So, I’ve blogged about most of the Nip + Fab products ranging from Glycolic, Dragon’s Blood, Bee Sting, and Viper Venom Fix. However, if I had to choose a Nip + Fab product range that I loved the most, it’d have to be Viper Venom.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re all amazing, and work well to do different things, but my skin actually looks and feels noticeably different when using Viper Venom. Again, I’ve noticed a difference using the other product ranges too – but I find Viper Venom works best to clear my skin and freeze my frown lines.
I’ve always had frown lines, ever since I was young… Although England gets almost zero sunshine, I manage to spend a lot of my time squinting and drooping my eyebrows to protect the sun from going in my eyes, in Summer. With that in mind, here is the Viper Venom range.
The innovative Viper Venom Frown Fix contains a concentrated blend of high-tech ingredients combined for targeted action on the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles. Infused with wonder ingredient SYN®-AKE, which works instantly to freeze lines for a smooth and wrinkle-free finish. The brush pen is easy to use, simply brush the product over particularly deep or noticeable lines for an instant blurring effect.
A revolutionary skin refining serum with innovative LIFTONIN®-XPRESS + SYN®-AKE to help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles. Wrinkle Blur Technology softens the appearance of imperfections for a naturally smoother + more even looking complexion.
A refreshing eye gel in a cooling roll-on applicator with wrinkle minimising LIFTONIN® + SYN®-AKE to smooth the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles around the eye area. Red Algae Extract reduces the look of dark circles for a radiance boosting effect. With Syn-ake, a revolutionary ingredient that works to smooth skin and liftonin for instant tightening.
The latest addition to our Viper Venom range, the Micro Blur Fix works to prime, blur and mattify the skin, for an instant flawless complexion so you’re selfie ready. This innovative priming serum contains a concentrated blend of high-tech ingredients to reduce the appearance of pores, diminish signs of oil on the skin and give an instant blurring effect for matte, selfie ready skin. The addition of wonder ingredient SYN®-AKE also works to instantly freeze lines for a smooth finish.
I use this product as a primer of course. I have an oily T-zone and it gets really greasy and shiny after about 3 or 4 hours into my day. I even where a powder foundation and it still gets greasy.
This kept my T-zone matte looking for over 8 hours. It also really did help my makeup stay put. My makeup tends to rub off on areas I’ve applied concealer (like on pimples and acne scars) but this helped keep them covered.
It goes on smooth like a primer but feels more like a serum. Definitely does not have the heavy silicone feel. I don’t put lotion underneath since my skin is oily and this is moisturizing enough for me on days that I do wear makeup. Best part, it does not break me out.
A powerful night cream specially formulated with encapsulated time release retinol + SYN®-AKE, to reduce the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles + retexture skin, whilst you sleep. Hyaluronic acid provides long term hydration + an intensive plumping effect. Awake to smoother looking skin with a renewed youthful glow.
Now, let’s get down to discussing whether it works or not… I mean, you won’t wake up looking like those celebrities with frozen faces after applying this. But, you will notice a reduction in the apparance of your fine-lines and wrinkles, put it that way…
Wake up to beautiful skin with new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, a technical innovation combining the power of a serum and oil to indulge, replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight.
I’m so glad that I get to write a review about this beauty oil from The Body Shop because it has played a vital role in improving my skin over the years that I’ve used it.
The Body Shop has been running since 1976 and like LUSH is against animal-testing, priding itself on selling mainly plant-based products. Founded in Brighton by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop opened over 3,000 stores in more than 60 countries.
Anyway, enough about the brand and onto its products… The Body Shop International offers more than 900 natural beauty products. Of all the 900 products it has released, Vitamin E is by far the best, in my opinion!
I’ve got the whole range, and haven’t got a bad word to say about it. However, that’s not to say that I’ve got a bad word to say about anything that The Body Shop has produced…
With a unique texture, the non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula of Vitamin E Serum-In-Oil delivers fuss-free, instant skin comfort! This technical innovation combines power and indulgence to replenish and recharge
skin with moisture overnight.
I agree with The Body Shop, it’s like locking 8 hours of beauty-sleep in a bottle ready, awaiting at our disposal. The Serum-in-Oil promises to rejuvenate the skin, helping it to feel softer, while looking fresher, radiant and more rested. This product includes the highest concentration of wheatgerm oil, a non-greasy, fast absorbing formula.
Although I tend to mix it with Rodial‘s Airbrush Make-Up [before going on a night out], it’s also worth mixing with your moisturiser before bed. This renews your skin and brings a soft, natural glow to your face upon waking up.
But, what does ‘serum-in-oil’ actually mean? Basically, it has all the goodness of a serum, but comes in liquid-oil form to further hydrate and moisturise.
Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleanser
A deep cleansing, purifying formula for clear + radiant skin.
The key ingredients used in this cleanser are Glycolic Acid, Apple Amino Acid, and Olive Oil – all of which perform different tasks. Glycolic Acid retextures and resurfaces, and the Apple Amino Acid provides foaming affect and softens the skin while the Olive Oil smooths and gives long-lasting hydration.
