[REVIEW] Pixi Glow Tonic

Friday, February 15, 2019

Hello, everyone!

Have your ever bought something just because you were tempted by the smell of it? Well, that was what happened to me when I decided to try out this Glow Tonic by Pixi. I knew that a lot of beauty influencers have been raving about this product for a long time and many of them even said that this product is their holy grail. I was never tempted by all those hyped reviews, but I was sold when I smelled this glow tonic! I remember I was sleeping over my friend's house when I stumbled upon this product and randomly tried to smell it. It was... very, relaxing. I felt like I was in a flower garden whenever I smell this toner.

This glow tonic is packed with 5% glycolic acid, aloe vera, ginseng and botanical extracts. Interesting, right? It has exfoliating ingredient, but it also has aloe vera and other properties to soothe and nourish the skin. Glycolic acid is the smallest member of the AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and is meant to exfoliate the skin by removing the outmost layer of dead skin cells on the skin. Unlike BHA, AHA's doesn't penetrate deep into the skin, which makes it a great exfoliant to brighten up the skin and to improve the skin's texture. AHAs are also great for normal to dry skin type. You can read the full ingredients here. (It's alcohol-free!)

The consistency is like water, and I always use a cotton-pad to apply the toner onto my face. However, I never swiped the cotton-pad, instead, I use a tapping motion and avoiding the eye area.

In addition, I usually use this toner 2-3 times a week or just when I felt like I need it. I wouldn't recommend to use this toner everyday as it is an exfoliating toner, and if you have a sensitive skin you may want to use a hydrating toner after you apply the glow tonic.

The Final Verdict
After using this toner for about 3 months now, I would say that this is a proper exfoliating toner. It's not too harsh for my sensitive skin, but it's also not a powerful exfoliating skincare product, if you are looking for one. As it contains glycolic acid, I wouldn't expect much for it to improve my skin's texture or pores because like I've said before, AHAs don't penetrate into the skin deeply like BHA does. I do see a little improvement on my acne scars, as well as on my overall complexion, but it's not a miracle product for me. I think you will love this exfoliating toner if your skin just need some pick-me-up to brighten up dull or tired skin. But, if you're looking to improve your skin's hyper-pigmentation or PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation) acne scars, I suggest you to get a stronger AHA serum like Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum or niacinamide, as well as vitamin C serum (my favorite is the OleHenriksen Truth Serum). Anyway, don't forget that if you're a newbie to using acids, always work your way up and listen to your skin to avoid any skin irritation.

Rate: 4/5.
Repurchase? No.

1 comment:

  1. Toner legend. Sempet kepo, tapi kulitku sepertinya lebih butuh bha drpd aha wkwk jadi yauda skip gajadi beli ini:")


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