3 February 2014

Review | Pixi Glow Tonic

The last time I used a toner before this?.....I haven’t got a clue!  Many a times I’ve relied on counter staff from various brands to help me with picking skincare products, thinking they know better than me.  I now realise, I couldn’t be more wrong.  How on earth would they know more about MY skin?  Exactly.  Thus I’ve never really used toners, as I was advised that you don’t really need them.  

Enter chemical toner/exfoliator.
I was introduced to this lovely bottle of potion by Caroline’s blog.  She is big on chemical toners for exfoliation rather than your run-of-the-mill scrubby exfoliators.  According to Caroline, the scrubby particles only spread the bacteria etc. making your breakouts spread all over your face.  Eurgh.  Truth be told, I never really liked scrubby exfoliators, as they felt harsh on my skin.
Pixi Glow Tonic is an orange coloured liquid and has, what I can only describe as, an old lady perfume smell.  Now, I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s an acquired fragrance.  I don’t love it, but at least it doesn’t smell like alcohol hand sanitisers (I'm looking at you Clinique!).  
I’ve been using this since May last year, and I'm surprised to say the least.  My interest in this type of product was mainly because I suffer from hyperpigmentation, and my research tells me acid toners can help.  Although I didn’t see anything straightaway, I noticed a difference after a few months.  After the first few weeks, my skin felt a lot smoother.  I used to get some small bumpy spots under the top layer of my skin, which has completely gone away.  From before and after pictures, a lot of acne scarring seemed to have faded.  I only use it at night and I must emphasise – you NEED to use SUNCREAM on your face when you’re using acid toners!! Be warned. I use La Roche-Posay sunscreen, see review here.

This is just such a lovely and beneficial product and has made a noticeable difference.  My skin is loving it, and I'm a fan for sure!

I have backups of this as I know it's really hard to get hold of, especially if you live out of London.  I bought this for £16, and it has lasted me a long time.

What're your thoughts on toners?  Have you used Pixi Glow Tonic?

Update: Pixi Glow tonic has been re-packaged and can be bought online, here.

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