Pixi Glow Tonic is more of a do it all product rather than your typical toner. I personally like to think of it as a toner come exfoliant thanks to the 5% Glycolic Acid inclusion. This gently removes dead skin cells revealing brighter, plumper and dare I say it more youthful skin. If like myself you see the words acid and think ouch - worry not, this has to be one of the most gentle and soothing toners out there which I'm guessing is down to the addition of Aloe Vera. On the skin it feels cooling and beyond gentle - there is no sting what so ever even on sensitised skin. Along with Aloe Vera and Glycolic Acid the active ingredients are Ginseng, Fructose to tighten and brighten the complexion. To use simply cleanse your face as normal, pat the skin dry and using a cotton pad sweep a little of the liquid over the entire face, avoiding the eye area. Pixi Glow Tonic is not only gentle enough to be used daily but can be used morning and night should you wish - I personally only use this in the evening.
Reading about the ingredients and what they do is fine and dandy but does this work? In word yes! Having oily skin I do find that certain moisturisers and serums can sometimes sit on top of my skin rather than absorb properly, since incorporating Pixi Glow Tonic into my routine I find this is less of a problem (foundation also sits on my face better now too). As someone who doesn't typically like gritty exfoliants for the face as I tend to "scrub" a little too vigorously, especially when I have dry patches this is perfect liquid alternative. It really is gentle yet yields great results even if you have sensitive skin. After a few uses (four or five) I found any dry patches to be greatly reduced, my skin was softer to the touch and brighter too! Although Pixi don't mention it to be a benefit, I have found the Glow Tonic to be great in helping to reduce red marks left behind from new blemishes i.e preventing them from becoming a permanent scar. I will be entirely honest in saying it hasn't been effective on old scars as of yet (three months of testing thus far) but will update should that change. As a side note I do find this helps in keeping my pores clear which in turn gives the appearance of smaller pores, less blackheads and my skin is somewhat more balanced especially my forehead (my oiliest area).
In a nutshell if you want a product that will leave the skin not only feeling softer but looking brighter and clearer all the while being gentle this is what you have been waiting for. Very few products are deserving f the hype they create but in Pixi Glow Tonic it is more than justified.
Pixi Glow Tonic £18 via Pixi Beauty - link.
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