I do love the excitement of a new range, especially if it’s something innovative. Even though I had to miss the official launch I was thrilled to hear that Nip + Fab products will be available from Clicks soon as I’m lusting after some of their high-tech, no-nonsense products.
I’m not so interested in the gimmicky products – I’ve never been very phased with a product that makes your wrinkles magically disappear only to have them reappear when you wash your face the next day, for example. I like treatment products, and if they work in an innovative way I’ll like them even more. After browsing the Nip + Fab website, here are the products I’m excited to try:
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Pads, R265
Exfoliating pads soaked in Glycolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and some other soothing and toning ingredients. You wipe a pad over your face after cleansing and you’re done. Could it be any smarter or easier?
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser, R235
A foaming cleanser with a light dose of Glycolic acid, Amino acids and olive oil. I like it already.
Nip + Fab Deep Cleansing Fix (not currently available in SA)
A deep cleansing cream with Sweet Almond and Tea Tree oils to cleanse skin and remove makeup, and can also be used as a 10 minute mask or left on overnight as a hydrating mask. I’m very keen to try this.
Nip + Fab CC Cream SPF30 (not currently available in SA)
High enough SPF, medium cover and radiance-enhancing. Contains Oat extract to tone and smooth and hyaluronic acid to moisturise.
At the moment I have two products to try out – Upper Arm Fix, R270, promises to tone and sculpt bingo wings and No Needle Fix serum, R365, plumps, firms and minimises fine lines. Upper Arm Fix is probably Nip + Fab’s most talked about product but I won’t lie, I’m sceptical as hell. I’ll plant it on the bathroom shelf and start testing it soon.
There are some products that have caused me to raise a brow – things like Pec Fix for men “Pec Fix is a minimising + sculpting gel with a fast acting formula to help to improve tone, texture + smoothes the appearance of pec contours” and pretty much everything that falls under the slimming category for women – creams can’t make you thinner, more muscular or magically toned if you have had saggy saddle bags for the past 5 years. The men’s range isn’t currently launching in SA though, I don’t know if it will follow later.
Nevertheless, I’m up for the challenge and I’ll start applying Nip + Fab Upper Arm Fix to my bloody bingo wings and see if my arms still wave goodbye when I wave hello by the time the tube is finished. If I’m wrong, you’ll be the first to know. The range is well priced (R235 – R365), easy to decipher and inbetween slathering on Upper Arm Fix I’ll be queueing in Clicks to get my hands on some Glycolic Fix pads when it launches this coming Monday, 9 September*.
*I know I initially said the 6th, but the PR peep and I were emailing back and forth late last night and we got it wrong. We’ve unanimously decided we should’ve switched our PCs off earlier, sorry about that.