I do believe in fairies pixies, I do I do …

In a previous post, I talked about my three favourite skin magicians and why you should definitely start using them if you want to transform your skin. Glycolic acid was one of them, so I thought I’d do a whole post dedicated to Pixi.

If you’re thinking “what the flip is Glycolic acid?” I recommend you read my previous post here, having said that,  the Pixi Glow Tonic is a perfect way to introduce it into your skincare routine; and trust me, you’ll want to!

My skin was … misbehaving. For some reason, a family of the biggest, reddest, aggressive looking acne spots I had ever witnessed deemed it appropriate to take residence ALL OVER MY FACE. The sort of boils that you need a bloody exorcism to get rid of.

So, I wasn’t happy and went marching on an emotionally driven rampage to John Lewis to change up my skincare routine and to try FIX MY SKIN…

Not only is this toner one of the most talked about products in the blogging world, but I had been recommended it by so many people. The Pixi representative was of course singing it’s praises and just so happened to have skin so shiny and perfect I could almost see my reflection in his forehead – so it was all “yes yes take my money” then off I trotted.

PRICE

I got it for £18. I think it varies anywhere between £18 and £23 from places like Fenwicks, Topshop, John Lewis, Debenhams or online @ Asos, Cult Beauty etc. It’s slightly more expensive than any other toner I’ve used but, to be honest, it’s not going to break the bank and for your skin’s sake, it’s definitely worth it.

USAGE

I’m a bit of an excessive person. I don’t know if you’re meant to use this product morning and night, but I do and it works a charm. Within a week, those evil demons had been exorcised from my face and I BET people could also now see their reflections in my own forehead. Result!

I will just say not to use this in conjunction with a Retinol product, if you use Retinol then simply alternate uses morning and nightly or daily, or wait a significant amount of time in between before layering. They counteract and can cause irritation.

I had comments from several people on how good my skin looked, and I felt confident enough to leave the house not wearing a scrap of slap. That’s a big deal for me.

I noticed that a little goes a long way with this product. After cleansing my face, I put a titchy little bit on a cotton wool pad and swipe over my face and neck etc, focussing on the areas that need a little love

WHAT’S IN IT?

It has exfoliating properties which helps skin cell renewal and purifies the skin,thanks to the Glycolic acid. So, basically, it saves you scrubbing your face to death with scrubs that can damage your skin if overused.

Another ingredient is Ginseng which helps to energise tired, dull looking skin and improves circulation.

It also includes Aloe Vera, which I dunno about you but as soon as I hear I think of babies, soft things and niceness. It’s so soothing, gentle and helps to hydrate the skin.

It’s loaded with good stuff!

WHAT IT PROMISES TO DO?

As well as exfoliating, this toner also “balances, heals and soothes, for radiant, healthier looking skin” by helping accelerate cell renewal (gently), brightening the appearance of your skin.

You can’t get rid of pores, but can help reduce the appearance of them and this toner is also fabulous at doing just that. Basically, accompanied with a solid skin care routine, it’ll help sort your skin right out.

THE VERDICT

I can’t recommend it enough. It’s a nice simple way of introducing glycolic acid into your routine, which is a nifty ingredient that you’ll be glad you tried.

I’ve also read that this toner is meant to work wonders for problem skin. So if you suffer from any skin conditions like acne, rosacea, keratosis pilaris, milia etc, then this could be a good shout for you.

There’s nothing bad I can think of to say about it. It can make your skin a bit red, and tingles slightly but that’s normal and just the Glycolic acid getting to work.

All in all it looks great, smells great, and is great. So why not give it a go?

Or maybe you already have? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think as I love to hear other peoples opinions.

Chow for now!

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