Happy hump day!
Glycolic acid is famed for being great on skin, serious chemical peels done by professional doctors can take off YEARS by resurfacing the top layer and removing wrinkles and uneven skin tone. I love that companies are catching up with this and a lot are creating affordable ranges for the high street containing low levels of glycolic acid for exfoliating purposes.
Nip and Fab have one of those ranges and I’ve been testing them out.
After the success of the Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Pads (review here) I couldn’t resist but pick up the exfoliating facial pads.
They claim to unveil younger looking, smoother skin by using glycolic acid, witch hazel, blue daisy and hyaluronic acid.
Glycolic acid helps to retexture and resurface, witch hazel helps to tone the skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and refreshes and Blue daisy soothes and calms.
The tub contains 60 pads that you swipe over your cleansed face once or twice a day.
It’s a really easy thing to add into your skincare routine and barely requires any additional time.
I’ve been using these morning and night for the last few weeks to help a few scars I have on my face. Glycolic acid is known to help with resurfacing and aiding scars to fade. After the acne I had a few years ago I still have a few red marks on my jawline and my recent allergic reaction has also left some bumpy marks that I’d like to reduce or hopefully get rid of completely.
Over the last few weeks my skin texture has definitely improved. I can say that my skin has become smoother and clearer as a result of using these and possibly my scars have faded too. It’s hard to say that they will completely go without a much stronger glycolic acid product but I’m hoping it will help in the long run!
These are so easy to use that I’m willing to keep them in my daily routine and see if they have a longer term effect. I’ve also picked up the Glycolic Fix Serum to try out too, it has 4% glycolic acid so hopefully between the two and using the cleanser my scars will fade and disappear!
What do you think of glycolic acid and its resurfacing properties? Do you think it should be more easily available on the high street?
Don’t forget that when using glycolic acid you need to keep your skin out of sun light or at least protect it using a high SPF as your skin becomes much more sensitive.