Lately I’ve been using myself as an experiment test subject, slathering on all types of creams, lotions and potions from Nip + Fab to see if they help me prepare for the warmer summer weather and (gasp!) bathing suit season. One of the products I’ve been reaching for has been the Nip + Fab Dry Leg Fix ($9.95 USD / $12.95 CDN), and so far, if our relationship was a Facebook status, it would be “It’s Complicated”.
This “instant leg smoother” comes in the typical simple and clean Nip + Fab boxes, however different from previous Nip + Fab products I’ve reviewed already, this one has green accent colors to show it is a body product. I love the consistency among the brand- the way all the products look and resemble each other so perfectly (but that just might by my OCD talking). The product itself comes in a large bottle with a squeeze-tube tip to dispense the product. Overall, standard body lotion packaging!
As with all the Nip + Fab products, this one makes some pretty big claims, like providing 24 hours of moisture and shine, promoting elasticity and softening the skin. Basically this is meant only for legs, and I only use it after showering/shaving, because that is when my legs get super dry and itchy.
The reason I have a bittersweet relationship with this product is because I love how silky smooth and gorgeous it makes my legs look, with a subtle shine and satin feel… but it doesn’t feel like its hydrating deep down. My skin almost feels a little tight still, but when I touch it, it feels super moisturized and silky smooth- it’s confusing!
One thing that I have noticed is that I feel like my legs are retaining moisture better than they used to. The product contains an ingredient called Aquaxyl, a restructuring component to improve water reserves in the skin, and while I’m usually quite skeptical of these types of claims, I must say I think it’s working. My legs feel less dry in-between showers and even post-shave, they don’t feel as dry and irritated as they used to.
The thin white lotion spreads easily and sinks in quickly, but the glycerin in the product leaves that silky smooth layer on top- so while it doesn’t feel greasy, it does leave a film on your legs. The smell is incredibly hard to describe- the only thing I can think of is some fruity and floral scent that reminds me of these little bath oil capsules that I used to love squeezing when I was a kid. It’s not that bad though!
- Price: $9.95 USD / $12.95 CDN for 3.38oz / 100mL
- Availability: Various retailers like Target and Shoppers Drug Mart
- Selection: This is the only Dry Leg Fix
- Overall: I love how silky smooth this leaves my legs! It doesn’t feel like the deepest hydrating lotion I’ve ever used, but I have noticed it helping my legs not to get so dry after my showers anymore. A bittersweet relationship because it’s not the best, but I want to keep using it.
- Rating: A-