There are a fair few beauty products which are deemed cult favourites such as the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder or Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, and there are thousands of reviews of them which are generally very complementary. One of the skincare cult favourite products which I’m sure everyone that reads beauty blogs, is aware of is the Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner.
I have read endless rave reviews on the Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, and I’d even go as far to say that I’ve never read a negative review so I decided to finally purchase it when I noticed that ASOS had started stocking it as it was cheaper postage wise to order from ASOS than it was from the Pixi website directly.
Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner £18
The Pixi Glow Tonic is an exfoliating facial toner which contains ginseng and fructose and 5% glycolic acid. The toner works to even out the skintone for a brighter, clearer complexion, whilst gently exfoliating away dead skin cells to reveal healthier, glowing skin.
It has an oil free, and alcohol free formula so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin which I can vouch for, as it’s very gentle on my skin and doesn’t cause any redness or irritation whatsoever. I really quite like the scent of the toner as it doesn’t smell ‘chemical-y’ like some exfoliating toners. The Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner has more of a fruity, herbal scent which is especially nice to use in the mornings when I’m half asleep.
I have been using the Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner for around six to eight weeks now and I have to agree, it is a nice toner but I have to be honest.. I’ve not found it to be the amazing, life changing exfoliative toner that I thought it would be from the many, many reviews I’ve read and I actually much prefer the Clinique Clarifying Lotion.
The Pixi Glow Tonic is very gentle which I guess is one of its selling points as it’s very gentle on the skin, so the results I’ve seen to my skin have been very minimal compared to those I’ve experienced with the Clinique Clarifying Lotion. There is absolutely no doubt that the Glow Tonic is a good product which is loved by so, so many but skincare is so personal, and for me it just wasn’t amazing.
I know the ingredients within the Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner are a lot nicer, and kinder to the skin than those in the Clinique Clarifying Lotion but they just work better for my skin in terms of improving my skin’s texture, brightening my skin, reducing blackheads and blemishes and minimising acne scarring. I have been enjoying using the Pixi Glow Tonic as my morning toner, and then use my Clinique Clarifying Toner as my evening toner of choice and they seem to work wonderfully when alternated.
This is by no means a negative review, as there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Pixi Glow Tonic whatsoever, it’s just that the Clinique offering works better for my skin and I’d even say the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner was considerably better results wise than the Glow Tonic.
If like me, you weren’t wowed by the Pixi Glow Tonic, I’d love to know? I can’t be alone on thinking this toner is a little over hyped?