What struck me most was its fragrant fruity scent, and the fact that one pump was enough for my whole face and neck (which is good because it means that it’ll last longer).
As with all products that I review, I’ve got to give an honest opinion… As much as I love Nip + Fab, I found that this cleanser broke me out. I’m not talking the odd spot here and there, I’m talking full on cystic acne!
However, I could not tell whether it was a reaction to the cleanser, or if it was in fact working to bring forward trapped zits that lay under the skin. There’s no way of finding out because I’ve since stopped using it.
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Overnight Purifying Gel
A night-time clarifying treatment for dull and oily skin, this purifying gel contains glycolic and salicylic acid which combine to resurface and purify the skin by gently lifting away dead skin cells with a continuous deep pore cleansing action. By the morning skin will look and feel fresher and smoother and skin tone will improve over time.
It’s a well known fact that our skin repairs itself while we sleep, and dermatologists recommend that we wear a night cream before bed to help restore our skin. Enter Nip + Fab’s Glycolic Fix Overnight Purifying Gel…
Okay, this product is a Godsend as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been using it for about a month now and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it.
I love Nip + Fab’s Glycolic Fix Overnight Purifying Gel because it balances the oils in my skin, evens my skin-tone, removes dead skin-cells and blackheads to reveal a clean and clear face. I mean, it’s even reduced the look of my pimples as well as my acne-scarring. I wake up to flawless skin every day thanks to this bad boy of a night gel!
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum
Introducing Glycolic Fix Serum, an innovative overnight serum with 4% glycolic acid to retexture the skin’s appearance. This highly effective formua contains powerful glycolic acid to smooth the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles while improving skin texture. Designed with pore refining ingredient PoreAway, the size of pores are visibly reduced for a more refined, even looking complexion.
Like the Overnight Purifying Gel, this serum should only be worn at night – when it’s at its most effective… I bought this recently and was pleasantly surprised by how it well it smoothed over my fine-lines and wrinkles, helping reduce the appearance of my spots.
Nip + Fab’s Glycolic Fix Serum features 4% glycolic acid – helpful when smoothing fine-lines and wrinkles, PoreAway – to minimise the look of large pores, and aloe vera – a natural herb that soothes and calms the skin.
Nip + Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix
Scrub your skin to perfection with a new breed of facial exfoliator, Glycolic Facial Scrub Fix. This 3-in-1 micro exfoliant is packed with 3% glycolic acid and salicylic acids to refine, brighten + renew. Glycolic Fix Facial scrub works deep into pores to cleanse, polish + reduce blemishes from the first use. With a fruity grapefruit scent, it energises + awakens the skin.
Now we move on to one of my favourite Nip + Fab products, ever! This scrub is one of the best scrubs I have ever tried! It includes glycolic acid granules that gently exfoliate and retexture the skin to reveal fresh, and smooth skin. Other ingredients include salicylic acid which cleanses the pores from within.
The only bad thing about this scrub is that it leaves an oily residue after wash, so you might need to rinse it out more than once if you want to get it off completely.
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Day and Night Duo
Get radiant and smoother looking skin with this duo, which is easily incorporated into your weekly routine.
All hail the creme de la creme of exfoliator cleansing pads…
Glycolic Fix Pads & Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme
Unveil younger-looking skin with our innovative Glycolic Fix. 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin. [Glycolic Fix Pads]
A more potent version of our bestselling glycolic fix pads, these extreme night pads contain our highest level of glycolic acid at 5% and have been further enhanced with the addition of salicylic acid, making these your ultimate night treatment to refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin through the improvement of the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Easily incorporated into a weekly routine, use one pad at night 2-3 times a week. For more sensitive skin types we advise usage once a week. [Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme]
These pads have revolutionised the way that I wake up and go to sleep, I kid you not… I am absolutely obsessed with how soft they are to touch but how deep they cleanse. I use these as a toner when my skin needs extra love, and they work amazingly well to clear up an excess oils, removing any impurities!
Obviously start off with a cleanser of your choice, then use these [during the day, or at night], before applying serum and moisturiser.
Although I am more than happy with the LUSH collection that I already own, I can’t help but want more… It’s like I’m addicted to the brand and its products. Here are some of the stuff which LUSH sells but I need!
A gentle soap made with antiseptic rosewood, sandalwood, and absorbent charcoal that can be used on the face and body. Sandalwood oil gives this soap a distinctive earthy fragrance. Charcoal is known for its absorbency, while liquorice root softens the skin and rosewood oil has antiseptic properties. It’s gentle enough for your face, but you can use it all over your body. Simply use as a soap and wash the day off.
This soap is targeted at people who suffer from acne-related breakouts. It’s ideal for those who wish to change from using normal liquid cleansers as it comes in the form of a soap.
However, don’t be alarmed because this isn’t going to dry your skin out like normal soaps do… In fact, this is a hydrating, preservative-free facial cleanser that works to balance out the oils, making it perfect for combination to oily skin.
