So, I caved. Pixi is a skincare brand that I first heard of a long time ago in the beauty world. If I had a pound for every time I heard a beauty blogger mention the ‘Pixi Glow Tonic’ I’d be a millionaire. Lately skincare has kind of become my thing. It used to be makeup but there’s only so much you can buy before you’re drowning in mascaras, so I’ve jumped ship, at least for now. I picked up two Pixi skincare products from Target when I was in the US. Luckily for my bank balance, I managed to limit myself to just the two items I’ve been dying to try for a while – the Pixi Glow Tonic and the Pixi Double Cleanse (by Caroline Hirons). Here’s my Pixi Skincare review…
Pixi Glow Tonic Review
In terms of a Pixi Skincare Review for the Glow Tonic it’s a little hard to say. I haven’t been disappointed by the Pixi Glow Tonic but I also wasn’t blown away. I had really high expectations for this product because so many beauty bloggers have raved about it for years.
I can’t say I’ve really noticed any major positive difference in my skin since I’ve started using it but also haven’t noticed anything negative either. I’m starting to think that maybe I haven’t been using it long enough to see an effect. Things that I do love about the Glow Tonic are definitely the packaging and that for a product with glycolic acid it’s quite enjoyable to use (it doesn’t sting at all).
I’ve been using mine on a cotton pad morning and evening after cleansing and the one definite negative is that the product does get used up quite easily. However, £18 for 250ml is something I can live with every 6 weeks or so.
Overall, I’d say the Pixi Glow Tonic is ‘okay’. I won’t tell you that you need to run out and buy it immediately, but you don’t need to steer clear either. Please let me know if any of you have loved it and if you have any advice for me.
Pixi Double Cleanse Review
Of the two Pixi skincare products I tried, the Double Cleanse by Caroline Hirons is definitely my favourite. In case you missed it, which I doubt anyone did; Blogger/YouTuber Caroline Hirons created a cleanser with Pixi which comes in one pot but split into two sides. One side is a solid oil cleanser (first cleanse) and the other is a cream cleanser (second cleanse). The first solid oil side should be used to remove your makeup/spf/daily grime and the second cleanse is to cleanse, condition and hydrate your skin. You can read more about the benefits of double cleansing on Caroline Hiron’s website.
When it comes to reviewing the Pixi Double Cleanse, there are definitely positives and negatives to this product. I absolutely love the fact that you get two cleansers in one and that they are both perfectly suited for their purposes. Sometimes I find cleansing confusing and so it’s nice to have a product that is so user friendly. I also love the consistency of both of the cleansers and I think they’re perfect for what they’re used for. The solid oil removes makeup perfectly and the cream cleanser is luxurious and leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. It’s also such a great product for travelling as you have both of your cleansers compact in one pot.
For me there’s two main issues with the Double Cleanse. The first issue is definitely a matter of preference – both cleansers are unscented, which I don’t like. I personally love using scented skincare, I feel like if a skincare product is well scented it makes the whole skincare process so much more enjoyable. So, the fact that the double cleanse is unscented does make me a little sad but it’s definitely not a deal breaker. However, the second issue is a little more important to me and I imagine to everyone else, too. One pot of the Double Cleanse costs £24 and you do not get a lot of product for that price. After using the Double Cleanse once a day in the evening for 10 days, I was almost half way through both products. I understand that you get two products for £24, but it is only half a pot of each. That’s £12 for two very small cleansers and for almost the same price you can get some full size, holy grail cleansers from some incredible brands.
Overall, I do really enjoy using this product, I just don’t know if it’s worth the high price tag. I would say, if you have the £24 to spend then go for it, I definitely don’t regret my purchase. However, if £24 is a stretch save your pennies and pick up some drugstore skincare instead.
I really hope that you enjoyed this Pixi Skincare review and that it helped you out a little bit. I would definitely consider trying more Pixi Skincare products so if you have any that you love and think I should try please let me know. Thanks so much for reading.