It’s no surprise that Pixi Beauty is one of my favourite brands for exfoliants and the like, so today I’m coming at you with a review and overview of the new Retinol Tonic by Pixi.
At first, I was rather sceptical about this product because Retinol in tonic/toner form doesn’t sound that amazing but the more about I thought about it the more I realised that while this may not be something that I will use it would be a good product for those just venturing into the world of retinoids.
Retinol tonic is quite interesting because I have never seen anything like it before especially in toner form. Pixi Beauty explains it as:
“containing a time-release Retinol to help rejuvenate the skin for a natural glow. Powerful antioxidants and botanicals replenish the skin for a smoother, softer appearance while soothing sensitive skin.”Pixi Beauty
As I said above this would be a good retinol for those of you who haven’t really used retinol before because it’s somewhere low and slow for you to start off with and then build to stronger retinol serums. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who is already using retinol.
I was quite interested in the formula to be honest because Pixi says it contains an encapsulated version of retinol in a liquid base, This means that the retinoid itself is coated so it allows for better absorption into the skin as well as protecting it somewhat too, Pixi says this is why the bottle isn’t opaque like a lot of retinol products as retinol by itself is sensitive to UV light and breaks down on contact.
What I Thought:
Whilst I feel like this would be a good match for those of you that have never used retinol before but for someone like me who has used prescription strength Adapalene, I don’t see this benefiting me much,
Of course, I have been using it but as I said I didn’t see much difference but I’m sure you will if you have never used retinol before.
I would like to offer a little warning though it’s not mentioned on the bottle and it really should be, you need to be wearing a sunscreen of at least 30+ when using any form of retinoid as it can make your skin sensitive to UV light causing you to burn easier as well as prematurely age if you don’t use the proper protections.
How long until I see results:
Usually, it will take up to 4 weeks for you to notice a difference but can take anywhere up to 6 months before you see a real difference. When I first started using retinol I saw results within a month but it wasn’t until the following few months did I start to notice the big differences of my skin looking a lot more even, I was breaking out less and I had fewer blackheads overall.
This small 100ml bottle comes in at £10* and you can find it in Boots and Marks and Spencer Beauty Halls as well as online at pixibeauty.co.uk