Saturday, 25 June 2016

Pixi Glow Tonic - Worth the hype?

It's the most popular brightly coloured orange liquid since Irn Bru and is photographed on beauty blogs everywhere. The Pixi Glow Tonic has had some pretty amazing reviews, so of course I had to give it a try.

When I first used this product I immediately noticed how soft it made my skin. I was really impressed and I thought, I get it, this stuff is amazing. I continued to use it morning and night for about a month, however I noticed that after a while my foundation started going on a bit cakey and uneven. Baring in mind I have been using the same foundations for years with no problems, I knew it was going to be part of my skincare routine which was tripping it up. After much investigation I found it was the Glow Tonic that was making this happen, and here's why...

It contains glycolic acid, which essentially does wonders for exfoliating your skin in a much more gentle way than a scrub could, which makes you skin SO soft. However, what this can also do is dehydrate your skin if it's not followed by something hydrating. Using the Glow Tonic in the morning didn't give my skin chance to rehydrate before putting on my foundation = big mistake.

I've now gone back to using the Glow Tonic just in the evenings and it's doing wonders for my skin. It's really softening, brightening and whenever I use this my skin has a really healthy glow to it when I wake up in the morning. Also using it just in the evening also means that it lasts longer = WIN!

So, is the Pixi Glow Tonic worth the hype? Absolutely Yes. However I would advise making sure you've got a good oil or moisturiser to slap on afterwards to make sure you get the most out of it.

Have you tried the Glow Tonic before? What did you think?

Pixi Glow Tonic - Shop here



  1. Great post, it's good to know when things are worth the hype and when they're not! I'm glad this one is because I just ordered it haha! x

    |Georgia Megan|

  2. A newbie to your blog and loving what I've seen so far! I'm on my second bottle of the Glow Tonic and love it - although I prefer the old packaging!

    www.Barely There | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog


    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! 😄 Glad you love the glow tonic too! I will be sure to give your blog a follow now xxx

  3. I absolutely love Glow Tonic but I always following with a hydrating spray - I love the Pixi Hydrating Milky spray! xx


    1. That sounds lovely! I will have to give it a go :) xx

  4. I'm another newbie to your blog, and you've already convinced me to give this a try! And I'm usually very suspicious of orange liquids after past encounters with Irn-Bru... ;)

    1. Happy to have you here Anna! Give it a try you won't regret it 😄 Xx

  5. Love this post, always good to hear an honest opinion x

  6. Just in love with this product! I'm obsessed with anything that say Radiance, Glow & Illuminates.... This toner has become my Holy Grail. Leaves my skin glowing from within 2 weeks of using it! A must-have.


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