Pixi Retinol Tonic Review

21st January 2019 in Affordable Skincare, Skincare, Toner, Treatment - 11 Comments - 3 min read
Pixi Retinol Tonic Review

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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.

Pixi Retinol Tonic Review

Description:

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.”

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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.

Pixi Retinol Tonic Review

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau solv, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Water, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Propanediol solv|h, Methyl Gluceth-20 h, Peg-8 h|solv, Panthenol so|h 0 0, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate sb|aox, Sodium Hyaluronate sii|h 0 0, Lecithin emo|emu, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract h, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer vc, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-27, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin , Retinol cci, Phenoxyethanol pres, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride emo, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract h|perf|so, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract perf, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract so|aox|h, Sodium Citrate chel|buff, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil emu|surf, Disodium Edta chel|vc, Citric Acid buff, Polysorbate 20 emu|surf 0 0, Ethylhexylglycerin pres
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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.

Pixi Retinol Tonic Review

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.

Price:

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

Have you tried Retinol Tonic?
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Talia James (The Skincare Saviour)

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

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11 Comments

  • shireenplatt 22nd January 2019 at 4:18 am

    Thank you for the honest review and I think I will give this a miss.

  • Brianna 4th March 2019 at 8:27 am

    I like the composition of this tonic. It looks safe for my sensitive skin. Thank you for the review.

  • Brianna 4th March 2019 at 8:30 am

    Tell me, is it worth using tonic only in winter? I’m afraid of sunburn due to retinol

    • Talia James 5th March 2019 at 11:00 pm

      No you can use retinol at any point in the year you just need to wear a good spf of at least 30+ and you wont have to worry about burning

  • shireenplatt 18th May 2019 at 12:52 am

    Thank you for the honest review and I think I will give this a miss.

  • Brianna 18th May 2019 at 12:52 am

    I like the composition of this tonic. It looks safe for my sensitive skin. Thank you for the review.

  • Brianna 18th May 2019 at 12:52 am

    Tell me, is it worth using tonic only in winter? I’m afraid of sunburn due to retinol

    • Talia James 18th May 2019 at 1:19 am

      No you can use retinol at any point in the year you just need to wear a good spf of at least 30+ and you wont have to worry about burning

  • Bry Jaimea 2nd January 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Hey darling, do you know what strength retinol is in this? I am absolutely struggling to find any information as to how strong this is!!

    • The Skincare Saviour 2nd January 2020 at 5:49 pm

      Hey there!

      To be honest, I couldn’t find the info out either and Pixi wasn’t willing to tell me either which was a bit disappointing, I feel like its a very low percentage of retinol it wouldn’t be good for someone who is used to retinol and uses it on a regular basis I would only ever suggest this to someone who has never used retinol before.

  • Allison J 10th October 2020 at 5:01 pm

    I tried it. It’s nice. Won’t buy again lol. I didn’t even really think of it as a retinol product however I did like it as an overall soothing toner. But If you are a first timer to Retinol this is a great starter as it’s super easy to incorporate in your routine. For me I’d rather stick to their Glow tonic and Rose tonic.

    Thanks for the honest FULL review.

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