pixi Glow Tonic – Crowd pleaser

One of the important things you learn when you get older is: You can´t please everyone. And, more important, you should stop trying.

I admit it is not the easiest lesson learned, and sometimes the question: But why don´t they like me? still pops up in my head, but I have learned to be realistic about my expectations.

So if we learn to apply that to our personal life, why do we expect different from our skin care? Why do we buy a hyped product and expect to love it as much as everyone else does?

 

pixi Glow Tonic
pixi Glow Tonic

 

I mean, we do know that we all have different skins, different concerns and different needs, how on earth could one product be perfect for each and every one on this planet?

You see, I recommended pixi Glow Tonic to two fellow YouTubers, and while one was completely blown away, the other was a little disappointed. She found the product to be nice, but not mind-blowing, which she had expected.

I get both of them, and I will go into detail why I should have anticipated that later, but first let´s take a closer look at pixi Glow Tonic.

 

What pixi claims:

Evens out skintone for a brighter, clearer complexion. Gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, revealing healthy glowing skin. Skin texture looks and feels smoother.

 

Facts:

Prize and size

One bottle contains 250 ml and retails for 23,95 € here. I had a 100 ml trial size that lasted me a little longer than a month of daily use.

Texture and smell

It is a clear liquid that smells a little like citrus, but subtly.

Application and effects

You apply it on a cotton pad all over your face and neck. It did not sting or burn on my skin, but left a nice, smooth feeling. Now I have been using an AHA daily for more than three years, so I did not see any changes in my skins texture.

 

Favorable ingredients:

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice: Soothing
  • Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract: Healing, anti-acneic, oil-controlling
  • Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract: anti-inflammatory
  • Glycolic Acid: AHA
  • Glycerin: Hydrating
  • Urea: Hydrating
  • Alanine: Peptide, improves elasticity
  • Glutamic Acid: Peptide, improves elasticity
  • Panax Ginseng Root Extract: Antioxydant, healing

Unfavorable Ingredients:

  • Fragrance

 

Does it live up to its claims?

Yes.

Any AHA product will exfoliate your skin, brightening and improving texture while it goes.

 

Would I repurchase?

Yes.

For me that one is the perfect work horse, easy to use every day and not irritating in the slightest. The one thing that I really like about that one is that it does not contain alcohol, something that is rare when it comes to chemical exfoliants. It has replaced my Clarins Doux Exfoliant (Review here)

 

Who do I recommend it to?

People with sensitive skins, people that want to stay away from alcohol in their skincare and people just starting to use chemical exfoliants.

 

So now back to my introduction: Why did one love it and the other one was disappointed? It is easy. One suffered from textured skin and had never used chemical exfoliants before due to sensitive skin, the other one, like me, was a regular user of exfoliating pads. And if you will introduce your first chemical exfoliant, you will most likely see amazing results. If, on the other hand, you have been using them for quite some time already, you will not notice any dramatic difference.

But with a product as hyped as this one, you will expect a miracle, and that way you are going to be disappointed.

So is this a holy grail must-have product for everyone? No. I don’t think such a thing exists. But it is a great everyday product to keep up amazing skin, and it is a formula most people will be able to use. A crowd pleaser.

 

Have you tried that one before?

And by the way: Have you seen my first ever blog?

 

 

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  • I got a deluxe sample of this to try recently but I have a long queue of products ahead of it. I never expect a miracle with anything I use. That way I can only be pleasantly surprised instead of supremely disappointed 😉

    • Longterm skincare benefits are what I am after, not things that promise instant results, but it is sometimes hard to be patient.

  • Sounds wonderful. I have heard so many good things about this too. Gemma x
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  • Glad this was a winner for you! (And you’re right: We definitely can’t please everyone — and we should stop trying.)

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  • I just recently finished up a bottle of this. I liked it. To me, it smelled like bananas (I’m the only one that thinks this). It felt nice, but as for a long term effects, I don’t think it did much. I have two favorite toners that give you more of a bang for your buck.

    Never please anyone but yourself! <3
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    • I remember you writing it smelled like bananas.
      The long term effects are upkeep, at least that is what I expect from it.

  • Such a great post! Even though this one wasn’t my first chemical exfoliant, I’m just like the first YouTuber, I have a little bit of skin texture and a sensitive skin and the Pixi Glow Tonic is, by far, the chemical exfoliant the most adapted to my skin!

