Pixi launched a whole new skincare collection earlier this year, called the Clarity Collection and when I spotted a new tonic, I had to buy it to see how it compared to the other Pixi Tonics. The Pixi Clarity Tonic is one of four new products, with the Clarity Tonic, Clarity Cleanser, Clarity Lotion and Clarity Concentrate.
Pixi Clarity Tonic
Pixi already have a number of tonics within their collection, including Milky, Retinol, Rose, Collagen and Vitamin C. The Pixi Clarity collection is infused with glycolic and lactic acids, probiotics and soothing aloe which claim to work effectively with the salicylic acid to purify, balance and help minimise the look of pores.
The range is said to be suitable for all skin types, especially those with oily or problematic complexions, and the collection can be used as a full regimen or in conjunction with other Skintreats.
The Pixi Clarity Tonic is, like the other tonics in the Pixi skincare range, available in two sizes; a 100ml travel size and a full 250ml size. I bought the 100ml size to test and see if I liked it enough before purchasing the full size. The 100ml size is £10, whereas the 250ml size is £18 so it’s obviously a significantly better value option to purchase the full size.
The Pixi Clarity Tonic is described as being a clarifying tonic with potent AHAs, Antioxidants, and balancing Probiotics helps to clear skin and minimise the appearance of pores. The glycolic and lactic acid blend are said to gently exfoliate and clarify the skin, whilst salicylic acid (willow bark extract) helps to unclog congested pores.
It also contains aloe, like the original Pixi Glow Tonic ton help hydrate and soothe the skin, whilst probiotics help to balance and strengthen the skin. It’s said to be suitable for all skin types, is alcohol free and paraben free too.
I was interested in the ‘suitable for all skin types’ claim, as usually you find with clarifying products, they can be very drying and stripping on the skin as they’re intended to strip away oils. I have dry and dehydrated skin, so I knew I wouldn’t be able to use the Pixi Clarity Tonic all over my face, and I can’t.
I tested it all over my face to see what the formula is like, and it makes my skin feel uncomfortably dry. If you have oily or combination skin, you’ll love this tonic. It banished all shine and made my skin feel very clean.
I only apply this tonic to my blemish prone areas like my chin and jawline, as that’s the only area I tend to produce oils and it does a nice job at clarifying the skin. I don’t find that it exfoliates the skin whatsoever, so if you love the great exfoliative benefits of the original Pixi Glow Tonic, you’ll find the Pixi Clarity Tonic disappointing.
For me, it’s not as impressive as the other Pixi Tonics, and I’d choose the Retinol Tonic and Glow Tonic over this any day, but I’m glad I tried it anyway. I don’t think it is suitable for all skin types like it claims, as it’s just too harsh on my dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin, but as I said, if you have oily skin, you’ll love it.
You can find the Pixi Clarity Tonic right here.