Pixi Glow Tonic and Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm from HQhair
Pixi Glow Tonic has been doing the rounds for a few years now and is the go to over night exfoliator to get your complexion looking lovely even after the first use. I’ve been using it for a while and mentioned it previously in this post. It’s been an absolute God send for keeping spots at bay, as the Glycolic Acid gently clears your pores and regenerates your skin. I have seen very few people who have been left unimpressed by Pixi Glow Tonic, but I genuinely believe this to be because they already use Glycolic Acid elsewhere in their skincare routine, or their skin is in superb condition as it is. Either way, I do not doubt that Pixi Glow Tonic is one of the best things to happen to my spotty yet dry skin for a very long time.
A new addition to my skincare routine from HQhair, is the Pixi Nourishing Balm. I must admit, I have tried cleansing balms before and really didn’t like them. The reason being mainly because I didn’t know how to use them. I always assumed that because they turned to oil I should just be able to rinse them off, as I do with my cleansing oils (which I use instead of face wash now, as they remove every trace of dirt and make up). After actually buying a flannel I soon discovered that using cleansing balms correctly is actually a pretty impressive move for my evening regime. I simply warm a almond size amount on my fingers and gently rub it in to my face. I actually rub it over my eyes too, as it does remove all my eye make up and mascara – but whether or not I should be doing this I don’t know. It works though. Once the balm is fully rubbed in I take my retro flannel with some warm water on and remove the oil and make up in one swoop. At first I thought this method sounded like such a timely pain, but it’s actually so quick and leaves my skin leaving plump and soft afterwards.
I was worried that using such a ‘thick’ substance to cleanse would leave my skin spotty in the morning, as I was scared it would clog my pores, but nope! If anything my redness and spots are much calmer, but this may be due to the Soothing oils and Shea Butter in the formula. I also follow my cleanse with Pixi Glow Tonic every other evening, which definitely helps my skin anyway. When I use Glow Tonic I don’t even use moisturiser and even with dry skin it leaves it supple the next day. But if you do use a Glycolic Acid based product at night, don’t forget your moisturiser with SPF the next day as it does make your skins surface more prone to sun damage.