Sep 11, 2018

Pixi Skin Treats GLOW TONIC Exfoliating Toner (5% Glycolic Acid, No Alcohol)

Pixi Skin Treats GLOW TONIC Exfoliating Toner (5% Glycolic Acid, No Alcohol)
Pixi Skin Treats GLOW TONIC Exfoliating Toner (5% Glycolic Acid, No Alcohol) 

I used to believe that I spend the most money on face oils. I still do, but then I discovered something even more important and worth spending money - toners. I have my kidney worth toners in my stash. Some are just facial water posing as toners to get into the big boys club to glamorous marketing and fancy names. Some work great as face mist but yet wish to break free from their category. One of them confidently says, "Glow tonic."
Is it?

Why Pixi Glow Tonic? I decided to splurge on this when I realized my favorite La Roche Posay is not only out of stock in India but also in Paris! It also has alcohol so, I decided to hunt for something better. LRP has salicylic acid. This time I decided to go beyond and try Glycolic Acid for micro-exfoliation. Also, it is alcohol-free.



Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner (5% Glycolic Acid, No Alcohol)
Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner (5% Glycolic Acid, No Alcohol)
Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner (5% Glycolic Acid, No Alcohol)
Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner (5% Glycolic Acid, No Alcohol)
Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic - Not Tested on Animals, Paraben Free
Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic - Not Tested on Animals, Paraben Free



Availability: Unfortunately, it is not available in India. 

Price: I got mine from iHerb.com for about Rs 2000.

Packaging: Comes in a humble plastic bottle with a big fat screw-in cap. The bottle is spill proof - no accidents yet *fingers crossed*.

Usage: I didn't start using it all of a sudden. I was not sure how my skin will react to glycolic acid so, initially I started using it a couple of times a week and used LRP Astringent the other days. In three weeks I realized that it was it was not causing any issues, and so, I switched it up to daily. But, I do skip in between. I do not think one should use them every day - unless you have significant skin troubles. After removing makeup and washing my face, I soak a cotton pad (buy cotton pads from Miniso. They have these ultra-thin ones so, least wastage) and swipe it on my face. Also, I use it only at night. Don't forget sunscreen while you use glycolic acid products.

Efficacy: I think winters are the perfect time to start this because for most people it will get a burning sensation especially when it is hotter. I survived under the AC with Kama Ayurveda Rose Water. It is not utterly uncomfortable but if you are not used to it then consider yourself warned. The feeling last for a minute at times. 

The most significant change that I saw after using it is that my skin no longer feel clogged or like it needs to be exfoliated. This guy takes care of it. My pores do look a tiny bit smaller  not as big as they usually are in summer. My skin does feel smoother. When I started using it my acne issue was almost gone but I never new acne popping up (except a couple around those time of the month). Even though my diet was not perfect (french fries and samosa session every day at times) and sleep pattern was not perfect (thanks to Netflix for dropping one great show after another), I did not wake up with angry red acne on my skin. This glow tonic saved my skin.





Overall: I do recommend this if you have acne-prone or oily skin and can get this to India via a friend or family. iHerb custom charges are crazy. Please don't expect magic but yes, it helps. It does not work on shrinking active acne, but it stops the new one from developing. Glow tonic is a milder and more effective option than physical exfoliators. This is not a highlighter, but your skin will be smoother and cleared from within. 

The other skincare product that I am also using these days is Forest Essentials Tejal and Rasa and LifeFlo Rosehip Seed oil. I will be reviewing the Forest Essentials ones soon.

Love, 
Shayoni
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