Hello pretty ladies!
The Pixi Glow Tonic has been so hyped that I couldn't resist it and not to give it a try myself. Some people praise it and call it their Holy Grail, while others scold it out loud.
Today I’ll tell you about my experience with this hyped and popular tonic by Pixi.
There are different sizes of it available on the market - 50ml, 100ml and 250ml. I have a mini which is 100 ml that I bought as a Christmas Set.
The tube is actually see-through orange and plastic. The top cap and sticker are of light pistachio-green color. The plastic material is sturdy as I’ve already managed to drop it a couple of times on the tile floor.
The tonic comes packed with a cardboard box, but the general info can be found on the sticker on the tube as well. Here you’ll see the list of ingredients, expiration dates, etc.
Consistency-wise, the tonic is a regular water. The color is transparent.
The smell is potent and floral.
Pixi Glow Tonic has 5% of glycolic acid which is here to gently exfoliate our skin.
It’s very important to know that the Pixi brand doesn’t test on animals.
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Glycolic Acid (5%), Ammonium Glycolate, Glycerin, Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Biotin, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance.
I had been using this tonic by Pixi for about 2.5 months, until the moment I bought some other acid infused tonic by another band, which I actually fall for eventually.
My skin is normal with an oil-prone T-zone. I wouldn't say that it’s sensitive but I know it for sure that if my skin reacts to something, the reaction is visible here and now.
I used this Pixi Glow Tonic with a cotton round in the morning and overnight (for the first 2-3 weeks) and then I started to use it only overnight. If your skin is irritated or there are some minor small wounds, then the product will tingle your skin a lot.
The results after using this tonic will be visible after 3-5 days of constant use. I noticed that my skin has become softer and there wasn’t so much flaking anymore. In the longer term, they promise us that it will fight dull skin and even out the complexion. I also heard that this product is great in fighting acne scars.
And I guess that everything would have been very well if I continued using this Pixi Tonic, but I bought The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and now I use only The Ordinary product.
I noticed that The Ordinary Tonic doesn’t tingle my skin at all, even though it has the bigger percentage of the glycolic acid in the ingredients (7% vs 5% of the Pixi). It’s milder and it has a more pleasant scent which is so important during the application
And of course, The Ordinary tonic is more affordable (The Ordinary tonic for 240ml bottle costs £6.80, while Pixi costs £18 for the 250 ml bottle). The results of use of both these tonics seems to be the same on my skin.
Pixi Glow Tonic is a good-working acid tonic which makes my skin look better, even though the result isn’t instant. I won’t repurchase, because I’ve found a cheaper dupe for it. Yet still I can’t help but recommend this Pixi Glow Tonic for purchasing for you, especially the mini to give it a try. But don’t forget about the sun protection, after all it’s an acid product. They recommend at least SPF 30 but I use SPF 50.
Price - £18
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