Nip + Fab Clean Fix Cleansing Oil

I love a cleansing oil, I used to be a die-hard foam cleanser fan. Nothing else felt like it made my skin clean enough, but then I tried my first oil cleanser (the one from DHC) and it changed it all. Since then I’ve tried a few different ones, including Shu Uemura, MAC and Dermalogica and now this one from NIP and FAB.
The first thing I noticed about the oil is that the scent is really lovely – it’s light and a little bit citrussy. Feels really refreshing but I haven’t found that it irritates my skin at all.  When I say it feels light, it’s a bit hard to describe – but I feel like it has a lighter texture than the other brands I have tried.

I also find that it rinses of really easily – it emulsifies in both cool and warm water and does a decent job of  easing off eye make-up, although I usually add some eye make-up remover too get the rest of it off.
Packaging wise, I love the look of it and the style but my major bug bear that really, really annoys me is that this bottle leaks – and when I say leaks, I mean really bad. If you look at the close up of the pump shot above all that glossiness? That’s not just shiny plastic, that’s oil that comes out whenever I use the pump. 
There’s a chance that this is just a one of fault of course, and I really hope it is as the leaking issue really spoils an otherwise lovely product. I’d love to take this away when I travel, but I can’t because of the leaking situation! But fingers crossed it’s just a one off fault…
Final thing I wanted to say is if you haven’t tried an oil cleanser, I really suggest you do – whatever your skin type is, I really haven’t found a faster way to thoroughly remove a face of make-up (and London grime).
Nip+Fab is available from Boots and the cleansing oil (£10.16)

PR sample.



  1. ali thorpe
    January 26, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    Mentally going through all the cleansers I’ve used in recent years, I don’t think an oil is in there. Perhaps I should give it a go.

    I’m currently using Dermalogica; I’ve returned to their products (which I usually love) as my skin is struggling in the cold weather/central heating. So far, they don’t seem to be helping!

    I wonder if an oil cleanser may be the first step to happier skin?

  2. Dee
    January 26, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    I liked this oil but won’t repurchase because mine leaked all over my bathroom cabinet. So messy! It’s a pity because it’s a good product, the packaging really lets it down.

  3. liloo
    January 27, 2012 / 12:23 am

    sorry nip and fab oil: you can be wonderful but oil product leaking is a definite no no in my book. what a shame :/
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  4. Nicola
    January 27, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    Have bought this 3 times and no leaking, not even when I’ve knocked it over, so stick with it maybe!

  5. Anonymous
    August 26, 2012 / 11:14 am

    The leaking is not a one-off incident. Mine leaked on a recent 7-hour air trip.

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