Product Type: Nip & Fab Leg & Foot Care
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Nip+Fab Dry Leg Fix
Member Name: zombieflesh
Nip+Fab Dry Leg Fix
Date: 13/05/12, updated on 13/05/12 (88 review reads)
Advantages: immediately hydrates skin and leaves a lovely smooth feeling
Disadvantages: effects don't really last, upleasant fragrance
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.
Summary: A good body moisturiser, but nothing special
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