Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Pixi Glow Tonic

I have wanted to try the Pixi Glow Tonic for ages as I had read nothing but good reviews online. I was hesitant to purchase it as the postage to Ireland is £14.50 which is just insulting. To circumvent this problem I decided to use Parcel Motel. My order was over £35 so I was entitled to free shipping to England and then I just had to pay €3.00 for Parcel Motel.

So let me give you a little background on this product. It is a toner that you apply after cleansing your face. You apply a small amount to a cotton pad and wipe over your skin. It is designed to remove the dead skin cells. It definitely does this and this is what makes it such an amazing product. The ingredient behind this magic is glycol acid. I have found that my skin is a major fan of glycol acid and since using it I have had no cystic spots and a much clearer complexion. My skin tends to be very dehydrated and requires constant exfoliation, but I find when I use a regular exfoliator my skin becomes irritated so this type of toner is ideal for my skin. It ensures I never suffer with flaky patches anymore. There are only two negatives I would say about this product, one being that I dislike the scent, it smells like an old womans handbag. The second negative is that I find it slightly drying on my skin in comparison to the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner but once I apply moisturiser my skin feels perfect.

I had high hopes for this product and purchased two of them. My verdict is that it is a fantastic product, but personally I rather the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner (Review here). However, the Pixi Glow Tonic is £18 compared to €31 for the Clarins and apart from the dry feeling the Glow Tonic leaves on my skin the results are identical.

Are you a fan of glycol acid toners? Do you recommend any new ones for me to try?


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