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Today we are going to talk about one of my most recent discoveries: Pixi Beauty. This English brand has been making a place for itself in my life lately and I had to share its amazingness with you.
That’s why today, I bring you a review about the Pixi Beauty star product, the Glow Tonic, as well as a review of each one of their three mists, the Hydrating Milky Mist, the Make-up Fixating Mist and the Glow Mist.
We’re going to cover the four products and know a little more about them and this amazing brand which has instantly become one of my favorites and most used ones!
As I did before trying out their products, you all probably already know the brand. Social media, magazines, press, Youtube – Pixi Beauty has taken over the cosmetics world lately and at an amazing speed. Not that it was a new brand (it was created in 1999), but their success has skyrocketed in these last years and it has become a cult brand that you can see about everywhere if you are a beauty or makeup enthusiast.
But maybe what you don’t know is that, besides their photogenic and elegant packaging and their success among the media, it is a great brand, with awesome values and amazing quality products.
Natural and Efficient Products
The brand, as I have mentioned, was created and presented in 1999 by their founder Petra Strand, in their emblematic boutique in London’s Soho, and since then it has gathered faithful followers all over the world thanks to the purity of their products, that awaken and take care of your skin needs.
Petra Strand, a skin care enthusiast herself, wanted to create a brand for women on the go who want to take care of their skin in an efficient and natural way, maximizing the benefits of their products ingredients and taking advantage of really innovating formulas with all-natural extracts. This brand’s products are simple to use and as said before, totally efficient. You can take your skin care routine to the next level with them, experiencing the real effectiveness of the best of nature, directly brought to you in the form of an exceptional brand with a great passion for beauty, nature, and meeting their costumers needs.
After seeing their products everywhere, I was finally able to try them, and after a while using them, my love for them grew so greatly that I decided I needed to write a review about them.
And here they are!
In Pixi we believe in everything simple, elegant and easy and we put all our efforts in inspiring others with out products.
Each one of our products is developed with botanic ingredients that pamper skin, chosen for its efficiency and quality.
The main compromise of Pixi consists in offering efficient products that provide proven benefits to the skin through the election of efficient ingredients of natural origins.
In Pixi we don’t test our products in animals and we don’t allow others to do it in our behalf.
“For all the busy women that just want to look and feel awesome!”
-Petra Strand, Founder
Get the famous Pixi glow! This cult tonic is a best seller and a must for many women. It accelerates slightly cellular regeneration, revealing a brighter and more luminous skin Skin becomes softer, clearer and with a more even tone.
This tonic is their most iconic product and not without a reason.
It is not like your regular tonic that you only use to clean up and refresh after your face wash. This one has an incredible treating power, so I would better classify it as a treatment in tonic form, like an essence. First thing you need to know, it has a 5% of Glycolic acid.
Glycolic acid is a very powerful ingredient that you can find in many cosmetic products. It has a great capability of penetrating in the skin and acts as a chemical peel, promoting the renovation of the skin, and therefore helping with uneven skin tone, marks, dullness, pores, and practically every skin issue since it encourages the skin to renovate itself and appear younger and more radiant.
Aside from acting as a chemical peel, it also acts as an exfoliating product, so you can use it with a cotton pad and actually feel its exfoliating power, getting rid of any dirtiness and dead cells that were sitting still on top of your skin after your cleansing routine.
How I Use It
I use this beauty in two ways mainly.
As an usual way as a part of my daily routine, I apply this with a cotton in circular movements, as a final step for my cleansing routine. Since it is kind of exfoliating, it has a great power of removing any dirt or makeup left by your cleansing products. It feels really powerful on the skin, and when I have finished applying it with the textured side of the cotton pad, I apply some more on the other side and apply it lightly patting my skin to leave kind of a finishing layer that will sit on top on my skin till it is absorbed.
This process takes the best of the product as you can use it both to finish your cleansing and to take advantage of all the properties when applying it a second time to let the glycolic acid work its wonders for longer.
Seven Layers Method
I still have to do an article on my recent enthusiasm on Korean beauty brands and methods, but I’ll mention this one here first because I think the Glow Tonic is a great option for this method. The seven layers method consists in layering your tonic, patting and letting your skin absorb it between the layer. Obviously for this method you have to use a tonic that has great benefits for your skin and that doesn’t irritate it. If your skin is too sensitive this tonic may not be a great option for you to layer seven times, but my skin is sensitive too and I’ve found a way of implementing this method that suits perfectly my skin. I’ll explain it now, but remember that you can always adapt methods and techniques to fit the need of your type of skin.
