Firstly, I cannot say that this is a toner. I just can’t bring myself to say it.
Does it fall into the toner field… yeah….no. To me, it’s more of a treatment or peel product. Does it prep the skin and regulate the PH level? YES. But it does so SO much more.
Turn over the bottle and dive deep into what puts the product on the top shelf when it comes to the important step of skincare prep after cleansing.
Witch Hazel- Instant flash for your skin. Helps to break down any remaining oil that is on the surface weather that’s residue cleanser or even SPF that’s not willing to budge after double cleansing.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – Soothing and Hydrating. It provides great slip for your serums and treatments to follow.
Horse Chestnut Seed Extract – Skin soothing. Great anti-inflammatory and skin strengthened to bring down the post-shower red face. Which if you’re coming out red, makes sure your water is not too hot! No one wants broken capillaries!!!
Glycolic Acid – They have done it well. It’s rare that I come across a product that I can safely say that I see results. The formulation of the product has been developed beautifully. Not many glycolic acid products on the market can be applied to the skin with minimal reaction at this intensity. Working in salons and retail market I can tell you that the glycolic settles into the skin willingly due to the ingredients above providing a buffer. Maximum results with minimal irritation. Good Job PIXI!!
How do I use it?
Apply on a cotton pad and swipe, swipe, swipe. I personally take somewhat close to the under-eye area with no irritation but please be careful as it has astringents which will be uncomfortable and damaging if skin is not stabilised.
Don’t forget to flip the cotton pad over and go in for layer 2. Don’t waste that product!
I tend to use this 3-4 times per week in the evenings. You can use daily however with the products in my current rotation it sits well as a balance in-between my emulsion and lotions.
What can I see It providing?
As a skin resurface this works amazingly. Now that I live in a highly sunny and humid climate I don’t particularly want to scrub or peel my protective layers off all the time. Especially with shaving and constant cosmetic cleansing.
This is a simple product that takes care of the prep for my hydrating and nourishing products as well as slowly resurfacing my skin and keeping the texture smooth and clear.
Who can I see using it?
Guys and gals would love it. If you are a makeup wearer, then this will be your saving grace for silicon build up and pore clearing. Guys using this on your face and neck is the perfect prep for shaving (Obviously not right after OUCH!).
Try it for yourself and let me know what you think