Why you need this in your life.
Hello hello friends, so today I just wanted to get into a product that i have loved for a very long time and discuss a little about it and its benefits for your skin. Before i get into it i want to make very clear i am not paid by this company to say these things everything i will post in my blog are my own opinions and thoughts as i review different products etc and i will share my honest and open feelings too. i do receive PR from them which i appreciate so so much as being a smaller artist on the instagram page it really boosts me to know that a brand like them have taken that chance to share with me some fab goodies and allowed me to try out some amazing products so i can share my thoughts with you my readers, or my instagram/youtube followers.
Anywho without further going off the trail I am going to talk today about the holy grail for me which is Pixi beauty’s, Glow Tonic. What is it? In short its a toner. I get asked a lot about it when i talk about how i got some and praise it so much and people are genuinely not aware of what it is. I want to point out i am not an esthetician, i don’t know every thing about skin care and in truth i suck at taking care of my skin as well as i should but im getting older and now is the time i need to develop better habits but when i went to college to study make up those many moons ago we were taught, you cleanse, tone and then moisturize and that has always been my routine when i do follow one.
Toner is what it sounds like, it tones up your skin. cleansing will clean away the initial makeup and dirt residue on your face but believe it or not it’s not all gone, there is still oil, there is still stubborn makeup hiding in those pores of ours and toner is the unsung hero who comes in a helps remove the excess and helps close up those pores after cleansing. now my skin is fairly sensitive and a lot of toners out there on the market I have found to be fairly harsh and often stings my freckle face but Pixi’s glow tonic doesn’t do that. the reason others on the market can give you that stingy sensation if you have like me experienced that, is generally because there is alcohol in the product. the reason they tend to do this is because it can break down oils in the skin and ultimately this will dry out and irritate the skin and are normally aimed for the likes of teens who need the excess oils removed to prevent acne. i have never really suffered badly from acne other than getting the odd monthly hormonal ones here and there i don’t think my skin is too bad. i have combination skin, i get very oily on my cheeks and forehead but dry around my nose, i also have some skin redness and i feel my skin lacks in that healthy glow and brightness that i would have had when i was younger.
Glow tonic contains NO ALCOHOL. that was a big deal breaker for me when i first tried it. my first experience of this was getting a free sample in my ipsy bag and i knew it was for me. it is a cruelty free brand (yay) and their products contain many natural ingredients. so much so that the bottle itself advises that due to the natural ingredients the color may change over time but that doesn’t alter its ability to do its job as it should. speaking of ingredients, there are 3 main important ones in the glow tonic:
- Glycolic Acid. 5% to be exact. this stuff is amazing when you find it in skin care products. the magic of it is its exfoliation powers. essentially what it does is it helps to brighten your complexion giving you that fresh face that we all want. pretty much it helps in removing all the icky dead skin cells that can make our skin look dull and blah. it is used in products too to help treat scarring, any discoloration of skin and even help with signs of aging like those pesky lines and wrinkles. I have noticed over time of using this regularly that some of my freckles, and when i say i have millions, i mean my face is covered, i have noticed that some are fading and i feel like the more i use it the clearer my skin will become.
- Aloe Vera. I always suggest aloe to everyone for everything. I used to take a shot of aloe vera gel in the morning, why? because aloe is known for its amazing healing properties. it is amazing the power of this plant. nature provided us with some amazing things and that’s why it’s no surprise to me that it would be in this product. i used to use aloe on sunburn, on cuts, i even used to buy the leaves cut out the fillet inside and leave on my face, it’s THAT GOOD. the science behind it is that aloe vera contains two hormones that aid in healing any wounds and acts as an anti inflammatory. so if you have acne its going to help, it will also be gentle on eczema and psoriasis too, the last thing you want is a product with alcohol when you have skin issues like that because its going to hurt and irritate it more. aloe vera is gentle and i love that it’s in this product.
- Ginseng. I am lucky in my life to have family and friends who love natural products and have often told me about ginseng as a great ingredient to use whether it’s in skin care or ingested. it is a life-giver essentially. i used to take it when i was involved in sports as an enhancer for my energy levels and focus. as for in skin care its excellent for anti aging purposes, full of antioxidants and nutrients that help to tone and brighten that skin up. again i love that Pixi uses these natural ingredients because i think its amazing what to have a brand who cares about what you’re putting on your skin.
Overall this product is one of my favorites on the market right now as I have mentioned it is gentle on the skin which is my main fear when buying a toner, it exfoliates and brightens your skin giving you that fresh glow and it suits all skin types which is awesome. everything you need in one, i use it twice a day when i can, first thing in the morning when i wake up and want to feel fresh after i cleanse my face and then right before i go to bed after i take off my face of makeup. I like personally to put it on the fat end of a make up blender and press it into my skin and i feel like my skin is really absorbing all the glow goodness but you can also use a cotton pad which honestly is the better way to go since you will see the dirt come off that you probably felt you already cleaned off when you cleansed you face.
The best thing is that they have a whole range of amazing skin care products and they also have a rose version of the glow tonic that i love because it is targeted for problematic skin that may have irritation and redness which i do so i like to mix them up and use both if my skin is having a flare up so there is a verity you can buy. i have on my wish list their hydrating mists and their cleansers so i can keep my skincare range in the same brand for a bit. i definitely recommend you try them out and this is such a fan fave i just know you will love it. so go… get one.. and then tell me all about it. you can buy Pixi in most Target, or Wal-Mart stores i believe or you can buy direct from their website www.pixibeauty.com
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