Hello, hello! I’ve been using this tonic for a while, and the day has finally come to tell you my experience with it. From the first use I was captivated by it, I never thought that a tonic I could like so much, a tonic! You want to know why I liked it so much? Here we go!
PRODUCT: GLOW TONIC
SKIN TYPE: ALL, NOT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
RECOMMENDED FOR: UNISEX
Those of you who are more into cosmetic trends will know that this toner has been an iconic product for a few months. All of a sudden it was everywhere, we all wanted it and all the opinions were incredibly good. However, Pixi is not a new brand, this British brand has existed for more than 20 years by the hand of Petra Strand, its creator and responsible for the development of brand products.
In previous posts I have told you about glycolic acid and its importance as a chemical exfoliant. You know that it is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid, the same as lactic acid or mandelic acid) that helps us to remove the dead cells that get deposited on the surface of our skin and to keep it hydrated and healthy. These chemical exfoliants are a fantastic solution for your night routines in winter, although, since they make the skin more photosensitive, they are not recommended for summer (especially if you are going to expose yourself to the sun on the beach, the pool, etc.).
When we take a look at the package we can immediately appreciate that the product has an orange-copper colour. Its texture is watery, but unlike other tonics, it does give the feeling of being rich and nourishing the skin, because you do not only notice water. It has a pretty distinctive smell, very nice. When applying the product to the skin we notice from the first moment how it hydrates, it is not at all abrasive (as one would expect of an acid) but leaves the skin supersoft and nourished. However, the effects of glycolic acid reach its maximum point from 12 weeks of use, so be patient, it is very worthwhile.
Among the ingredients of this Pixi toner we find ginseng, with antioxidant properties, and aloe vera, to soothe and moisturize the skin. This tonic contains no alcohol, but it does contain perfumes.
This tonic is packaged in a very simple and beautiful bottle, with a simple label of a beautiful green tone (matching the cap). The details of the label come in a golden tone very similar to the color of the product itself. It has a small applicator that allows not to leave too much product (and you do not need much to leave your skin radiant).
As I said at the beginning of the review, I’m in love with this tonic. Since I use it I feel that my skin is much softer and I notice a lot of difference the days I do not use. I completely recommend it, it is a necessary part of my routines. When I finish this one I want to start using The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% tonic, but glycolic acid has come into my life to stay.
HOW TO USE:
Although you know well how you have to use the toner, a reminder is never bad. You know that every routine of beauty has to start with a good cleanse to remove excess oil, dead cells and other particles that have been deposited during the day. Then comes this step, the tonic. As it is a glycolic acid tonic it is necessary to use it in the night routines, applying directly with the hands a small amount and massaging the face gently with the fingertips. Then just follow up with the rest of your routine: serum, boosters and moisturizer.
This graphic aims to help you understand in which part of your skincare routine you should use each product.
You don’t need to do all the steps from this routine (but you should always cleanse, moisturize and use sunscreen).
Remember it’s key to do a patch test every time you consider adding new products to your skincare routine.
Have you tried this tonic yet? Did you know it? Have you ever used glycolic acid before? You know that if you want me to try a particular product or if you have any questions you have only to leave me a comment and I will reply as soon as possible.
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