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  • I still haven’t tried it although I’ve been using chemical exfoliators for some time. I have the same experience with daily acid tonner, I can’t see any dramatic difference in my skin, I just believe it keeps it in a good condition. x

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  • Oh, I like the comparison you made between the two users! I actually bought this in the USA, so I’ll finally try it… And I was a bit sceptical but now I’m more eager to try it. And hey, I totally like you.

  • This is one of the products that has been on my wishlist for a long time and even though it sounds like something I’d like, I am still hesitating. I think I should pick up a travel size first then decide whether I should invest on full-size or not 🙂

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  • Aisha

    Every blogger or youtuber talk about this product! I’m so curious now that I really want to try it 🙂 also your review is positive so why not! 🙂 xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

    • It is well known around the blogosphere, but to me it was worth it.

  • You make such a good point here. The product does sound good.

    Gemma x
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  • Such a great reflection in the beginning, that we do expect to love a product just because everyone else loves it, hence the fact that we’re all different. A product that’s magical to some won’t work for others and it is as simple as that! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Exactly. As simple as that. But we are so easily lured into the hype.

  • The Sunday Mode

    I was actually just talking about this the other day, how even if you are the most trusted person in the world, when it comes to recommending skincare there’s just no guarantee that what works for you will work for others- there are far too many variables!

    I have the pixi glow tonic but haven’t used it yet and seeing as I haven’t really used chemical exfoliants before it sounds like I’d love this!

    http://www.thesundaymode.com

  • kate_winford

    I own this Pixi Glow Tonic but I haven’t actually tried it yet! I absolutely love how you laid out this blog – it made it super easy to read. I am bad about not using a toner consistently so I have a feeling I would say really great results if I tried this product!

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  • kate_winford

    I own this Pixi Glow Tonic but I haven’t actually tried it yet! I absolutely love how you laid out this blog – it made it super easy to read. I am bad about not using a toner consistently so I have a feeling I would say really great results if I tried this product!

    Kate | katelovesmakeup.com

    • If you already own it, do give it a go. It is too good to rest in a drawer.

  • I really want for some time now to try it,but it’s really hard to get it in my country.!!
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  • I really want for some time now to try it,but it’s really hard to get it in my country.!!
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    Fay

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  • La Veine

    Looks like a cool product!
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  • your video is so fun! great post!

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  • You’re right about not being able to please everyone. It’s still a lesson I’ve yet to learn though.

    I’ve heard so much about the Pixi Glow Tonic. I’ll have to pick it up next time I see it. It definitely sounds like something I might like.

    • I wouldn’t say that I have learned that lesson completely myself. Especially when you expose yourself online the temptation to please everyone gets quite overwhelming again.

  • Laura

    I have heard so many amazing things about this toner and it is i my wish list. At the moment I’m using a toner from Estonia from brand Turbliss x

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        Its 100% pure and natural peat water. It does claims to minimize the pores, revitalizes and tones the skin. Its not exfoliating toner

  • Laura

    I have heard so many amazing things about this toner and it is i my wish list. At the moment I’m using a toner from Estonia from brand Turbliss x

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  • Denise

    I loved the video! I have seen you wearing glasses before, when you introduced Firmoo, and I saw again now, very lovely! I loved the views, mountains and nature! By the way, this Pixi Glow Tonic would be sooo much for me, with sensitive skin. I can understand that one vlogger like and the other not, and it’s exactly like you said – the same product may be good for some, and not for others. And you are so right – we can never please everybody, we have to accept this! I would love to try this product!
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  • Great review! Gotta try this one for myself =)

    – Cielo
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  • Great review! Gotta try this one for myself =)

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  • This looks great. i’d love to try it out! 🙂 Hope to hear from you soon! x

    Love, Airish
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        • No.Chemical exfoliants are things like glycolic and salicylic acid and work similar to a scrub, but different, if that makes sense. I did a video on the topic a while back, if you are interested in learning more.

        • No.Chemical exfoliants are things like glycolic and salicylic acid and work similar to a scrub, but different, if that makes sense. I did a video on the topic a while back, if you are interested in learning more.

  • I’ve repurchased this several times and absolutely love it! xx

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  • I’ve wanted to try this for some time now, and reading this has made me so tempted to go and get some! Thanks for sharing

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    • I hope you get on with it if you end up buying one. But remembering how you described your skin in you Skincare saviours post I think you would like it.

    • I hope you get on with it if you end up buying one. But remembering how you described your skin in you Skincare saviours post I think you would like it.

  • Interesting to know that it gives good results when you’ve never tried a similar product before – I have but not for a while

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    This is definitely very hyped and I’ve looked into buying it many many times despite having read both positive and negative reviews. I will take the plunge and just go for it, I hope it works well like it did for you
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    • I hope it works for you. Do you use other glycolic acid products?

