Pixi beauty skin treats set
Although I am deeply addicted to makeup, if you follow my blog, you might have noticed by now that skincare is also of huge importance for me. I’ve been wanting to try something from Pixi Beauty range for such a long time because the internet beauty community was hyping a lot about Pixi, so from the moment they became available in Serbian Sephora, I bought them immediately. As a trial, I took this lovely travel set with sample sized products. So far I can tell that I am really loving this Pixi Skintreats line. I would say it’s gentle- yet effective. They really have a ‘less is more’ approach. Used daily, they’re gentle enough that they don’t burn your skin or do damage, but over time they’re effective enough that with consistent use, in about a month you’ll say to yourself – my skin looks great! Set costed around 25 EUR.
Glow mud mask
INCI: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Kaolin, Sea Silt (Mediterranean and Dead Sea Mud), Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Arctium Lappa Root (Burdock) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Panax (Ginseng) Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Chlorphenesin, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Dead Sea Salt, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Citric Acid.
The ingredients are good and that can be attributed to the higher price of this mask in full size. Consistency is satisfyingly thick but spreadable into thin layers. Feels good on and doesn’t break out my skin. Gentle and nice, if your skin is not sensitive, you’re not likely to get a tingle, burn, or extreme tightness that mud masks can give (thank to aloe leaf juice, glycerin, jojoba oil and squalane). Good for if you want to relax and throw on an easy mask. The packaging is basic green Pixi tube packaging, with a screw-top lid. The mask is black in color, and a little bit goes quite a long way. I applied it to dry skin and rinsed off 20 minutes later. I love how easily the mask washes off, and how it doesn’t feel super tight. It smells quite herbal and clean.
Glow mud cleanser
INCI:Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Diatomaceous Earth, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Glycolate, Lauroamphocarboxyglycinate and Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Squalane, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Hexylene Glycol (and) Fructose (and) Glucose (and) Sucrose (and) Urea (and) Dextrin (and) Alanine (and) Glutamic Acid (and) Aspartic Acid (and) Hexyl Nicotinate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, SesamumIndicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Guar Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid
I use this after removing the majority of my makeup with a cleansing oil. The mud is creamy and glides over the skin very nicely, and the cinnamon scent is pretty relaxing as well. The formulation is non-soapy, claylike that turns milky, similar to Dr. Jarts that I already wrote about. This Pixi cleanser is the perfect mix of clay to draw out impurities like blackheads and sebum, 5% glycolic acid to help with dead skin and congestion, and moisturizing ingredients to balance the skin. I have normal skin that gets surface dry during the winter. The description says for all skin types, but I’m not sure it’s the best fit if you have very dry or sensitive skin. Overall I think it can be a great addition to a lot of people’s skincare routines. I have nice, healthy-looking, clear and glowy skin. I will definitely continue to repurchase.
INCI:Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Glycolate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Biotin, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance.
I’ve been wanting to try this toner for ages so no need to repeat how excited I was when I got it within the set. It is marketed as a tonic containing 5% glycolic acid which is supposed to melt a dead-cells layer of the skin, working as a chemical peeling. I must say that glow tonic also has a decent floral scent that evaporates fast and is in my opinion totally unnecessary in this type of product. I chose to use this tonic for the first time at night and I was expecting a bit of redness. It did tingle a bit on the initial application but nothing uncomfortable. When I woke up I was very happy with the look of my skin. My face was plump and smooth, with no irritation at all. I used this Pixi glow tonic after that always as a part of night routine, after double cleansing, by soaking my flat cotton pad and pressing it gently on my face. Then after a few minutes, I would pat on a generous portion of Hada Labo hyaluronic serum and a few drops of Caudalie Detox Oil, or I would use a sleeping mask instead of oil. My skin really glowed with this routine and after several weeks looked more toned. I would definitely buy the full size.
Have you used anything with acids and does this Pixi beauty set sound interesting for you?