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I first discovered Nip and Fab Dry Leg Fix when I received a free sample sized small tube from either Cosmopolitan Magazine or Glamour Magazine (I cannot recall which one it was right now). Anyway, I didn't use this cream for a few weeks after I had received it as I really didn't think it would be any good. Then one night just after a shower and before applying my fake tan, I decided to try it to see how it was and also as my legs are quite dry anyway and fake tan usually makes them go patchy, I had hoped that this might help to eradicate to problem and assist me in producing a streak free tan.
Nip and Fab Dry Leg Fix contains three active ingredients, as far as I am able to tell, these include, Aquaxyl, Shea Butter and Glycerin. It's designed to limit water loss, improve the elasticity of the skin and help to maintain moisturisation of the skin for up to 24 hours. All impressive claims but this stuff actually does work!
The first time I used it I had only just shaved my legs about an hour or so beforehand and then taken a shower. My skin was still slightly damp when I used it. I noticed straight away that the lotion is quite thick in constancy, white in colour and has a sort of natural fresh and light fragrance, which I really quite like.
I applied it not only on my legs but also all over my feet especially he ankle area where I always find that my fake tan clings to and gives me horrible dark brown patches. This cream feels light and really luxurious when I first used it. It sinks into the skin pretty much straight away and leaves not a trace of grease or tacky stickiness behind. I left it absorb for about five minutes only before applying the fake tan.
The fake tan did blend into the skin well afterwards, much better than it normally would do with my usual Nivea moisturiser. The following morning there was such a noticeable improvement in the way the fake tan looked - I was really very impressed. I used the entire tube in about a week (it was tiny as it was only a sample size) and then I went straight out to Boots to buy myself a full sized tube which cost me a little bit less than £10.
This lotion has without a doubt improved the tone, texture and moisture levels in my legs. I have also used it on my arms (I know it's meant for legs) and I love it so much I'd really recommend it to anyone. It's kind to the skin and doesn't irritate and though the smell isn't to everyone's taste (my husband dislikes it) I actually really love it.
Expensive but so worth it.
Since I suffer from very dry legs, especially in the Winter months, I bought this product after seeing it in a magazine. I had heard of the brand Nip+Fab before due to seeing their tummy and bust products but this one had so far escaped me. I found that it works reasonably well but maybe not as well as it should do for the price. When my legs were very dry, it helped to instantly soften and smooth them however, this feeling did not last all day and my legs did not retain the moisture - within a few hours they felt dry and flaky again. When I have spent £10 on a small tube, I would expect the effects to last much longer. In addition to this, it is not the nicest smelling product although after a few applications you get used ot it and it is tolerable. I would not want to apply this just before going out somewhere though as the smell is strong and can easily be noticed.
Ultimately, this does fix dry legs however, it is limited in its use and I have found that cheaper moisturisers have the same effect and last longer. The fact that is costs £10 for 100g means that you get very littl eproduct for your money and so it is a bit disappointing.
Nip + Fab is a brand that I had heard of and was interested in for their supposedly miracle-working results. I received a set of 3 Nip + Fab products as a free gift when subscribing to a magazine and I was really pleased with this as they are more expensive than the products I would usually go for. You can buy Nip + Fab products from many beauty stores, and online at their website www.nipandfab.com. The Dry Leg Fix costs RRP £10.25 for 100mls.
Product description: "An intensive + replenishing hydra-concept immediately nourishes + smoothes dry, flaky skin."
Directions for use: Massage onto legs, focusing on dry areas.
This Dry Leg Fix comes in a simple plastic tube containing 100mls of product. The packaging is quite nice looking with a green and white pattern that is used across their entire range. I have a few extremely dry patches of skin on my knees and ankles, and I thought that this moisturiser might finally help me to shift them and balance out the skin on my legs. I've primarily used it to target my problem areas, with twice a day applications on my knees and ankles. Using in this way the bottle has lasted me just over one month, which makes me think that if I had wanted to be using it all over my legs then it would have run out very quickly. A little tip - it's well worth cutting open the tube when you get near the end, I found there was loads still left that wouldn't squeeze out, but by cutting the tube open I managed to scoop out every last bit and there was none wasted.
The lotion itself has a pure white colour to it. The consistency is quite thick, but without being overly heavy. It spreads easily over the skin and starts to sink in quickly which is good in one way, but when I've applied this over the whole of my legs I find that I need to use quite a large amount to get a good coverage as my skin really soaks it up. After applying the lotion it leaves a slightly tacky feeling over the skin. This is not overly problematic, even though I have to wait a few minutes between putting the lotion on and dressing, because it does eventually leave skin feeling smooth without any residue and the sticky feeling completely disappears as soon as the product is fully absorbed.
The scent of this lotion is not particularly pleasant and I can't say it's to my liking. It smells quite fresh and clean but in a clinical way, and has a slight lemony undertone which does nothing to enhance the overall impression of the fragrance. Luckily it is only noticeable for a short while after applying, and the scent does not last on my skin.
