Tuesday, 13 November 2018


The Pixi Glow Tonic (£18) and by now the Pixi Retinol Tonic is likely no stranger to you all. I have been trying the newest addition to the cult Tonic range for over a month, almost two months, now. I really wanted to give this a thorough try. I am about a third of the way through the bottle so I do think you get a lot of bang for your buck and it would last about three months if you are using it night and day every day and more if you are not. I purchased the 100ml version at Boots when it was ion offer along with the Glow Mud Cleanser (review here) which is already a favourite of mine. I have reviewed the Glow Tonic previously, here is the review, and although I did like it it wasn't my favourite product for my skin type. I have oily, combination skin which is acne prone so I was especially excited when I stumbled across this gem. 

Retinol is a firm favourite of many bloggers, it is a key ingredient that is beneficial for acne prone skin but for some reason I have always been hesitant to incorporate it into my routine. It might be because it is not so readily available in purchasable skincare products in the UK, until recently, and it might be because I don't think my acne is bad enough to warrant such an ingredient which to my mind is akin to acne medication. These were just my feelings and understanding of retinol, over the last two years I have seen it mentioned more and more and have paid attention to the benefits of this ingredient. Still, the thought of having overly sensitive skin and other concerns kept me from wanting to spend big bucks on a product that might not even work and might even damage my skin, because I already use a lot of potent products on my face. Thankfully, Pixi fully saved the day with this Retinol Tonic (£10), I love that it comes in two sizes, due to my doubts I grabbed the smaller size (100ml) and I love it dearly. I would happily buy the full size (250ml) at a later date/ 

I am not a skincare expert or a cosmetologist so I am only speaking for my experience of the product. All my doubts about it making my skin irritable and sensitive vanished the first time I used it, there are so many great nourishing ingredients in here that it wasn't a problem at all. My skin feels soft and nourished after being gently swiped with a lightly saturated cotton pad. It doesn't feel harsh or make my skin tingle. It's really a good product and I prefer it to the Glow Tonic. DId it clear my spots? No. But honestly one product will not magically erase acne, it is a combination of lifestyle, diet, stress, hygiene and skincare. My complexion has improved, to my eye it is brighter and my spots are more easily covered with makeup than they were before. I really appreciate Pixi skincare, they are a brand that I trust, I appreciate their packaging, their price point and the range of products that in my opinion work for all skin types because they are not strong in my opinion, and I do think that is a bad thing. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this review, if you don't like leaving your house to shop then you can get Pixi products from Cult Beauty. Take care. 

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  1. Glad you liked it! I have the small bottle as well but am waiting to get through some of my toners to really give it a thorough testing. I use retinol regularly and love it - it's my fave skin care ingredient.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  2. Pixi is definitely one of the best skincare brands out there - dependable and quality products at great prices! It's brilliant that Boots are now stocking it xx

    Beautylymin | Pat McGrath Lipstick Trio Giveaway

  3. I’ve been wanting to try Pixi Beauty

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

  4. I've recently started really getting into retinol so I'm quite interested in using this affordable option. Pixi is one of my favourite brands, they make such good products.


  5. I haven't tried an Pixi products yet but I've been wanting to try the tonic! This one sounds really nice!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  6. Yes I have heard about this. Been thinking of trying but have heard mixed things about retinol some doctors say it can thin your skin over time which could lead to more wrinkles. But it does give a nice glow and has decent results in the short term. I am using their setting mist. I like it.

    Allie of

    1. I hope you don´t mind me stepping in here. I am a doctor and I can tell you: Retinol does NOT thin your Skin. It instead increases Collagen production, which leads to firmer skin. It is not an exfoliant, unlike the AHA in pixi Glow Tonic, it is an antioxidant with antiaging benefits that increases cell turnover, but not by exfoliation. i hope that helps.

  7. I really enjoy this one, but for my aging skin it is a tad to gentle. Great for beginners though, or for sensitive skin!

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  8. oh, thanks for sharing, now, i got it
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  9. I've never been aware that retinol is beneficial for acne prone skin. I have acne prone skin and so this sounds great. thank you for sharing!


  10. I've heard so many nice things about this product and as I have sensitive skin I think it would really work for me! Your review just confirmed it, thanks for sharing :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) We had a quiet and relaxing one here.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. I've used their make up removal wipes. Really great brand!


  12. I've been wanting to try this product because I like how retinoid works in my skin too. I used their Glow Tonic before and I liked it, I'll definitely try this when I ran out of toner.

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  13. Pixi Beauty has some amazing skincare. I love the glow tonic, glow mud mask as well as their cleanser. I am so eager to try this retinol toner. Reading your review reminded me to buy it hehe. :-)

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

  14. I love this brand but unfortunately I have to buy it from overseas, not available yet in Jakarta Indonesia

    Lily Kanaya | www. Glowlicious.Me

  15. I've always loved the Glow tonic by Pixi but I've never tried this one before! Loved this post!x

    Lily Loves | http://www.lilyloves.net


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