Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been a little quiet over the last week. I just started a new job so I have been busy trying to get acclimated. I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!
Today I’m going to be talking about a couple cult favorites from the Pixi by Petra skincare line—the Glow Tonic and the Makeup Fixing Mist.
I bought these from Target on a whim. I’m always down to try new skincare products, especially those who are as well-liked as these Pixi products!
The Glow Tonic is described as an exfoliating toner. It helps “tone, firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. For all skin types. Alcohol free.” It contains 5% glycolic acid, aloe vera, and ginseng. The formula is very lightweight and smells nice. I applied this to my face with a Shiseido Facial Cotton square and there was no drag at all.
I used the Glow Tonic daily for about two weeks. In that time, I didn’t notice an increase or decrease in the hydration of my skin. The toner did not irritate my face or burn upon contact. However, in this two week span, I didn’t notice any change in my skin at all. I wasn’t expecting miracles, but there was no change in the visibility of my pores, appearance of fine lines, or my redness. While I did not have any dry patches appear, I also didn’t notice any improvements of texture in the dry areas of my face. All in all, this toner is nice, but it did not do anything it claimed to. Because of that, I decided to revert back to my previous toner, the Lancome Tonique Confort Lotion.
The Makeup Fixing Mist is described as an “all-over setting spray for longer wearing makeup.” I have had a lot of experience with setting sprays and face mists, but I’m always on the look out for more hydration! This face mist contains rose water and green tea to comfort, protect & balance your skin, which sounds awesome, but a further inspection of the ingredients list shows that the mist has alcohol and polyvinyl alcohol listed as second and third. Alcohol can be irritating to those with sensitive skin and has been known to bother my skin in the past.
I used the Makeup Fixing Mist nightly for roughly two weeks (not at the same time as Glow Tonic). I did not notice any improvement in my skin. There was no change in the level of hydration, pore visibility, or fine lines. My face was noticeably more red by the end of the two week period and I also had a lot more texture issues than before I started using it. I believe it was the alcohol in the spray but I really have no way of knowing for certain. However, after I quit using it, my skin returned to its previous state.
My overall feeling about these products is meh. I have no doubt that they work well for a lot of people, but they just aren’t the products for me. This just goes to show that skincare products are definitely not one-size-fits-all! What Pixi products do you like? Let me know in the comments. I’m always looking for more stuff to try! ❤