So, the rumours are true, Pixi Glow Tonic will soon be available to order online - yay!
For those of you unfamiliar with Pixi as a brand, or indeed the coveted glow tonic, here's some background information:
Created over 10 years ago by Petra Strand, Pixi launched a flagship boutique in Soho, London. It has since gathered a loyal worldwide following thanks to its cute packaging, natural products and cult beauty status. Petra originates from Sweden, one of my favourite places in the world. I definetely think the natural Swedish beauty look transcends into her brand.
Pixi's mission is the same now as it was on the first day the Pixi store opened: simply to bring out the natural beauty in all women – to make women look like themselves, only better.
Now, onto the toner. It retails for £16 - and I hope that the price stays the same once it's released online. It's part of the skintreats range, and is basically an exfoliating toner; a liquid toner that gently exfoliates your skin. It's alcohol and oil free, it containing aloe and witch hazel to smooth and tone the skin and glycolic acid to loosen the dead skin and exfoliate. The glow tonic claims to "firm and tighten the skin, remove dead skin cells and is for dry, dull and ageing skin". I love the fact that it is hand labelled and filled and is very much a 'no frills' kind of product. There are no added extras -such as fragrances, colours or fillers which means it's ideal for any skin type- even sensitive.
I ordered mine over the phone, which was one of the smoothest, hassle free transactions I have ever done. The sales assistant just got straight to it- proving that this is obviously a daily occurrence for them. The package arrived promptly and after a testing battle with the sellotape is was covered in, I finally had my hands on it.
I use this one a day -either in the morning or at night. But you can use it twice a day if you wish. I usually go through two to three pumps on a cotton pad, and at 250ml, the bottle is serving me well.
After around a week or so of using it, my skin felt softer and there was a clear improvement in the brightness and clarity of my skin. It's extremely gentle and kind on the skin, leaving me with an all over smoother appearance.
The acid in the tonic gently removes the top “dead” layer of the skin, revealing a new skin underneath. Glycolic acid is generally used in all beauty products that claim to reduce fine lines, which may not seem important right now, at 24 year of age, but I know it will benefit my skin in the future.
I know there is a similar exfoliating lotion out there, P50, which the glow tonic is supposed to be a dupe for, But at £49, I think I'll be sticking to Pixi's offering, especially now it will be easier to get hold of.
I now want to get my hands on some more skintreats products, so I am sincerely hoping they also make the makeup remover and sparkling face cleanser available online too.
If you care impatient like me, and can't wait until it's released online, then you can either pop into the store which is just off Carnaby Street in London, or mail order is available by phoning the store on 0207 287 7211 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.