Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Everything I've Tried: Pixi Edition

Hi everyone,

This post is inspired has been inspired by Rachel from the YouTube channel thingsbytheberk. Rachel usually focuses on make up products that she has tried from a certain brand or store, where as I'm focusing mine on products from skincare brands that I have tried over the years.

I'm starting off with Pixi, as that seems to be the brand where I have tried the most from over the years.

Rose Ceramide Cream
The Rose Ceramide Cream is an ultra rich cream which is infused with ceramides and rose oil to help deeply hydrate the skin for a healthier and more supple appearance and feel. It's also infused with rich botanical antioxidants that help to improve the elasticity of the skin, as well as protecting the skin from environmental aggressors. Due to its rich and luxurious formula it delivers deep and long lasting nourishment to the skin; and the antioxidants help to protect the skin against any free radicals. The formula quickly absorbs into the skin.
  Rose Flower Oil - Nourishes & restores
  Ceramides - Provides time released moisture
  Probiotics - Protects & balances

I really enjoyed using the Rose Ceramide Cream during the Winter months, as it kept my oily/ combination skin feeling moisturised and hydrated throughout the colder months. I used this moisturiser as part of my morning skincare routine, and my skin loved it throughout the day.

Glow Tonic
This glycolic acid toner helps to tone, firm and brighten the skin, as well as helping to remove any dead skin cells for a healthier looking complexion. Glow Tonic is formulated with 5% glycolic acid, ginseng, and Aloe Vera. The glycolic acid exfoliates and purifies the skin, while ginseng helps to energise and aid circulation of the skin; and Aloe Vera helps to soothe and hydrate for a better looking complexion. The formulation helps to refine the appearance of pores, as well as aid the acceleration of cell turnover and this helps to reveal a healthier, brighter and glowing complexion while also helping to balance and soothe the skin. Glow Tonic contains no alcohol and is suitable for all skin types.

I have been using glycolic acid once a week in my routine for years, and the Pixi Glow Tonic is the mildest of the two that I have tried. I'm currently using my second bottle of the Glow Tonic, and this gets used as part of my Saturday evening routine.

Rose Tonic
The Rose Tonic is a toner that is naturally soothing to the skin, as well as being rich in nutrients. It also helps to tone and balance the skin's natural pH level, and to also minimise any redness and calm the skin. It helps to rehydrate, replenish and refresh the complexion. The toner is infused with Rose Hydrosol that helps to rehydrate and neutralise the skin. It also helps to normalise the skin's hydration, as well as removing any impurities. The Rose Tonic is suitable for all skin types. The formulation is infused with Rose Flower Extract, elderflower and chamomile. The Rose Flower Extract helps to calm and minimise any redness, while the elderflower softens, tones and brightens the complexion; and the chamomile helps to soothe the complexion.

I have started to use the Rose Tonic as part of my evening skincare routine, as it helps to soothe and add a little hydration back into my skin. I also have another bottle ready to go once this one runs out.

Overnight Glow Serum
The Overnight Glow Serum is a concentrated exfoliating gel that helps to reveal a more even and radiant complexion. While you sleep this serum will help to exfoliate and also soothe the skin to reveal a brighter complexion. The Overnight Glow Serum is formulated with 10% glycolic acid, arginine, and this helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and help to fade sun spots over time. It's also infused with cucumber and Aloe Vera which helps to calm down the skin; and to add nourishment. It also contains Vitamins A, C and E. The 10% glycolic acid helps to soothe any textured skin, while Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant and cucumber will help calm and soothe the skin.

This was the very first product that I used in my skincare routine that contained 10% glycolic acid. When I first started using it I only used it once as part of my Saturday evening routine, as it was intense to use at first. But once my skin started to get used to it it actually wasn't as bad. I've just recently reintroduced this as part of my Saturday routine, as the product that I was using in place of this had run out. It leaves my skin feeling clean and slightly hydrated when I wake up the following morning.

Nourishing Cleansing Balm
The Nourishing Cleansing Balm is a gentle cleansing balm that has a rich, but luxurious texture. It can remove all traces of make up while nourishing the skin and leaving it silky soft. Its has a balm to oil formula that can melt away any make up and impurities while it thoroughly cleanses the skin. It is formulated with sweet almond oil, shea butter and Vitamin E, which will provide nourishment to the skin. Once the balm has been removed it leaves the complexion feeling plumped and nourished.

This was my introduction into the world of cleansing balms and the double cleansing technique. I was always skeptical of using cleansing balms due to having an oily/ combination skin type. As an introduction into using cleansing balms as part of skincare routine this was a nice purse friendly one, and I went through a number of these over the years. But I now much prefer the use of a cleansing oil, as they are more easier to use.

Glow Mud Cleanser
The Glow Mud Cleanser is a deep pore cleansing mud that will gently exfoliate and purify the skin. It is enriched with 5% glycolic acid and soothing botanicals. It gives the complexion a gentle exfoliation and a deep cleanse. The formula provides an effective cleanse, but mild enough to suit all skin types.

This was the only clay based cleanser that I have ever used in my skincare routines, and I used this as part of my evening routine. I found that I had to use a lot of product at the time I was using this, but I also think that I may have over exfoliated my skin at the time as I remember that my skin felt less hydrated than usual. So, I don't think this cleanser was for me.

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