Finally! The Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser has arrived at my door and been tested fairly thoroughly! Even though I’m pretty in love with Glossier’s cleanser, I’ve wanted an exfoliating cleanser that will not irritate my skin. I’ve also been looking for one that can do that while hydrating. When Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser made it the USA, I ordered a bottle, but it was on backorder for what seemed like ever. It was worth the wait.
This active yet gentle cleanser with 5% glycolic acid exfoliates to reveal a glowing, healthier-looking skin tone. Mud deep cleans & detoxifies pores while hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and avocado oil plump & nourish the skin. Leaves complexion feeling smooth & purified.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Diatomaceous Earth, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Glycolate, Lauroamphocarboxyglycinate and Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Squalane, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Hexylene Glycol (and) Fructose (and) Glucose (and) Sucrose (and) Urea (and) Dextrin (and) Alanine (and) Glutamic Acid (and) Aspartic Acid (and) Hexyl Nicotinate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Guar Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid
There are two ways you can use this, as a mask or as a cleanser. I prefer to use it somewhere in the middle. I put it on dry skin, leave it on for 30 seconds to 2 minutes without touching it and then massage it off with water. I find about one minute is perfect. I’ve left it on for about five minutes, and that was a mistake. It made my skin red and irritated. Less is more on my sensitive skin. This cleanser is not something I’d use to remove makeup, it’s a second cleanse or a first cleanse if you’ve not worn any cosmetics or waterproof suncreen. It’s a treatment cleanser that will give you a good deep clean and leave your skin feeling soft and conditioned. The product itself is a clay paste that is silky and spreads quickly over dry or wet skin. Because it’s thick and balmy once spread you might want to remove it with a washcloth. I usually use this right before I step into the shower, so no washcloth is needed.
So far the results have been good on my face and great on my body too! I’ve not noticed a significant change other than a good deep cleaning on my face, but I had a stubborn bra line blemish that I’ve been treating with a Clinique spot treatment. It wasn’t getting any better until I used Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser on it. After three uses with it sitting on it for about a minute each time it was gone!
This cleanser is often compared to Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip and GlamGlow SuperCleanse, but I’ve only used Ceramic Slip. Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip is only a clay cleanser, and it leaves the skin with a smoother and more matte finish. I found it better on blemishes and texture of the skin as in more cumulative results. I prefer Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser as a mini mask though as Ceramic Slip is a little too drying. I have not used GlamGlow SuperCleanse, but it has acids and clay making it a bit more like Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser in ingredients.
The Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser is a steal at $18! Unless you are very sensitive skinned I’d certainly give it a try. If you have very oily skin or pretty sensitive skin, Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip might be a better choice. I think they are different enough to merit both being in your arsenal, though. Overall, I’m pleased as punch with the cleanser and will keep buying it. I have a feeling it’s going to be a fall/winter staple as I tend to get surface flakes on my skin.
Product Rating: A-
Have you tried the Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser? Let me know what you thought!