It comes in a nice 30 ml bottle with a transparent lid and a press-down dispenser. I just use only one push and it dispenses enough for my face. It’s a small bottle but it means it is easy to travel with. There’s not much to say really about the packaging but it isone I really like because it feels really portable.
As stated above it contains its active ingredient as Glycolic Acid (4%) which is a good concentration of Glycolic Acid effective enough to show some improvement but not irritate the skin. It comes in a serum-like texture which I believe keeps the Glycolic acid as stable as possible. According to Nip+Fab, the Glycolic Fix Serum aims to minimizes pores and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while brightening the skin which I thankfully don't have the latter (wrinkles and fine lines) but I do have enlarged pores and I really wanted to fade some Post Inflammatory Hyper pigmentation (PIH) I had (or still have).
Its gel-like consistency makes it really easy to glide along the skin which I do right after cleansing and toning. If you have any open/broken skin, it is advisable not to use it because it can feel a little painful on the skin. Asides that, it goes on easily and it feels a little tacky right after application but it sinks in pretty fast and it's absorbed quickly into the skin so you can apply any other products you wish. I use this every morning and evening and I have not had any problems so far
To be honest I can't remember how much I got this from Sainsbury's but it was on offer and it wad definitely £9 or less but I bought 2 because it was so good. It's full price online at £15 but you can still get it on offer in Boots for about £9.95 and in other places. I suggest you check supermarkets like ASDA, Sainsbury and Tesco as they always have very good offers in their Beauty and Skincare section since most people don't buy skincare from them as much as they would buy from Boots, Superdrug and other beauty shops both online and in-store.
I have become a fan of the Glycolic Acid inclusion as an AHA in my skin care regime because I know its benefits in relation to exfoliating the skin. It has helped my dark blemishes fade a little especially with the newer ones. I had a breakout sometime in February due to God knows what but I started using this afterwards and the new blemishes have almost faded completely. The only ones which seem to be very stubborn are the ones that have been there since which are slowly but surely fading. I won't attribute all the success of fading dark blemishes solely to this product but it has played a good part as expected with anything that contains glycolic acid. What I think is very striking is how smooth and soft my skin on my face is. I recently went for a Free skin care consultation in Bobbi Brown and the skin care consultant said my face was so smooth and soft and wanted to know what products I was using. I actually thought it was my imagination that my face felt smooth and soft but when confirmed by someone else after all makeup has been taken off shows that it really does work.
If I buy a backup of any product, it means i definitely like it and this is one serum I really like because I feel it does the work. It is not fast acting but it is consistent and you can see some results in relation to fading dark blemishes a few weeks after use depending on your skin type and other peculiarities. Of course, if you use any product containing AHAs (glycolic acid), BHAs (salicylic acid), Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, etc, you need to always wear sunscreen because it makes the skin more sensitive to the sun and can potentially burn your skin or even make the dark spots even darker (cringe). I bought a few other products from the range which I would be reviewing soon. See you in my next post....xx