Facial peel

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads review

Nip + Fab makes a 'gentle' version of glycolic peel pads with extra moisturizers and 2% glycolic acid instead of 5% in its normal version.

Today’s post is courtesy of my TJ Maxx skincare addiction, yet again. I spotted a lone package of Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads on the shelf and my eyes were instantly drawn to the words “gentle” and “sensitive” on the packaging. These pads are marketed for sensitive skin, and include moisturizers to help offset any irritation from the 2% glycolic acid (which is a “gentler” concentration than Nip + Fab’s other 5% glycolic peel pads). However,…

Why I gave up on The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner

This glycolic acid toner is slightly more irritating than mandelic acid, but not quite as strong as a full-on chemical peel (and maybe not as effective, either).

You know how I feel about toners. I’m not sure if they actually do anything, but I still like to use them, because they help my skin feel cleaner and more refreshed at night. I’ve been hearing good things about The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution for a while now, so I decided to give it a try. Since it contains 7 percent glycolic acid, this is not your typical toner—it falls somewhere between a toner and a chemical peel. And what’s in the other 93 percent? According to…

Stratia Soft Touch AHA vs. The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Review

I thought these two mandelic acid peels sounded very similar. But my dad took one look at the ingredients and picked a definitive winner.

Recently, I stumbled upon a product that was quite similar to The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA 2%: Stratia Soft Touch AHA. Both products are formulated with 10 percent mandelic acid, and include hyaluronic acid. I asked my dad to compare and contrast the two ingredient lists to see if he thought they were comparable, or if one was superior to the other. Spoiler alert: He strongly preferred one of them for people with sensitive skin!