Ever since I discovered about exfoliating toner, it has become something that I can’t leave when it comes to skincare regime. I’ve tried 4 exfoliating toners so far, and one of them is the most hyped exfoliating toner ever: Pixi Glow Tonic.
Being affordable, alcohol-free, and further enriched with soothing ingredients such as aloe vera, ginseng, and witch hazel extract, this exfoliating toner has been raved by countless bloggers and won so many awards. I decided to jump on the Glow Tonic bandwagon because I was so done with reading the reviews and I wanted to see by myself whether this toner really lives up to its hype or not.
What is it?
It’s an exfoliaing toner that contains 5% glycolic acid, the smallest AHA molecule that is naturally derived from sugar cane, which helps to loosen the bonds of dead skin cells. This toner also contains aloe vera, witch hazel, and ginseng extract to soothe and enhance skin’s natural glow.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Biotin, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Caramel, Red 4 (CI 14700).
(quoted from pixibeauty.co.uk)
Texture and Impression:
Packed in a high quality plastic bottle with the iconic mint green cap and label, this toner has a water-like consistency and smells like, I don’t know, probably tea? (I’m bad at explaining scents and fragrances.) Yes, it does contain fragrance but not something too overpowering, just mildly fragranced, in fact the fragrance is on the last three ingredients, after tons of soothing agents such as aloe vera and witch hazel leaf extract. The formula is also alcohol-free, it doesn’t sting, neither it does emphasize the dryness on my skin. I’ve been using this toner three times a week at night for approximately 4 months as a replacement for my favorite Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme. This toner does help to keep clogged pores at bay and maintain my skin’s texture and brightness without drying it out, but I don’t see further improvement, shall I say.
This is one of the most established exfoliating toners out there, and I can see why people are so in love with this product. If you’re a first-timer in exfoliating, I bet you’ll fall head over heels in love with Pixi Glow Tonic too because it’s very gentle yet potent. It doesn’t sting, but it’s effective to shed dead skin cells and refine pores. Despite the fragranced formula, I think this toner will not irritate any skin type including sensitive / acne-prone as long as you’re not overdoing it. For my final verdict, I’ll say that I like this Glow Tonic, but that’s just what I feel towards this product at the moment. I wish I could fall in love like any other people who raved about this product on their blog, but I simply don’t feel that way, probably because my skin had no particular issue when I started using this toner so I didn’t notice any significant improvement. But don’t get me wrong, it’s still a great product. It does maintain my skin texture and brightness, and I’m going to continue using this product to see whether this exfoliating toner will work on acne scars and/or sun spots in the future (though I’m wishing I won’t get any, of course.)
Yes. I like this product and it’s also affordable, so I think I’m gonna keep using this, along with my Nip+Fab pads on a rotating schedule.
If you happen to live in UK or US, you can get this product for £18 or $29 (250 mL). They also ship internationally from their UK website, but the fastest and easiest way for people who live in Indonesia to get this product is to purchase it from a local seller. The price is quite hefty here, around IDR 500K, but it’s still worth the price.
That’s my thoughts and review on Pixi Glow Tonic! Have you tried it too? Share your thoughts in the comment section and give this post a like if you enjoyed reading it 🙂