Now that our daughter is learning the colors, I realized (again), how different men and women are. When Mr. Loca tells her: „That is red.“ I have to stop myself from stepping in and interrupting. Even though it is clearly burgundy. Or rust. Or brick. But there would be no point. To him, all that is just red.
So the question I kept asking myself throughout my skincare in the last weeks was not one that I could discuss with him. I knew I needed to turn to you, dear readers.
Do you think that pixi-green will be a thing, just like Tiffany-blue already is? Because when I line up my skincare on the sink, the uniformity of the bottles and the gold writing kind of makes me want to keep them out for display.
Even if I only use them occasionally, like the pixi Glow Mud Mask (PR-Sample).
What pixi skin treats claims:
Stimulate, clarify, and brighten skin with this revitalizing mask. The mineral-rich treatment absorbs oil, draws out impurities, and fights breakouts while giving an energizing boost to the complexion. Kaolin & sea salt purify while ginseng & aloe vera balance.
Prize and size
One tube contains 30 ml and retails for 18 GBP on the website here. I have used this about twice a week for two months (my skin was acting up a lot) and I am almost out of it already.
Texture and smell
Just like the Glow Mud Cleanser (Review here) is feels thicker as your average mask. I can detect no obvious scent.
Application and effects
After spreading it over the areas you want covered, the mask starts to dry. Despite being a clay mask it never reaches the „crumbly“ stage some of them get, and never leaves my skin tight after removal. You are supposed to leave it on for 15 minutes, but I have occasionally left it on way longer (solely for review purposes, not because I went down the black You Tube hole) without any adverse side effects.
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice: Antiinflammatory, soothing
- Kaolin: Clay, absorbs oil
- Sea Silt (Mediterranean and Dead Sea Mud): Rich in minerals, absorbs oil
- Diatomaceous Earth: Physical exfoliant rich in silica
- Bentonite: Clay, absorbs oil
- Glycerin: Attracts moisture to the skin
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: Moisturizing, improves elasticity
- Squalane: Moisturizing, naturally present in skin
- Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract: Antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory
- Arctium Lappa Root (Burdock) Extract: Anti-inflammatory, rich in Vitamin C
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: Antiseptic
- Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract: Sebum control, antioxidant
- Panax (Ginseng) Root Extract: Antioxidants, increases cell turnover
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrating
- Dead Sea Salt: Sebum control
Does it live up to its claims?
It is a clay mask to draw out impurities that has added antioxidants for anti-aging, added minerals for nourishment and added hydrating substances to prevent stripping. I am not sure if it is the most brightening mask, but it does have some Vitamin C to back that claim up.
Would I repurchase?
I have dozens of clay and mud masks, and this, despite being very nice, does not stand out enough to make me want to repurchase immediately. But I can imagine seeing it in store and grabbing it again on a whim. Come on, you do that to!
Who do I recommend it to?
If regular clay or mud masks are too harsh for you, this is one to try. It is soothing and hydrating, so even dry skinned girls could get away using it.
So, what do you think: Is pixi-green going to be among Pantones Colors of the Year for bathroom interiors?