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Pixi Glow Tonic: what's all the fuss?

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Sparebutton Tue 17-Nov-15 23:27:07

Just that really. I bought some and have been using it for the last five nights, but I haven't noticed a difference.

Should I persevere or is it not for me? (I'm 50, combination skin)

DickDewy Tue 17-Nov-15 23:34:35

Yes, what is all the fuss?

I was in a big M&S the other day - one with a huge beauty dept. I asked the assistants if they had any and they reacted as if I had asked for hens' teeth.

They are always sold out, so they said.

Pantone363 Tue 17-Nov-15 23:49:46

Think people react differently.

My skin is noticeably smoother and brighter. Even DS asked "what's up with your face" grin

Trills Tue 17-Nov-15 23:54:20

Probably a con.

Remember baby bottom butter?

Just cooked up for a laugh by people who wanted to see if they could get it to go viral.

Possibly before "go viral" was even a thing.

VocationalGoat Tue 17-Nov-15 23:59:04

Paula's Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA
I use this once a week. Amazing.

I use Aveda botanical kinetics exfoliant (as a toner- it's liquid) every night. Beautiful!

I'm in my 40s. combination skin. Paula's Choice is one of my best investments/discoveries ever. But as it says: use once a week.

maybemyrtle Wed 18-Nov-15 00:03:48

I haven't tried glow tonic, but I really like the glow pads. They're stronger and I definitely see a difference. I use them roughly once a week, when I remember.

lelf79 Wed 18-Nov-15 00:05:46

i like it, breakouts stopped after a couple of weeks of usegrin

WizzardHat Wed 18-Nov-15 06:49:13

The CosRx stuff is very good. AHA Whitehead power and BHA blackhead power. You'll have to order it online though

Wolpertinger Wed 18-Nov-15 07:46:46

Not doing anything that Paula's Choice hasn't been doing for ages - 10% AHA for dry skin, 2% BHA for oily and blackheads.

Plus we had a thread on it before and lots of people had reacted to it badly - it contains a load of unnecessary stuff that just irritates sensitive skin.

Nabootique Wed 18-Nov-15 09:07:19

The glycolic content is pretty low. You might need something with more oomph, like the Glow Pads a PP mentioned.

mintbiscuit Wed 18-Nov-15 09:36:56

Also I'm not sure it's actually at the right ph for the aha to work. Pixi is about ph 5 and I think glycolic needs to be lower?

I've got it and it is a nice ph adjusting toner after cleansing but that is all it is. A ph adjuster. And at 18 quid I think there are better toners on the market that can do that for less money.

If you want to use glycolic you need to use products formulated at right ph to work. Those mentioned before are.

Nabootique Wed 18-Nov-15 09:47:37

That is correct mint. I found a great article on acid toners and pH levels and which ones worked. I think I posted it on the Amazing Faces thread somewhere. Really interesting. Neither Pixi Glow nor the Nip+Fab glycolic pads are the right pH level to work, although I do actually like the latter and find it makes some sort of difference. I tend to use stronger ones like Peter Thomas Roth or Dennis Gross in the evenings, alternating with the Bravura Calendula.

Nabootique Wed 18-Nov-15 09:50:22

Here it is!

violetbunny Wed 18-Nov-15 10:05:14

Another vote for Paula's Choice. I love her weekly treatments and even have DP using them after seeing how well they work.

BumbleNova Wed 18-Nov-15 10:08:09

I must be the odd one out. Pixi glow tonic has made a real difference to my fine lines. I've been using it for about 3 months.

internaldiscord Wed 18-Nov-15 10:10:35

wouldn't be without it now. i found out about it via the Pixi instagram and the ingredients sounded like a good combination. i don't think it can work on its own though. the site reviews mentioned Caroline Hirons and once i'd read her posts about cleansing routines i used it as part of a good routine morning and night so i'm not sure how effective it would be without it. and i can't believe i put up with such crap combination dead skin until now confused

MadisonMontgomery Wed 18-Nov-15 10:10:35

I think it's okay - I probably wouldn't repurchase though.

plumstone Wed 18-Nov-15 10:12:33

I have a bottle and working my way through it as I hate to waste - its OK nothing special, bought after a visit to the Pixi store - now the Malin and Goetz pads are amazing - to the point aged DF asked what I had done as my face looked different grin took as compliment!! I used them every night and in about a week - skin was fresher, smoother and just better!!!

mintbiscuit Wed 18-Nov-15 10:17:21

Intersting article Nabootique

Oo the Bravura Calendula looks nice. Like the glycolic and lactic acid combo. And at a decent price point (I feel another skin care purchase coming on...)

ScandiCinnamon Wed 18-Nov-15 11:37:03

I have not tried the Pixi Glow yet, but have been looking to get some. For the peeps that use this (or other glycolic pads)? I double cleanse with a flannel every night and am thinking I might be over doing it if I use Pixi Glow/Pads too? confused

ScandiCinnamon Wed 18-Nov-15 11:41:08

Sorry, to add to the above. Should one stop exfoliating if using Pixi Glow? I exfoliate once or twice a week at the mo

Nabootique Wed 18-Nov-15 11:44:58

What exfoliator are you using Scandi? Pixi Glow is really quite mild so I don't think it will cause you any problems. I double cleanse, acid tone and sometimes use Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm or the scrubby Tata Harper cleanser as well. The only time I don't acid tone is if I've used a resurfacing mask.

CremeDeSudo Wed 18-Nov-15 12:01:59

I've just bought my first bottle and not particularly impressed so far if I'm honest. I'm in the middle of a break out at the moment though having just finished a course of antibiotics recently so possibly not the fairest assessment. Prior to this I was using FAB pads and really liked them. Think I might go back to them next.

CiderwithBuda Wed 18-Nov-15 12:39:19

I quite liked it although started using as part of starting the whole .caroline Hirons routine so not sure what if any difference it made. I'm nearly at the end of the bottle so was wondering what to get next - thanks for this thread OP and for the article you linked to Nabootique.

ScandiCinnamon Wed 18-Nov-15 13:19:47

Nabootique I use Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Radiance Exfoliator. Actually most of my current skin care is this range... (Protect and Perfect Intense)

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