The lotion contains a mixture of ingredients which offer impressive benefits:
+ Aquaxyl TM - 24 hour moisture + shine
+ Shea butter - restores moisture + promotes elasticity
+ Glycerin - softens + hydrates
I was expecting to see some good results, and to begin with I was really happy as it looked like this may have been the right one for me to finally soothe and repair my dry skin areas. When I first started using this lotion I felt that there was a positive difference and particularly the skin on my knees felt smoothed and was far nicer to the touch even though I hadn't noticed any visible chages. My skin seems to be immediately hydrated after the lotion is applied. I have tried it a couple of times after shaving when my skin needs a little extra attention, and it was very well suited to this as it helped to moisturise my skin and leave it feeling smooth and cared for. However, I do find that the effects are quite short lived. To try and keep the level of moisture up I was applying this twice every day, once in the morning and once in the night. I definitely didn't feel like I was given 24 hour moisture and to keep my skin in the best possible condition I would have required a top-up to keep that lovely feeling of smoothness. Aside from my dry knee and ankle patches, the rest of my legs are not particularly dry, and the moisturised feeling did not even last here on my non-problem areas, so in this respect the product did not live up to my expectations as a miracle cure for dry legs.
Overall I think this is good for providing an instant moisture boost, but in all honesty it's not worked any better than the cheaper lotions that I usually go for, and I cannot justify paying around £10 for this Nip + Fab Dry Leg Fix when I can pick up a bottle of Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion for a third of the price and get better results along with a gorgeous scent. It does work, but it doesn't last, so although I have been happy to get on with using it and would not recommend completely avoiding it, this is not one of my preferred products and I can think of plenty of other lotions that I could rather buy instead.
Before reading about this product in a magazine I have never heard of this brand and have never seen this product in any shops before. Nip+Fab have a clinically tested range for the face and body which can help many problems areas such as dry skin and cellulite. Although their products are quite pricey they are cheaper than other well known brands out there and work just as well. Some of their products include Facial Scrubs, Cleaners and Moisturisers and for the body products called Bust Fix, Shower Fix, Cellulite Fix and more. A range of their products can be found in boots stores and on their website and you can find further information and buy their products online from www.nipandfab.com.
***DRY LEG FIX***
With the harsh cold weather we've been having I've been living in jeans or leggings and going from cold weather to warm heat inside tends to dry out my skin slightly, and there's nothing worse than going out for a Christmas or New Year's party with dry looking legs. I saw this product advertised in more magazine a few weeks ago and decided to give it a go as it sounded fantastic and sounded as though it would work really well. This instant leg smoother is an intensive balm that immediately smoothes, dry, flaky skin and nourishes leaving legs super silky smooth. The balm contains the following ingredients which help to nourish and moisturise.
* Aquaxyl - This improves the water reserves in the skin and limits water loss which helps to improve the surface of the skin for 24hr moisture and shine.
* Shea Butter - Restores Moisture and Elasticity
* Glycerin - Softens and Hydrates.
The product itself comes in a green and white box and stands out from other products on the shelf. In the box is a white and green coloured tube which is the leg balm. It gives you a list of the ingredients on the back of the box in both French and English. I personally think the box is quite bulky compared to the tube you get in the box and I also think the box is a bit of a waste and there's no need for it, how-ever I'm guessing this product comes in this packaging as it is still pricey to buy.
You can purchase this from their website (www.nipandfab.com) for £9.95, where you can also purchase their other products and read more information about the company and their other products. I purchased this from my local boots and it cost me £9.95. The product comes in just the one sized tube which is 100ml.
***USING THE PRODUCT***
Simply massage the product onto the legs, focusing on dry areas. I used the product when I came out of the bath for better results as my skin can sometimes feel slightly tight and dry. When you squeeze the tube the cream looks like thick and slightly lumpy, how-ever when you massage the product into your legs it spreads well and you only need to use a little of the product and it goes a long way. The cream absorbed into my skin very quickly without leaving it feeling greasy. The product does smell, but it's hard to describe what it actually smells like. At first I thought it smelt of citrus slightly, and then I changed my mind as it seems to smell of something else with it. I know that I don't particularly like the smell and I personally think it smells awful and smells a bit like toilet cleaner or one of those cheap air freshener's you put in the toilet!!
The product left my legs feeling very smooth and soft and definitely sorted out the dry feeling my legs had just after I got out of the bath. I don't feel as though this made a huge difference compared to the Nivea Firming & Moisturising lotion that I normally use. My skin didn't feel that much softer to when I use the Nivea lotion and the Nivea lotion smells a lot nicer than this one. I don't have a huge problem of dry skin on my legs and I only notice it when I feel my legs, maybe that's why I didn't notice a huge difference.
I don't feel as though this product is much different to cheaper brands that are available to buy. This balm smell's pretty nasty and is expensive for the small tube you get and the extra packaging is just a waste. Maybe if you suffer from quite dry legs the results may be better as to when I used this product. If I run out of Nivea lotion then I'll use the Leg Balm but my top choice is still Nivea lotion and I won't replace it with this balm. I personally wouldn't recommend anyone to try it as I think it's too expensive and other cheaper brands do exactly the same job and smell nicer too!
(review will also appear on ciao)