skin and pores and leave my skin hydrated, brighter, and clearer. 

60 pads £9.95

Glycolic Fix Serum

This pore minimizing serum contains 4% glycolic acid which further reduces the appearance of pores, improves texture, and smoothes lines and wrinkles. Created with pore refining ingredient PoreAway, which further reduces the look of enlarged pores, and Aloe Vera to soothe and calm the skin.

This is my 3rd step in this regimen. A little goes a long way with this clear serum. It absorbs fully into the skin, leaving no greasy residue. It's another potent product that is also gentle on my skin. It steps up this skincare game even more. I apply it before my moisturizer.

30ml £14.95

Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Mask

This intensely hydrating mask combines skin perfecting ingredients to plump wrinkles, and refine the skin's appearance for a brighter, more youthful look. With hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the skin, amino acids to brighten the skin, salicylic acid to cleanse pores and exfoliate, glycerin to add moisture, dragon's blood to comfort and restore through hydration, and TEGO cosmo c 250 to brighten skin and fade age spots!

The directions say that you can leave the mask on for anywhere from 10 minutes to overnight for a more intense treatment. It soaks right it so wearing it overnight shouldn't be a problem. So far I've only used it for 10-20 minutes at a time. It's highly moisturizing and non-irritating. It really adds to the effects of this whole line to further hydrate, plump, and brighten my skin tone and gives immediate results.

50ml £14.95

I was hesitant to try out these products right away as I was suffering from breakouts from some previous products that contained DMAE which I guess didn't agree with my skin. I usually wait until my skin normalizes before beginning new products, but I decided to start the Nip & Fab line right away. Am I ever glad that I did!

I only used the products in the morning as I use Retin-A at night. Using the Glycolic acid was the perfect adjunct to my Retin-A treatment as the Retin-A increases cell turnover and the glycolic acid exfoliates the dead skin build up on the surface of my skin. I began to see results on the second day!

Forehead alert!

 I never thought that I'd be sharing bare-faced, acne-ridden, makeup-free close-ups of my aging skin on the internet but the results were so great that I just had to share. These photos were all taken 2 weeks after starting this line.

There are no filters used and I have no makeup on in any of the photos. I did my best to get the same lighting and angles.

The photos were taken exactly 2 weeks after starting the Nip & Fab products. Photos are taken with the same camera without any filters and I did my best to get the same lighting which proved difficult. But, hopefully, you can see how much my skin has cleared up.

The active breakouts that I had are gone! And, the old scars began to fade within a few days and continue to do so. My skin is more even toned and less red. My skin is noticeably brighter and clearer. On day 3 of using this line, I actually considered going out without makeup! Okay, not going to happen, but I did think about it.

I've been using this regimen for 3 weeks now, just once a day, and now my pores are barely visible! Bigger pores have come with age for me and thanks to these products I see a huge reduction in their appearance.

As you can see from the before pictures, my skin can be very reactive. That was the result from testing out another brand's skincare line. I did not experience any irritation, redness, or new breakouts at all with Nip & Fab's products.

I really impressed with this line, the results were way beyond any expectations that I could have had and the products worked so quickly to change my skin!! And, the price points are amazing!

I think this line would be suitable for anyone wanting to improve the look their skin. Whether you're dealing with breakouts, acne scarring, lines and wrinkles, or just want clearer and brighter skin!

You can learn more and shop Nip & Fab here!

Let me know if you've tried this line and what you are loving? I'd love to try more from this line!

*Not sponsored. Products were provided for review consideration with no obligation to review, as always.


  1. Wow SS!! You are so beautiful!! What a wonderful product review!! Really enjoyed reading this!! The products sound absolutely fabulous! Great job babe!! 😘❤️πŸ˜˜πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

    1. omg, girl! It was really hard posting these photos! But I had to show the changes after only 2 weeks. You are too kind! xoxo

  2. You have nothing to worry about, it seems you don't need makeup, you look great without it! It's amazing how quickly the Nip and Fab products cleared up that blemish xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

    1. My skin looks so much better since I started the Nip & Fab! Thanks for the kind words.. you are way too kind! xo

  3. These look awesome! I would be so interested to try the Dragons Blood pads and mask! I don't know why but they intrigue me so much.


  4. Wow, what impressive results! I've used the Glycolic Fix Serum and the Cleansing Pads before and thought they were great :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    1. I just started their Dragon's blood hydrating serum the other day, hoping for more good things!

  5. Whoa Amy, your skin is looking so radiant, clear and refined! How awesome that you've found something that doesn't give you any grief, AND improves your complexion. If you're talking reducing pore size, I'm in like Flynn!

    1. haha.. I was so amazed at how much my skin transformed in just 2 weeks. It really cleared up the havoc that some previous skincare trials caused and yes, much clearer and brighter overall. It's a great line! xoxo


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