Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WORTH THE HYPE? | PIXI GLOW TONIC REVIEW


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?

Love 
Kiran

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  1. Wonderful post. I've been curious about this for a while. Think I may have to pick it up now.

    Alexis|| https://lidsandtricks.com/

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  2. I've been wanting to try this for ages!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  3. This is on my beauty wishlist. Unfortunately, I have to use up the toner I currently have! I am dying to try this though!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  4. Thanks for sharing your honest review! This has been on my wishlist for the longest time. They finally started carrying Pixi in my local drugstores, so I'm excited to try this for myself!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. Yay, can't wait to see what you pick up, there is so much more I want to try x

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  5. Ah loved reading this review! I used to use Pixi Glow Tonic and loved it but recently I've swapped to the Nip & Fab glycolic pads and I just love them, more I'd say!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. I might try those pads, I have the serum but don't like it very much x

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  6. I know what you mean about it not replacing Liquid Gold but I thinkk it's perfect for every day use! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceGiveaway

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    1. Agreed, I am so obsessed with Liquid Gold it's a problem x

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  7. You are perfectly right. This one is for the upkeep, the Liquid Gold one is for the heavy lifting. Together they really do make a difference, enhancing each other in the process. I love the Glow Tonic and have repurchased this as well as the Liquid Gold several times already.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I think I will be doing the same, they do compliment each other well, thank you for reading! Xx

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  8. I love me some Pixi skincare and this is the one that started it off for me. I still have another bottle in storage ready to go...yes, I use this more as a gentle everyday kind of acid. Its so gentle. Liquid Gold is the real deal though for me xxx
    Sal | UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I do love how gentle it is on the skin and it smells nice, always a plus x

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  9. Now you have me curious about Alpha H Liquid Gold, lol! I just took a look at it and it is expensive, but when it's good skincare, it's worth it. Based on the ingredient list, though, I may need to hold off until after pregnancy to give it a try, but I most certainly will, so thanks for mentioning it. As for the Pixi, I've been reading SO much about it in recent months. Perhaps I'll try the Pixi for now, since it doesn't contain such strong ingredients and is affordable. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, girlie, and I hope you're having the best week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Your comments are always so sweet it's like getting a virtual hug, thank you so much for reading. Liquid Gold is potent so definitely hold off on that one xxx

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  10. This is currently on my skincare wishlist! Alpha H sounds like a great product, must check it out as well.xx

    cocobellablog.com

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  11. This is 100% worth the hype for me! I know what you mean about Alpha H though, it's such a lovely treatment!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Yep yep yep, thank you for reading Danielle x

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  12. I've never tried this toner before but I've read so many good reviews all of Pixi's skincare products. I do love that the ingredients are mostly natural and that it's affordable!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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    1. Me too! The ingredients are really nice x

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  13. I just started using this recently, about a week ago. I agree with your review, but I do notice a little bit of glowiness after using it. Not like a lot. I go in with my moisturizer and I definitely see a tad more glowiness than if I didn't use the Glow tonic. Would love to try that Alpha H Liquid Gold though.

    Samantha Series

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  15. Hey Kiran,

    How're you doing? I was not too sure at first as I have not used such a great toner for years. After reading so many reviews, thought I should give it a try. Believe me, it's rocking. It feels very nice and soft and smells great too.I feel my skin toned and better than ever and this stuff really feels too great to be added on to my beauty regime. Thanks for letting people know about such a great product.

    Love xoxo,
    Kate

    Skinade Discount

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  16. I had no idea this product had Urea, that did startle me a bit haha! But I just started using this today and I'm excited to see how well it performs! I was shocked at how big the bottle was too.

    Neelam | www.neelamjayna.co.uk xx

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