Pixi Glow Tonic Review: Hit or miss?

A couple of months back I bought the Glow Tonic by Pixi from Cult Beauty (you can see the post here Cult Beauty Splurge). I had read many reviews praising this product and could see it is a favourite of many people. So I was very excited to try it and see if it lived up to the hype.

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The packaging is nice. You can see the liquid inside showing you exactly how much you have left. I find it so frustrating when packaging hides the contents and then you only realise you have none when it runs out. The lid has a small hole in it allowing just enough product to come out.

It Claims:

  • Exfoliating toner that resurfaces and revitalises your skin
  • Contains 5% glycolic acid and aloe vera to sooth and gently counteract dullness
  • Leaves skin glowing and luminous
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • For all skin types

My Verdict:
The first thing I have to say about this product is I really do not like the smell. It is very overpowering and lingers on your skin until you add a mosituriser. It reminded me of an old aunty who use to have smelly toiletries on her dressing table.

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I applied it twice a day after cleansing. I added it to a cotton pad and then gently wiped it across my face. After just a few applications my face was starting to glow which was good. However, and this is where this review turns sour, this product was not good with my skin. I have quite sensitive skin and it started leaving my skin red and sore. I also started to see bumps under the surface like small spots. I have never been a person who suffers with spots so this was a shock to see. It really dried my skin out, and as someone with combination/oily skin I am not use to products having that effect on my skin. I reduced it down to just once a day after the first few days and then continued using it for a couple of weeks, but my skin simply got worse. I was really disappointed. IN the end I had to stop using it as my skin felt terrible.

As a product I think it is really good and I can see how it will be excellent for many people, however if you are someone like me with sensitive skin or dry skin I would be very careful using this product. This is a good example of how all products do not suit all skin types.

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I am now back using my Lush Tea Tree Toner which I absolute love and use twice a day with no drying, breakouts or soreness. I briefly reviewed it in my last Skincare routine post here: My Current Skincare Routine. I will be reviewing it in more detail soon.

I hope you found this review helpful. Let me know in the comments box if you have had similar reactions with Glow Tonic.

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13 comments

  1. Oh no, sorry the product was no good for you! I have combination/oily skin as well and I find that this product is amazing for me! I know that if I use products high in acid, highly drying or over exfoliate prior to using this product it can feel a bit rough!

  2. I recently started using Pixi Glow Tonic. I got it simply to satisfy my curiosity since so many people seem to love it. Thankfully I didn’t have the reactions that you had but still I cannot say I am that impressed. I much prefer Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner, it gives me much better results and even though it is more expensive, I only have to use it 3-4 times a week.

    FYI… TOTALLY agree about the smell

    Ioanna | beautyloverstories.com

  3. I’m so glad I have read this review before I bought it. I’m very fussy about smells and also have sensitive skin so this has been useful to read.

  4. Oh no! Pity it didn’t work for you as I love the Pixi toner. It was part one of my April favourites. X

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