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Written on Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Pros: it visually whitens pigmentation spots, it's rather mild, no drying, no skin tightening

Recently, the number of followers of skin care products, depending on this or that component, has started to grow more and more. I found myself among one of those modern followers and now my skin care game is going through significant changes. I decided to start with a tonic and retinol. Together. Jasmine is a pleasant bonus in the ingredients.


Why retinol?

Retinol is a sequent formula of vitamin A, which we all know since our childhood. Green and yellow vegetables, fruit, and cod liver oil are replenishing with it. If you manage to maintain a healthy diet and your organism receives all the needed vitamins and minerals every day, then you must be utterly happy and you probably don’t need such a product. But we all know that nowadays, the situation is more likely to be the opposite. Why is vitamin A deficiency so dangerous?

  • seborrheic dermatitis and acne;

  • early skin aging;

  • extremely dry skin;

  • digestive system problems;

  • dry hair and dandruff;

  • night blindness;

  • anemia

  • hypersensitivity of tooth enamel;

  • throat and chest infections;

  • ophthalmological problems - dry and red eyes.



It’s logical that if you use a retinol tonic, your tooth enamel won’t become less sensitive but I believe that external skin needs will be fulfilled.

My skin is mixed and from time to time I suffer small occasional breakouts, acne scars and pigmentation spots.


And retinol promises to fight all these woes, thanks to the mild skin exfoliating and antioxidant complex.


Moreover, retinol is able to control sebum, which is in charge of all those skin boo-boos appearing. I also heard that vitamin A nicely fights photo-aging and whitens pigmentation spots. This is exactly what I expect from it. All that stuff was visible all over my skin before I started using this tonic.



Is the retinol tonic effective in theory?

In theory, retinol works on the skin when it turns into retinoic acid. And to form this acid, vitamin A has to come through 2 stages. The fewer stages it comes through, the more effective the vitamin will be.

Retinol types from more effective form to the lesser ones:

  • retinoic acid;

  • retinaldehyde;

  • retinol;

  • retinol palmitate;

  • retinol acetate.

I conclude that this tonic is a “golden middle” effectiveness-wise but it also ensures that it’ll be rather mild and comfortable for the skin.

What about jasmine?

Well, jasmine isn’t actually a starring ingredient in this tonic. It’s used more like a pleasant bonus. Although jasmine leaves are healing, hydrating and balancing, they’re also very friendly for problematic skin.


Let’s move onto the practice

The tonic turned out to be so pleasant in action. Even though I don’t like jasmine aroma, here it isn’t chasing and vanishes so quickly that I don’t detect it on my skin at all.

The tonic is actually a transparent liquid, which isn't oily or anything. My skin isn’t dry or tightened after use at all. Comforting feelings stay on for very long.


Before and after the application
Before and after the application

Some words about the packaging:

The bottle is standard for a tonic, it’s plastic and it houses 250ml.

It was initially sealed with a tape. The most important things about this product:

  • use after skin cleansing;

  • avoid eye area;

  • discontinue using if skin irritation occurs

  • keep out of reach of children;

  • if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before use.



Aqua/Water/Eau, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-8, Panthenol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-27, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Retinol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Sodium Citrate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin.


I’m happy that I started using this tonic. I’ve been using it for several weeks in a row and I haven’t noticed any negative reactions from my skin. A little bit goes a long way.

I think I’ll be using this 250 ml bottle for ages.

I highly recommend it for all the newbies like myself.

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Tina Rozen recommends Pixi Retinol Tonic

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Type: Tonic
Brand: Pixi
Category: Skin Care
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