Pixi Glow tonic contains 5% glycolic acid, which removes dead skin cells and consequently reduces pores, removes impurities and excess sebum. It also works to reduce acne and hyperpigmentation and brightens the skin, leaving an even complexion. Because glycolic acid has the fewest molecules among AHA acids, it easily penetrates the dermis where it stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen. And extra collagen always comes in handy because it firms the skin and smoothes wrinkles.
In winter, the use of acidic products is especially recommended because it will eliminate dead skin cells, which are mostly dry and dandruff, and excellently prepare the skin for more intense moisturizing creams, serums and masks that will nourish it and restore its moisture.
In addition to glycolic acid, the tonic contains wild chestnut extract which acts on the microcirculation, antiedematous and decongestant. Aloe vera and panthenol soothe the skin, witch hazel soothes it after inflammation, and prevents the spread of bacteria in problematic skin. Ginseng improves circulation and energizes the skin.
It can be used for all skin types because it does not contain alcohol, which is a real rarity for a tonic, so there is no fear of additional drying of the skin. It is applied to cleansed skin in the morning and / or evening with a tonic-soaked pad that is passed over the skin of the face, neck and décolleté, avoiding the area around the eyes. Then continue with the usual care, serum and / or cream.
In sunny periods, glycolic acid can cause increased skin sensitivity to the sun. Then high SPF50 protection and limited sun exposure during use and seven days after it is recommended.
Glow tonic is a bestseller by the British brand Pixie, and in 2017 it won the Teen Vouge Acne award. Although I haven’t bothered with acne for a long time, Pixi Glow tonic, judging by the comments on their page, shows the best results on acne-prone skin. In winter, my facial skin is dry and lifeless, and using a glow effect tonic with a little acid, I wanted to remove dry cells so that my skin better absorbs moisturizers and restore the healthy glow I lost in recent months.
Pixie Glow tonic thoroughly and gently cleanses the skin, evens out the complexion, tiny blemishes are gone, and it hasn’t dried out or even tightened, which I usually expect after cleansing with a stronger cleanser. When I applied it to clean skin, as a tonic, it gave the skin freshness and cleansed the pores I always struggle with. After a week my skin really got a light glow and the complexion was a shade lighter. The smell is mild and pleasant.
I often took off my make-up with it because it perfectly cleanses the face, just as I like, without any traces of impurities. Of course, don’t use it to remove make-up from your eyes, it’s too aggressive for that. I am also interested in other products of this brand and I can’t wait for a few divots that I ordered online. Other Pixi reviews coming soon!
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Price: £ 18
Packaging: 250 ml plastic bottle
Rating: 4.5 / 5