If you’ve read any beauty blog, magazine or simply logged onto YouTube recently, you may have heard about the infamous Pixi Glow Tonic.
With it’s key ingredients: Aloe Vera & Gingseng, the Glow Tonic promises to revitalise dry, dull and ageing skin. The formula claims to be oxygenating and exfoliating to help tone, firm and tighten as well as removing dead skin cells for a healthier and radiant complexion.
There are so many positive reviews for this product and they are literally everywhere you turn to online so despite it’s hefty £18 price tag, I decided to give it a go.
When trying a new product I like to use it for a few weeks before reviewing because your initial impression can be a little different after some time. When I first took the Pixi Glow Tonic home I was so excited. In my hands I had the formula for radiant, Instagram ready skin and I could not wait to get in on the action. I cleansed my skin and removed my makeup as normal before soaking a cotton pad with the peach coloured liquid. A lot of the reviews I read online raved about the amazing scent of the product and as it’s main ingredients are Aloe Vera and Ginseng I took their word for it. When using the product I definitely thought it had a disinfecting smell, rather like Dettol and I’m really on the fence as to whether I like it. The scent of a product isn’t the deciding factor for me but if you have a sensitive nose this could deter you.
After using it for the first time I was really happy to see that my skin didn’t react to the formula and I felt really refreshed. My skin felt really clean and my pores were closed. I felt really optimistic that this product would really make my skin glow.
However after 2 weeks of using the product I didn’t really notice a difference to my complexion. It felt no different to using any other toner water and as for it’s promised exfoliating effect, I honestly didn’t notice it. I even stopped reaching for it after 2 weeks and I did not find myself wishing I’d used the product once. After the initial excitement I’m so sad to say the Pixi Glow Tonic was really forgettable.
I’ll definitely continue to use it as it doesn’t break out my skin (I also refuse to waste £18), but I will definitely not repurchase this product. If you want a fabulous toner try the Lush Cosmetics Eau Roma Water which I will definitely be going back to after I’ve used up the Glow Tonic. Unfortunately this product was a major letdown.
Have you tried the Pixi Glow Tonic or do you own the world’s best toner that you just want to share? Let me know in the comments below!
Emily Mae x