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  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I got so excited when I saw your first ever vlog, yay! Bookmarking it now so I can come back and watch later at work. 😀 Brave you for spending the night in the woods like that… I’d be proper scared! Also, I remember you talk about that tonic before, and it does sound pretty awesome! I too like that it doesn’t contain any alcohol, my skin is super sensitive to that so it would be right up my alley. <3

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    • Beng allergic to fragrance is surely a horrible thing. It seems to be everywhere and, as you said, could be anything. Too bad you reacted with this one. Have you had the same issue with other chemical exfoliants?

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          • I will. After I finished my 300 other bottles waiting for me…

          • I will. After I finished my 300 other bottles waiting for me…

        • Oh, the PTR Glycolic is one that I have been meaning to try as well, but I haven’t gotten round to it quite yet.

      • I’ve been using the PTR Glycolic for about 2 months and so far it hasn’t caused any reactions. A few hyperpigmentation sports have definitely faded so I know it’s working. Between that and the Hylamide C Booster my skin tone has definitely improved. I didn’t realize it was the fragrance in products that was causing most of my redness issues.

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  • I almost never reach for this, still have my second tiny sample. Surprisingly the one that I have been reaching for the most is Clearasil exfoliating pads, the one that you have featured here before. It is mild so never dry out my skin and I actually reached for it more than my Nip+Fab pads.

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    • Ha, I just got my hands on the Nip+Fab pads, thinking of you. They were part of a Party Preparation set that I spotted at TKMaxx. Better be prepared should a party turn up in my future. Not very likely, but one can hope!

  • Just like you, I didn’t notice any difference in the texture of my skin, since I was already using AHA, but I love my Pixi Glow Tonic. I really like how gentle it is and that it doesn’t contain any alcohol.
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  • Rosanna Briguglio

    I always have this on hand as I really love it!
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  • das klingt auf jeden fall von den inhalten schon gut und aloe und aha find ich bei sowas immer super 🙂 ich muss wirklich mal produkte von PIXI ausprobieren 🙂

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  • this is exactly something i was looking for.Would love to try it.: )
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  • Kate

    This is something I still haven’t tried. I actually use the Clarins one, so I’m interested to give this a go now as you say you prefer it. Love the video – looks like such a romantic night in the woods! I would probably have been moaning about being cold the whole time and driven my husband mad! x

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    • It was´t cold at all, we had 18 °C in the middle of the night. There is a real heat wave going on right now in Germany.

  • Kate

    This is something I still haven’t tried. I actually use the Clarins one, so I’m interested to give this a go now as you say you prefer it. Love the video – looks like such a romantic night in the woods! I would probably have been moaning about being cold the whole time and driven my husband mad! x

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  • I never tried it but would love to.

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  • I never tried it but would love to.

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  • Kelly M

    Ahh expectations.. The cause of all disappointment? Or so all the great American authors say.. I want to try 😉

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    Ahh expectations.. The cause of all disappointment? Or so all the great American authors say.. I want to try 😉

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  • i have never tried chemical exfoliants (or maybe i have, unknowingly!). i’m intrigued now. are there any drugstore alternatives you can recommend that are easily available (i’m not sure if get pixi here in India!) plus, thanks for tip on the AHA, i’ll keep an eye out for it in the ingredients list the next time i am looking for a skin care product.

    Aditi | https://lifeasaditi.wordpress.com

    • The only drugstore version I can think of are the Clearasil Daily Clear pads, but they contain salicylic acid and alcohol. Other than that I haven’t found many drugstore versions yet.

    • The only drugstore version I can think of are the Clearasil Daily Clear pads, but they contain salicylic acid and alcohol. Other than that I haven’t found many drugstore versions yet.

  • Seems like a good product then! I am on the sensitive skin side!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

    • It works great on skin that has had a little too much sun exposure. Just saying 😉

  • I tried it and didn’t like it, and thanks to your post I know why: it contains witch-hazel. I didn’t know because I got a travel-size that didn’t have an ingredients list, but witch-hazel is always something that causes me problems. The Glow Tonic dried out my skin and made me feel uncomfortable, and that’s exactly the kind of problems I have with witch-hazel.

    Beaumiroir

    • At least you can narrow it down now, even though it is a shame.

    • At least you can narrow it down now, even though it is a shame.

  • I’ve tried a few Pixi products but not the tonic… I’m scared of anything glycolic.. but must be brave and will try 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • Which ones did you use? And go on, try it. It is so gentle, it is perfect as a starter.

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