Skincare: Getting acidic


I recently hit that unfortunate stage where all your skincare seems to run out at the same time, and so made the most of my recent trip to Manchester to pick up some goodies.

My Boots cleanser had ran out and I fancied investing in something more upmarket with more promising qualities for, of course, about 5 times the price. How I think of it though is that your face is with you forever and is the first thing people tend to see so it's really one of the main things that's worth investing in over say, make-up or clothes. Until it has ran out I was using Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum as my nightly treatment, which really did do wonders to my skin. As a result of this I knew glycolic acid was a winner for me but didn't actually really know what it did, until I went to Space NK in Manchester. I told the sales woman that I was looking for a cleanser and spent about 10 minutes going back and forth stuck between various options and being intimidated by price tags. After said time the sales woman approached me and commented that she thought the products I'd been browsing were perhaps too heavy and too anti-ageing for my younger skin and so immediately recommended me the brand Anthony. 

I'd never previously heard of Anthony, which is probably due to the fact that it's a line actually marketed at men! Apparently it's marketed at men, but is very popular with women. I was told that due to the fact that apparently men are unwilling to pay as much for skincare as women, their products tend to be priced lower, but contain very similar ingredients. I was shown the Glycolic Facial Cleanser, which's star ingredient is, of course, glycolic acid. This immediately drew me in, alongside the product size (237ml) and the price tag (£26). I told the sales woman I loved my glycolic serum and that I wanted to start using anti-ageing products asap, to which to my delight she replied that glycolic acid is one of the best anti-agers going - result! Compared to many of the other cleansers on offer this one from Anthony just seemed to make sense to me - glycolic acid works wonders for my skin, it's a much bigger size than other more expensive cleansers, and as an added bonus doesn't have the terribly strong smell of some other cleansers. Also, it's a creamy lotion consistency that lathers up, which I much prefer the idea of in comparison to the thick, greasy, balmy texture of the Emma Hardy cleanser that I was firstly seriously considering. I was sold quickly and hurried to the till, where I was given some free samples with my purchase - good old Space NK!

Free samples wahoo!

I then hurried over to Boots revelling in my newly founded glycolic-acid knowledge and decided that I would repurchase my Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum - glycolic all round! To my sheer delight some of the Nip+Fab products were around half price so I not only repurchased my serum but also picked up the Nip+Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix anti-ageing gel. This is basically a fancy eye roll-on that is supposed to be anti-ageing and reduces the appearances of dark circles. Don't ask me about the whole 'viper venom' part...sheer marketing con, let's be honest. But I like it so, whatever! It has been recently repackaged, which I really dislike, but I'll ignore that for now. 

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  1. I had read wonders about Nip Fab but never heard of Anthony either! But looks really good in my opinion!! I also hate when all my skincare runs out at once, agh!

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

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