Sunday, 9 September 2018

Review // Pixi Glow Tonic

If you’d asked me when I was younger how I’d be spending my Saturday evenings, it probably wouldn’t have been me answered with “putting acid on my face whilst screaming at the tv at Call The Midwife”. And yet there I was one evening this week, doing just that.
I had somewhat of an existential crisis a few months ago whilst trying to decide what I want to do for my 25th birthday. And then it hit me, 25. A quarter of a century. Damn, I was getting old. I needed a fix, something to keep me youthful – think Dorian Gray and his attic and you’re on the right lines. So, when I came across the need for glycolic acid in my regime, my inner cosmetic surgery addict squealed with delight. Over the years I’ve been ‘in’ on all the fads; snake venom? Tried it. Dragons blood? You bet I was smearing that over my face like one of the Lannisters. 

With this small (but vital in my eyes) piece of information acquired, I began to browse online for various bottles and potions, keeping my eyes peeled for both the acid and the price – who on earth knew these things were so damned expensive??
Eventually I came across the Pixi Glow Tonic and decided that for £10 a bottle for 100ml, I’d give it a go; I was trying to remain youthful after all and it was a damned sight cheaper than botox which was my original first panicked thought.
This exfoliating toner contains 5% Glycolic Acid, which I applied to a large cotton pad and swept across my face after cleansing it on an evening. I won’t lie to you, it doesn’t smell great and when some got on my lip I was also able to confirm the taste matches the smell. Still, the smell disappears pretty quickly and the product works in to the skin fast so it didn’t extend my evening skincare routine by too much time.
I’ve been using the Glow Tonic for a while now and I have to say I am very impressed with the product. My skin is quite sensitive (I can only use set products on my skin without it turning in to a rash as red as a warning sign on the motorway), and I was very relieved to find that this doesn’t irritate or inflame my skin.
When I first started using it, it’s safe to say I was using far too much and was beginning to scoff (mild panic) at  the price for how long I was going to be using it for, however after a few days of using it, I realised all you had to do was dab the upturned bottle on to a cotton pad and enough product came out on its own – panic over.  
The product claims to smoothen and brighten the appearance of skin, and I can confirm that my skin does look smoother and indeed brighter since using it. I have very blemished skin underneath all of my freckles and I was chuffed this morning to notice the blemishes are subsiding which is actually making my skin look healthier and not just like I have a large mass of freckles across my entire face.
For £10 a bottle I’ll happily keep buying this product until a time (29) when I start to have another slight (large, very large) crisis about my age and need to start looking at something a bit stronger to keep my skin healthy.
Dorian Gray, I’m coming for you.

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