This post contains gifted items
Since my very early beauty blogging days (6 years ago…WHAT) I’ve been aware of Pixi Glow Tonic. I first remember Caroline Hirons raving about it, before it quickly became a staple product of all of my favourite beauty bloggers. Of course, I had to try it out for myself, and I remember a trip to London where I hunted down a bottle for myself before rushing home to test it out for myself.
Pixi Glow Tonic contains Glycolic Acid, and is perfect for maintaining smooth, glowy skin year-round. Honestly, I can’t get enough of the stuff, so imagine my excitement when I learnt Pixi were expanding their cult product into a whole skincare line!
There’s now five products in the Glow Tonic range, and today I thought I would give you a run down of my thoughts on the new additions.
I’m not a fan for gel formulas for cleansers, I’ve tried too many that have dried out my skin after just a couple of days of using them so I tend to avoid them. However, the Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel is a surprising winner for me! The formula is an interesting one, I would describe it as a water-gel hybrid and the texture is really refreshing to use after a long day! It’s a light cleanser, so perfect for Spring/Summer when I prefer a less intense skincare routine.
Ok, I’m sure you’ve heard of this beauty, so I won’t dwell on it for too long. But as I’ve been using the Alpha H Liquid Gold recently, I thought I would contrast and compare. Liquid Gold is far more intense than Glow Tonic, so I tend to use Glow Tonic as a daily toner in the evenings (compared to using Liquid Gold every couple of days). Therefore, I would say Glow Tonic is good for those of you who want something you can use daily for your Glycolic Acid fix.
Now, if there’s one product in the range that I’m not a massive fan of, it’s this one. I like lighter serum formulas, and this one is really thick and sticky so I tend to only use it in the evening before bed (so it has lots of time to really sink into my skin). You only really need 2-3 drops of this, so you’ll get a lot of use out of the one bottle of serum, it’s just not one I would re-purchase as the formula is not my favourite.
Again, I’m not the biggest fan of gel formulas but I’ve fallen in love with this one! It’s a gel-cream hybrid, and feels really hydrating when I use it. As it doesn’t have an SPF, I tend to just use it in the evening. I also love that this is pH neutralising as I’m trying to use more neutral products on my skin.
I wasn’t too sure about this one when I first opened it, but I actually think it’s going to be a lifesaver for those of us who travel quite frequently! I tend to travel with hand luggage, so I’m always looking to reduce the number of liquids I take with me. This is great for taking on holiday, and is super easy to use as you just glide the moisturiser stick over your skin before patting the excess in.