The Pixi Glow Tonic (£18) was made famous by Caroline Hirons, I believe, the queen of skincare, and while the Black Friday Deals were happening I scooped a bottle up. I have been using it for three months now so I had plenty of time to really think about what I thought of it. So often with products like this that are praised and raved about, I fall into the trap of instantly loving it based on everyone else's glowing reviews and the sparkling description it is given online. This product has definitely reached cult status, but does it deserve it?
It is described as a resurfacing and revitalising toner that can be used both morning and night after cleansing. Pour a few drops onto a cotton bad and gently sweep over cleansed skin. It costs £18 for 250ml and after almost four months of using it regularly I have about half a bottle left. Don't worry though, you get plenty of bang for your buck I have a sneaking suspicion that my sister has been using it too and I am pretty sure some was spilled as well. Which brings me to the packaging, I love the Pixi Skintreats aesthetic, that trademark pale apple green makes me smile. My only issue is with the screw cap, I wish it had a flip up lid because I lose caps so easily and always forget to put it back on, cue spillage. Both of product and tears, but even with that you still get a lot of product.
The ingredients in this toner are pretty phenomenal, there is aloe, glycolic acid, witch hazel and leaf juice making it a very balanced formula. Effective without being harsh, rendering it suitable for twice daily use. It does contain urea but I don't think it is cause for concern. It's not like someone peed in the bottle, urea in cosmetics is man-made in a laboratory (synthetic). There are two different types of urea, it doesn't specify which type is used either on the bottle or online, but one type acts as a preservative and the other acts as a humectant, which means it retains moisture. This product is not tested on animals in case you were wondering, that is stated clearly on the bottle.
My overall thoughts are that before last year I didn't even use a toner but then I fell in love with the Alpha H Liquid Gold which changed my life. That bottle of gold works pure magic on my skin, but it is supposed to be used only a few times a week. It can sting as well. For that reason, I do like the Pixi Glow Tonic, it is not nearly as expensive as the Alpha H Liquid Gold but in my opinion it is not nearly as good. I think it works as a toner but I don't think it makes my skin brighter or glowier or particularly better. I don't have mature skin so can't speak on how well it reduces fine lines. Overall, it's a gentle toner that feels nice on the skin and leaves me feeling clean, I like to use it between the Alpha H Liquid Gold and together they make the perfect duo, but the Alpha H does most of the heavy lifting. I do recommend it, it's a great price and is a good toner. Thank you for reading and please let me know what you think of the Pixi Glow Tonic. Take care.
Have you tried Pixi Glow Tonic, or any other Pixi products?