TRIED & TESTED: Pixi – Glow Tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic | Beauty Review |

If you’re into skincare – or beauty in general – odds are that you’ve heard of Pixi’s Glow Tonic. It’s an iconic cult product that many skincare enthusiasts have raved about for years – but does it live up to the hype? I went and got my glow on.

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The product

Pixi’s Glow Tonic has been in my stash for quite a while. I picked it up a couple of years ago after I heard a lot of beauty buzz about it, but I never really incorporated it into my routine. I tried it a few times, didn’t see any ah-mazing results and it disappeared back into my beauty closet. It wasn’t until I read Caroline Hiron’s ‘Skincare’ that I understood the logic behind this product – and the way it should be used properly.

Pixi’s Glow Tonic is a highly concentrated facial toner that uses glycolic acid to deeply clean pores and exfoliate the skin – all in one gentle sweep.

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The review

I finally incorporated Pixi’s Glow Tonic into my routine properly over the last few months. That is, in the right order (thanks, Caroline) and in combination with salicylic and lactic acid (both also by Pixi). I gradually built up the use of these exfoliants and now use them alternatively throughout the week.

The Glow Tonic is an AHA-based exfoliant and is alcohol-free. I apply this on a cotton pad and sweep it over my face as the second step in my evening routine. The product tingles a bit and can even sting on open blemishes – but I learned that is nothing to be concerned about. If used correctly, the Glow Tonic will help your skin get rid of dead skin cells – leaving your skin softer, glowing and in better shape overall.

I find that my skin has definitely gotten smoother since using exfoliants daily. I don’t have as many clogged pores and the surface has gotten softer to the touch. I do think that change can be attributed to a combination of products and not the Glow Tonic alone – although I do feel like it helps pep up my skin when it’s feeling rough. On the glow front, I don’t feel like this tonic provides instant radiance, but it supports other products in boosting my skin’s look and feel.

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The price

Overall – I feel confident saying ‘give this one a go and see if it works for you’. If you’re like me and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a product that might not be the one for you, you can go and buy a generous sample size of € 12 for 75 ml – when you alternate this with other exfoliating toners, it will last you for months.

The regular size of 250 ml retails for € 23,50 and it’s on my wish list for when this sample runs out.

Until next time,


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