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, but 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, and for some reason, a family of the biggest acne spots I had ever witnessed deemed it acceptable to take residence upon my cheek. The sort of boils that you need a bloody exorcism to get rid of. So, I wasn’t happy and went on a mission to Fenwicks to change up my skincare routine.
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, and the Pixi representative was singing it’s praises, so I was like “yes yes take my money”, plus the young man’s skin was absolutely insane and I had skin envy.
I got it for £18, I think it varies anywhere between £18 and £23, and you can buy it 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.
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 (the spots had gone), and my skin literally shone bright like a diamond.
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?
The Pixi glow tonic has exfoliating properties, 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 as soon as I hear I think of babies, soft things and niceness. It’s so soothing, and 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), ultimately 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 by a solid skin care routine. This toner sorts your skin right out.
HOW DOES IT FEEL?
I’m an absolute nightmare for ignoring my skin type. Yes, I know, that’s the number one thing not-to-do on a mission for better-looking skin. Anyways, since starting to pay more attention to my skin type, I am constantly left disheartened by not being able to try fancy, amazing looking products due to having sensitive skin.
I was a bit apprehensive about trying this in case it was too harsh for my skin, but, it wasn’t. My skin felt amazing after using. Silky soft, and had a glow to it. It looked healthy and 100x better.
For about 5 minutes after use, it does make my skin a little red (that’s the Glycol acid), but I think that’s normal and it isn’t irritable or anything to be concerned about.
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.
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.
There’s nothing bad I can think of to say about it; 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.
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