What I do is only do this method at night and only after a double cleanse method, because oils in the oil cleanser are going to prep your skin and hydrate it and nourish it preventing any type of irritation. Also, the idea of only using this method at night is letting your skin absorb all the goodness in the product you use, prevent it from sun damage and also be able to use more deeply nourishing products afterwards that are going to calm your skin after this method, despite of the strength of the glycolic acid.
I layer the Glow Tonic about five times maximum, and then I continue with my night routine, which usually ends with an oil to seal all the properties and hydration. This last step makes my skin super soft and happy, and I swear it doesn’t get upset with the tonic. And I can tell you that my skin is a pretty sensitive one.
Anyhow, I’ll explain more about this method and its benefits when I talk about Korean beauty soon here. I just wanted to mention it in the Glow Tonic review because it is my to-go product for this method.
Hydrating Milky Mist
An incredibly hydrating mist that deposits an invisible coat of calming treatment over the skin, making this the ultimate treatment for dry skin.
This mist is my most used one from the Pixi Beauty set I received.
Also as a part of my Korean beauty research, I found that it is advisable to use a hydrating mist as soon as you finish cleansing your skin and before you use your tonic or essence. That’s because as soon as you pat your face dry, it starts losing moisture, and you want to keep as much as you can on your skin using a hydrating mist to create a protective layer that seals the properties of water on top of it.
I mainly use this mist for that purpose, but I also use it when I run late in the mornings and after I’ve cleanse my skin I don’t have a lot of time to apply all my moisturizing creams. In those cases I spray some of this beauty over my face and then apply sunscreen (remember to always follow this step in the mornings!) and I’m good to go.
I really like the ingredients of this mist and I can say I use it daily. Totally a must for keeping your skin naturally hydrated and protected.
Makeup Fixing Mist
Prolong your makeup duration and prevent it from smudging, melting or accumulating in the expression lines or pores.
This is maybe the one that I have used the least but not because I don’t love it but because I don’t wear makeup daily, and if I do it is for a short period of time like an event or a photoshoot, so I don’t want to waste this product in fixing a makeup that I’m going to take off an hour later.
Anyway I have tried it a couple of times and it works great. I usually used it combined with the glow mist, fixing first and then adding the glow, to achieve a perfectly natural, dewy and fixed look. It contains rose water and green tea which are two ingredients that I tend to use and love a lot, and it also work wonders in making your foundation look flawless and help it stay in place for as long as you need.
I haven’t actually tried doing this with this particular mist but I can tell you that it will also work great if you want to use it to refresh your makeup during the day, because I’ve used other fixing sprays to do it and this one is definitely a delight that you could use in that way as well.
Enriched with thirteen natural oils, propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts, the Glow Mist fixes makeup, adds a dewy finish and protects skin.
Finally, we have this Glow Mist, a fantastic product that I haven’t seen so frequently in other brands. This mist contains argan oil that you can actually see sitting on top of the mist on the bottle, and that you have to shake up well before applying it so it is perfectly mixed. It smells amazingly and it gives you a really natural, healthy looking glow, more than the fake shimmer effect that other glow products tend to give.
You can see that it is actually helping your skin stay hydrated, nourished and protected, and that the glow it gives your is more of like a treatment one than a makeup one. What I mean is that is not the type of product that you feel the need to wash off at the end of the day, but more of one that is part of your skin care routine and that is making more good than bad for your complexion and skin health.
When I use it on top of makeup (anyway a natural makeup, which is also my to go look when I actually use makeup), I apply it after my fixing spray, and if I’m not going to wear any makeup, I use it right after my sunscreen. though I have to do some research in this aspect because the oils in it may affect in some way the properties on the sunscreen. If this turns out to be so, I would advise to use your hydrating spray, skin care products, then the Glow Mist and finally the sunscreen.
Well beauties, this have been my review of my first experiences with Pixi Beauty, which as you can already tell, have been amazing. This is a brand that I know I’ll grow to love even more and that I’ll definitely keep using and implementing it more and more in my makeup and skin care routine.
I can’t wait to try more products from this wonderful brand, that I totally recommend, and reviewing them for you!
Again, I remind you, you can use this link to get a 5£ off discount from your first Pixi Beauty order!
Hope you can enjoy the discount and tell me everything about your experiences with Pixi Beauty products if you try them.
Lots of love and see you soon!