Pixi Glow Tonic – Worth The Hype??

12th July 2019 in Affordable Skincare, Exfoliation, Hall of Fame, Skincare - 4 Comments - Talia James (The Skincare Saviour) - 2 min read
Pixi Glow Tonic - Worth The Hype??

Welcome, Skintellectuals!

I don’t tend to be the type of person that buys into the hype, to be honest, I’m usually one of the last people to try something because how good can a product really be?
Well, let me tell you the hype for Glow Tonic is real and every bit deserved.
I know that the idea of another step in your skincare routine might seem a bit much but I would say this is one step you don’t want to miss out!

What is it?

Glow Tonic is an exfoliating toner containing Glycolic Acid commonly known as an AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid – this awesome ingredient can help to slough off dead skin cells on the outer most layer of the skin.

Pixi Glow Tonic - Worth The Hype??

What does it do?

Glow Tonic is fantastic for those of you looking for a brighter more even skin tone, since Glycolic is such a small molecule it can penetrate deep into the skin giving the skin a number of anti-ageing benefits as glycolic stimulate fibroblast cells deep in the dermis which then creates more collagen leading to a firmer more bouncy skin.

How do you use it?

Use in the PM after cleansing, think of this like a toner that’s where you want to use it. I saturate a cotton pad with glow tonic and apply it to my face making sure not to go too near the eyes with it.

Pixi Glow Tonic - Worth The Hype??

What’s in it?

Water/Aqua/Eau solv, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice so|h, Glycolic Acid exf, Butylene Glycol h|solv 0 1, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Sodium Hydroxide buff, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract so|amic, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract so, Hexylene Glycol solv 01 02, Fructose h, Glucose h, Sucrose h, Urea sii|h, Dextrin vc|h, Alanine sii, Glutamic Acid h, Aspartic Acid sii, Hexyl Nicotinate emo, Panax Ginseng Root Extract aox|emo, Ethylhexylglycerin pres, Disodium EDTA chel, Biotin, Panthenol so|h 0 0, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil emu|surf, Phenoxyethanol pres, Fragrance (Parfum) perf, Caramel col, Red 4 (Ci 14700) col
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Closing Thoughts

Glow Tonic has to be one of my most favourite products out there, its definitely in my hall of fame just for how effective it is. It is one of the few products with glycolic in it that my skin doesn’t absolutely hate, I think down to the soothing ingredients.

If you are interested in trying out Pixi Glow Tonic you can find it online at pixibeauty.co.uk or in Boots and Marks and Spencers. Sizes available – 15ml, 100ml, 250ml (500ml Special Edition bottles not for regular sale)

Have you used Glow Tonic before?
What’s your favourite acid tone?
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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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  • Mina 12th July 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I love the GLOW Tonic – it’s perfect for my skin. I use it every morning because I want to enjoy the glow from it during the day… Obvs I’m wearing SPF?
    I have 2 of the 500ml and a coupple of the normal size – I do NOT want to run out of that product ?

  • Sam-says.blog 2nd August 2019 at 10:03 am

    It has fragrance and caramel. So I’m out. No need to put those irritating ingredients on your face. Like many other ingredients, butylene glycol is a penetration enhancer do yes it will allow good stuff to go deeper but it will also allow bad stuff to go deeper and when you have dyes and fragrance in a product I wouldn’t like to be using penetration enhancers too! Who wants she and perfume deep in their skin?

  • BeautyGeekUK 5th August 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I’m a massive Pixi fan and I love both their skincare and make-up, but I’ve never really got on with Glow Tonic! I find it breaks me out and doesn’t really do much else. I love the other products in the Glow range though xx

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  • Amanda 17th March 2021 at 5:55 am

    Just yesterday I’ve been noticing that I’ve gotten four little raised whiteheads/pimples almost after I’ve been using the glow pixie tonic for only two days. I’ve never had these white bumps before… The only new product I’ve been using is the pixi glow tonic & started using it Sunday. My skin also felt immediately tight and hydrated after that so I stopped using it,

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