The love of Pixi beauty started, as with many things in life, with a Cult Beauty haul. Having heard rave reviews regarding Pixi Glow Tonic, and being very much in awe of anything Caroline Hirons says/does/likes, I thought I'd give it a go. Needless to say, I'm almost finished Glow Tonic bottle no.3, and evangelise about it to pretty much anyone who will listen - dear reader, you're next. Soz.
Pixi Glow Tonic is an acid toner. It's a 5% glycolic acid solution, and therefore an exfoliant. Glycolic acid is a highly bioavailable alpha-hydroxy acid, targeting cells in the stratum corneum and essentially weakening their cohesion - this results in exfoliation of the dull "top layer" and reveals bright, radiant skin beneath. Marvellous. I'm not really a scrub person, and I've got quite sensitive, dehydrated/oily skin (lucky me) so this suits me perfectly. I cannot tell you the difference in my skin since I started using this, it's lovely stuff, my skin is much brighter as a result. It's also a bargain at £18. what's not to love?!
It's simple to use - use as any other toner, after cleansing, before serum - and highly effective. It has a strong white floral and-something-else scent which dissipates quickly, but bear that in mind if you have a sensitive nose!
Another little cracker is the Pixi Glow Mist. It's a bit of a jack-of-all-trades mist, composed of oils, aloe vera and propolis. It can be used to refresh through the day, post acid toning, or if you're just feeling a little dry. the pump produces a really fine mist, so totally appropriate to skoosh this straight on to your face (it's not going to goop up in a blob on your nose, or give you the fright of your life). I personally wouldn't use this to set makeup, it's a little too glowy for me, but it is also brilliant for mid-day curl taming!
You can find both of these wee gems at Cult Beauty, and this Sunday QVC in the UK have a whacking great 500ml bottle of Glow Tonic in stock. You can thank me later!