Powdered charcoal absorbs excess sebum and acts as a mild exfoliator, while rosewood and sandalwood oils reduce redness and clear up blemishes. Use Coalface daily for clear, balanced skin.
Grease Lightning is a powerful combination of ingredients that will nip any breakouts in the bud without upsetting the skin around them. We use an infusion of antibacterial and antiseptic rosemary, thyme and tea tree, as well as antioxidant-rich grape juice and witch hazel, which is astringent and anti-inflammatory and is said to soothe redness. This product is ideally applied when you feel a spot is about to erupt – prevention is better than cure.
Grease is one of my favourite films of all time, and Grease Lightning is a title of one of the songs in the movie… So, imagine my delight when I heard that LUSH has a product called exactly that?! Okay, I understand that Grease Lightning isn’t the best name for a skincare product but LUSH are very creative with names!
To my surprise, Grease Lightning has nothing to do with oiliness. Instead, Grease Lightning is a spot treatment that acts as a prevention mechanism from breakouts.
Apparently, the best way to use this product is after cleansing and toning… Just dab a bit of this gel on-top of the spot and leave it to soak in. Once soaked in, you’ll notice that the redness will begin to fade. Many reviewers have praised this product for helping to get rid of the spots and not leaving marks where they used to be.
The Sacred Truth
Revive your complexion with ginseng and ginkgo leaf to boost blood circulation, whilst honey, yoghurt and free range eggs leave skin soft and moisturised. Wheatgrass is full of nutrients to feed your skin, whilst the enzymes in fresh papaya will strip away dead skin, helping to give you a gorgeous glow. Smoothe a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes and let the ingredients get to work before washing off gently with warm water.
I’m going to be straight with you and say that most face masks don’t work on me… I’ve tried many that seem to do nothing but break me out even more! In fact, I’d even go as far as to that I 100% believe that I developed acne through the use of a face-mask. Having said that, I trust LUSH to break the curse and prove to me that not all masks are bad for my skin.
The Sacred Truth is one that I’ve heard a lot about… Apparently, it’s an anti-aging face mask that helps to soothe, hydrate, and enhance the complexion as well as brighten skin restoring its youthfulness.
Ingredients: Honey, Glycerine, Kaolin, Talc, Fresh Papaya, Soya yoghurt, Bentonite Gel, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Lanolin, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs, Ylang Ylang Oil, Rose Absolute, Lavender Oil, Rosewood Oil, Fresh Wheatgrass, Organic Ginseng Root Powder, Green Tea Powder, Ginkgo Leaf Powder, Bee Pollen, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Citronellol, *Farnesol, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool and Perfume.
A gentle and balancing fresh face mask with antibacterial tea tree and fresh garlic working together to cleanse. Fresh green grapes clean and cool the skin, whilst free range eggs tighten its texture and antimicrobial honey leaves it soft and moisturised. Smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.
If you’ve got acne-prone and/or sensitive skin you should definitely consider buying this product.
Cosmetic Warrior is the only mask which promises to “combat troublesome spots, cleanses and cools the skin” but delivers [as fas as all the reviews which I’ve read are concerned].
Apparently, it clears out your pores and draws everything to the surface. So, don’t use it on the night before a special occasion incase you wake up to find breakouts that’d been trapped under your skin.
However, be prepared to stink while wearing it because it’s packed with garlic and free-range eggs. Other ingredients include: Kaolin, Fresh Green Grapes, Honey, Cornstarch, Glycerine, Tea Tree Oil, *Limonene and Perfume.
If you do go ahead and purchase this, make sure you use it in 3 weeks because that’s when the ingredients will go ‘off’…
Every ingredient is carefully selected for its gentleness on the skin, with chamomile, elderflower, calamine and lavender; this is nature at its kindest. In order to make this soap gentle enough to use on your face as well as your body, we took out some of the soap base and replaced it with beautiful essential oils: chamomile blue oil is soothing on the skin; lavender oil calms the mind; tea tree oil is a mild antiseptic and rose absolute is good for restoring balance to the skin.
Here’s another facial-soap that I’m eyeing up… This one is the one you should turn to when Coal Face has done its job… Once all your spots have gone, it’s a good idea to give Fresh Farmacy a go!
Fresh Farmacy is a calming soap-cleanser that cleans, refreshes and calms your skin down preventing further breakouts. It’s creamy on the skin, produces a nice lather, but not overwhelming.
This cleanser features Calamine Powder, Propylene Glycol, Chamomile Decoction, Elderflower Decoction, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Glycerine, Sorbitol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Water (Aqua), Lavender Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Rose Absolute, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, *Limonene, *Linalool and Perfume.
It’s not just skincare stuff that I’ve got my eye on… Oh, no! I’ve also got my eye on almost all of their bath and lip products. But, it’ll take me forever to write them down. Here are a few from my selection:
Yes, these are all exclusive to LUSH as part of their Valentine’s Day collection, so get yours while you still can!