I think it’s fair to say that toner is the ‘forgotten’ step in a lot of skincare routines. I myself rarely touched the stuff until I discovered the Liz Earle Skin Tonic a few years ago. If you want to pinpoint one toner that has exploded in the bloggersphere, it’s Pixi Glow Tonic. It all started back in 2012 when it was ‘discovered’ by well known skincare guru Caroline Hirons, who likened it to the hugely popular (and expensive) P50 and it all snowballed from there. It became incredibly difficult to get hold of for a while but now the hype seems to have dyed down it’s readily available on the Pixi website or in their London store.
Repackaged in a brand new bottle, Pixi Glow Tonic is an oil-free, alcohol-free toner packed with Aloe Vera & Witch Hazel which are great for spot fighting and Ginseng – great for jumpstarting skin hydration. An exfoliating toner, you can use this up to twice a day to exfoliate you skin. It removes dead skin cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines so it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. The other important ingredient is Glycolic Acid, which is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid or ‘AHA’ for short. AHA’s loosen dead skin cells to exfoliate the skin without the need for any beads of grains that you find in the old school exfoliators. The concoction of ingredients work together to tone, firm and provide oxygen to the skin making for a more happy complexion.
I’ve been using this for just over a month now and feel confident to report back some results. I started using this product twice a day but I found that even though it says it’s ok for people with dry skin to do that, it was still a little drying. I’ve cut it down to three to four times a week and I’ve found that it’s the perfect amount for my skin. I’ve noticed that since using Glow Tonic, my blackheads are a lot smaller and that my skin feels super smooth. I feel like there was a bit of a purge stage at the beginning so that is something to be mindful of. I’ve been really impressed with Glow Tonic and will definitely be keeping it as part of my weekly routine!
Pixi Glow Tonic is available from the Pixi website for £16.00 for 250ml but be warned they’re not the quickest with delivery. I waited two weeks for mine!
Have you tried Glow Tonic? What were your thoughts?