Pixi Glow Tonic is fairly well known in the UK and Europe but only recently became widely available in North America via Target. It’s been out for a few months here but it took maybe one to two months more for my local Targets to actually stock it. It’s often sold out too but I was lucky enough to snag a bottle back in October. I’m about 2/3 of the way through it so it’s time for me to review this much-loved product.
Glow tonic with ginseng & fructose. Helps tone, firm and tighten the skin. Removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. Alcohol-free. Use after cleanser on a cotton pad. Key ingredients: aloe vera, ginseng and glycolic acid-5%. Suitable for all skin types.
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Glycolate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (and) Fructose (and) Glucose (and) Sucrose (and) Urea (and) Dextrin (and) Alanine (and) Glutamic Acid (and) Aspartic Acid (and) Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Biotin, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance.
The Pixi Glow Tonic lives up to its name. It certainly is a great daily acid toner that helps keep you flake-free and glowing. You can use it both with a cotton pad or as a splash. I prefer using it with the cotton pad because it’s a bit much around the eye area and you get some extra exfoliation from the sweeping method. Word to the wise, it’s very easy to over soak the cotton pad, so be careful in it’s dispensing. The formula is nice but slightly drying on my skin so I always follow up with a spritz toner or one of my essence style toners. I find it works best with the Fresh toners. I then apply the rest of my skincare as I normally would. I use this in the evening and I’ll skip a day if I’m doing another sort of peel option like Caudalie’s Glycolic Peel or PTR UnWrinkle. I do often use this before I use Good Genes, but it doesn’t seem to be too much for even sensitive skin. I find Pixi Glow Tonic does a good job at helping keep clogged pores and acne at bay. It’s not strong enough to re-texture the skin but it does help with everyday exfoliation without too much drying and no discomfort. The scent is rather strong too but I find it pleasant and natural. The scent fades after a few moments. I’ve used 2/3 of my 3.4/100ml bottle so far but I did take a break from it when I had a burn on my face for a few weeks and I’m just now getting back into using it. I’d say one bottle would last a 3 to 4 month period depending on how much you use or if you do it both morning and night. I use this on my face, neck, chest, and ears. If I use too much I also put it on my hands and forearms. It actually helped break up some pigmentation on my forearms, so if you have hyperpigmentation you might find this helpful.
Pixi Glow Tonic is a great product that deserves the hype. For the price of $15, you’re getting a quality product that does exactly what it claims to and a bit more. I certainly plan on purchasing it again. The packaging leans a little girly and retro but my husband says it’s not something he’d think twice about using or seeing in a man’s medicine cabinet. I’d recommend it for all skin types and ages too. Pixi recently released their whole skincare line at Target so you can check all the options out here. Since most of them are raved about I’ll be making my way through the list of items slowly but surely based on my success with Glow Tonic. For a small shipping fee, you can order directly from Pixi if you’d like a larger or smaller size.
Product Grade: A
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