Product Review: Pixi Glow Tonic

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today I’ve got a quick product review lined up for you! This product was recommended to me many times by other Glossier reps, comment threads, and Reddit forums, and a few months ago I finally decided to give Pixi Glow Tonic a chance. Glow Tonic is a 5% Glycolic Acid which claims to tone and chemically exfoliate the skin, leaving a smoother, even base. I’ve only dealt with physical exfoliators up to this point, and I have fairly untemperamental skin, but I wanted to try something new and just see what happened.

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Product Review: Pixi Glow Tonic

That Glow Tonic Life

When it first arrived, I thought it smelled weird, but I eventually got used to it. Y’all know scent is a huge factor for me, so it took some time for sure, but now, I can barely detect it, so I guess that’s just personal preference. Also, after using it a few times in the morning and a few times at night I decided to relegate Glow Tonic to my more intense nighttime routine. To use, I dash a couple drops on a cotton round and swipe across the skin after I’ve washed my face but before I’ve started applying any serums. There was definitely a purging period where I had small, minimal breakouts along my cheeks, which are areas where I already get pimples. That’s how I distinguished that it was not an allergic reaction. Over the course of several weeks, I saw a visible difference and how smooth my skin looked and felt.

However, the best part was its unintended qualities in helping with my eczema.My eczema displays itself in the inability for dead skin to properly fall off of my neck and chest. Because Glow Tonic actively exfoliates dead skin, swiping it over my problem areas almost immediately (!!!) showed a lightening of the skin in that area because the dead skin was coming off! It made me really excited because those dark patches are a thing that I really feel insecure about from time to time, so it was nice to get rid of them (temporarily) for sure.

Final Thoughts?

Glow tonic is a great introduction to chemical exfoliants in a skincare routine. However, at $15 for 3.4 fl oz is a bit steep if you go through it as quickly as I did, and I didn’t even use it every day. Pixi does offer large sizes including 250 ml for $29 and occasionally, a 500 ml bottle with a pump, so buy in bulk if you really think you’ll be using this stuff for a while. They also offer Glow Tonic “On-the-Go” which are presoaked pads almost like makeup remover pads for $18 which are great for travel!

Hope you guys enjoyed my review on Pixi Glow Tonic! What other products would you like to try out soon? I’m currently on a no buy while I plot for all of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales next month, so any and all suggestions are welcome! Have an awesome day! <3

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