Well I think this week is the week of the overdue review! On Monday I spoke about the fab Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant which I’ve had for yonks and today I bring you the Pixi Glow Tonic which I’ve had in my stash for aaages. Now if you’re a seasoned skincare pro you’ll have heard of this or probably own it. It’s a bit of a cult product thanks to Caroline Hirons skincare guru seal of approval.
For those of you less familiar with it, this product falls into the category of an acid toner. An acid toner usually contains some percent of Glycolic Acid. It sounds scary but it isn’t I promise. Glycolic Acid basically gently removes any dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. The Pixi Glow Tonic contains 5% Glycolic Acid which would be considered a relatively high concentration of it – so it’s a product that packs a punch.
The Glow Tonic contains Aloe Vera (soothing) Witch Hazel (anti-bacterial) and Horse Chestnut Extracts (softening). It also contains Ginseng which has anti-aging properties. Thankfully this contains no alcohol and it aimed at dry and mature skins but I think this would suit all skin types. The tonic promises to oxygenate, tone and tighten skin. It has a bit of a strong smell as it’s scented with a natural oil, I’m not sure what it is but it smells kind of medicinal to me.
I use this just once a day as I try not to over exfoliate my skin, it tends to dry it out if I do. I just sweep some over my face with a cotton pad after cleansing. My skin tingles a little when I apply this but in a good, ‘It’s working’ kind of way. It doesn’t increase any redness in my skin and my skin feels softer after applying it. I can really feel my serum and moisturiser absorb well after using this. Over time I have definitely noticed more clarity and suppleness in my skin. If the thought of an acid toner scares you a bit, my mam has quite sensitive skin and she was able to use this with no problems.
The Pixi Glow Tonic is also good value at £16 but unfortunately you can only order it online at the moment, if you order on Pixi.co.uk delivery is a little pricey but I’ve seen this for sale on Mise Beauty here where delivery to Ireland is £3.50. So you can get it to your door for about €25. I’d love to hear if you’ve tried this or other acid toners?