About Face: Nip + Fab Daily and Nightly Glycolic Cleansing Pads

Above: Nip + Fab's Daily and Nightly Glycolic Cleansing Pads
Above: Nip + Fab's Daily and Nightly Glycolic Cleansing Pads

We need to talk. About your face. Because, you know, it’s not getting any younger looking and unfortunately that’s not one of those things that will improve with time, unless you use the right products. It’s time to learn about glycolic acid-fuelled skin care.

Glycolic acid, along with lactic acid, is part of a group of chemicals called alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which can be found in a variety of foods like, pineapple, papaya and tomatoes and sour milk. They’re the smallest (molecularly speaking) of the acids so they are most easily absorbed into your skin. And while it may seem weird to contemplate applying acid to your face, small quantities are safe for all skin types.

Products like Nip + Fab’s Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing and Night Pads Extreme are two of these great and safe products. Packed with a concentrated blend of approximately 2.8% and 5% pH AHAs, respectively, they can be very beneficial in preventing aging.

In anti-aging skin care, glycolic acid works to penetrate your dermis to dissolve the top layer of your skin cells, while triggering new cellular growth. Regular use helps regenerate collagen (your body’s natural skin plumper/youth-inducer), thicken your epidermis and dermis and even out your skin tone. And unlike using a facial scrub, your skin won’t be irritated by abrasive ingredients. So as ironic as it may seem, if your skin is sensitive, acid-soaked cotton pads can actually be the better choice. Just a word to the wise, build your usage over time to avoid creating unwanted redness and irritation.

Nip + Fab’s Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing and Night Pads Extreme each contain 60 pads for $12.95 and for $14.95 and are available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for fashionmagazine.com, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and chatelaine.com, Flare and flare.com, Huffington Post Canada, National Post, AmongMen.com, thekit.ca, iVillage.ca and thewhaleandtherose.com. She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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