After reading so many rave reviews for PIXI’s Glow Tonic, I knew I had to get my hands on it – right there and then. Unfortunately for me, it was out of stock everywhere at the time, so I had to wait a while for it to be re-stocked, and you know what they say – absence makes the heart grow fonder…
PIXI Glow Tonic (£18) is an exfoliating and oxygenating toner that claims to firm, tone and tighten the skin whilst removing dead skin cells. It’s been created with absolutely no alcohol or oils, which will be great news to many people, as a lot of toners can often contain alcohol, which can be known to strip your skin of its natural oils and protective barrier.
Glow Tonic’s ingredients include Glycolic Acid (5%), Ginseng, Fructose, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera and Horse Chestnut Extracts. My favourite from that list is Glycolic Acid, which is a natural ingredient originally derived from Sugar Cane. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, whilst bringing fresh new skin to the surface. Glycolic Acid can also help to lighten skin pigmentation, such as blemishes or age spots, and is great for acne or blackhead prone skin.
I have suffered from quite serious acne for about the last 7 years, so I’m always on the lookout for something new that will help with my daily battle. My skin type is fairly oily, with a lot of acne scarring, blemishes, redness and enlarged pores on my cheeks and around my nose.
Since using Glow Tonic pretty much every morning and evening for around 2 months I have seen a dramatic change in my skin. After cleansing I simply apply some to a cotton pad, and sweep across my face and neck. It doesn’t leave any weird or sticky residue, which I love, and leaves my skin feeling plump and refreshed.
I am so impressed with this tonic, it has cleared up my acne scarring significantly and my pores have definitely shrunk. There is still a long way to go with my scarring, as the majority is older, deeper scars but I can’t deny that Glow Tonic has made a huge difference. My skin genuinely looks in much better condition, it looks brighter, healthier and I do think I’ve suffered from less breakouts since using it.
PIXI’s Glow Tonic, is without a doubt, the best toner I’ve ever tried, and I’ve already bought a backup bottle in case they go out of stock again. At £18 it’s slightly pricey, but I honestly think it’s worth every penny.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried Glow Tonic before and your thoughts or what your favourite toner is