Pixi Retinol Toner Review
I purchased the Pixi Retinol toner after seeing @onlybells rave about it on her IG stories. I am now on my third bottle. This is my review.
About Pixi beauty
Pixi is a cosmetics brand that focuses on the skin – from skincare to makeup – that was created over 20 years ago in London. Their goal is to make your skin look like yours…but better.
Pixi’s mission is the same now as it was on the first day the Pixi boutique opened: simply to bring out the natural beauty in everyone – to look like you, your best you.Pixi beauty
Pixi Beauty products allow you to multitask, and fix your flaws while enhancing your youth.
How to use a toner
With so many skincare trends out there, it is hard to keep up and really know how to apply certain products. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to introduce toners in a simple skincare routine:
- Cleanse with your favorite face wash
- Apply your toner with a cotton pad and allow it to dry
- Apply sunscreen (optional)
This is the basic application process. It does get a little complicated though. The whole point of a skincare routine is to have good skin. This is why you need to be mindful of active ingredients and how they interact with one another. The active ingredient in Pixi retinol tonic is retinol. Retinol is a potent form of vitamin A that goes under your skin to boost elastin and collagen production.
Retinol is an exfoliator so it is important to protect the skin with SPF and also be mindful of products you use at the same time to not create irritation. As a rule of thumb, here is a list of actives to not mix with retinol:
- vitamin C
- Benzol Peroxide
- Lactic Acid
- Salicylic acid
- Glycolic acid
- any other types of exfoliators
About Pixi Retinol Tonic
Just like Pixi Beauty bestselling glow tonic, the retinol toner comes in aesthetically pleasing 100ml ($15) and 200ml ($29) bottles. Here are its notable ingredients:
- Jasmine flower: helps balance the skin
- Peptides (amino acid): firms skin and boosts collagen
Another particularity of the Pixi Beauty retinol toner is that it is using a time-released retinol toner. This basically means that it is able to deposit a stable and potent form of vitamin A (retinol) over a period of time. This is a way to reduce irritation as your skin is fed vitamin A over a period of time instead of all at once.
Pixi Beaut claims its retinol tonic rejuvenates and smoothes the skin to reveal a natural glow. It also claims to soothe sensitive skin. Just like their over products, the retinol toner is a water-based solution that is alcohol and cruelty-free.
As this is my third bottle, clearly I really like it. I find it to be gentle on the skin but effective. Prior to getting the Pixi Collagen Toner, I used this on a daily basis. Now, I use it every other day before applying my Black Girl Sunscreen. While using this retinol toner, I have noticed my skin got slightly more plump and lively. I also noticed that a lot of texture/rough skin dissipated. At times, the skin on my nose feels a bit scaly and the Pixi Retinol Tonic really helps to make it go away. Why do I keep getting the 100ml instead of the 200 ml? Simply because I prefer small and compact products and the small bottle lasts me at least 6 months of regular use.
To be honest, I did not notice a big difference in the appearance of my hyperpigmentation. Also, I don’t know how effective this retinol toner is against acne but it is great for small pimples. You will definitely see some improvements within 2 weeks of regular use.
Will you be trying out Pixi Beauty Retinol Tonic?