Hello everyone and happy Monday! I hope you've all had a good weekend and that despite it being Monday (boo), your day is going / goes well. Over the past few weeks I have accrued some fabulous beauty bits that I thought I'd compile for you into a collective haul post. Expect reviews to proceed this post as I get to know these products a little better and collect my thoughts on them!



Hello, world! Long time no blog post, I know. But today, I'm back and with the review that I promised a few weeks ago Pixi's Glow Tonic.

Pixi Glow Tonic is a toner containing 5% glycolic acid. Whilst it's a toner by name, it can be considered more of a treatment in my eyes due to the fact that it contains the AHA that is glycolic acid. As mentioned in my more detailed post on AHA's, glycolic acid is one of strongest and most popular in the world of skincare. Glyolic acid has the smallest molecular structure of the AHA's and therefore is considered the most effective at penetrating and renewing skin on a deeper level. AHA's in their use as chemical exfoliants help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and dullness in the skin over long term use and are an amazing addition to your skincare routine.

On to Pixi's Glow Tonic specifically, 5% is a fairly low percentage of glycolic acid but as it is considered a toner for everyday use, it is not really intended to be too concentrated. For skin that is not used to the addition of acids, 5% will definitely do something more for you in comparison to those whose skin is more used to them. It therefore makes for an ideal introduction into using acids as part of an everyday routine.

In terms of my overall thoughts on the product, I definitely saw results from use. The tonic definitely helped renew my dead skin quicker and I also saw a fairly instant change in the brightness of my skin. What I will say however is that for me and therefore perhaps for all with sensitive skin, it's not ideal for everyday use and I would personally suggest using it once every other day initially. This may be because as aforementioned, newbies to chemical exfoliants such as myself have built up no tolerance to them and so they can be quite potent on the skin - especially if it's already sensitive. It's important to build up a tolerance so as to not have adverse results.

When applying the toner, you do feel some slight tingling - and some very intense stinging if applied to any irritated areas of the skin so definitely avoid that! Otherwise though, this tingling is not uncomfortable and as mentioned on the packaging itself, is to be expected. There is a slightly "chemically" smell but for the most part, I find the scent to be quite pleasant and definitely not off putting. Due to it's liquidly formula, I also find it to go a long way and not much is needed to cover your whole face. 

Overall, I would definitely recommend this product. During my initial use of this tonic, I received a lot of compliments on my bright and glowy complexion and I definitely consider this to be one of the reasons. I think this makes a great introduction to chemical exfoliations for those of you with younger skin who may not need more concentrated products as well as for those of you who are simply just new to them in general. 

Have you tried Pixi Glow Tonic? What are your thoughts on acids and chemical exfoliants?



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