So I recently put together a post highlighting my top beauty products of 2016, but I have to admit I have missed off a key discovery. I’ve been using the Pixi Glow Tonic toner for the past three weeks, and although just a short space of time, I’m absolutely fascinated by this orange looking liquid.
I purchased this for £18 from LookFantastic after hearing so many beauty bloggers raving about it. In all honesty, I held off trying this product for so long because I truly thought I didn’t need to add in that ‘toner’ step to my skincare regime. I already cleanse my skin with Micellar Water, wash with my Antipodes Brightening Facial Wash (or Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliator) and then slather on my moisturisers and eye creams, sometimes adding in a spritz of Caudalie’s Beauty Elixr. Did I really need this extra step?
I was also worried that because it contains glyolic acid, and I already use AHA ingredients in my other products, that this could be to harsh. However, I was wrong. Wrong in every thought and hesitation.
I’ve been using this toning product after my face wash, and before applying a generous layer of moisturiser, for both my day and night skincare routine. It smells fresh when I tip a little onto a cotton pad, and as I swipe it all over my face, there’s no tingling, no stinging, no feeling whatsoever, except that of a clean, refreshing tone. There’s no redness left on my skin afterwards like some toners I’ve used before. In fact, it just makes my skin look extra healthy.
About Pixi Glow Tonic
This really is a gorgeous glow-giver, which I’ve found to effectively brighten, tone and condition my skin after cleansing. As mentioned before, it’s enriched with glycolic acid – a natural derivative of sugar cane, and member of the alpha-hydroxy acid family. This gentle, exfoliating formula dissolves the bonds binding dulling dead cells to skin’s surface, to reveal lots of ‘new’ healthy skin cells underneath.
It’s also packed with Aloe which then soothes and hydrates, while oxygenating ginseng promotes cell health and skin vibrancy. Not forgetting witch hazel, which firms and tones, and horse chestnut to boost blood flow, the key ingredients for providing a naturally fresh complexion and dewy radiance.
I find this product astonishingly affordable and comes in a large 250ml bottle. Fans of the Glow Tonic say it gradually diminishes signs of sun damage, fine lines, scarring and other imperfections the more you use it, and after just 3 weeks of use myself, I’m starting to see this visually.
Usually, after my cleansing step, my skin can look terrible. I don’t worry about it – it always tones down and settles by the time I get into bed. But as you can see from the bare faced photo above, it’s actually very calm looking, with a healthy glow to it.
So far, so good. I’d go as far as to say I’m a little bit in love with it. So well done PIXI and a huge thanks to all the beauty bloggers who recommended this hero product!